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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

  • Telemental health appointments are being conducted remotely – over phone or video.
  • We are taking on new clients.  Every new client starts with a phone screening to collaboratively determine a student’s needs and connect the student to the best resources. To schedule an Access Appointment phone screening, students can call 608-265-5600 (option 2) or log on to MyUHS to web-book an appointment.
  • The crisis line (608-265-5600, option 9) and SilverCloud remain available 24/7.
  • A full list of group therapy options can be found here.
  • Virtual Processing Spaces are recurring online spaces for current students to connect with each other to cope with isolation, grief/loss, uncertainty about the future, discrimination, and many other things. These spaces are 90min drop-in meetings via Zoom and require a sign-up to join.
  • Virtual Let’s Talk: A virtual, online version of our informal drop-in consultations with a counselor will run throughout the semester. Students can sign up for a time slot via an online form.
  • Thrive Workshops: We will be continuing to provide a series of virtual workshops throughout the semester designed to share tips and tools for thriving at the university. All workshops will be held on Tuesdays from 5:30p-7p.
  • All online resources are available on our Remote Health & Connection page.
  • More information about COVID-19 and campus operations can be found here:

About Mental Health Services

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)


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Telehealth Appointment Tutorial

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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.