The Catholic University of America

Health and Wellness

Student Health Services (SHS) provides primary outpatient health care to all students with an emphasis on health maintenance and illness prevention. In addition to providing medical care for illnesses and injuries, a team of medical professionals is actively involved in campus health education. The SHS staff helps students to better understand the nature and causes of their medical problems and the importance of treatment and prevention. To promote lifelong wellness and support academic success, students are encouraged and empowered to learn how to reduce their risk of disease and injury and to make appropriate lifestyle choices. Medical care and advice is consistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church. SHS is located in the Eugene I. Kane Student Health and Fitness Center and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. when class is in session during the academic year. A family practice physician is on-call at Providence Hospital for after-hours and weekend medical support.

The CUA Counseling Center strives to enhance the overall educational experience by assisting students with the opportunities, demands and challenges of university life. Our purpose is to help students make the most of themselves as developing people — more comfortable and effective in their own lives and in their relations with others. This could mean overcoming unwanted feelings and behaviors or enhancing what students are already doing well. The staff includes clinical psychologists, social workers and counselors experienced in working with college students. Psychiatric consultation is available when deemed necessary by the counselor. All discussions and records are confidential in accordance with the law. There is no fee for counseling, psychotherapy or psychiatric consultations for full-time students. However the Counseling Center may refer a student to an off-campus provider should it be determined that the student's needs will be better met elsewhere. The Counseling Center is located in O’Boyle Hall and is open during the academic year from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Kane Student Health and Fitness Center is located in the heart of residence housing. The 7000-square-foot fitness center features Precor Cardiovascular Equipment, a complete circuit of Nautilus machines and a free weight area. The fitness center's mission is to provide CUA students the opportunity to maintain and develop healthy lifestyles. The center provides abdominal workouts, core training and conditioning as well as individual training programs for the students.