Student Health Center

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get tested for STIs?

Schedule an appointment, we'll review your risk, do an exam if needed, and make recommendations on testing and prevention. You can always check out the Centers for Disease Control website at www.cdc.gov for more information.

What is covered when I pay Health Center/Counseling Center fees each year?

The fees allow both the Health Center and Counseling Center to provide services to all students at low cost. The fees also provide for 4 free counseling sessions at the Counseling Center per academic year.

Can I get a yearly exam with Pap smear at the Health Center?

Absolutely! Call and ask for an appointment for a complete physical exam.

Do you have Family Planning services?

Yes, we carry most common forms of birth control including oral contraceptives (the"Pill"), Depo-Provera (the "shot"), and IUDs.  We can also recommend other forms of non-hormonal birth control.  And condoms are free at the Health Center.

If I'm on medication for a mental health reason, can I get my medication at the Health Center?

Most likely—our medical staff is very familiar with most medications used to treat depression, anxiety and other mental health issues—and our pharmacy carries most of the commonly used medications.

I can't sleep—can you help me?

Most likely—there are lots of reasons why our sleep habits can change.  We can discuss ways to get you the rest you need.

I plan to travel internationally. Where can I get travel immunizations and advice?

At your campus Health Center!  Simply schedule a Travel Visit with one of our Registered Nurses.  They'll get you on your way well-protected. If you'll be traveling with a class, check with your professor—he/she will likely schedule a Healthy Traveler Program session with a Nurse as guest speaker.

How much does it cost to be seen at the Health Center?

Most visits are $25 for the office visit.  There may be charges (very reasonable) for labs, medications, supplies or surgical procedures.  Visits scheduled with the physician are $35.

We require payment at the time of service or we can charge your student account which can be paid within 2 weeks online or at the cashier’s window in Berndt Hall.

Fort Lewis College Health Center does not bill medical insurance for payment of services. We will supply you with an itemized receipt which can be submitted to your medical insurance for reimbursement or your insurance company may apply it to your deductible. If your insurance company processes your claim for payment, it will be sent directly to the policyholder.

Does Fort Lewis offer a health insurance plan for students?

Sorry we are unable to provide a student health insurance plan at this time.