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Health and Wellbeing

Crisis Hotlines

Carruth Center for Counseling and Psychological Services

  •   University Resource, on-campus, Evansdale
  •    304-293-4431 (24/7)

The WVU Carruth Center offers a 24/7 crisis hotline to assist current students in mental health crisis. If during business hours while the University is open, students can drop in to the Center to receive support without an appointment if they are in crisis.

Title IX

  • University Resource, off-campus, Evansdale
  • 304-906-9930 Anonymous Hotline (24/7)

If you believe you've experienced a Title IX, discrimination, or harassment incident and need immediate support or have questions, you can call the 24/7 anonymous on-call line. To file an anonymous report, contact the Director of Equity Assurance/Title IX Coordinator , James Goins Jr., at 304-29 3-5600 or .

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States. The Lifeline is comprised of a national network of over 150 local crisis centers, combining custom local care and resources with national standards and best practices.

Valley Healthcare System

Valley HealthCare System's crisis services operate 24 hours per day for those individuals that are having difficulty coping with life's problems daily. Valley offers a wide range of services for adolescents, adults and families who are experiencing problems and are unable to cope without assistance.

Crisis Text Line

  •   Public Resource, off-campus
  •    Text WVU to 741741 (24/7)

The Crisis Text Line is a free, 24/7 service that provides trained crisis counselors to speak with you via text message regarding any type of crisis.

The Rape And Domestic Violence Information Center (RDVIC)

RDVIC provides services for individuals who need immediate assistance due to domestic violence, rape, intimate partner violence, and other life-threatening situations. They have an emergency hotline, a safehouse, advocates, crisis counseling, and much more. Call 24/7 for assistance or guidance. 

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline

The Disaster Distress Helpline of SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. The Disaster Distress Helpline puts people in need of counseling on the path to recovery. Their staff members provide counseling and support before, during, and after disasters and refer people to local disaster-related resources for follow-up care and support.


J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital

Morgantown Area Hospital

J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital is the flagship hospital in the WVU Medicine system and nearest hospital to campus. They provide primary care, in-patient, and emergency services (level 1 trauma center). They additionally host several specialized institutes: WVU Cancer Institute, WVU Critical Care and Trauma Institute, WVU Eye Institute, WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, and the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute. Please note that although WVU Medicine is affiliated with West Virginia University, medical records are confidential per HIPAA guidelines.

Monongalia Health Medical Center

Morgantown Area Hospital

Mon Health Medical Center (formerly Monongalia General Hospital) is the flagship facility for Mon Health. It provides primary care, surgical specializations, and emergency care.


Campus and Community Life Assistance

  •   University Resource, On Campus, Downtown Morgantown
  •    304-293-5611

Students experiencing an illness or injury that necessitates a hospital stay may benefit from working with the Advocacy Center. We can assist by helping students to understand the academic absence policies and options, developing a plan to catch up on school work, and assure that the student is aware of available resources for recovery and return to classes. We encourage students that miss class to speak with their instructors directly; however, if the student is finding difficulty with navigating the absence policies or expressing themselves, we are happy to meet with the student and provide help in these areas. Students may be eligible for accommodations pertaining to academics, on-campus housing, or transportation as outlined by the Office of Accessibility Services

Mental Health Services

Carruth Center for Counseling and Psychological Services

On-Campus counseling Services

  •   University Resource, on-campus, Evansdale
  •   304-293-4431 (24/7) 

Carruth Center provides short-term counseling and crisis support for enrolled students. Service format includes individual, couples, group, and drug/alcohol counseling for a wide range of student concerns. Psycho-educational groups and outreach programs are also a great option for students that want to learn more about themselves and mental health. Students can call or request an appointment online or utilize the drop in clinic to be seen without an appointment if they are experiencing immediate psychological crisis.

Healthy Minds University

Healthy Minds University (HMU) serves students with longer term counseling and psychiatric (medication) care needs. HMU is a collaboration between WVU Medicine and WVU Carruth Center and utilizes insurance for billing and payment.

Community Mental Health Provider Referrals

The Carruth Center for Counseling and Psychological Services provides a composite list of community therapists, psychiatric (medication management), support groups, and AHDH or Learning Disability evaluation providers. Additional resources are included on that page to help you find the best provider fit and check for insurance coverage.

Physical Health Services

WVU Medicine Student Health/Urgent Care

primary care for students

  •   University & Public Resource, on-campus, Evansdale
  • 304-285-7200

Student Health provides healthcare for students throughout their time at West Virginia University with services that include: wellness visits, on-site x-rays, lab services, vaccinations and the travel medicine services, and more. Student Health is also an urgent care clinic for individuals who need immediate medical assistance.

Milan Puskar Health Right

Primary Care Services

Milan Puskar Health Right is a free clinic that provides services for residents of West Virginia who are low-income uninsured or underinsured. Services encompass primary and mental health care, medication assistance, limited dental care, and specialty clinics (diabetes, pulmonary, infectious disease, cardiology, psychiatry, women's health, and HIV testing). To determine if you are eligible to receive services at this location, call for a phone screening.

Monongalia County Health Department

clinical and social services

  •   Public Resource, off-campus, Evansdale
  •    304-598-5131

The Monongalia County Health Department offers a wide range of services (e.g., dentistry, infectious disease prevention and response, and family support programs). Visit the website and choose from the index list to best direct yourself towards the service you need. Services are typically at a reduced cost and are available to individuals who are in-state or out-of-state residents.

Screening Services

Mental Health America

Mental Health Screening

Mental Health America (MHA) offers an online screening program aimed at providing a collection of free, confidential, anonymous, and validated screening tools to help individuals understand and learn more about their mental health. The screening helps you learn about your mental health, gives you tips to improve mental health, offers treatment recommendations, and provides opportunities for you to connect with other people who experience similar situations. Visit their website to participate in the screening.

Center for Collegiate Mental Health

Mental Health Screening

  • Public Resource

Carruth Center offers a free, anonymous mental health screener for WVU students. The brief screener covers mental health areas such as depression, anxiety, academic distress, eating concerns, frustration level, family stress and alcohol use.

Additional Referral Databases and Helplines

West Virginia 211

  • Public Resource
  • 211

West Virginia 211 is a collaborative effort to provide health and human services available state-wide. This resource is robust and maintained by various invested agencies. Individuals can search for relevant resources through an online search or obtain information by calling 211.

First Choice Services Helplines

  •  Public resource, off campus

First Choice Services operates numerous behavioral health and social services helplines to support various needs such as tobacco cessation, connection to peer recovery coaches, and navigating connection to Medicaid.

Prescription Assistance

Good Rx


GoodRx can help find discounts and compare prices of your prescription medications. GoodRx is free to use and can be used in conjunction with or instead of insurance.

Christian Help


  •   Public Resource, off-campus, Downtown
  •    304-296-0221

The prescription assistance program is intended to help individuals obtain medication at a reasonable cost. Qualifications include having to live in Mon or Preston Counties and having not had healthcare or healthcare assistance in the last 6 months to a year. Prescriptions must be called into the Waterfront Pharmacy or the POC at Ruby Memorial. They will only assist with up to $75.00 every 6 months and the individual is responsible for any remaining balance.

Milan Puskar Health Right

medication assistance

  •   Public Resource, off-campus, Downtown
  •    304-292-8234

Milan Puskar Health Right provides medication assistance for individuals who have no existing medical insurance, including Medicaid. This assistance is for individuals who are WV residents, and eligibility is based on the comparison of monthly household income (before tax) to the number of individuals living in the home. To receive assistance, you must first go to their office and participate in a short screening to determine eligibility.

National Prescription Savings Network

National Prescription Assistance

NPSN is a free service that provides individuals with discounts on prescriptions medications. These discounts can be used instead of your medical insurance, or if you do not have medical insurance. To apply for a prescription discount card, go online to the link above or call their 24/7 number. Pharmacies that accept these discounts in our local area include: Rite Aid, Target, Giant Eagle, Kroger, and Walgreens.