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Student Eligibility

The Health & Counseling Center is an on-campus, comprehensive health and wellness facility designed to serve the physical and mental healthcare needs of enrolled students at the University of Denver.

  • Students enrolled in at least one credit-bearing course for the current quarter are eligible to receive services at the HCC.  Doctoral students on “continuous enrollment” status are also eligible for services.
  • Students enrolled in non-traditional programs such as University College are also eligible to receive services at the HCC.
  • The HCC is funded primarily by the Health & Counseling Fee, the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) and patient fees. Eligibility does not mean that any student may obtain free care. Students who have not paid the Health & Counseling Fee or haven’t purchased the SHIP are expected to pay the full fee at the time of service.  Students who can’t pay for services will be referred to the appropriate community health or mental health agencies.
  • Any enrolled student is eligible for a free mental health crisis evaluation or a discounted nurse consultation/triage visit.
  • Any student is eligible for free victim advocacy services provided by CAPE (Center for Advocacy, Prevention, and Empowerment).
  • Students who graduate or are withdrawing will be provided appropriate referrals for continuing care in the community.  A student may be eligible for transitional care for no longer than 30 days.

Employee eligibility

The Health & Counseling Center is the designated provider of Employee Assistance Plan services for DU employees.

  • Any benefitted or non-benefitted employee of DU is eligible for up to six sessions of EAP counseling per fiscal year.
  • The EAP counseling benefit will cover couples counseling. Non-employee spouses, partners, or family members are not eligible for individual counseling services at the HCC.
  • The HCC does not provide any medical care for employees.
  • Any employee is eligible for free victim advocacy services provided by CAPE.