Health & Counseling Services
Student Health Insurance
Effective 8/14/15, UAA will no longer be sponsoring a student health insurance plan except for International Students, and Graduate Students who are RA’s or TA’s on a stipend, or Graduates starting their first year at UAA who are in the WWAMI Program.
For more information on obtaining a separate policy visit UAA’s Insurance webpage by clicking here: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/studenthealth/eligibilitybillinginsurance/insurance.cfm
As a small institution, PWSCC does not employ certified clinicians on any of its campuses. However, Student Services staff on all three campuses can provide general guidance, conflict mediation services, and simply provide a listening ear. More serious physical or mental health needs can be referred to our community clinical partners and service providers, who we maintain close working relationships with. On the Valdez campus, students can seek moderate levels of behavioral health assistance, education, and guidance. Informational events regarding student health and wellness are provided periodically on campus, and students are encouraged to approach the Director of Student Services with suggestions for pertinent wellness education needs and ideas. Peer Education may also be available in person on the Valdez campus or over the phone to Cordova or Copper Basin campus students.
Public Health Services are available to students on a sliding pay scale determined by income level. Mental Health and Counseling services are included in these services.
Valdez Public Health: (907) 835-4612
Providence Medical Center provides a full care facility for scheduled appointments or in the walk-in clinic. Students with insurance, or who purchase student insurance through the UA system, can easily utilize these services with minimal financial strain.
Providence Medical Center, Valdez: (907) 835-2249
There are a variety of services located in the Copper Basin and Cordova regions. Students can contact the Copper Basin Extension Center at (907) 822-3673 or the Cordova Extension Center at (907) 424-7598 for assistance.