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Parents & Families

Health & Safety

They’re in good hands

Your student may not be living under your roof anymore, but we know their well-being is as important to you as ever.

From exceptional medical care and mental health counseling to recreation classes, safety resources, peer advocates and more, the UW offers a breadth of resources to keep our students healthy and well cared for.

You can help your student stay well by listening to their concerns and encouraging them to seek support when they need it.

Talk with your Husky

  • Recognizing the signs of depression and anxiety
  • Personal safety and awareness of surroundings (walking in groups, communicating plans to friends or family, etc.)
  • Establishing an emergency contact (such as a friend or roommate) for family members to call in case of emergency

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Here when they need us

Mental health is not one-size-fits-all. That’s why the UW offers a variety of services to meet students where they are. Individual counseling. Group therapy. Drop-in workshops. 24/7 crisis services.

Mental health services


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UW Parent & Caregiver Handbook

This guide discusses general issues about communicating effectively with your student. In all communication processes there are two important aspects: the style in which the material is presented and the content of the material. You may find that some parts of the guide apply to you more than other parts.

View the Handbook

LiveWell peer health educators

Students may feel more comfortable talking to a fellow student. LiveWell staff are dedicated to educating their peers on various health and wellness topics. Peer health educators facilitate educational workshops, organize awareness campaigns and host events throughout the year.


On-campus medical and dental care

Husky Health Center provides medical care to the UW community, and dental care is available through the UW School of Dentistry, located in the Health Sciences Building.

Schedule an appointment

Individual safety support

SafeCampus helps the UW community respond to safety and well-being concerns. When you call SafeCampus, a trained, caring professional will listen and offer support, guidance, and referral to resources.


Emergency alerts

UW students can subscribe to receive emergency messages via text and email. UW Alert messages are also posted on Facebook and Twitter.

UW Alert

After hours medical care

Students with health care needs after hours can get prepaid medical advice from a nurse or visit an urgent care clinic.

UW Neighborhood Clinics


Campus contacts

Husky Health & Well-Being
Husky Health Center
The Counseling Center
Schmitz Hall 401
206-685-7233 (available 24/7)
UWPD Safety Escort Services
Husky NightWalk – 206.685.9255
Husky Nightride — 206.685.3146