Student Health and Counseling Center
The Student Health and Counseling Center (SHCC) promotes optimal health for the University community through access to high quality and affordable health care, preventative health care, individual counseling, consulting, outreach and health education.
The Student Health and Counseling Center is committed to fostering a welcoming, supportive environment where ALL students are valued. The team works together to provide evidence-based, comprehensive, and compassionate healthcare and education to UAA students seeking services regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, religion, or other diverse experiences or identities that contribute to an individual.
The SHCC will be holding a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Friday, April 16th as planned. Pfizer vaccine will be substituted for the planned doses of Janssen vaccine. If you have questions about this or would like to schedule your Pfizer vaccination, please call the clinic at 907-786-4050.
For the public:
1. If you have received the J&J COVID-19 vaccine and develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination, contact your healthcare provider, or seek medical care.
2. Report adverse events following receipt of any COVID-19 vaccine to VAERS.
3. If you are scheduled to receive the J&J vaccine, please contact your healthcare provider, vaccination location, or clinic to learn about additional vaccine availability.
For all other appointments, call 907-786-4050 when you arrive. Rasmuson Hall is accessible through the West and East entrances using your Wolfcard.
Attention: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
- If you have fever, cough, shortness of breath
- If you have traveled outside of Alaska
- If you’ve had direct contact with someone with confirmed COVID-19
- If you want to rule out Covid-19
Please do not proceed to the Student Health and Counseling Center
If you have the above symptoms call the Student Health and Counseling Center at 907-786-4050 to schedule an appointment or to talk to medical personnel.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. Symptoms include fever (>100.4°F), cough and shortness of breath and may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure. Call your healthcare provider if you develop symptoms and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or if you have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19.
- Call 907-786-4050 to talk to SHCC Staff directly
If you are having a medical emergency please call 9-1-1
Find reliable and up-to-date COVID-19 information from these sources:
- Municipality of Anchorage COVID-19 webpage
- State of Alaska COVID-19 webpage
- Center for Disease Control COVID-19 webpage
- CDC Managing Stress and anxiety
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.
If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others call
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. (TTY 1-800-846-8517)
How can I protect myself and others?
- Wear a mask to protect yourself and others when you can't social distance.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if you can't wash your hands.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or the inside of your elbow, then throw the tissue in the trash..
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.