Health, Mental Health, and Family Resources

Crisis Services

University Health – Mental Health Services

Crisis line: (608) 265-5600, option 9    Available 24/7

To speak to someone during business hours: (608) 265-5600, option 2

Offers an open, safe, and confidential environment to help students through issues that may interfere
with their well-being, academic productivity, and happiness.

UHS Mental Health Services

Journey Mental Health Center

Mental Health Emergency: (608) 280-2600

To Schedule an Appointment: (608) 280-2720

For non-UW partners/friends/roommates or if you would like
to talk to someone not affiliated with UW

Journey Mental Health Center

University Health Services - UHS

About

University Health Services is the UW–Madison student health center. With a mission to enhance learning and student success by promoting, protecting, and restoring health and wellbeing, UHS is dedicated to providing high-quality health care, prevention, and mental health services.

University Health Services – Home Page

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Medical Services

Medical Services
University Health Services offers high-quality medical care to all UW–Madison students. Most fee-based services at UHS are covered at no cost for members of the UW–Madison Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP).

Mental Health

Mental Health
UHS mental health providers understand the complexities of student life and offer an open, safe, and confidential environment to help students through issues that may interfere with their development, well-being, and academic productivity.

UHS’s no-cost mental health services include individual, couple/partner, group counseling, outreach programming, and stress management. They also offer 24/7 crisis services. Psychiatry services are also available for medication management.

Prevention

Prevention
The Prevention and Campus Health Initiatives unit provides population-based prevention and health promotion strategy to the UW–Madison community. UHS prevention professionals work to address important campus health issues such as sexual and relationship violence, substance abuse, suicide, and wellness through a health equity and social justice lens.

Recovery Resources

Recovery Resources
For many people, community and social support is an essential part of recovery from substance abuse. With current social distancing and higher stress levels, continued social connectedness to maintain recovery is critically important. What can you do when your regular support networks shut down to stop the spread of COVID-19? The recovery community has created ways people can find support, demonstrating love and concern for each other during this stressful time. Remember: You are not alone, and countless others know exactly what you’re going through.

Student Health Insurance Plan

Student Health Insurance Plan
The Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) provides comprehensive health coverage for UW–Madison students and scholars.

Survivor Services

Survivor Services
UHS Survivor Services provides free, confidential support services to UW–Madison student survivors of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, and/or stalking. Providers and advocacy staff can provide emotional support, individual and group counseling, assistance with requesting academic and housing accommodations, information about reporting options, and support survivors in determining what is most helpful for them. Read these FAQs for more information. For a comprehensive guide to rights and resources for survivors of sexual and relationship violence, access the UW-Madison Sexual Misconduct Resource and Response Guide.

MyUHS

Login to MyUHS HERE

Additional University Health Resources

Wellness Services

Let’s Talk

Let’s Talk is a UHS program that provides no-cost, informal, confidential consultations around campus and virtually. Sign up for a Let’s Talk session HERE

SilverCloud

SilverCloud is an online, self-guided, interactive mental health resource that provides accessible cognitive behavioral interventions. Learning modules address anxiety, depression, body image, stress, sleep, and resilience.

THRIVE Workshop Series

These virtual workshops are designed to share tips and tools for thriving at UW. View the schedule of workshops and register HERE

YOU@WISC

YOU@Wisc is a connection portal with tools, content, and resources specific to UW–Madison life designed to build resilience and foster campus connections. Faculty and staff can also access the YOU@WISC portal with a valid NetID.

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Anti-racism Resources

Badger Support Network

The Badger Support Network (BSN) is a student organization that fundamentally works to de-stigmatize mental health through peer-facilitated groups and bi-weekly community events.

Connection

Entertainment & Learning

Food Assistance

USH Food Assistance Page

Beyond the costs of tuition and books, day-to-day expenses like food, clothing, and rent can make it challenging for students to make ends meet. The resources and student organizations listed on this page are available at no cost to all students. There is no requirement to prove need or affiliation with  any groups listed.

Identity Specific Resources

Mental Health Videos

UHS has a library of mental health videos that can be accessed HERE.

On-demand Fitness

Outreach

Mental Health Services provides outreach programs that—in collaboration with campus partners—engage students outside of the main 333 East Campus Mall clinic. Meeting students in locations where they study, work, and live breaks down barriers to care and normalizes having conversations with a counselor.

Outreach Programs

Sleep

Stress Management

To help promote and restore health and well-being, UHS offer individual stress management sessions.

During the session, a student meets with a health-orientated provider to review goals and develop a plan of action. A typical 45 to 50 minute session may include:

  • learning a brief mind/body relaxation exercise for immediate relief
  • using a mindfulness-based approach for prevention and improved focus
  • receiving specific electronic and print resources for self-care
  • designing a plan on which to act
  • scheduling follow-up sessions as needed to track progress

Students who are not already seeing a UHS provider and are interested in a stress management appointment should come to the reception desk of the UHS counseling service (333 East Campus Mall, 7th floor) any time between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, for a consultation.

Suicide Prevention Training for UW-Madison Students

This suicide prevention training builds capacity in UW–Madison students to intervene and offer support for their friends and peers. This multi-part program can be done at your own pace and includes modules on foundations, recognizing warning signs, responding effectively, referring to resources, and includes scenarios for practice. This training is not a form of counseling or support for students in distress. Read more about the mental health services available for UW–Madison students.

If you have questions or comments about the training, email suicideprevention@uhs.wisc.edu

Click here to access the program

Yoga & Meditation

Yoga

Recreation & Wellbeing offers indoor and outdoor yoga classes on campus as part of their group fitness program. Purchase a Group Fitness Pass for unlimited access to classes and all other Recwell group fitness classes.

Online Yoga 
Yoga with Adrienne (Youtube)
Ekhart Yoga + Meditation

Meditation

Meditation is an evidenced-based method for increasing concentration and mental clarity, and helping to induce positive states of relaxation and well-being.

Online Guided Meditation
Calm App with COVID-19 Coping
The Honest Guys Guided Meditation
UHS Guided Meditation

Family Resources

Office of Child Care and Family Resources

The Office of Child Care and Family Resources promotes the academic and professional goals of the University of Wisconsin community through the administration of early education and family support programs. OCCFR supports collaborations between and among campus child care centers to afford access for families and to ensure excellence and quality programs for those served. OCCFR provides outreach, teaching, and research to support the greater goals of the University of Wisconsin.

Child Care Financial Assistance
For UW Madison Students
For UW Madison Faculty and Staff
Community Assistance