Health, Counseling, and Student Wellness

Northern Kentucky University is proud to be an institutional member of the American College Health Association.


Dr. Anderson


Welcome to Northern Kentucky University! Hopefully this is an exciting time for you. However, the transitions that are taking place in your life can be overwhelming at times. To ease some of the worries you may have, I wanted to share some information about the Health, Counseling & Student Wellness (HCSW) office. The staff of Health, Counseling & Student Wellness is dedicated to helping students, faculty and staff achieve and maintain optimal levels of physical, mental and emotional health. We are committed to meeting the health care needs of a diverse population while treating each individual with dignity.

At HCSW, our highly trained staff offers a variety of services to the NKU community. Health services such as treatment of acute illnesses and injuries, treatment of chronic diseases, physical exams, allergy shots, well-woman exams, birth control, sexually transmitted illness testing, and vaccinations are available. Counseling, psychological assessments, and health education including drug and alcohol prevention services are also available. If we are not able to meet your individual needs, we can refer you to a local health care provider or facility that would be appropriate.

Our services are offered on campus in the University Center (4th floor-same building as the bookstore) which is a convenient location for students, faculty and staff. Enrolled students, faculty or staff can visit our Registered Nurses for free without an appointment. If a more in-depth exam or prescriptions are needed, you can see our nurse practitioner by appointment. If psychological assessment or therapy is desired- clinicians and psychologists are available daily. We can bill most major health insurance plans or we have low out of pockets fees.

Please take some time to explore our website so you can learn more about our services and contact us at 859-572-5650 if you have any questions. If there is anything I can do to help with your mental or physical health care while you are at NKU, please let me know. You can contact me at I hope you have a healthy and successful year!


Benjamin Anderson Psy.D

Director of Health, Counseling and Student Wellness

Departmental Contact

Nunn Drive
University Center 440
Highland Heights,  KY 41099

Phone:  859-572-5650
Fax:  859-572-5615

Hours:  8:30-4:30 Monday- Friday

Allied zone
the NVP center