Wellness & Counseling
We recognize and honor the college experience as an important time in life, and take a holistic view of supporting all aspects of our student's well-being.
Health Insurance and Access to Care
PNCA’s health services include insurance for all students enrolled for six credits or more. Students already covered by a health insurance policy can waive out of PNCA’s policy. Students not covered will be automatically enrolled in PacificSource and the annual premium will be charged to their student accounts. Here is a list of PNCA Student health insurance benefits at a glance (PDF) PNCA has a close working relationship with nearby clinics for students needing immediate medical attention.
Office of Student Life sponsors wellness programming throughout the school year, including lunchtime chats with health practitioners, yoga classes, flu shot clinics, stress management groups, bike safety workshops, and meditation times.
PNCA invites students to participate in up to 10 counseling sessions per academic year at no additional expense. The Counseling Center’s caring and experienced staff assists many students over the course of each year with transition and adjustment issues as well as more long-term mental health challenges.
Students enrolled in the PNCA student health insurance program also have partially funded professional mental health coverage with other therapists in the Portland area.