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Important Update: New locations and service model for Student Health Services

Starting July 5, 2017, UW Tacoma students now have access to a new model for healthcare services. In partnership with CHI Franciscan Health, current students can find Student Health Services at Franciscan Prompt Care @ St. Joseph, just up the street from campus, or can walk in to any of five other Franciscan Prompt Care clinics in the South Sound. Plus, you have 24/7 access to Franciscan Virtual Urgent Care.

In addition, Student Health Services is now available seven days a week with longer hours and more available services.

If you have questions about changes to Student Health Services, please contact Student & Enrollment Services at 253-692-5728.

Student Health Services has got you covered

A partnership with CHI Franciscan Health, SHS is committed to providing compassionate, convenient, and affordable healthcare services for University of Washington Tacoma students, from care for illness and minor injury to preventive medicine and women’s health. 

Funded by UW Tacoma student fees, office visits are free of charge. While some services at the visit may incur costs, such as some lab work and some vaccinations, they are offered at discounted rates and will be discussed with you before they are ordered.

If you have a medical or psychological emergency, please call 9-1-1 or go to a local emergency room. Student Health Services is not equipped to provide emergency treatment.

For a mental health crisis, you may want to consider the Pierce County Crisis Hotline at 800-576-7764.

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday:
8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday:
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Student Health Services
Franciscan Prompt Care @ St. Joseph
1812 South J Street
Tacoma, WA 98402