Wardenburg building

About

Wardenburg Health Services is the primary health care resource for CU Boulder students. Through comprehensive care and education we strive to give students the skills and knowledge they need to develop healthy life-long habits.

Division of Student Affairs

As part of the Division of Student Affairs, we value the diverse backgrounds, histories, identities and life experiences of every member of our community. We strive toward inclusive excellence in making our policies, processes, and actions socially just and equitable. We celebrate and embrace differences. We are committed to welcoming and including diverse groups and perspectives in building a climate in which all members can thrive in an environment where they feel at home, welcome and safe.

For more information about the division click here.

Our Services

All of our services are provided conveniently on campus:

Free Resources

We offer a variety of resources for all fee-paying students. For a list of resources click here.

Locations and Parking

We have services in several locations on campus including Wardenburg Health Center, the Health and Counseling Clinic at Village Center located in Williams Village, the Rec Center, and the Center for Community (C4C).

For maps and parking information click here.

Insurance

All students can access Wardenburg services regardless of health insurance coverage; however, we do not bill any health plans other than the CU Gold Health Insurance Plan and the Campus Care Supplement. 

Students with the Gold Plan:
Most services provided by Wardenburg Health Services are covered. 
For details on your plan coverage click here.

Students with the Campus Care Supplement:
The Campus Care Supplement covers basic primary care provided by Wardenburg Health Services. 
For details on your plan coverage click here.

Students with third-party insurance: 
All students can access Wardenburg services regardless of health insurance coverage; however, we do not bill any health plans other than the CU Gold and Campus Care Plans. 

For students who do not have either of the university plans, visits are comparable to those of similar services in the community and are billed directly to the student. Costs vary based on the type and severity of the visit. 

Wardenburg Health Services is typically an out-of-network provider for most insurance plans so we encourage students to contact their insurance provider to find out if they will cover visits to Wardenburg.

A detailed billing statement can be provided for those seeking reimbursement from their insurance provider.

Billing and Payments

For services that are not covered by either of the university plans and for students with third-party insurance, a bill will be mailed to the student's mailing address on file as well as emailed to their colorado.edu email address.

Payments can be made in person, by phone, by mail, or online by logging in to the MyCUHealth Patient Portal.

We accept cash, check, or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover).

Mailing Address:
Wardenburg Health Center
119 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309

Late Payments

If the payment deadline is not met, the student's remaining balance will be transferred to the Bursar’s Office with a late fee or will be turned over to collections for non-enrolled students.

Please review and update your contact information when checking in for your next Wardenburg appointment to ensure your bill goes to the correct address. 

We recommend students familiarize themselves with our processes before their first visit:

Scheduling an Appointment
Most visits require an appointment scheduled in advance. Sameday appointments are often available in our Medical Clinic.
For appointment information click here.

Checking in
For first-time visits, we recommend students arrive 15 minutes early to check-in at one of the kiosks in the specific department to complete their health forms. 

Canceling an Appointment
Appointments must be canceled by 5PM the business day before the appointment (at least 24 hours in advance for CAPS appointments) and can only be canceled by phone. 

Missed appointments and late cancellations will result in a fee (see individual clinic for more details).

MyCUHealth Patient Portal
Students can log in to the MyCUHealth Patient Portal with their IdentiKey username and password to schedule an appointment, securely message with their health care provider, upload proof of immunization, view and pay bills and more.

Our team of health care providers understands and is committed to the unique health concerns of our student population, making us an unparalleled source of advocacy for student wellness at CU Boulder.

For a list of our providers click here.

Wardenburg Health Services is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

Our laboratory is accredited by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA).

The mission of the Student Health Board is to provide student input into the operations of Wardenburg Health Services in order to represent students and positively influence campus health.

For more information click here.

Contact Us
 WardSHB@colorado.edu

On a visit to the campus for homecoming ceremonies in 1955, when Frederick Wardenburg received an Alumni Recognition Award, he and his wife, Effie, expressed a desire to show their appreciation to the university. They presented the university with a gift of $1,000,000 intended to enlarge the student health facilities. On October 17, 1959, Fred and Effie Wardenburg – who met at CU as students (and graduated in 1900 and 1902, respectively) – attended the dedication of a student health center named in their honor. At the cornerstone-laying ceremony, Fred commented, “You might say this is just in appreciation of what we feel the university did in preparing us for a profession and bringing us together in a marriage that has lasted 55 years.”

The new Wardenburg Health Center included an outpatient clinic, a 53-bed modern hospital, an emergency room, x-ray technology, a physical therapy department, and offices and exam rooms for eight physicians. It provided students with every medical service except major surgery, which was performed in Boulder hospitals. A pharmacy, the Apothecary, was part of the UCHSC School of Pharmacy, and it provided prescription-filling services for students. A cafeteria on the first floor was popular with employees and other members of the university until it closed in the 1980s.

Over the years as the campus grew and student health needs evolved, so did Wardenburg Health Center’s services. Renovations turned the hospital and cafeteria into additional clinic space. Technological advancements were implemented – starting with basic computer systems leading up to digital radiography and electronic health records.

Today the health center is just one piece of a student health network which provides services to students across the campus. Our additional locations include services in the Wellness Suite at student Recreation Center and the Health and Counseling Clinic at Williams Village. As of 2017, Wardenburg Health Services employs over 160 staff members and has more than 80,000 patient visits per year.