UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICES
While UHS offers many services addressing all kinds of care needs (including COVID testing and flu shots) we want to focus on mental health this time of year. October brings exams, projects, homework, the social justice issues we are confronting differently, and a pandemic. It can be a lot, we know, so please be sure to take care of yourself. Read below to find out how you can take care and take this all one step at a time.
All UW Madison students can access UHS services.
If you are a student new to using UHS, that’s fine! They are taking on new students via an Access Appointment. Click this link to see a bit more about what this appointment will look like, what questions they will ask, and how they can help right away.
To learn how to set up this mental health appointment, follow this link for a tutorial and quick prep to get the most out of your meeting! If speaking with a professional is more formal than what you’re looking for, check out UHS’s “Let’s Talk” sessions that resemble a drop-in experience. Keep in mind there certain days for specific counselors and topics, so if you wanted to be specific, check the dates!
As always, for very immediate needs you can always access SilverCloud for guidance on how to handle a distressing situation. If you want to talk to someone right away, call the Crisis Line (608-265-5600, option 9) or see here.
We are here for you, too. While we are not professional counselors by any means we are human beings- and sometimes you just have to talk to someone. So if any of these UHS opportunities seem a bit daunting, take the first step with us.