Parents & Families

Honored 23 times as the nation’s top primary care medical school, our three campuses are teeming with people, places and programs to keep your Husky healthy throughout their time at UW.

The Counseling Center

The Counseling Center is here to support students, either on a one-time basis or for more ongoing support. A staff of psychologists and mental health counselors provides culturally-responsive short-term counseling to students, and serves as a consultation and outreach resource for the entire UW community. All UW Seattle students who are in degree-seeking programs are eligible for counseling services.

Hall Health

Hall Health is an outpatient clinic offering a wide array of highly rated primary and specialty care clinics and services, including Primary Care, Women’s Health, Family Health, Mental Health, Sports Medicine, Physical Therapy, and more. Your student is automatically eligible for many valuable health services, which are available at no further cost to UW-Seattle campus students.

LiveWell (Student Advocacy, Training and Education)

LiveWell is a starting point for students in need of consultation, assessment or intervention around issues affecting their emotional, physical or academic well being. Its dedicated staff members can connect students in need of support with the appropriate campus resources and help them navigate complex personal situations. We worked with our friends at Health & Wellness to develop the UW Parent Alcohol Guide, to share with our UW Family, this great tool to help with start a conversation with your Husky.

Healthy Huskies

Healthy Huskies is an interdisciplinary, collaborative effort to support the visibility, accessibility, and coordination of wellness resources for all students at the University of Washington, Seattle. The initiative supports new and existing health resources across campus, with a focus on mental health (emotional wellness and suicide prevention), interpersonal violence (sexual assault prevention, relationship violence, stalking, sexual harassment) and alcohol education. Whether you are a student, faculty or staff member – Healthy Huskies has the resources, programming and funding to help make the University of Washington one of the healthiest universities in the nation.

Dental Health

Dental services for students are available on campus at the UW Dental Student Clinic where UW Dental students, working toward their DDS degree, care for patients under supervision by experienced, licensed faculty dentists. Their services include a wide range of preventive and restorative care, including routine exams, cleanings, fillings, bleaching, mouth guards, cosmetic treatments, repairing chipped or fractured teeth, root canals, crowns, implants, complete and partial dentures and more. The clinic takes students with or without dental insurance. Fees for the UW Dental clinic are substantially lower than those in private practice and offer the Care Credit Card as a payment option.

In addition, there are many dentists and optometrists near UW. You can contact our Health Promotion office at, 206-616-8476, or visit us at Health Promotion Office website. For our international families (J-1 and F-1), please contact International Health Insurance Counselor Chris Dessert at, 206-543-6202 or visit the UW International Student Health Insurance website.