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Free & Confidential

VCSU is proud to provide our students with well-rounded health services, encompassing every aspect from mental, to physical, and emotional health. Taking care of yourself is critical to a successful college career and we’ll give you the tools and services you need to make that happen.

VCSU offers multiple support for students including counseling and health services. These services are free and confidential for students.

Counseling Services

Our mission in Counseling Services is to enhance personal growth, academic success, and lifelong learning. We strive to meet the mental health needs of the students, staff, and faculty by providing preventative health care, individual and group counseling, consulting, workshops, and education. Counselor Kelsie Carter talks with a client in the counseling office at Valley City State University

VCSU Counseling Services are free and confidential for enrolled students. Your information will not be disclosed to anyone outside of the Counseling Services office except in outstanding situations. We conduct free anxiety, depression, and alcohol assessments and free diagnostic screenings and referrals.

Student concerns may involve:

  • Relationships with others
  • Unpleasant feelings
  • Life decisions
  • Values clarification
  • Study problems
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Eating disorders
  • Sexual identity issues
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Grief
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Other general topics

Appointments can be made by contacting the Counseling Service office by phone at (701) 845.7427 or (701) 845.7424, stopping by the office in McFarland 424 or 425, or by emailing

The North Dakota University System (NDUS) is pleased to offer health insurance coverage to international NDUS students through United Healthcare insurance company. Domestic students (i.e. American citizens) are not required by the NDUS to carry coverage; however, the Affordable Care Act does require that you carry some sort of health insurance.

To learn more about these plans or to enroll, please contact the Business Office. Visit the NDUS website to learn more about coverage options and eligibility requirements.

Business Office
Gabrielle Biewer
(701) 845-7236

Meet our Counseling Services Staff

Student Health Services

The mission of VCSU’s Student Health Services is to help each student achieve maximum physical health so that each student can participate fully in the educational and person growth opportunities offered at VCSU.

The VCSU Health Services office works in a spirit of collaboration within the Division of Student Affairs to support individual responsibility, personal growth, and wellness of all members of the VCSU community.

For a complete list of services or to have any questions answered, please contact our Health Services office at (701) 845-7305.

VCSU Health Services are free and confidential for enrolled students.

Services include:

  • Primary assessment and treatment of minor illnesses and injuries, suture removal, referrals to clinics when indicated
  • Over-the-counter medications, limited medical supplies
  • Smoking/vaping/chew cessation education
  • Sexual health education
  • Monitoring of chronic health conditions
  • Referrals to local and campus resources as needed

Meet our Student Health Services Staff