Resources For Phoenix Students

No matter where you study, Creighton provides support to make sure your out-of-the-classroom experience sets you up for success. Whether you need to connect with staff in Omaha, or you need Phoenix-specific support, these resources are available to you.

The Help Someone form exists to share concerns about students attending Creighton’s Phoenix Health Sciences Campus. This form is also available to help students in need of additional support.

This form may be used to request support or express concern for others or for yourself. To submit a request for support, report a concern, or report misconduct, please use this online reporting form.

Medical Care

Preferred clinic for primary care and immunizations:

    3141 N 3rd Ave, Ste 100
    Phoenix, AZ 85013
    (Call 602-512-3050 and identify yourself as a Creighton student)
    (Bring Creighton ID and insurance card)

Preferred Provider for Urgent Care:



Creighton has immunization requirements for all students registered for classes on campus to protect the health and well-being of our campus community. All students must have immunization requirements completed and uploaded to the BirdHouse health portal and records verified by the Student Health Education and Compliance Office. For instructions and a full list of immunization requirements, click here.

Health Insurance

Creighton requires that all full-time students (Undergraduate = 12 credits/semester; Graduate = 8 credits/semester) be covered by a comprehensive health insurance plan for the entire academic year. New and returning students are auto-enrolled in the University-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan. If you already have a comprehensive insurance plan, you must waive the coverage through the NEST. For more information, click here.

Creighton Health and Immunization Requirements Portfolio

The Creighton Health and Immunization Requirements Portfolio (CHIRP) is a personalized and comprehensive document that displays current immunization and clinical onboarding requirements for students. The document is accessible via the BirdHouse health portal

About Student Counseling Services
Creighton’s Student Counseling Services team compassionately addresses student concerns and provides valuable self-care tools. Typical concerns include self-esteem, relationships, stress and anxiety, loneliness, and depression. Counseling services are free and confidential. Student Counseling Services provides a Flexible Care approach to the care of students recognizing that each students’ mental health needs vary in scope and urgency. Counseling records are kept in a private, HIPAA-compliant medical record that is not associated with a student’s academic record.

About Dr. Watkins
Dr. Watkins is available on the Phoenix campus during business hours to provide individual and group counseling, crisis support, educational resources, consultation, and referral services. Dr. Watkins also provides support and education for various mental health topics via workshops and other methods of outreach to help reduce stigma related to mental health and provide valuable self-care knowledge.

After Hours Support
Student Counseling Services provides After-Hours Crisis Counseling support. Students can access this service by calling 402.280.2735 after normal business hours and choosing option 1. Please be advised that information obtained during this call is reviewed for follow-up as needed.

For Students
To make an appointment, call the Omaha office at 402.280.2735 and ask to meet with Dr. Watkins in Phoenix. Please identify yourself as a student at the Phoenix campus. You will be scheduled for a triage/screening appointment with Dr. Watkins to best determine the next steps for your care. You will receive electronic paperwork to be signed, including a Consent to Treat and additional initial paperwork, which you will need to complete and return before your appointment.

For Faculty
Dr. Watkins is available for referral, consultation, or resource assistance. If you would like to refer a student, please complete the Faculty Referral Form, and return it as directed. If you need to refer a student for crisis support, please call 402.280.2735 and request crisis support from Dr. Watkins. The front desk can let you know if she is available and direct your call either to Dr. Watkins or to an Omaha-based provider for triage support until Dr. Watkins is available. Please be aware that services provided by Dr. Watkins to our students are confidential and information may only be released to faculty or staff with the student’s expressed written permission. Dr. Watkins will work with students to be sure that necessary information is relayed to faculty and staff when warranted.

**For emergency mental health care outside of regular service hours, please call 402.280.2735 to be connected to a trained professional at no cost.**

Click here to learn more.

The fitness center on the second floor of the Health Sciences campus is open daily from 6 a.m. to midnight by card access. For questions about the fitness center, please email and

For a semesterly membership fee, Creighton University students may access Arizona State’s Sun Devil Fitness Facilities on all campuses (Downtown, Polytechnic, Tempe, and West). Click here for more information.

View this list on the AllTrails website for recommended hiking areas.

You’re a part of the Phoenix community and a part of the Creighton community. As a member of both, you have certain responsibilities and privileges. As a University, Creighton provides support and resources to foster a community of care and respect.

Student Handbook and Policies

The Creighton University Student Handbook applies to all enrolled students. The handbook contains information that will assist you in understanding your student rights and responsibilities as a member of our academic learning community. Students must also abide by University policies and Student Life policies.

Community Expectations

Choosing to join the Creighton community obligates you to act in a manner that is consistent with these standards of conduct. And, as a Creighton student, you are expected to be a responsible and positive member of all of the community in which you live. Click here to learn more about how to be a good neighbor in your new home.

The John P. Fahey Career Center is committed to assisting students and alumni in exploring purpose and opportunities, developing career-related skills and implementing goals that reflect their unique roles in the world of work and their commitment to a life of service to others.

Whether you’re exploring careers or have a specific direction in mind, the Career Center is available to help throughout the process through career assessments and advising; resumes, cover letters and personal statements; career fairs, recruiting events and alumni networking; internship and job search assistance – including Handshake, Creighton’s online career management system; interview preparation and mock interviews; graduate and professional school guidance.

Explore career resources or schedule a virtual career advising appointment with a Career Advisor.

The Cura Corner, located in the Library, was born from the desire to create a space to promote (in)formal resources and tools for well-being and mindfulness for our learners and overall campus community. Learn more.

For questions about starting a student organization or policies and procedures for current student organizations, click here.

Looking to reserve a room on campus for your Student Organization? If you have been designated as a point-of-contact for your organization’s reservations, complete the 25Live online training module and then follow these steps to make a reservation:

  1. Create your event on your organization’s CU Involved page.
  2. Receive CU Involved approval, which includes your event confirmation number. 
  3. Submit your reservation request through 25Live. When prompted, enter your CU Involved event confirmation number. Reservation requests that do not include this number will be denied.
  4. Receive a reservation confirmation email with your confirmed reservation reference number.

Phoenix Staff

James Nitta, JD
Associate Director for Title IX

Lisa Donkser, LPC

All Division of Student Life Staff

Click here

Contact Us

Division of Student Life
P: 402.280.2775
F: 402.280.4706

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Health Sciences Building
3100 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85012