Medical appointments are $20. There are some additional charges for things like rapid lab testing and medications dispensed at the Wellness Center.
Your first three Metal Health visits are free and then each after will be $20.
What services do you offer?
Health Care: Health care that is similar to the care you would receive at a primary care office. Additionally, we provide psychiatric medication evaluation and management
Mental Health: We provide individual, couples, family, and group psychotherapy, and psychological crisis/emergency care. Psychoeducational testing is also offered for an additional fee
Dietitian services that include cooking demos and 1:1 sessions.
Massage $25 for 30 minutes and $45 for 60 minutes. Chiropractor $35 for initial consultation and treatment and $25 for additional visits. Physical Therapy $60 for 60 minutes for students and $40 for 45 minutes.
What are your hours?
I don’t have insurance; can I still use your services?
Yes! We do not bill insurance for any of our services, which is what keeps our services affordable for all students.
I DO have insurance; can I use it?
We do not bill insurance for any of our appointments, in-house labs (eg. Rapid strep, mono, flu, urine tests), or procedures. However, you can use your insurance if it’s for a test being sent to an off-site laboratory or to pick up your prescriptions at a pharmacy. You can also use your insurance if we send you off campus for x-ray and other radiology needs. If you are would like to use your insurance for mental health or medical services, we are happy to provide you a receipt to help you get reimbursed by your insurance company.
Do you have a pharmacy?
We do not have a pharmacy, but do stock a few commonly prescribed medications here such as antibiotics. There are four pharmacies within a mile radius of the campus for those that want to use their insurance, and for prescriptions being prescribed by off campus providers.
What types of things can I be seen for?
Health Care: You can be seen for acute care of illnesses and injuries, vaccinations, well women’s exams, physicals, STD testing, and a variety of other health care needs. We will refer out to the community for specialty care & imaging. We are not an ER so you should call 911 for all emergencies. We do not offer care for chronic pain management, worker’s comp, or care needed following motor vehicle accidents. The Health Circle Primary Care Clinic in the Lane Center does provide accident care.
Mental Health: You can be seen for all mental health related challenges/conditions that affect your wellbeing. We provide care for adjustment difficulties, psychological emergencies/crises, and a variety of mental health issues.
Do I need to make an appointment?
For issues that are not urgent in nature you do need to make an appointment, but for urgent care needs we reserve several same day appointments, however, we do recommend calling to make an appointment ahead of time.
What if I’m in crisis?
If you are in a crisis during our hours of operation, we encourage you to call or come into our center to schedule a screening and if it is an emergency, we will connect you with a mental health clinician immediately. If you think you are having a mental health emergency outside office hours, you should call Campus Police at 3111 or call 988. Our campus police are trained to respond to students in crisis and a mental health professional from the Wellness Center is always on call to assist if needed. If you feel like you are in a crisis, but are safe, you can call the Wellness Center and leave a message for someone to return your call when the office opens again, otherwise you should follow the same procedures for an emergency.
What if I’m having a difficult time transitioning to life as a college student?
The Wellness Center also has Gateway Guides that offer three free 60-minute sessions with someone from our counseling program to help with common transition issues such as, being homesick, relationship issues, different expectations in college than in high school, difficulty making connections, etc.
Can my family use your center?
No, our services are only for students who pay student fees, or recent graduates of UCCS. The one exception is mental health services does allow family to participate in couple’s and family psychotherapy services. The Lane Center on Nevada provides care to the community.
Does my medical or mental health record become part of my student record? Will you tell my professors or parents if I come to your center?
No, our Wellness Center records are considered private health records that are confidential and can only be released with your consent. Information about a visit is only shared if a client/patient discloses that they are a risk to themselves or someone else, report child or elder abuse, or if they are seen for injuries sustained during a domestic violence incident.
What vaccinations are required to become a student at UCCS?
Every student needs two MMR (mumps, measles, and rubella) vaccinations or lab titers showing immunity to all three diseases. Students living in housing must also submit proof of a meningococcal A, C, W, Y vaccine within the past five years. Students that do not comply with this mandate will have holds placed on their accounts on census day of the first semester.
I am currently in treatment for an eating disorder, what services do you have to aid my recovery?
We offer individual therapy, family therapy, and group therapy services. We have an Eating Disorder Treatment Team composed of mental health and medical professionals, as well as a dietitian.
What can I see the dietitian for?
You can discuss food allergies and sensitivities, create a healthy meal plan, discuss ways to maintain a healthy weight, discuss what foods and eating habits lead to better athletic performance, etc.
Do you hire students?
We hire undergraduate and graduate level students to assist with mental health services, front desk duties, and wellness promotion. Students who have been seen for mental health services are ineligible for employment in order to avoid a conflict of interest and breach of the client-therapist relationship.
A great way to serve the Wellness Center in a volunteer capacity is to join the Student Health Advisory Board!
When can I start?!
After admission to UCCS, you may use services in the summer after you have enrolled in fall classes by paying a one-time summer fee of $30 or $60 for fall and spring. Once you start classes, fees will be included with your tuition.
Campus Recreation FAQs
How much does it cost to use Campus Recreation facilities?
As an enrolled student at UCCS, you pay for access to Campus Recreation facilities (you have a membership) through your student fees. There is no added charge for facility use if you are enrolled for the current semester. Programs such as Intramurals, Club Sports, Group Fitness, Personal Training, Safety and Instructional Classes, Wellness Programs, SOLE, and Outdoor Trips may require small additional fees. We do offer membership opportunities to the UCCS Community and Alumni. More information on membership can be found on our website. Current Students and Members can bring in guests for $7.
What facilities and services do you offer?
Campus Recreation’s indoor 97,085 SF recreation facility features four gymnasium courts, an indoor track, a 14,195-square foot fitness center with state-of-the-art cardio and strength equipment, two group fitness studios, a multi-purpose meeting room, service desks, student outdoor learning experience center with a 27-foot climbing and bouldering wall, and an indoor aquatic center with a 25-yard lap pool, leisure pool, vortex, spa, and water slide. More information can be found at recwellness.uccs.edu/campus-rec.
Fitness - Group Fitness, Personal Training, Fitness Assessments, Fitness Buddies
Yes! We employ over 100 students. We are typically hiring in the weeks before each semester starts. Some positions include guest services (front desk & SOLE), fitness center monitors, facilities technicians, trails, building managers, marketing services positions, group fitness instructors, personal trainers, intramural officials, sports supervisors, RecKids supervisors, SOLE trip leaders, marketing assistants, swim instructors, and lifeguards. All available positions will be posted on SEAN’s through the UCCS Student Employment website.
What is the difference between Intramural Sports and Club Sports?
Club Sports are student run sports teams that are competitive in nature and often travel and host games and events in collaboration with other colleges and universities. Many Club Sports have their own coaches and practice weekly. Club Sports are not NCAA athletics.
Intramural sports promote a healthy lifestyle by providing a variety of sport activities in which all persons can participate regardless of their degree of athletic ability. Intramural Sports are offered in league, tournament and event formats and are scheduled primarily on campus against other UCCS student teams.
Club Sports and Intramural Sports information can be found on the Campus Recreation website.
What kinds of Intramural Sport leagues do you have?
We have Fall, Spring, and Summer leagues that include (but are not limited to) Flag Football, Outdoor and Indoor Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee, Floor Hockey, Kickball, and Esports.
What is an Intramural Sport special event?
Intramural Sports offers one-day tournaments and events throughout the semester. One-day intramural sport special events offered in previous years include: Table Tennis, 3pt/Slam Dunk Competition, Trivia, 8-Ball Billiards, Bowling, March Madness, Golf Scramble, Spikeball, Dodgeball, Grass Volleyball, and Esports.
You can purchase a SportsPass for $20, which allows you to play all Intramural leagues and events for that semester, OR you can pay $10 per sport league or event.
What kinds of Club Sports do you offer?
Club Sports consists of a variety of individual and team sports from field, court, and water sports to equestrian, dance, and ice skating. For a complete listing of active clubs visit the campus recreation website.
Group Fitness classes are fun, energetic and motivating classes that provide an effective and safe environment to complete your physical exercise goals. Signing up for a class can shake up a monotonous workout routine and help you build different muscle groups. Plus, our certified instructors can even provide personalized coaching to improve your form that you then can apply to your own personal workout routine.
What kind of Group Fitness Classes do you offer?
We offer a variety of classes including (but not limited to), HIIT, Cardio Sport, Cycle, Zumba, Boxing, Yoga, Pilates, and Strength Classes. We also offer Les Mills classes.
Do I have to pay anything to attend Group Fitness Classes?
Fall and Spring semesters require a Group Fitness Fitpass ($35 for the entire semester – attend as many classes as you want!) or you can pay $5/class you’d like to attend. Group Fitness Fitpasses are typically $20 during the first two weeks of the semester – get it while it’s on sale! Group fitness classes are completely free the first week of each semester for you to try out all of the classes.
Fitness Buddies is a FREE program for the UCCS community to get moving together. Fitness Buddy Leaders are available to workout, exercise, and move with you, in or out of the gym. A Fitness Buddy is not a personal trainer, but they can provide valuable motivation, accountability, and support to help you reach your wellness goals. With this flexible program, you can select the Buddy that matches your personal goals and interests after reading through their bios on the website. We welcome all levels and interests. If you are interested in getting started with a Fitness Buddy, please visit recwellness.uccs.edu/campus-rec/fitness.
Can my family and friends use your recreation center facilities?
Members may sponsor an accompanying guest by paying a $7 access fee. We have membership options available for spouses/domestic partners and dependents. Visit recwellness.uccs.edu/campus-rec for additional details.
Do you provide childcare?
No, we do not provide childcare. However, RecKids offers programs such as Kids Night Out, Birthday Parties, Swim Lessons, and Kids Summer Camps.
What options do you have for students who need adaptive equipment?
We offer some programs and equipment well suited for people with adaptive needs, including adaptive exercise equipment, and equipment in our group fitness studios for those who are hard of hearing.
Do you have locker rooms?
Yes- we have 2 locker rooms with showers as well as several single-stall bathrooms. Long-term lockers are available for rental and daily lockers are available on a first come first serve basis for free. Gender neutral restrooms are found on both sides of the building, including ones with showers by the Aquatic Center.
When can I start?!
If you are registered for classes during the fall, spring, or summer semesters, your student fees pay for your membership at Campus Recreation. Start today! If you are a first year or transfer student arriving to campus during the summer, you can start by paying an $92 fee for a summer membership once you have your student ID.