Student Health and Wellness

We know you need to be healthy and happy to get the most out of your college life. If you should find yourself under the weather or in need of any other help, there are a number of resources available to you.

Counseling Services

Counseling Services at Michigan Tech is here to help you gain perspective and be successful both personally and academically. Professional staff at Counseling Services is composed of licensed therapists who possess both academic and personal counseling training and skills. Services are free and confidential and are provided by licensed professional staff.

For information or an appointment, call 906-487-2538 or email Twenty-four-hour emergency services are available—simply call Public Safety and Police Services at 906-487-2216 and ask for the counselor on call.


It is recommended that you receive the following vaccinations before coming to Michigan Tech:

  • Meningococcal vaccine
  • Tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis vaccine (the primary series and a booster within the last ten years)
  • Measles vaccine series (two doses) or the Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine series
  • Varicella vaccine (two doses if you have not had chicken pox)
  • Hepatitis A vaccine
  • Hepatitis B vaccine series (three doses)

In addition, we recommend that you receive a flu shot in October or November. Flu shot clinics are available on campus. For more information about immunizations, see the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website.

Portage Health

Students have immediate access to healthcare services at the Portage Health University Center, which is attached to the Student Development Complex on campus. The clinic has student walk-in hours every weekday in the morning and afternoon.

Immediate care is available at Portage Health Express Care on Sharon Avenue, less than three miles from campus. Emergency services are available at the Portage Health Trauma Center in Hancock. Visit Portage Health’s student information page for additional details.

For more information about healthcare providers in the area, visit Portage Health or Aspirus Keweenaw.

Student Health Insurance

We recommend that all students have health insurance coverage. The Student Insurance Office at Michigan Tech offers health insurance to currently enrolled students, covering basic medical care and hospitalization. Spouses and children of students are eligible for enrollment.

Student Health and Wellness

Michigan Tech Wellness is a student initiative that provides programming and workshops about a variety of wellness issues: nutrition and healthy eating, physical activity, alcohol and drug education, sexual health, and more. They also coordinate healthy events such as the Bigfoot Snowshoe and annual blood drive. Learn more about student wellness programs, and find out how you can get involved.