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Mental Health

Mental Health Services is here to support you virtually.

We recognize this is a tough time for many, to hold the anxieties and stressors associated with this pandemic, while also balancing roles of students, employees, and family members. MHS will continue to support you virtually. All services are remote at this time. Click below to view an updated list of our services.

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Current available services

Students currently outside of Wisconsin

Due to professional licensure requirements, Mental Health Services is not able to provide counseling treatment to students who are physically outside of the state of Wisconsin. There are still many resources available to you:

  • Let’s Talk – Sign up for a brief one-on-one consultation with a MHS staff member.
  • Workshops – Go to “Groups Open to All Students”
  • SilverCloud – Self-guided mental health resources available 24/7
  • You@Wisc– Personalized tools for everything from mental and physical health, to friendships and finding balance.
  • Our 24-hour crisis line continues to be available to all students, regardless of location: 608-265-5600 (option 9).

You may also choose to schedule an access appointment for assistance finding local mental health resources.

Our 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. We also offer 24/7 crisis services. Psychiatry services are also available for medication management.

Meet our mental health staff

Group Counseling

View the Mental Health Services brochure

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Eligibility and Costs

Our services are confidential, and any enrolled UW-Madison student is eligible. There is no charge to students for mental health care at UHS because our services are paid for through tuition and fees. Students who complete spring semester but are not enrolled in summer courses are able to pay a Summer Health Fee to maintain access to services at UHS during the summer semester.

Read our informed participation agreement as well as informed consent for telemental health.

Every new client starts with a phone screening to collaboratively determine your needs and connect you to the best resources. There is no charge for this appointment. To schedule an Access Appointment phone screening, call 608-265-5600 (option 2) or log on to MyUHS for 24-hour web appointment booking.

Our Access providers will gladly assist you in connecting with care and resources, whether that is in your local community or here at UHS.  Our ability to connect you at UHS may vary depending on your current location, but our Access providers will guide you through what options may be available and collaboratively develop a plan with you to get you connected to support.

24-Hour Crisis Line

608-265-5600 (option 9)


Call 608-265-5600

If you would like to reserve a private campus space for your telemental health appointment, there are options in residence halls and libraries. First, book your MHS appointment and then reserve a space.

Telehealth Appointment Tutorial

Get support on your time. Explore our digital tools.

SilverCloud App YOU@WISC Connecting Badgers Podcast

Tools, Workshops, and Outreach

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Grief Resources

Let's Play

Let’s Play is a chance for students, faculty, and staff to come together to re-invest in self-care and celebrate the importance of play with field day activities, while also receiving information about wellness resources.

Let's Talk

Let’s Talk provides free drop-in consultations at locations around campus for UW–Madison students. View the website to see a full schedule.

Outreach Services

Mental Health Services provides outreach programs that—in collaboration with campus partners—engage students outside of the main 333 East Campus Mall clinic.

• Processing Spaces
• Badger Support Network
• Hearts and Crafts
• Health Ambassadors

Student Success Workshops

A series of classes focused on study techniques:

• Make the most of your time
• Focus your attention
• Taking down test anxiety

Sign up today!

Thrive Workshops

Sign up online for classes designed to enhance your life at UW:

• Situationships
• What actually makes people happy
• Information overload: managing bad news

Sign up today:

A commitment to diversity and inclusion

UHS holds a strong commitment to the diverse UW–Madison community and promoting social justice. Our experienced staff is committed to understanding and respecting every individual. There are many places on campus to go for support if you’ve been the target of actions of hate and/or bias; report an incident of hate and/or bias on campus online.