Promoting Healthy Bodies and Minds
Student Health Service provides low cost, inclusive, high-quality health care for students at UW-Eau Claire. We offer a wide variety of clinical services and health education programs designed to enhance the overall health and wellness of the campus community.
The UW-Eau Claire Student Health Service fosters a healthy campus community. We do this by providing:
- High-quality health care
- Inclusive & accessible service
- Health promotion and advocacy
Student Health Service started as a nurse’s first aid station in the basement of Schofield Hall in 1938. It was staffed with one nurse, Alice Lefvarder Matz. She saw students in her office and even made house calls to dorms and to off-campus locations. In 1952 Student Health Service was moved to the arena. Another nurse was added to give evening coverage in 1966 and this continued until 1980. In 1968 Dr. R.A. Buckley was appointed as the first full-time campus medical director. 1976 brought in-house medical lab testing, and the very first lab technician joined the staff. That same year family planning services were initiated with the addition of a nurse practitioner.
Student Health Service moved to its current location in the Crest Wellness Center in 1983. The staff now totals 18, which includes office staff, medical assistants, lab technician, student nursing assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and physician.
The Health Promotion office (which includes the Student Wellness Advocacy Team or SWAT) has teamed up with Student Health Service to offer an even wider range of health services to students. Health Promotion is located on lower campus in Schofield Rm 26, and their team consists of one professional Health Educator and four student Peer Health Educators.