Health and wellness

In addition to its top-tier academic and research programs, the University offers a number of services to assist the campus community in maintaining health and wellness and reducing stress.

Health and wellness

Campus Recreation and Wellness

Campus Recreation and Wellness offers a wide range of fitness classes, intramural programs, and sports equipment rentals to keep faculty, staff, and students active.

Community recreation and wellness

For discounted gym rates for State of Nevada employees, there is Fitness for $10 or Eagle Fitness in Carson City.

The Centers for Disease Control

Provides easy-to-read immunization schedules for infants and children through age 6, preteens and teens ages 7 through 18, and adults 19 years and older.

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension health and nutrition publications and programs

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension offers a wealth of publications on health and nutrition for youth and adults. These resources range from simple nutrition tips to breastfeeding and blood pressure management, and many are available in Spanish.

Cooperative Extension also offers a range of health and nutrition programs for the community, ranging from children's nutrition and exercise programs and food safety to radon education.

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Nevada Radon Education Program

The program offers a wealth of information about the radon health risk in homes, schools and large buildings, how to test for it, what to do if elevated levels of radon are found in the indoor living environment, how to build new homes with radon systems, and what to do about radon when purchasing or selling a home.

The program offers radon education presentations, low-cost radon testing kits and advice about radon test results. Call the Radon Hotline for more information at 1-888-RADON-10 (888-723-6610).

University of Nevada School of Medicine

The School of Medicine offers an array of clinical services for the community, including a Patient-Centered Family Medicine Clinic right here on the University campus.

A list of other clinical services offered by the School of Medicine is available, including links to weight management clinics, sports medicine, and travel medicine services, as well as a list of accepted insurance plans.

The School of Medicine also provides comprehensive services and support for the physical, mental and emotional well-being of their students. Please see their Student Affairs Health and Wellness website.

University of Nevada, Reno Student Life

The University provides wellness services specifically for students. These services include counseling, safety information, and links to the student health center.

  • Counseling Services provides professional counseling and related counseling services for the students of the University. Services are free and include individual and group counseling, evaluation for referral, substance abuse evaluation and treatment, and some testing services. Call: (775) 784-4648 
  • The Student Health Center provides primary care, check-ups, immunizations, pharmacy, lab, nutrition, and other services on site for students. All services are provided at a reasonable cost, and many services are covered by the Student Health Fee. The Student Health Center is located on the north end of campus in the Nell J. Redfield Building and serves the students with a full-time staff of licensed health care professionals, including physicians, nurses and pharmacy staff. Call: (775) 784-6598. 

The College of Education also offers counseling through the Downing Counseling Clinic.


Pack Rides Services

The Associated Students of the University of Nevada offer free escort services to students, faculty and staff at the University. Visit their website for hours and scheduling information.

University Police Services Safety and Training

The service offers tips, programs, and information about traffic and pedestrian safety, domestic violence and alcohol.