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Student Health and Wellness Center

Director: Dr. James W. Davis
Location: 850 East 1200 North
Phone: (435) 797-1660

The Student Health and Wellness Center provides students with healthcare for illness and minor injuries, as well as with health and wellness information on a variety of concerns. Just like any comprehensive medical clinic, the services of physicians, nurses, and pharmacists, as well as laboratory, physical therapy, prevention, and dietitian services, are available onsite. The center specializes in the medical needs of students, including sports injury evaluation and rehabilitation, minor emergencies, skin conditions, gynecology concerns, and mental health conditions. Special services include physical exams for pilots, teachers, or missionaries. Pharmacy, X-ray, and laboratory services are available inside the Health and Wellness Center.

Help and information on topics such as depression, nutrition, time and stress management, healthy relationships, and prevention of sexual assault and date rape, as well as assessment, education, and referral for substance abuse, are available from a variety of specialists serving on the staff. Peer educators, as well as office staff, are available to answer questions and provide support or information on health-related topics. Students gain leadership skills while involved in peer educator teams offering prevention activities and promoting healthy lifestyles. Prevention programs, research surveys, and educational classes are also available through this office. Educational presentations on health-related topics, which are excellent supplements to academic course material, can be scheduled by faculty members for inclusion in their classes.

Most of the costs for services of the Student Health and Wellness  Center are covered by the Student Health Fee, paid at the time students register, but some supplies, procedures, or classes may require a nominal fee. Although the Student Health and Wellness Center provides administrative oversight of the Student Health Insurance Plan, health insurance is not required to use the Student Health and Wellness Center.

Sexual Assault and Anti-Violence Information (SAAVI)

(435) 797-1510 (General Information)
(435) 797-RAPE (7273) (Crisis Hotline)

The USU Sexual Assault and Anti-Violence Information (SAAVI) Office was created to promote an atmosphere of sexual and physical safety for all female and male students, faculty, and staff at Utah State University. SAAVI works to accomplish this task through an environment of education, as well as sensitive, competent response to those who have experienced violence or hurtful relationships.

SAAVI provides crisis help (i.e., support; assistance obtaining medical, counseling, academic, and legal aid in the aftermath of sexual assault or dating/domestic violence; etc); education (e.g., presentations to groups, clubs, classes, etc); and awareness events (e.g., Red Zone Day, Domestic Violence Awareness Month activities, Walk-a-Mile-in-Her-Shoes, etc). SAAVI services are available to USU students, faculty, and staff; both women and men; both primary survivors (those who experience violence) and secondary survivors (friends/loved ones of those who experience violence). All services are free and confidential.

The SAAVI Office is located in the Student Health and Wellness Center (north of Romney Football Stadium). For help, general information, questions, or to request a presentation, call (435) 797-1510. The SAAVI Office also maintains a crisis hotline: (435) 797-RAPE (7273) (available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year). During nights, weekends, and holidays, the crisis line is answered by CAPSA (Community Abuse Prevention Services Agency), which is a SAAVI community partner.