Student Health Services

Health Topics A - Z

Alcohol and Other Drugs

UWRF Alcohol and Other Drug Policies and Info:

Saint Croix County (including River Falls) Medication Disposal Program: A safe disposal option for old or unneeded prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications.  Free and anonymous.

Anabolic Steroids: Information from the National Institute of Drug Abuse.

e-CHUG Alcohol eCHECKUP: Hosted by UWRF, e-CHUG is a short, on-line survey that provides you with an accurate, detailed assessment of your alcohol use.

The Facts About Marijuana: Links to fact sheets and other information.

Heroin Drug Facts from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) (US Department of Health and Human Services):  Mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

Prescription Painkiller Overdoses from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Sober Recovery in River Falls Area: Recovery resources online. Drug index page has a list of many current illegal drugs of abuse, with special categories for teachers, students, and parents.

UWRF Safer Partying Guide and House Party - Hosting a Successful One: Made for students by students.


Printable Campus Map:  

Campus map with breastfeeding/lactation location identified:

  • Agricultural Science Building - Food Science Addition, Room 142 (enter via Women's Rest Room, adjacent lockable locker room space)
  • Wyman Education Building, Room 235 (lockable, sign-in sheet)
  • University Center, Check at Information Desk to access space  Office on Women's Health, US Department of Health and Human Services.  Information and resources on breastfeeding.  Breastfeeding support and resources.  Enter zip code or city for local chapters, including River Falls.

Breastfeeding Support and Resources for Western Wisconsin:  Created by Pierce County Public Health Department.

Breastfeeding Coalition: Support and resources for Pierce County, WI and Goodhue and Wabasha Counties, MN


Cancer Prevention and Control - Centers for Disease Control: Information on types of cancer. Many great links and a variety of resources.
The Melanoma Education Fund: Provides information on the deadly disease, melanoma. This organization was established by the family of Daniel N. Fine, a 26 year old who died in October, 1998 of melanoma. Photographs of the disease from the National Cancer Institute.
The American Cancer Society: Nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.  Web site contains information on types of cancer, treatment options, prevention, statistics, etc...

The National Cancer Institute: Coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.

College Health Links

Go Ask Alice: Columbia University Education Program web site. Ask Alice your personal health questions about relationships, sexuality, sexual health, emotional health, fitness, nutrition, alcohol, nicotine & other drugs and any other general health question that plagues you.

Duke University: Find tons of information of interest to college students.
Northern Arizona University: Resource guide includes updated information on immunizations, assault prevention, stress management, fitness, self-care, cold & flu and more!

Eating Disorders (NEDA): Dedicated to providing education, resources and support to those affected by eating disorders. Whether you are an individual living with an eating disorder, a family member or friend looking to offer support to a loved one, or a treatment professional looking to help others — we have structured our site to address your needs. Links to eating disorders information and personal web sites.
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders (ANAD): The oldest national non-profit organization dedicated to alleviating eating disorders and promoting a healthy lifestyle.
Overeaters Anonymous: A fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength, and hope are recovering from compulsive overeating.

General Health Links

WebMD: Health & Wellness Center. Offering the latest in alternative medicine, diet & nutrition, emotional wellness, fitness, health aging, sexuality and more. Online chat rooms, message boards and resource center. Health topics A - Z.
Health Central:  A to Z health information and answers to questions. U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services web site. Extensive information for everyone regarding general & specific health issues. Libraries, journals, dictionaries, hot topics, smart choices, disease prevention, safety tips, first-aid. Great links.
National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine: Offers thousands of resources for biomedical information awareness & education. Plus many resources in general health. Announcements.
Healthy People: Office of Disease Prevention & Health Promotion and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services web site. Objectives for healthy people. Surveys, reports, information. Contact committees on certain tasks or information.
American Botanical Council: Information on general herbs - facts, usage, & risks. Locate Herbal Healthcare professionals. Volunteer opportunities. Links to related sites. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education & Research web site.  Quizzes - Test your knowledge. Ask Mayo health providers your questions. Information on cancer, allergies, asthma, heart conditions, men, women.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Information on bioterrorism, hoaxes and rumors, etc.
American Institute of Stress: ARE YOU STRESSED OUT!!!!!!!!!  This site is dedicated to Advancing Our Understanding of: The Role of Stress in Health and Illness.  The Nature and Importance of Mind-Body Relationships.  Our Inherent and Immense Potential for Self-Healing.


Gay and Lesbian Medical Association: What's new in GLBTQQ issues. Employment, threats, risks for gay & bisexual men. Find a GLBTQQ-friendly physician. Great web links.
OutFront:  OutFront Minnesota provides this leadership by delivering programs and services to LGBTQ and allied communities in the areas of community organizing, public policy, anti-violence, law,  education and training.

PFLAG:  PFLAG is committed to advancing equality and full societal affirmation of LGBTQ people through its threefold mission of support, education, and advocacy.

GLBT National Help Center:  Call line that provides vital peer-support, community connections, and resource information to people with questions regarding sexual orientation and/or gender identity.


Influenza - World Health Organization: Influenza web page with information about seasonal, avian, and pandemic influenza. In particular, click on Preventing the Flu and Getting Vaccinated. Get Informed. Be Prepared. One-stop access to U.S. Government influenza information. Managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 


American Dietetic Association: Nutrition tips, facts, & resources. Food Guide Pyramid. "Rate Your Plate" Quiz. Job information, Find a Dietitian, latest in news topics regarding diet and nutrition, & more.
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center: 24-hour link to the Medical Center for questions & answers. Information on Brenner Children's Hospital, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Heart Center Neurosciences. Information on volunteering. Find a physician.
Nutrition - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Covers a wide spectrum of related topics. Good nutrition is vital to good health, disease prevention, and essential for healthy growth and development of children, adolescents, and young adults.

Choose My Plate by US Department of Agriculture: provides practical information to individuals, health professionals, nutrition educators, and the food industry to help consumers build healthier diets with resources and tools for dietary assessment, nutrition education, and other user-friendly nutrition information. Special section for college students.

Physical Activity

Where to Stay Fit in River Falls Guide: River Falls maps, directory and information.

Physical Activity Guidelines:  From

Get Moving - American Heart Association: Web site on physical activity in your daily life. This is a great site for all ages, with many different links. Learn tips for exercise success at work, at home, and at play! Learn the benefits from physical activity or just how many calories you burn for a particular activity.
Physical Activity Guide - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: Examples of moderate amounts of physical activity, a guide to changing behavior, and many additional nutrition links. Plan your meal and see how many calories you consume.
Body Mass Index - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a person’s weight and height. BMI provides a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems.
Physical Activity Plan - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Information on making physical activity a part of your life, how to get started and change your lifestyle. Learn recommendations and how to measure your physical activity intensity. A web site from International Health, Racquet, & Sports Club Association. Learn the benefits of physical activity, sufficient amounts of physical activity, and ideas for special populations.

Sexuality, STDs and Pregnancy

151 Ways to Make Love Without Doin' It at UWRF

American Sexual Health Association: STD information, frequently asked questions, updates, living with HIV, prevention of STDs, newsletter, access to links. Information on contraceptives. "Did you know" section and more!
The Body - Complete HIV/AIDS Resource: Chat rooms and bulletin boards available. Information for persons living with HIV/AIDS. Resources for gay men. Leading experts answer your questions. Links to other STD informational sites & organizations. Plus a multitude of AIDS information.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America: Frequently asked questions. Family planning information, newsletters, articles. Information quizzes. - Emergency Contraception: Office of Population Research at Princeton University web site. Questions & answers regarding emergency contraception & associated benefits/risks. Directory of emergency contraception providers. Emergency contraception fact sheet.

Back Up Your Birth Control:  National campaign to expand access to emergency contraception (EC) by increasing public education and awareness.

AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin:  Provides HIV prevention, education, comprehensive services, research, and advocacy.

Sexual Assault/Harassment and Date Rape Drugs

UWRF Sexual Assault and Harassment Resources and Services


If this is an emergency or crisis situation, please click on Emergencies/Crisis Situations, or along the left margin, and then click on your emergency, including Victims of Violence or Sexual Assault.

UWRF Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment:  What You Need to Know

Campus and Community Sexual Assault Resource and Services Guide

Saint Croix Valley Sexual Assault Response Team (SART):  Provides forensic healthcare, education, protection, and advocacy for victim survivors of sexual assault, strangulation, interpersonal violence, human trafficking and sexual exploitation in the community.
Turningpoint for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence: The mission of Turningpoint is to provide shelter and support services for victims of domestic and sexual violence and abuse, to educate the community, and to promote the existence of a peaceful society.

Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WCASA):  Promotes the social change needed to end sexual violence in Wisconsin.
RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network):  Largest anti-sexual violence organization.


Centers for Disease Control Sleep Page  Sleep resources, risks from insufficient sleep, sleep data, etc.

National Sleep Foundation  The National Sleep Foundation website has information about sleep health, sleep problems and disorders, sleep tools and tips, and information on research related to sleep.

10 tips for Better Sleep by WebMD  We all have trouble sleeping from time to time, and college students especially tend to have bad sleep habits. You can improve your sleep habits, get better sleep and increase your ability to concentrate in class or focus on homework with these simple steps.

7 Steps to Better Sleep by Mayo Clinic  Great simple steps you can start implementing now to get better sleep.

Tobacco Prevention and Cessation

Yahoo! If you're thinking about quitting smoking you have certainly come to the right place! If you are looking for information for another person you care about,  please be sure to refer them to this site.
The American Lung Association (ALA): The ALA fights lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control and environmental health.  This site features information on quitting, nicotine replacement theory information, fact sheets, secondhand smoke and much more.
The American Cancer Society: The nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.  Web site contains information on types of cancer, treatment options, prevention, statistics, etc.
Tobacco Efforts Worldwide - Centers for Disease Control: Overview of tobacco efforts in the U.S. and the world with links & information for quitting, comments & questions area, share your thoughts, Surgeon General report.
Office of the Surgeon General: Preventing tobacco use among youth and young adults.

Tobacco Control Resource Center for Wisconsin: This site features tobacco trends in Wisconsin and links to statewide efforts.  Posters and other free stuff are available.
Fighting Against Corporate Tobacco (FACT): The tobacco industry sees their customers as idiots, pawns that can be played to the tune of billions of dollars in profits.   FACT is a Wisconsin youth led anti-tobacco industry movement beliefs you deserve the truth about big tobacco.

Travel and Health

Travelers' Health Info - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Health information on specific destinations. What to know before you go. Click on "Travel Health Tips for Students Studying Abroad" for general health tips while traveling.
United States Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs: Information on travel safety abroad in light of the current world situation, travel registration, etc.
UWRF Office of International Education: Information, support, and resources for those who wish to or plan to travel abroad.
Got Your (Travel) Shots? - Minnesota Department of Health: Includes a link to an updated list of International Travel Health Clinics in the Twin Cities area and greater Minnesota and lots of other great information and links. 
WebMD:Complete travel health information, updated daily, for travelers and physicians.

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