About Student Health Services

About Student Health Services

Student Health Services 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 provided 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.

As part of CHI Franciscan Medical Group, our staff is dedicated to supporting students to achieve a successful university experience by addressing their health concerns and assisting them to maintain optimal health.  Services are provided by a board certified nurse practitioner, Heather Gulian, NP-C, and a licensed practical nurse, Clair Hollister, LPN. Our patient access specialist, Jessica de Laguna, is available during office hours to make appointments and provide information.

Do not come to SHS for EMERGENCIES as that may delay getting the necessary treatment.  

For a medical or psychological emergency, please call 911 or go to a local emergency room. Student Health Services is not staffed or 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 - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Closed


Laborer's Hall, Room 102
1742 Market Street
Tacoma, WA 98402