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.
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.
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.
Tools, Workshops, and Outreach
Sign up online for classes designed to enhance your life at UW:
• What actually makes people happy
• Information overload: managing bad news
Let’s Talk provides free drop-in consultations at locations around campus for UW–Madison students. View the website to see a full schedule.
Make art and relax! Free art supplies provided. A UHS counselor will be present.
Mondays 3–5 p.m. at Black Cultural Center in the Red Gym
Tuesdays 3–5 p.m. at Multicultural Student Center's Organization Suite
A series of classes focused on study techniques:
• Make the most of your time
• Focus your attention
• Taking down test anxiety
All levels are welcome to join us. Body-positive and inclusive for wide range of abilities.
Mondays: 3 – 3:45 p.m. Students of Color Focused Room 4213, Student Activity Center
Thursdays: 3 – 3:45 p.m. Room 4213, Student Activity Center
Fridays: 10 – 10:45 a.m. MSC classroom, Red Gym
Every 3rd Wednesday of the Month: 1 – 2 p.m. The Chazen Art Museum (open to the public)
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.