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 well-being, academic productivity, and happiness.
The no-cost mental health services at UHS include individual, couple/partner, group counseling, stress management, and psychiatry services. Most importantly, there’s a system in place so students can immediately speak with someone if they are in crisis.
Mental Health Services is committed to creating an environment that honors our values of multicultural and multi-disciplinary practices that allow our diverse student body to access care and receive high-quality mental health services.
Services for students
- Getting started
- 24-hour crisis services
- Individual counseling
- Couple/partner counseling
- Group counseling
- Let's Talk
- Psychiatry services
- Alcohol and other drug assessment
- Disordered eating assessment and treatment
- Personal wellness
Services for faculty/staff and parents
Eligibility and Costs
Our services are confidential, and any enrolled UW undergraduate or graduate student is eligible. There is no charge to students for our counseling sessions, because our services are paid through tuition and fees.
Mental health services are offered to students on a limited basis in order to offer support and access to all UW-Madison students. If you need urgent, long-term, or specialized treatment, UHS may suggest an outside community provider (learn more).
In keeping with UHS’s respect for diversity, our experienced staff is committed to understanding and respecting every individual who comes through our doors. We know that many students have never been to a mental health counselor before, and we’re happy to explain the process and answer any questions you may have.