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Regional Campus Students:  

All UConn Regional Campus Students can find links to SHaW services and programs here.

 

Excuse Notes:  

Student Health and Wellness cannot provide a note that excuses a student from classes, activities, etc. Students may be provided with a verification form for different reasons. Please see our Verification of Visit policy.

OUR VISION

To cultivate optimal health and lifelong well-being for every UConn student

 

Our Mission

Student Health and Wellness (SHaW) supports the optimal well-being of all UConn students by providing the highest quality compassionate care and exceptional health and wellness programs. 

           

Our Values

Diversity, Health Equity and Inclusion

We dedicate ourselves to learning, valuing diverse experiences, and providing outstanding services to UConn students while appreciating their significant identities such as race, ethnicity, religious affiliation or not, gender identity, level of ability, or other salient identities. We promote social justice throughout UConn and the broader global community.

UConn Student Health and Wellness complies with all applicable federal laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression. Read the full non-discrimination notice here. 

Patients’ Rights and Responsibilities

As stated as the first tenet of our Patients’ Rights and Responsibilities: We believe you have a right to be treated with respect, consideration and dignity, as well as be free from all forms of abuse and harassment on the basis of any race, color, ethnicity, religious creed, age, sex, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability (including learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, and past or present history of mental illness), veteran’s status, prior conviction of a crime, gender identity or expression, or membership in any other protected classes.

Please view our Patient Visitation Policy here.

Exceptional Services

Student-Centered Approach

  • We provide services that are respectful of and responsive to individual student preferences, needs, and values.
  • We listen to, inform, and empower students to be involved in their health and wellbeing in ways that are meaningful and valuable to them.
  • We provide inclusive services that welcome all students with dignity and respect
  • We encourage students to evaluate and advocate for their health and well-being
  • We support students to be actively engaged to allow them to further develop knowledge and skills and to be a responsible consumer of their own healthcare

Community Engagement and Social Justice

  • We work to promote an environment at UConn that gives everyone the opportunity to reach their best health.
  • We are committed to creating a fair and equitable distribution of opportunities and services to measurably improve the health of student populations.
  • We seek to form collegial relationships where communication, consensus building and teamwork are valued.
  • We strive to provide skillful guidance of collective efforts to achieve public health goals.
  • We are committed to innovation in meeting the evolving and complex health and wellness needs of our students.

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Please note that Student Health and Wellness is a separate business entity from UConn Health located in downtown Storrs. Services provided by UConn Health may not be covered by the student’s insurance. If you have any questions, please reach out to us.

 

Stop by the Student Union this Friday to celebrate Valentine’s Day/National Condom Day with the UConn Sexperts! Pick up some free safer-sex supplies and a free condom rose!

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Come join the Innovate Wellness Design Thinking Workshop and earn a certificate and badge this semester!

You will work with professionals and experts in Design Thinking and innovation thru tangible and hands-on learning. An opportunity to gain new skills and bolster your resume while gaining the foundational tools and experience in design thinking fundamentals.

Link to sign up in bio!

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We partnered with Res Life to launch a residential Wellness Community this coming fall for first and second year students!

Apply with interest by 2/10 by filling out this form (link in bio) studenthealth.uconn.edu/wellness-community/If you have already completed your application and would like to update it with interest in the Wellness Community, please email livingoncampus@uconn.edu with your name and student ID number.
You still need to apply for housing with Residential Life through MyHousing, in addition to expressing interest in the Wellness Community.
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Need to briefly chat with a professional therapist?? Drop-in at one of our Let's Talk Mental Health Office Hours, located around campus or online.

Check out the full Let's Talk schedule for times and locations.
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First day of Pet Therapy starts tonight!!

New day, new time and new location!!

Stop by today from 5-7pm at the Cordial Storrs House (1346 Storrs Road) and come meet @wrigleythenewf

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Join the educational support group for LGBTQIA+ students aimed to interrupt any internalized bias you may have based on the identities you hold. Learn new tools to help build resilience and feel empowered to be your authentic selves!

This group will meet virtually on Tuesday evenings from 5 pm – 6:30 pm over 6 weeks starting on January 31, 2023. Interested students must register by 1/27. Link in bio!

#uconn #studenthealth #wellness #mentalhealth #lavenderresilience #lgbtqia+
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We've all been anticipating this moment............

PET THERAPY IS BACK! And better than ever with NEW Location, Dates and Times!!

Stop by next Tuesday to kick off of the spring semester with Wrigley!

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Welcome back UConn!! We're exciting for another great semester. Cheers to the new year!

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SHaW will be providing COVID-19 vaccines by appointment to our Storrs based graduate and undergraduate students when they become available to us.

 

Plan ahead for preventive medical services.

If you are in need of preventive care (such as a physical exam or certain screenings) please contact our Medical Care scheduler by calling 860-486-2719. There may be a delay in availability of these types of appointments.

 

When campus is closed due to severe weather:

  • Telemedicine/Telehealth appointments will take place as scheduled.
  • Call before coming in for an on-site appointment - 860-486-4700
  • COVID-19 testing:
    • If you had a scheduled appointment for Surveillance Testing in the Field House, you will receive a secure message instructing you on how to reschedule your COVID testing appointment.
    • If you are participating in the Residential Pooled Gargle Testing, continue to submit your sample on your scheduled day.
    • Symptomatic testing remains open as an essential service during inclement weather, please call before coming in for an on-site appointment.

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Student Health and Wellness

Whether your goal is to improve your health, stay fit, find support, or feel better, the Student Health and Wellness team is here to help and empower you. Our services and programs are designed to promote a healthy lifestyle during your time at college and for years to come.

When campus is closed due to inclement weather, please call before coming in for an on-site appointment.

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Medical Care

Sick or injured? Need an annual exam, allergy shots, or immunizations? Do you have another medical need? Our team of physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, registered dietitians, and other college health specialists is here for you.
 

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Mental Health

Our team of mental health professionals understands the complexities of student life and provides an open, safe, and confidential environment to help you through issues that may interfere with your well-being and academic productivity.
 

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Pharmacy

Our on-campus pharmacy carries a large selection of prescription and over-the-counter medications and medical supplies. Our registered pharmacists collaborate with your healthcare professionals to provide you with the right medication and clear instructions for use.
 

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Health Promotion

Our health promotion team engages the campus community in creating a culture of health at UConn. We provide educational programs and resources on priority student health topics such as stress management, alcohol and other drugs, sleep, and sexual health; as well as bring together students, staff and faculty to co-create a healthy campus through our Wellness Coalition.