The PLU Health Center will be closed for the week of Spring Break, March 27 – 31, 2023.

If you need medical services during that week, please use Lute TeleHealth (enroll now if you haven’t already), the Multicare Nurse Consulting Line at 253-792-6410, or seek one of the area urgent care clinics or the Good Sam Parkland Emergency Dept in the event of an emergency.
The PLU Counseling Center will be open as usual during this week.
If you believe you may need medication refills that we provide for you, please call in advance of March 25th to request this.

PLU Counseling, Health & Wellness Services

PLU Counseling, Health & Wellness Services (CHWS) provides integrated medical, mental health, and wellness care to enable optimal student overall well-being.

Health Center Updates

Respiratory Illnesses - Taking Precautions

Winter illnesses, like the flu, strep throat and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), along with COVID-19, have surged throughout Pierce County, Washington State and the nation.  Public Health experts from Tacoma Pierce County Health Department and Public Health Seattle King County urge all of us to resume the precautions that helped drive down COVID cases.  This means masking indoors, hand washing, and staying home when ill.  Staying home when you’re ill and wearing a mask until your symptoms resolve doesn’t mean you have COVID, it means you’re taking good care of yourself and being considerate and respectful of those around you.  Please be safe and stay healthy.

What about Monkeypox?

Monkeypox has now shown up in Pierce County and we are in close contact with Tacoma Pierce County Health Department (TPCHD) to determine an appropriate initial campus and Health Center response to this matter.  Click below for more info.

Reproductive Health Services and News

If you are a PLU student and have questions about sexual and reproductive health resources available to you, click below for more info.

COVID Updates and Testing Info

Students who have any illness symptoms should call the Health Center (253-535-7337) for evaluation and testing.

Click below for up-to-date info on COVID testing availability on or near campus, and for the latest campus announcements.

Counseling Center Updates

Proactive Care Services

Check out these videos created by Counseling Center counselors!  The Proactive Care video series will be an ongoing project, designed to bring self-help topics to a larger audience, on demand.  Keep an eye out as new topics will be added throughout the semester!

Free Online Group Workshops and Resources

Yoga and Meditation online group sessions are available to all PLU students, staff and faculty… for free!

Quiet Spaces on Campus

Do you need a quiet, private room to meditate, make a phone call home, or meet with your campus-based, Lute Telehealth, or home provider for virtual care?

Click below to see locations around campus that you can schedule.

Lute Telehealth / Timely Care

Lute Telehealth is a free, 24/7/365 resource for PLU students, expanding on-demand and scheduled access to licensed medical and mental health providers via online, app, and phone-based services.

It’s okay to ask for help!  There’s no better time than now to take care of your health and well being.

Download the TimelyCare App!

Lute Telehealth – our free, 24/7 medical and mental telehealth program for PLU students – has an enhanced mobile and desktop app called TimelyCare, making it even easier to find care wherever you are, whenever you need it.

Click the yellow link to register for free and get connected today!

Learn More About Us and Our Mission

Important Information to Review and Know

After Hours Resources

  • Lute Telehealth:  24/7 medical and mental health services, when it’s not an emergency but you need support – anytime, anywhere.
  • Urgent mental health support after business hours (including weekends and holidays), contact the Counseling Center Crisis Line at 253-535-7075.
  • Urgent medical advice after business hours, contact the MultiCare Consulting Nurse Line at 253-792-6410.

For additional community resources, visit Urgent/Emergency Resources.