Counseling, Health & Wellness Services (CHWS) provides integrated medical, mental health, and wellness care to enable optimal student overall well-being.  Our staff are committed to providing a confidential, emotionally safe, accessible, and compassionate space for all students.  We provide consultative services and outreach for the PLU community to help foster a collaborative environment supportive of student wellness and healthy development.  In keeping with the mission of PLU, we value an integrated, holistic approach to treating the whole person — in body, mind, and spirit.  We empower students to develop self-awareness, knowledge, and the skills necessary to make healthy choices and build relationships in a diverse world.  We strive to integrate multicultural humility and competence into our everyday functioning, firmly planted in the belief that all people have dignity and are deserving of respect.  Grounded in this foundation, we support students in all of their intersecting identities.

New! Lute Telehealth - 24/7 Medical and Mental Health Support

Lute Telehealth (www.plu.edu/lute-telehealth) is a new resource for PLU students that expands access to mental health and medical care by providing HIPAA compliant access to on-line or phone-based services 24/7/365.  The resource provides on demand access to licensed mental health providers and nurse practitioners and related services from the convenience and comfort of your phone or computer and at the location of your choosing (including use of private rooms in the Counseling Center).  This resource also provides the opportunity to work with the same mental health counselor for up to 14 appointments over the course of the academic year.  All appointments are at no cost to students and there is no limit on the number of on demand appointments that a student may utilize.  There may be costs associated with a prescription or an off campus referral to another provider, if that is necessary.

See the PLU news article for additional information: Anytime Counseling: Lute Telehealth Comes to PLU (February 5, 2020)

Inclement Weather

CHWS follows the university’s lead on late openings and/or closures due to inclement or severe weather.  Please be aware that communication from our office is limited during these situations (and likely suspended if the university is closed).  Availability of office staff, counselors, and clinicians are also likely to be adversely affected and schedules modified.

  • If classes are cancelled and the university is closed due to inclement weather, your scheduled appointment will also be cancelled and our offices closed.  Office staff will not be available to contact clients to reschedule appointments.
  • If the university opens late or closes early, CHWS will be on the same schedule — i.e. if the campus has a 2-hour delayed start, our offices will not open until 10:00am.
  • Appointments will be considered cancelled during a weather-related university closure.  We will do our best to reschedule appointments affected by the closure.
  • Students will not be penalized for missing an appointment on a day that classes are cancelled or have a delayed start.

Introducing MyChart!

Counseling, Health and Wellness Services utilizes the confidential electronic records management system, MyChart (in partnership with MultiCare).  Students utilizing our services will be required to set up a free MyChart online account, our confidential method to communicate with students.  MyChart’s Patient Portal also makes it easy to notify patients of upcoming appointments, view test results, submit prescription refills, and message providers.  Click here for more info and instructions on setting up the account.

Emotional Support Animals (ESAs)

Counseling, Health & Wellness Services DOES NOT make recommendations in support of Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) and is unable to provide support letters of the same.  See ESA Policy for more info.


Click here to learn more about Counseling Center mental health services for PLU students.


Click here to learn more about Health Center services, including access to MyChart.


Click here to access a variety of wellness resources.


After Hours Resources

  • Lute Telehealth:  24/7 Medical and Mental Health Support
  • 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.