Services and Resources for Faculty and Staff

University Health Services (UHS) has a range of services to assist UW faculty, instructional staff, advisors, student services staff, and others in their work with students, and to help support a healthy campus environment overall. Please contact us if we can be of assistance to you: 608-265-5600.

Environmental Health Program

Investigates reports of environmental concerns, such as classroom and laboratory air quality and mold in campus buildings; issues required Food Stand Permits and food safety guidelines to registered student organizations operating temporary food stands in campus locations; performs biohazard containment testing and maintenance in research facilities. Read more »

Excuse Policy

UHS does not provide excuses for short-term absences from class or missed deadlines due to acute illness or mental health appointment. This long-standing policy helps us direct our finite resources toward patient care and reflects our respect for students’ privacy. We strongly encourage students to communicate promptly with their instructors if illness interferes with their academic work and to determine what their responsibilities are under those circumstances. Read more »

Flu Shots

UHS coordinates the employee flu shot program offered in the fall semester. UW employees are notified by email when the clinics have been scheduled at locations around campus. Read more »

Mental Health and Prevention Resources

24-Hour Mental Health Crisis Services
If you are ever concerned about a student who seems particularly depressed or distressed, please feel free to call us during business hours for a consultation. We also have mental health crisis intervention services available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for students and for people concerned about students’ mental health: 608-265-5600 (select option 9). Read more »

Consultative and Liaison Services
UHS Counseling and Consultation Services provides consultative services on a wide range of issues for academic departments and non-academic divisions across campus.
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Red Folder Program

Learn to recognize a student in distress; respond to their concerns; and refer them to services on campus. Read more »

Suicide Prevention: UMatter
As an important member of the UW-Madison campus community, you play a part in preventing suicide and promoting the mental health of students. All of our faculty, staff, and TAs have the ability to create a healthy campus climate where students can live and learn successfully. Read more »

Occupational Health

Occupational Health services are dedicated to the continuous improvement of occupational health and safety by serving as a technical and professional resource for the UW-Madison campus community. Services include ergonomics, respiratory protection, bloodborne pathogen training, nose and hearing conservation, reproductive hazards, and prescription safety glasses. Read more »

Occupational Medicine

UHS provides select occupational medicine services to faculty and staff who work in research settings and UW-Madison students. Working closely with Occupational Health, this program is designed for the unique biologic, chemical, and physical hazards found within the research and academic environment. Read more »

Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, and Stalking

If you are concerned about how to help a student who has disclosed a violent experience or would like to learn more about ending this type of violence on campus, visit EVOC.