UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Emergencies/Crisis Situations

For medical emergencies dial 911!

For medical emergencies dial 911!

Emergency room medical care is provided after clinic office hours at the River Falls Area Hospital, adjacent to the Vibrant Health Family Clinics in River Falls (formerly River Falls Medical Clinic).  However, this care is not covered by Student Health Services, so all charges for care are the student's responsibility. Students may call the Clinic after clinic hours to talk to a provider (715-425-6701).

If it is Potentially Life Threatening or if You're in Doubt, call 911 for Medical Emergencies on Campus

If you are in crisis or suicidal now

If you are in crisis or suicidal now

If you are having suicidal thoughts, you may need help immediately. Take yourself seriously. If your need is urgent, admit it. You deserve to get help, and to get it sooner rather than later. If you are experiencing intense emotional distress and need immediate response:

  1. Get off the computer and pick up the phone.
  2. Call Counseling Services (715-425-3884) or Vibrant Health Family Clinic in River Falls (715-425-6701) and make an appointment for an office visit. In crisis situations, Counseling Services can see you on short notice. Be sure to make it clear that your need is urgent.
  3. Contact University Police (715-425-3133) or Emergency Services (911) for immediate response at any time.
  4. If the mental health crisis you are experiencing is not dangerous, but you wish to talk to someone immediately after business hours, for assistance about what to do next, you may call any of these 24-hour help lines:

Crisis Connection 1-866-379-6363
United Way of Wisconsin: 211
24-hour National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK  or www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Victims of violence or sexual assault

Victims of violence or sexual assault

  • University Police (715-425-3133): University Police will assess the situation and dispatch appropriate personnel including paramedics and law enforcement.
  • View the Sexual Assault Resource and Services Guide for more information.
  • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (715-425-6443):  Free and confidential Forensic Nurse Examiner services are available through SART 24/7 to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. It is important to be cared for by a Forensic Nurse Examiner within 5 days after an assault.  SART provides forensic healthcare, education, protection, and advocacy for victim survivors of sexual violence. Taxi Service is available free with student ID. 
  • Campus Victim Advocate (CVA) (715-425-3293 at Student Health and Counseling Services or call directly to Turningpoint at 715-425-6751 or 1-800-345-5104 24 Hour Crisis Line):   Provides advocacy as well as direct and outreach/prevention services to UWRF students, faculty, and staff who have experienced sexual assault, harassment, dating/domestic violence, and stalking. The CVA is located in Student Health and Counseling Services at 211 Hagestad Hall. The CVA is provided through an agreement with Turningpoint for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence.
  • Turningpoint (715-425-6751 or 1-800-345-5104 24 Hour Crisis Line): Victim Advocates are available to provide support and information about the legal and disciplinary options for dating or domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault, or sexual harassment.  Provides safety, support, and services to victims and survivors of sexual assault and violence.
  • UWRF Counseling Services (715-425-3884) is a free and confidential service for students provided by licensed mental health professionals. Students who are not feeling safe will be seen immediately during business hours, located in 211 Hagestad Hall.
  • UWRF Student Health Services covers the cost for certain health services for students at the below locations. For questions, contact UWRF Student Health Services at 715-425-3293.
    - Pierce County Reproductive Health Services (appointments 715-425-8003) STD testing and treatment, emergency contraception, urine pregnancy testing, etc.
    - Vibrant Health Family Clinics in River Falls (appointments 715-425-6701) STD testing, emergency contraception, urine pregnancy testing, etc.


Contact Us

Student Health and Counseling Services
Student Health Services: 715-425-3293
Counseling Services: 715-425-3884
M-F, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
211 Hagestad Hall