About Student Health Services

About Student Health Services

1/20/2017: Student Health Services is temporarily closed.

Currently-enrolled UW Tacoma students may be seen at Franciscan Prompt Care at St Joseph for standard services. You may call and schedule an appointment or you may walk-in during open hours. Please bring your student ID.

Franciscan Prompt Care at St Joseph is located up the hill on the corner of 19th and J Street:
1812 South J Street Suite 120
Tacoma WA 98405
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Hours of operation are:
Friday, 8 AM to 7:30 PM
Sat, 8 AM to 4:30 PM
Sun, 8 AM to 4:30 PM

To schedule an appointment:(253) 428-2200.

Proposed changes to Student Health Services

In Autumn 2016, CHI Franciscan proposed an alternative way to serve UW Tacoma students. Instead of offering health care on-campus, CHI Franciscan would provide UW Tacoma students the same services by giving them access to six of its Prompt Care facilities located throughout Pierce and South King Counties – at no additional cost.

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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.

If you or someone you know is experiencing 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. Do not come to SHS as that may delay getting the necessary treatment.

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