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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.

Summer Hours / Services

During the summer, counseling and health services are open and available for students seeking care.  Counseling walk-in hours are not available during the summer, but will resume the first week of fall classes.  Please call ahead to schedule all appointments.

Previously established clients enrolled during summer or the upcoming fall may utilize our services during the summer.  Newly incoming students for fall semester may utilize our services as soon as the enrollment deposit has been made and they are registered for classes.  Students who graduated in May are no longer eligible for care at CHWS but may continue to use the Wellness Access Plan until mid-August.  If you have any questions about eligibility for care, please call.


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.