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Counseling, Health & Wellness Services


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.

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.

NEW for Dead Week and Finals Week: All-Day Walk-In / Same-Day Only Appointments

Beginning December 9th through December 20th (Mon-Fri), the Counseling Center will be available for walk-ins all day (no appointment needed).  NEW Walk-In Hours and Same-Day Appointments will enable students to access mental health services when they need them, during the busiest and most stressful time of the semester.

Walk-In Hours are from 9:00am to 4:00pm, with the last spot open at 4:00pm.  Simply visit the Counseling Center in AUC 300 during these times to meet with a counselor, or call for a Same-Day Appointment as we will not be pre-scheduling appointments during these two weeks.

  • Continuing students who wish to see their same counselor, please call the Counseling Center to schedule a Same-Day Appointment with that counselor.  You may also walk-in, however a small wait may occur if your counselor is with someone.
  • New students wishing to set up a first-time / initial appointment should swing by during Walk-In Hours to be seen.

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

  • For urgent mental health support after business hours (including weekends and holidays), contact the Counseling Center Crisis Line at 253-535-7075.
  • For urgent medical advice after business hours, contact the MultiCare Consulting Nurse Line at 253-792-6410.