Counseling Services

Counseling Services

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide professional mental health counseling and consultation services for our campus community that:

  • Incorporates a brief-therapeutic model with an emphasis on developmental counseling directed at helping currently enrolled students succeed in the university environment; coordinates referrals to off-campus professionals when specialized, more intensive, and/or longer term services are needed.
  • Creates developmental programming to increase healthy lifestyle and coping behaviors.
  • Provide leadership and advocacy for university mental health policy and initiatives.  

Scope of Practice

Counseling Services does not provide long-term intensive counseling and psychotherapy.  It is beyond Counseling Services' scope of practice to provide ongoing counseling and psychotherapy for students who may be diagnosed with a variety of serious, long-term psychiatric conditions, and individuals who appear to be a recurring high risk of harm to themselves or to the UW-River Falls community.  These students will be referred to appropriate community resources.  

UWRF Personal Counselors Appointments: If students wish to schedule a counseling appointment, please email ( or call 715-425-3884. 

  • When scheduling an appointment through email, it is helpful to include:
    • W#
    • days/times that work best for you
    • best telephone number to reach you
  • If this is an emergency, you should call 911 or

  • UW Mental Health Support 24/7 Call or text 888.531.2142 for student-centered crisis services and emotional support.
  • Contact other crisis options available, including the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, a free and confidential service that is available 24/7. Anyone can access the lifeline by calling 988 (multiple languages available), texting a message to 988 (English only), or by using the chat feature at (English only).
  • Turningpoint for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence at 1-800-345-5104 or Text 715-821-8626.
  • Please see our Emergency/Crisis Situations web page at
  • For information about the Campus Victim Advocate, and Sexual/Intimate Partner Violence Prevention and Advocacy, please visit

Medical Clinic Appointments: M Health Fairview Clinic in River Falls: 319 Main Street, River Falls, WI (adjacent to Family Fresh Grocery). Current students should call  715-425-6701.  When prompted, say “Student Health” OR “UW River Falls” ” for scheduling at the River Falls Clinic. (Please note that these are not one of the voice prompt options listed, however, "Student Health" OR "UW River Falls" will work). Check the clinic web page for current hours. Depending on the provider and the reason for the appointment request, telephone, video, or an in-person visit may be scheduled.  Telephone and video appointments are covered by Student Health Services, as well as in-person appointments. For more information about covered services, go to

COVID Information  Falcons Forward | Covid-19.


Reproductive Health Appointments: Pierce County Reproductive Health in River Falls, located at 1234 S. Wasson Lane, call 715-425-8003. Due to COVID-19, hours and services may fluctuate. For more information about covered services, go to

Eligibility for Student Health Services at M Health Fairview Clinic and Pierce County Reproductive Health: Students are eligible for Student Health Services during the two academic terms and January and Summer terms as long as they are registered for classes and have paid required fees for that term.

Information about Counseling Services

Where do I go for a medical or mental health emergency?
Medical emergencies call 911. Emergencies/Crisis Situations

Where do I go when I need to talk to a personal counselor?
UWRF Counseling Services: 254 Rodli Hall
For an appointment: call 715-425-3884 Appointment information
Alcohol and other drug assessments and screenings are also available for currently enrolled UWRF students through UWRF Counseling Services (a fee is charged for required assessments and screenings)

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Counseling Services Contact Information

254 Rodli Hall
410 South 3rd Street
River Falls, WI 54022

Fax 715-425-3573

Ph 715-425-3884 (Please call to make an appointment)

Email is not a confidential mode of communication and it is inappropriate for conveying information of an urgent nature and/or for relaying information to and from medical or mental health providers.  If this is an emergency, call 911.  This e-mail is not monitored 24/7 and it not intended for urgent issues or emergencies.  Although we do our very best to respond within 3 business days, because of holiday weekends and staff's schedules, there may be times when this is not possible.  For questions or for more information about UW-River Falls Student Health and Counseling Services, contact our office during regular business hours (M-F 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) at 715-425-3293 or 3884.


Contact Us

Student Health and Counseling Services
Student Health Services: 715-425-3293
Counseling Services: 715-425-3884
M-F: 8 am - 4:30 pm
254 Rodli Hall