Health & Counseling Services is an on-campus physician’s office and counseling center that is available to all Gonzaga students. Our Board Certified Family Physicians, Psychiatrist, Psychologists, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses and Counselors are here to give you our expertise and care in a confidential setting. Our clinicians are able to diagnose and treat illnesses, prescribe medications, provide psychological counseling, and support students with long-term health concerns.
We encourage students to schedule an appointment to access care quickly and easily. Walk-ins will be accommodated. All of your records are confidential and are separate from your academic record.
Currently registered Gonzaga students are eligible for services. Students must present their Gonzaga University Student Identification card prior to each visit.
Medical Services Provided:
- Evaluation and treatment of acute illnesses and minor injuries by a Board Certified Family Physician and Family Nurse Practitioner.
- Sports Physicals and general health screening for both women and men, including sexually transmitted infections (STI's)
- Wellness Information
- Nutrition Information
- Lab Testing
- X-rays May Be Ordered
- Minor Surgical Procedures
- Wart Treatments
- Consultation by Registered Nurses
- Health education
- Referral to Specialists
- Expired Medication Disposal
- Health Rides
- On site X-ray, but we can order X-rays to be taken at an off site facility
- Hearing and corrective vision screenings, as well as prescriptions for corrective devices (e.g. hearing aids or contact lenses)
- Dental care
- Allergy injections
- Birth control devices or contraceptives used for the purpose of birth control
Completion of Orders from External Providers:
Many students see specialists at home or in the Spokane community for ongoing care. On occasion, those providers will request blood work, injections, weight/vitals checks*, or EKGs. Health & Counseling Services can provide these services. EKGs or bloodwork requires a written order with the date and time, specific tests, diagnosis code, and physician's signature. These orders can be hand-delivered, mailed, or faxed to Health & Counseling Services. For more assistance with this process, please call us at 509-313-4052.
*If orders for weight and vitals checks are to assist in the management of disordered eating or nutritional concerns, the student must contact Health & Counseling Services Director Libby Skiles at 509-313-4067 to further discuss how Health & Counseling Services can assist with this need.
Medication and Supply Delivery:
Students with chronic conditions often require medications or supplies be delivered to them while at school. These supplies are usually very expensive and often require refrigeration. Students sometimes struggle to get to the mailroom to pick up their refrigerated packages due to their busy schedules. To assist with this, students can send a package in their name, care of Health & Counseling Services. The mailroom will notify us of the delivery, we will immediately pick up the package and get it into a medication refrigerator. The student can then pick up the medication at the Health & Counseling Services office within two business days.
This process does require the student sign an agreement with Health & Counseling Services. This can be found here.
Crutch and Wheelchair Rental:
Students are able to rent crutches and wheelchairs to assist them when they are injured. While most students rent them during the business day at the Health & Counseling Services office, they are available evenings and weekends through Campus Public Safety and Security or the Rudolf Fitness Center.
Crutches require a $30 deposit and a $5 non-refundable wear-and-tear fee. Wheelchairs require a $100 deposit and a $5 wear-and-tear fee. If the student returns the equipment in good condition, the deposits will be refunded.
Specific Medical Needs:
We do have many students on campus who have specific medical needs and may require assistance from Health & Counseling Services. Please don't hesitate to call Health & Counseling Services to discuss these requests. We will do our best to support students and their ongoing care plans in any way we can.
Sharps containers are available at no charge to students with chronic health issues that may require injectable medications. Students may bring their filled sharps containers to the Health & Counseling Services office for proper disposal. New containers will be given in exchange for the filled ones at no charge.
On occasion, students require referrals to local specialists. Some of these referrals can be made without seeing a primary care provider first. In these cases, Health & Counseling Services can provide students with a list of local providers who have worked with Gonzaga students in the past. It is up to the student to confirm insurance coverage with these providers before seeking care.
In other instances, specialty services require that students see a primary care provider before they can be referred to the specialist. Health & Counseling Services can assist students with this. We can see patients, assess their needs, and complete the referral to the specialist.
Transportation to these off-campus appointments can be arranged by submitting an online reservation on the Health Ride Request page or calling the Health Ride line at (509)313-5878.
Brochures are all readily available for your convenience at Health & Counseling Services, in the John J. Hemmingson Center, and in Crosby Student Center.