Boise State Health Services provides medical, counseling and wellness services to the Boise State community. Conveniently located on campus, our services are comprehensive, affordable and focused on the patient’s individual needs. Health Services is committed to helping students stay healthy and learn healthy habits that they can use to achieve their personal and academic goals.
Call us at (208) 426-1459 to schedule an appointment or visit our website at healthservices.boisestate.edu for more information.
Medical services provides a full range of primary care and select specialty medical services to the Boise State community. We are your on-campus doctors office. Our services are patient focused, accessible and affordable. We emphasize early screening and prevention. Our medical staff includes Board Certified physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and registered medical assistants.
The primary care providers in Health Services are experienced in treating common, acute and chronic medical problems, illnesses and injuries. Our goal is to empower patients with self-care knowledge and skills which they can use throughout their lifetime. We offer both appointment-based visits and walk-in Urgent Care.
Health Services also provides select medical care in Psychiatry and Sports Medicine by referral from our primary care providers. These specialists are on-campus and provide convenient access to commonly needed specialty medical care.
For your added convenience, Health Services has a limited dispensary that sells commonly used over-the-counter and prescription medications, when ordered by a Health Services medical provider.
Our staff wants your visit to be as quick and easy as possible. Scheduled appointments are available by calling (208) 426-1459. For simple medical concerns that cannot wait for a scheduled appointment you can access our walk-in Urgent Care during our hours of operation.
Counseling Services helps you tap into your strengths and find resources to deal more effectively with concerns that impact your pursuit of personal and academic goals. We emphasize prevention and early detection and provide a broad spectrum of short-term counseling. Our services are client focused, accessible and affordable. Our counseling staff is made up of a diverse group of professionals including: psychologists, counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists and closely supervised interns.
Our counseling services offer individual, multi-person counseling and group counseling to all students at Boise State. The group experience can help support exploration of self, identification of desired chage and allow for the sharing of resources and experiences that are unique to a particular group of individuals.
Issues which are commonly address in short-term counseling are:
• Adjustment issues
• Alcohol & other drugs
• Body image
• Gender & sexual orientation
• Healthy lifestyle choices
• Life transition
• Low motivation
• Low self-esteem
• Sexual assault
There are occasions when a problem or crisis feels too overwhelming to wait for a scheduled appointment. If this is the case, we have staff available during our hours of operation to more immediately assess your needs. Call first, if possible, or walk-in and we can usually get you in quickly.
Our staff wants your visit to be as quick and easy as possible. Before coming in, please call (208)426-1459 to schedule an appointment.
Wellness services is a collaborative team which provides innovative programing and quality services to foster lifelong health, academic success, and a sense of campus wellbeing. Our Wellness providers offer programs and services to students, faculty and staff.
The Student Wellness Program offers a wide variety of events, programs, workshops, and training sessions geared towards students’ particular needs as it relates to establishing positive, lifelong personal health habits. Our programing is available to assist students with their own personal wellness in on-on-one or small/large group settings. We also provide training for those wishing to lead health related programming with other students on campus. Topics include:
• Stress and time management
• Alcohol and other drugs
• Sexual health
• Physical activity
• Smoking cessation
As a compliment to other health services, our Wellness Providers offer Health Coaching. This is a personalized approach to behavior change. Through client centered goal setting, individuals are empowered to improve their health and wellness. Our health coaches will guide, motivate and provide resources while helping clients set SMART (specific, attainable, realistic, time specific) goals. Health Coaching is available for:
• Time management
• Tobacco cessation
• Weight loss
• Physical activity
Other services offered through Wellness services include FREE HIV testing, tobacco cessation and nutrition consultation. Our nutrition consultation services are provided by a Registered Dietitian upon referral from a primary care provider.
Health Insurance and Billing:
The Health Insurance and Billing office within Health Services provides routine billing and insurance support for all patients/clients served at Health Services. All patients are welcome to use Health Services, you do not have to have the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) to receive services from Health Services. Our billing professionals offer courtesy claims submission for services rendered, assistance with claims dispute, advocacy and resolution. We can provide you with a general explanation of the SHIP benefit package, assistance with submitting health insurance waivers, or guidance on alternative coverage options for part-time and full-time students.