At Viterbo University health services, our goal is to enhance the learning experience of each student by promoting the wellness of the entire university. We strive to:
Require and enforce health regulations.
- Have a documented healthy campus by requiring completed immunization records on file.
- Offer health services for minor illnesses or injuries and assessment of health status.
- Make referrals to health care providers as needed.
- Provide health information and materials to enable the students to make informed decisions and empower them to be self-directed in the use of health care facilities.
Health services is staffed by a full-time registered nurse who is here to provide you with the best possible care.
Do you have a health question? ASK THE NURSE
Sue Danielson, RN
Director of Health Services
900 Viterbo Drive
La Crosse, WI 54601
Hours of Operation:
Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m. when classes are in session.
Closed on weekends and holidays.
Sometimes you need emotional support after hours. Hopeline can help! Hopeline is a text message support resource that is free and easy to use.
If Health Services is closed and you need to be seen by a health care provider, here are the available resources in our area:
Mayo Clinic Health System Urgent Care
700 West Avenue South, La Crosse, WI 54601
Hours: 6 a.m. – midnight every day of the week
Family Health Clinic of La Crosse
815 South 10th Street, La Crosse, WI 54601
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Friday 7 a.ma – 5 p.m.
Same day services usually available by appointment. Identify yourself as VU student when calling.
Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center Urgent Care
1900 South Avenue, La Crosse, WI 54601
608-782-7300 ext. 52192
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m.-7p.m.
Holidays: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Nurse Advisor Line: 608-775-4454. 1-800-858-1050
Gundersen Lutheran Express Care
La Crosse- Inside Festival Foods, Village Shopping Center, 2500 State Road 33, La Crosse
Onalaska- Inside Festival Foods, Crossing Meadows Shopping Center
Hours: Monday-Friday. 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Cost: $62 and insurance is accepted.
St. Clare Health Mission Clinic
916 Ferry, La Crosse, WI 54601
Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m
Serves those persons without insurance and financial guidelines do apply.
Located in the Breidenbach Wellness Center, 1526 Rose Street, La Crosse, WI 54603
Hours: Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m. to Noon
Pay at the time of services.
In Case of Emergency
There is access to Franciscan Skemp Healthcare and emergency services located within one block of the campus or Gundersen Medical Center, 1910 South Avenue, or call 911. All doctor and hospital fees incurred are the responsibility of the student. If you have insurance, bring your card with you to your appointment.
Students - Are you feeling sad or depressed, trouble sleeping? Maybe Light Therapy can help. Light Therapy is artificial exposure to light that compensates for the lack of exposure to sunlight, usually during the winter months. It is used to treat SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), other types of depression, insomnia and jet lag. Light therapy can help reset your “internal clock” which controls sleeping and waking.
It is easy to use:
- Only 15–30 minutes per day
- Sit approximately 12–23 inches from the light. Do not look directly into the light.
- Do homework, read a book, relax and soak it in!
- Check out the Light Therapy lamp in the Library.