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Mental Health

Mental Health Services recognizes 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. We are here to continue to support the mental health needs of our students and campus, with some changes to our services as noted below.

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

View our Group Counseling services

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COVID-19 Services Update

If you are sick, stay home until you are symptom free for 72 hours.
If you need medical attention, contact UHS or another health care provider.

  • In person drop-in consultations are not available.
  • Web booking in MyUHS is available for access appointments.
  • Most mental health appointments are being conducted remotely – over phone or video.
  • Call 608-265-5600 (option 2) to speak with a counselor or make an appointment.
  • The crisis line (608-265-5600, option 9) and SilverCloud remain available 24/7.
  • Online resources are available on our Remote Health & Connection page.
  • Mental Health Services at 333 East Campus Mall will be open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for limited in person scheduled appointments.
  • Processing Spaces are available for connection and exploration
  • Survivor Services Open Access is unavailable until further notice. Email survivorservices@uhs.wisc.edu for questions and information, or to get connected.
  • More information about COVID-19 and campus operations can be found here: covid19.wisc.edu/

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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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.