Student Health and Counseling Services

Our Culture of Care

UW-Superior Student Health and Counseling Services provides high-quality, patient-centered services that promote the health and well-being of UW-Superior students. All visits and personal information are confidential. All medical records are confidential and can only be released with a student’s written permission. If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911.

Counseling and Mental Health Services

Crisis Resources and Information

Medical Services

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention

Health Education and Outreach Information

COVID-19 Information

Students should handle a COVID infection as they would any other illness. Please contact your instructor to determine how to make up any classes you need to miss.

There is a possibility that some classes may need to go online briefly if the instructor must isolate or quarantine, so be sure to check your emails regularly for class updates. 

Students and employees should:

  • Not come to campus if they are ill.
  • Get tested for COVID-19, even if you have been vaccinated, should you develop symptoms. If you need a COVID-19 home test, please contact the office of the Dean of Students.
  • Wear a mask if you’ve tested positive or feel more comfortable doing so   
  • Continue to follow protocols if you have tested positive   

COVID-19 vaccinations

COVID-19 vaccinations are available at your healthcare clinic, as well as local pharmacies such as CVS, Walgreens and Walmart.

Accommodations

If you have a disability that impacts your ability to attend in-person activities, or you have a specific concern related to health conditions, you may work with Disability Support Services to explore possible accommodations. Employees should contact Human Resources.

Monkeypox Information

Monkeypox is a rare viral infection that is caused by a virus similar to the smallpox virus. This virus causes milder symptoms and is rarely fatal.

Symptoms

  • fever
  • chills
  • fatigue
  • headache
  • muscle aches and backache
  • swollen lymph nodes
  • respiratory symptoms such as sore throat, runny nose, or cough
  • rash similar to pimples or blisters that may be painful or itchy

How it spreads

  • direct contact with skin wounds or body fluids of an infected person
  • direct contact with surfaces that have infected body fluids on them (bedding, clothing)
  • rarely through droplets from someone’s nose or mouth during prolonged face-to-face contact

Protect Yourself

  • avoid skin-to-skin contact with someone who has a rash that looks like monkeypox
  • avoid contact with objects that a person with monkeypox has used
  • wash your hands often

What if you have symptoms

  • isolate at home and contact a healthcare provider
  • avoid close contact with others, including household members and pets
  • wear a mask when you are around household members and when you leave the house

Additional Information

Tuberculosis Information

Anyone exposed to tuberculosis (TB) or showing symptoms of TB should see a health care provider for evaluation and possible TB testing.  TB tests are generally not needed for people with a low risk of infection with TB bacteria. The United States Public Health Service and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that TB testing be performed on all individuals who may be at increased risk of TB as indicated below (CDC April 2012).

Who Should Get Tested for TB 

Certain people should be tested for TB bacteria because they are more likely to get TB disease, including:

  • People who have spent time with someone who has TB disease
  • People with HIV infection or another medical problem that weakens the immune system
  • People who have symptoms of TB disease (fever, night sweats, cough, and weight loss)
  • People from a country where TB disease is common (most countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Russia)
  • People who live or work somewhere in the United States where TB disease is more common (homeless shelters, prison or jails, or some nursing homes)
  • People who use illegal drugs  

Please keep this form with you for future reference regarding the possible symptoms and risk factors of TB.  Contact UWS Student Health and Counseling for further information.

TED Students: Tuberculosis skin testing (Mantoux tuberculin skin testing) is covered by Student Health and Counseling Services for TED students. TB Clinics are held once each semester on campus, both for the administration and the reading of the results. TED students that do not obtain their TB testing during the on-campus TB Clinic days, will be responsible for the cost of the testing at the Douglas County Public Health Offices.

For more information about tuberculosis and these recommendations/guidelines, check out the Centers for Disease Control tuberculosis web site, check with your health care provider, and contact your local public health department, the Douglas County Public Health Department. Please call ahead at 715-395-1304 to make arrangements for TB testing. These services are not covered under Student Health and Counseling Services.


Reports

Lori Tuominen
Wellness Program Manager
Randy Barker
Counseling Services Director
Stacy Desmond
Counseling Services Associate Director
Marcus Kadinger
Clinical Counselor
JL Herbert
Outreach Specialist

We’re Here to help

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. We also have a list of frequently asked questions that may assist you.