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.

End of Semester / Summer Services

End of Semester Mental Health Support

We know the end of the semester often brings about heightened anxiety and stress.  We’re here to help!  Click below for details on same-day counselor availability and additional resources to help you through the next few weeks.

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Masks required for all Counseling Center and Health Center spaces

COVID Rapid Testing Available!

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

COVID Rapid Testing:   Available to all PLU students, staff, and faculty.  All on-campus testing for healthy, asymptomatic individuals, whether required or encouraged to test, takes place primarily in the Anderson University Center, Room 133 (walk-in only, no appointment necessary).

Testing Center hours will be updated as needed to respond to any changes in public-health guidance.  Testing locations within the AUC may also change.  Click here for the most current schedule.

PCR Testing:  Curative PCR testing is available to all in the Health Center parking lot from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday, at no charge.  Appointments are preferred to minimize wait times; appointments have precedence over walk-ins.   Make an Appointment

For more information, click to view monthly messages from the PLU Covid-19 Task Force, which includes information on upcoming Health Department vaccine clinics on/near campus.

Grief Resources

It is normal to feel sadness, anxiety, fear, or any mix of these emotions following the passing of a loved one.

Click below for grief resources available for students and staff.

Quiet Spaces on Campus

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

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

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!*

(*Account activation not required – only registrant name and email address needed.  Posted group session times on TimelyCare are in Pacific time zone, however on the registration page they are shifted to the equivalent Central zone time – which you can adjust back to Pacific.)

Additonal Off-Campus Online Group Programs and Workshops

Mental Health Support Groups through Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center

  1. Mental Health Support Group for People of Color 
  2. College Student/Young Adult Mental Health Support Group
  3. Eating Disorder Support Group – Tues (afternoon)
  4. Eating Disorder Support Group – Weds (evening)
  5. Addictive Behavior Skills Group 
  6. LGBTQ+ Eating Disorder & Body Image Support Group

Oasis Youth Center has virtual programs, including Adulting 101, Queer Chef, and Rainbow Yoga.  Intake required by contacting

Lute Telehealth / Timely Care

Lute Telehealth

“When it’s not an emergency but you need medical or mental health support, just visit anytime, from anywhere.” 

Lute Telehealth is a free, 24/7/365 resource for PLU students, expanding on-demand and scheduled access to licensed mental health providers and nurse practitioners 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.

Visit our Lute Telehealth webpage for more information..

Download the TimelyCare App!

We’re excited to announce that Lute Telehealth – our free, 24/7 medical and mental telehealth program for PLU students – has a new, 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 or scan the QR codes to register for free and get connected today!

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Learn More About Us and Our Mission

Click below for updates to CHWS operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.