The University Health Center provides high-quality, cost-effective health care and wellness programs in order to promote the health of the university community and support academic success.
The University Health Center’s Primary Care department offers general medical services including routine physicals, evaluation of non-emergency medical concerns, and follow up appointments for chronic medical conditions. UHC also offers walk-in services to patients without an appointment and who are suffering a medical emergency. Services include:
The pharmacy offers services for students, faculty, staff and their immediate family members. Services include:
The Laboratory processes a wide variety of test requests from University Health Center providers and, for a nominal administrative fee, from non-University Health Center medical providers. Some tests are performed in the laboratory and some are sent to designated reference laboratories. No appointment required.
Offered at the Health Center to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of a student’s illness or injury.
LGBTQ+ Health & Wellness Resources
To meet the health and wellness needs of all campus community members, the University Health Center offers many programs and services, such as:
International Travel Clinic
The University Health Center offers an International Travel Clinic to prepare students who are traveling abroad. The clinic provides necessary vaccinations and preventative medications.
The Allergy Clinic administers allergy injections to students under the direction of their allergist or another physician. Allergy injections are administered by appointment only.
Acupuncture and Massage Therapy
Acupuncture and Massage Therapy provides certified and skilled treatments that promote health and healing in mind, body and spirit for the purposes of client relaxation, stress management, and the treatment of some health conditions.
Behavioral Health Service
The University Health Center Behavioral Health Service offers confidential, high-quality and convenient services for University of Maryland students. Services include:
Substance Use Intervention and Treatment and Referral
The Substance Use Intervention and Treatment staff will meet with any registered student who has concerns about their own alcohol or drug use, or anyone who has concerns about substance use by a friend, roommate or loved one.
The University Health Center offers online training through Kognito for students and staff who want to learn more about helping a friend in distress.
Health Promotion and Wellness Services
The Health Promotion and Wellness Services unit at the University Health Center empowers students with resources and opportunities so they can reach their maximum potential. Available resources include:
Alcohol and Other Drug Education
Through peer-to-peer education and outreach, comprehensive programming, and by providing support and access to resources, the Alcohol and Other Drug Education program empowers students to make safer decisions that will enhance their academic and personal success.
The University Health Center Nutrition Service unit empowers and supports members of the University of Maryland community with the knowledge and skills needed to make and implement healthy nutrition choices today and for a lifetime.
The Sexual Health program encourages sexual health and wellness by providing education, support and resources for the campus community. Services include:
Stress Management Resources
The University Health Center offers free services, programs and events for students aimed at reducing stress. Students can also meet with a health educator to better understand their individual sources of stress, their own body’s stress response and ways to manage stress.
The University Health Center provides weekly tabling and community outreach that offers information about navigating stress, sex and substances.
Peer educators are available to the community to answer wellness questions. This info booth is designed to engage and educate community members at all knowledge and comfort levels.
Educators answer any questions students have related to mental health, sexual health, alcohol and other drugs, and bystander intervention. If peer educators can’t answer student questions, they direct them to someone who can.
Campus Advocates Respond and Educate to Stop Violence (CARE)
Campus Advocates Respond and Educate (CARE) to Stop Violence provides free, confidential advocacy and therapy services to primary and secondary survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking and sexual harassment, while simultaneously empowering the campus community to prevent violence through educational presentations, events and outreach activities.
The Counseling Center provides comprehensive support services that promote the personal, social and academic success of UMD students.
Informational and Coping Resources for Common Concerns
The Counseling Center offers in-depth information, coping strategies, resources, and details on the on-campus services available for each type of concern commonly faced by college students.
During business hours, students with urgent concerns can be seen for an unscheduled visit in which counselors evaluate the student’s current functioning and nature of concerns and help the student problem-solve and determine next steps.
Short-term individual counseling is one of the clinical services available to registered UMD students and may be offered to students following an initial evaluation at the Counseling Center. Short-term individual counseling can address many of the concerns faced by college students.
Group counseling is a highly effective form of therapeutic treatment. The small and intimate nature of a group (typically no more than eight members) provides a safe and supportive space for students to explore a range of issues as they interact with others. There is no limit to the number of group sessions available to registered UMD students.
The Counseling Center offers workshops that use empirically-supported strategies to address common concerns faced by students. The workshops utilize a classroom environment to provide students with information, coping strategies and resources regarding their concerns.
The Counseling Center maintains an extensive list of off-campus mental health resources for students who would benefit from ongoing or more specialized mental health services. The Counseling Center Care Manager works to find students the best fit related to their healthcare needs, location and financial situation.
Drop-In Hours for Historically Underrepresented Students
Weekdays from 3-4pm, the Counseling Center offers unscheduled visits with a counselor to students from historically underrepresented groups who may be unfamiliar with the counseling process or who may perceive stigma around seeking counseling services.
Accessibility and Disability Support Services
The Counseling Center’s ADS unit offers comprehensive accessibility services to help students with documented disabilities of all kinds receive the accommodations necessary to help them succeed.
WellTrack is an interactive self-help app to support mental health and well-being. Based on cognitive-behavioral approaches, the app focuses on three primary concerns: anxiety/stress, depression and public speaking. Students can register with their UMD email address to use the app for free.
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