In regard to health, students can go to the Counseling, Health, & Wellness Center located in the Wheelock Student Center. During flu season and when a bug finds its way around campus, it is relatively difficult to get an appointment right away. Students don't have to pay for appointments, but if they need any medication, tests, shots, or vaccines, they will have to use their own insurance to cover the costs. CHWS also provides therapy groups for the LGBT community and grief counseling, as well as counseling sessions for free. If a student athlete is injured during the season and needs treatment outside of the training staff, the school will cover whatever expenses are left after the primary insurance is used.
On the topic of security, although Tacoma has a bad reputation for being somewhat dangerous, it is not even in the Top 100 most dangerous cities in the country. It is just like any other city, with the same amount of crime, none of which infiltrates the UPS bubble. The University's campus is extremely safe, with only the occasional theft. There are emergency phones on the blue-light security booths located on many walkways. Security Services is available 24 hours, and students are able to call for escorted rides to and from campus. Not many know about this, but it is helpful when it is raining profusely and you want to get home from a party.