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.
The no-cost mental health services at include individual, couple/partner, group counseling, campus-based programming, stress management, and psychiatry services. We also offer crisis services, which are available 24/7.
UHS holds a strong commitment to the diverse UW-Madison community and promotion of social justice. We recognize and acknowledge that individuals and the campus community are impacted by implicit bias, oppression, discrimination, prejudice, and systems of power and privilege. These factors impact physical, mental, and emotional health, sense of belonging on campus, and academic achievement. Click here to report an incident of hate and/or bias on campus.
As health professionals and campus community partners, we strive to:
- Create an environment that respects and welcomes people from diverse backgrounds;
- Affirm and honor diversity in all its forms included but not limited to: race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, physical/mental ability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, body size, and socioeconomic status;
- Celebrate unique perspectives and worldviews of all members of our staff and campus community;
- Challenge systems of oppression to create a more inclusive campus community;
- Recognize and eliminate the prejudice and discrimination that have traditionally affected healthcare systems; and
- Uphold our ethical responsibility to continually refine our cultural awareness and competence through professional development, engage in ongoing self-examination of our biases, and be open to feedback.
Meet our mental health providers and staff.
Services for students
- Getting started
- Alcohol and other drug assessment
- Care management
- Couple/partner counseling
- Disordered eating assessment and treatment
- Gender identity consultation
- Group counseling
- Individual counseling
- Let's Talk
- Substance Use Assessment and Treatment
- Training programs
- 24-hour crisis services
Services for faculty/staff and parents
Eligibility and Costs
Our services are confidential, and any enrolled UW 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.
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.
Click here to report an incident of hate and/or bias on campus.