Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Health & Counseling Center services are available to all currently enrolled UNC Asheville students. We work collaboratively with you and other Health & Counseling Center staff from an integrated, holistic perspective in an effort to enhance our student’s personal, social, and academic endeavors. The Health & Counseling Center offers medical, counseling, and psychiatric appointments and can be accessed by calling or stopping by. Although we strive to accommodate student schedules, we generally operate on an appointment basis. Emergency services are available for students in distress.
Our medical providers in Health Services are available to assist you with various illnesses and injuries. Office visits and medical examinations are free of charge. Small fees are required for laboratory services, medications and minor surgical procedures.
Our mental health professionals in Counseling Services are available for short-term, goal-oriented individual counseling appointments and often design various group counseling experiences depending on demand for services. We see students for a wide variety of issues including but not limited to anxiety, depression, substance use/abuse, anger, bipolar disorder, relationship issues, and self-awareness. Individual counseling appointments are usually 50 minutes in length. Our center works from a solution-focused, brief counseling model due to high demand for services. Sometimes issues come up that cannot be satisfactorily addressed within this model and are outside the scope of our services. Together, you and your counselor may explore finding an off-campus resource for more appropriate intensive or longer-term ongoing care.
For Physical Health
Students who need medical attention after-hours can use MAHEC Family Health Center, open Monday-Friday until 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
*Please identify yourself as a UNC Asheville student.
UNC Asheville Health & Counseling Center and MAHEC (Mountain Area Health Education Center) have a collaborative agreement for the care and treatment of our students. Our medical providers are contracted by the university through MAHEC and are committed to providing a full spectrum of 24 hour medical care through the university clinic and MAHEC's specialty clinics including OB/GYN services, Sports Medicine, and Dermatology Clinic.
You may report to Mission Hospital Emergency Department located at 509 Biltmore Avenue, or call local emergency services by dialing 911.
For Mental Health
Students who are experiencing a psychological emergency can call Campus Police at 828.251.6710 and request to speak with the emergency crisis counselor. You may also choose to contact Mobile Crisis at 1.888.573.1006.
We are open regardless of inclement weather. Please note we are closed over university holidays.