Student health and wellness
The University offers free services to help you care for your physical health and mental wellbeing, and a state-of-the-art fitness center for students at every fitness level.
Student Health Center
The Student Health Center (SHC) is here to help you stay healthy and successful as a student! The mission of the Student Health Center is to provide high quality medical care to the student community, promote healthy living, stimulate better health awareness and educate students and staff in therapeutic and preventive care.
The SHC operates on a same day appointment system – you simply call to schedule an appointment on the day you would like to be seen. Services include primary care for acute and chronic illness, injuries, sports medicine, reproductive health, immunizations, dermatology, psychiatry, nutrition counseling, laboratory and x-ray. Your student health fee covers your office visit and many of the services provided. You do not have to have health insurance to be seen at the Student Health Center. We respect and value our diverse student population and their unique health care needs. The Student Health Center looks forward to providing you with excellent health care and valuable health education.
Counseling Services provides individual and group psychotherapy to University of Nevada, Reno students. Counseling Services has a multidisciplinary team of clinicians consisting of licensed psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, and trainees under supervision. All counseling sessions are confidential. AD/HD assessment is available for an additional fee. Counseling Services is located in the Pennington Student Achievement Center, Suite 420 and is open 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Friday. Initial consultations are scheduled on a same-day basis. To schedule an appointment, please contact Counseling Services at (775) 784-4648.
Fitness & Recreational Sports
Fitness and Recreational Sports (FRS) is a University department offering Nevada students the opportunity to live an active lifestyle and participate in recreational sports. Your membership allows access to the E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center, group exercise classes, and the pool located in the Lombardi Recreation Building. The state-of-the-art, E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center features a fitness stairway, 1/8th mile track, three basketball courts, cardio zones, indoor turf, a large functional training zone, and seven group fitness rooms for classes such as yoga, pilates, Zumba, HIIT, mobility and more.
The Intramural Sports program offers multiple league sports with different skill levels ranging from recreational to competitive play in men, women and coed divisions. The Intramural Sports program fosters a healthy and safe sport experience for all, regardless of athletic skill and background. Sport offerings include flag football, basketball, volleyball and soccer.
LiveWell is a website that helps you prioritize your well-being and navigate campus resources that can assist you in achieving wellness in a holisitic sense, from physical and emotional wellness to intellectual and financial support. Making wellness a priority in college can help improve academic achievement and retention.
Resources for sober students
Nevada Recovery and Prevention Community (NRAP) provides an environment of nurturing support and peer connections for students recovering from substance and behavioral addictions and students choosing a substance-free lifestyle.
NRAP was developed to provide a safe and fun community where sober students can meet others and not feel alone. An on-campus lounge allows students to drop in between classes to study, attend mutual-aid meetings and make new friends who are also sober. Beyond the lounge, NRAP provides opportunities to give back to others and their community, hosts off- and on-campus events such as sober tailgates and hikes, and allows those in recovery to advocate for the field. Learn more when you visit the NRAP Lounge in the William Raggio Building, 1001.