Health & Wellness Center
If you or someone you know is suicidal and needs help immediately, do not call the Health & Wellness Center, call 911 or the Walla Walla Crisis Response Unit at (509) 524-2999, or go to the Providence St. Mary Medical Center emergency room. Find emergency resources.
Walla Walla University's Health & Wellness Center is committed to the mental health and wellness of our students. Counseling offers a holistic approach to problem solving in an environment of respect and acceptance. We have a number of resources to support whole-student wellness coordinated through our Student Health and Wellness program. The Testing Center administers national standardized tests, placement tests, challenge exams, required department exit tests and provides proctoring services for a variety of other exams to meet the needs of our students.
1. Submit an application.
To schedule your first appointment with a therapist, fill out an application through the student portal. You will be prompted to complete an application, a privacy acknowledgment form, and take two surveys.
2. Set up an initial appointment.
Within a week of submitting your application and completing the surveys, our office will reach out to set up an initial assessment appointment.
3. Attend your first session.
Counseling sessions are scheduled for 45 minutes. During this time your therapist will get to know you and work with you to define your goals for counseling. The pace of the session is set collaboratively between you and your therapist. The counseling conversation explores solutions and strategies for difficult problems and will be devoted to finding ways of achieving your goals.
If you are unsure if counseling is for you or are you simply wanting to talk to someone briefly about something you might be facing, the Health & Wellness team welcomes you to visit our center for a walk-in consultation with one of our counselors to explore resources and options.
Walk-in hours are Monday–Thursday, 12 p.m.–1 p.m. (PST) at the Health & Wellness Center.
If you find it difficult to come into the office or would prefer to participate in a consultation virtually, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will reach out to you to set up a consultation through Microsoft Teams.
Student Health Services
You are on a journey and your health has never been more important to your success. While you are away from home and may not have access to your primary care provider, we are here for you. We want to make sure you have what you need to stay focused on your path. Walla Walla University's College Place Health Clinic is provide by Columbia County Health Systems.
The clinic will be open Monday-Thursday from 9am-5:30pm (PST) by walk-in or appointment.
To schedule an appointment call (509) 382-8349.
For a list of services, click this link
Student Health and Wellness Resources
Our goal is to support the health and wellness of Walla Walla University students by identifying and understanding both local and national wellness challenges and working to address those needs in our community in a sustainable way—armed with honesty and compassion.
- Peer-support community: TalkCampus
- @SHW.WWU on Instagram: Tips about managing your life in college.
- Weekly events and programs to support your mental and emotional health.
Testing services are offered by appointment. Please visit our bookings link to schedule your appointment.
Hours of operation
Tuesday: 9:00-12:00, 2:30-5:00
Wednesday: 8:00-12:00, 2:30-5:00
Contact testing to make an appointment:
In the event of an urgent situation during evenings or weekends, contact Campus Security at (509) 527-2222 or your residence hall dean on duty. You may also call the Walla Walla County Crisis Response Unit at (509) 524-2999 or go to the Providence St. Mary Medical Center's Emergency Room. Find more emergency resources.