Student Health Office

Services Offered


Primary Healthcare:
The Certified Nurse Practitioner (CNP) at the Student Health Office provides a variety of services to the students. These services include:

  • evaluation and treatment of minor acute illnesses and injuries
  • monitoring of stable chronic illnesses
  • women’s health care, i.e. annual exams, family planning
  • physical exams for men and women
  • evaluation and treatment for certain mental health issues
  • laboratory tests i.e. blood draws, urine tests, strep, mono and pregnancy tests
  • prescriptions for medications, including refills for ADHD medications with appropriate documentation from the original prescribing physician
  • referrals to local health care providers and services for consultation and/or treatment when required

The Student Health Office commonly recommends over-the-counter (OTC) medications for students, which are available in the “Self Help” area in the SHO waiting room.

Currently there are no prescription medications dispensed from the SHO. There are several oral contraceptive (birth control pill) samples available, though. There is a local pharmacy we utilize that will deliver prescriptions to campus free of charge. This pharmacy is Del Norte Pharmacy http://delnortepharmacy.com/welcome. The phone number for the pharmacy is 505-988-9797. An account needs to be established with the pharmacy for this service.


Mental Health Services:
Counseling Services are also available free of charge for currently enrolled undergraduate students. There are two therapists available, LouRae Woody, LPCC, LMFT and Ellen Elgart, LISW. Students must call these counselors directly to schedule an appointment. The counselors will call students back to schedule appointments. Therapeutic groups will be offered on an as-needed basis.


Graduate students are eligible for an evaluation meeting with an on-campus counselor to facilitate referral to counseling off campus.

"It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others, of measuring one's soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity."
- W.E.B. Du Bois