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Especially for UW-Seattle Students and their Families


Welcome to Hall Health Center’s website!

We want you to know about our extensive list of Primary and Specialty Care Clinics and Departments, much more than your typical student health center offers.

You are automatically eligible for many valuable health services, which are available at no further cost to UW Seattle campus students who pay the quarterly Services and Activities Fee along with their tuition.

The quality of care at Hall Health is top-notch. We were rated very highly among Puget Sound providers in a recent survey.

Watch this video for examples of how students can use the services covered by the SAF fee.

Note: We no longer have a Depression Care Coordinator on staff, and only international students can purchase insurance from UW (as of September 2014).  Also, the Peer Health Educator program was transferred to Health and Wellness (in Student Life) in July of 2013.

 Services covered as part of your tuition and fees

  • One visit per quarter for medical concerns (this excludes comprehensive physicals, specialty visits, and procedures)    
  • Preventive counseling and contraceptive advice 
  • Unlimited visits with our Consulting Nurses, including an after-hours nurse phone line for urgent medical problems                
  • Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS), a service for students who want to explore their alcohol use

  • Unlimited access to the Wellness Resource Center
  • Blood pressure screening and consultation
  • Secure, online access to your health team and personal health information through eCare

Services for which fees are charged

  • Follow-up visits
  • Preventive care visits, such as comprehensive physicals
  • Procedures

Referrals are easily made for services not available here, as we are part of UW Medicine, which includes the UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, and nine UW Neighborhood Clinics in the Seattle area.

Private insurance

Most students (about 75%) have some form of health insurance, either through coverage via a family member, the UW International Student Health Insurance Plan (ISHIP) or the Graduate Appointee Insurance Program. 

Please note that SHIP will no longer be offered starting Fall Quarter of 2015. Click here for more information.

If you need insurance, there are several resources that are more.

If you have questions about the Affordable Care Act, see this article from our website (Essential Information for Students about the Affordable Care Act), and these FAQ’s.

In most cases, Hall Health can bill your insurance for services provided. For those without insurance, it is possible to set up a payment plan. Visit Insurance & Billing for answers to your billing-related questions.

Medical records

University administrators, faculty, parents, spouses and partners do not have access to medical records.  Medical information is released only with the patient's written consent, except as legally mandated in life-threatening emergencies and under Washington State law.  UW Medicine's Notice of Privacy Practices provides further guidance.

Hall Health: Convenient and accessible

Access to health care is easy, as appointments are usually available within 24 hours (same day whenever possible). Even without an appointment, you may be seen by one of our consulting nurses. Click here for more information.

Our building is equipped with wireless internet, free of charge for all visitors.  For more information about connecting, click here.