The Benefits: Improved Facilities and Services

Implementation of the new Student Wellness Fee would result in better response to students' physical and mental health needs, smaller co-pays for services, and the addition of new programs to enhance health and wellness:  Image of 2 UCCS students climbing on the Rock Climbing Wall at the UCCS Recreation Center. One of the students is smiling and looking at the camera.

  • Bringing it all together: Campus Recreation, the Student Health Center, and the Student Counseling Center will be co-located in the expanded recreation center, creating the opportunity for joint programming related to students' physical and mental health, nutrition and exercise.
  • Co-pays will be lowered from $30 to $15 per visit.
  • More providers will result in same-day appointments for acute and emergency crisis care visits and shorter wait times for all other appointments.
  • Increase in outreach with educational and preventative programming, including: 
              o Additional health screening clinics
              o Dietary workshops and counseling
              o Workshops to help students manage anxiety, sleep problems and stress
              o Workshops in healthy food preparation, nutrition and eating
              o Alternative medicine options including chiropractic care, increased massage hours and acupuncture
  • The creation of a campus Wellness Coach position that will help students with specialized health care needs, as well as create programming to address overall student wellness.
  • Hiring of a part-time psychiatrist to increase student access to mental health care.
  • Increase in UCCS student intern and practicum experience opportunities.
  • More than 11,000 sq. ft. of student health and counseling space, including:   
              o 15 private therapy rooms
              o 6 exam rooms   
              o 2 group therapy rooms
              o Shared waiting area
              o Administrative space for records and offices

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