Counseling Services

Counseling Services

Attention Students:   Our office door is currently closed through Friday, October 2nd because of Covid, but we are still working!   Please call or email us and we will get back to you during normal office hours.  


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.  

We are Continuing to Care for You Remotely and In Person Through Student Health and Counseling Services

Student Health and Counseling Services continues to modify services and offerings to meet the needs of our students and campus during COVID-19. Please see below for our contact information, available services, and crisis/emergency numbers/information. Please check for updates at the Student Health and Counseling Services webpage and the UWRF COVID-19 web page. Our webpages have many online resources, which are being regularly updated. Our main office at 254 Rodli is now open, and our staff are working in person or remotely, and we continue to answer phones and respond to emails during business hours (8am-4:30pm Mon-Fri).

Telephone: 715-425-3884
Email addresses:


If this is an emergency, you should call 911 or contact other crisis options available 24/7
Including the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or Text HELLO to 741-741.
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

-UWRF Personal Counselors Appointments: Currently due to the COVID-19 situation, Counseling Services is offering remote telecounseling therapy appointments, just as we had in-person, so if students wish to schedule a counseling appointment, please email ( or call 715-425-3884. Due to the COVID-19 situation, we are no longer offering in-person counseling sessions, and this will be reevaluated as the situation continues.

-Medical Clinic Appointments: Vibrant Health Family Clinics in River Falls: 1687 East Division Street
Students should call ahead for appointments and identify themselves as a current UWRF student (425-425-6701).  Hours may vary due to COVID-19, so call ahead or check the Vibrant Heath Family Clinic web page for current hours:  Current students can call Vibrant Health Family Clinic in River Falls to schedule appointments.  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 just as in-person appointments have been in the past, so covered services remain the same. Current hours (as of 9/2/2020): Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m. -6 p.m. Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (appointments scheduled) and Saturday and Sunday Urgent Care from 8 a.m.-noon (walk-in only).  For current students with symptoms of COVID, or who have been exposed to COVID, students can call Vibrant Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m. -6 p.m. Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. to set up a video appointment to determine if testing through Vibrant is recommended.  If testing is scheduled, students must be able to get to Vibrant Health Family Clinic for testing, as the River Falls Taxi is currently not transporting persons to COVID testing. For more information about covered services, go to


COVID Information for On-campus Testing, Contact Tracing, Isolation and Quarantine, etc.:
For updated COVID-19 information, including about on-campus testing, contact tracing, isolation and quarantine, etc. please go to the UWRF home page and click on Falcons Forward/Fall 2020, and then click on Health and Safety (Information about testing, tracing, quarantine and isolation can be found here: For any questions about campus COVID testing, including specific questions about a student's on-campus test, persons should call the hotline at 715-425-4000 or email to get assistance.  Please see above under Medical Clinic Appointments for another option for students for COVID testing at Vibrant Health Family Clinic.  

-Reproductive Health Appointments: Pierce County Reproductive Health Services in River Falls (1234 S. Wasson Lane, 715-425-8003).
While some services are still available, please call first to see what services they are currently offering and what hours they are open. Because of the COVID-19 situation, their hours and services may fluctuate. Current services may include emergency contraception, STD testing and treatment for symptomatic patients only, and contraception (pills, patches and Depo-Provera shots).  Please continue to check the Student Health and Counseling Services web pages for updates, and for more information about covered services, go to


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


Sincerely, Student Health & Counseling


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 are also available for currently enrolled UWRF students through UWRF Counseling Services (a fee is charged for court ordered assessments)

What Groups are offered this fall (click on)?

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Click on image below for more group information/signup


How do I learn more about...?
- Common mental health issues (A - Z Index)
- Improving my personal wellness
Suicide prevention efforts at UWRF Summer 2019

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.

About Us

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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