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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.

Impact of COVID-19 on Student Health and Wellness

The worldwide pandemic involving COVID-19 (coronavirus) has produced unprecedented challenges in the UConn community and around the world. Our main focus continues to be protecting all individual and population health, but there is now a shift to reducing the University mission as much as possible except for critical activities.

As Student Health and Wellness adjusts to this shift, please use the links above under Our Services to check availability of services and programs.


Managing Mental Health During the Pandemic

As each day brings new updates, possibly with worrying or confusing information about COVID-19 (coronavirus), we each respond to this stress in our own ways. Everyone is different—our various thoughts, emotions and reactions are normal in the face of such widespread uncertainty.


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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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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.

Please keep in mind we will not be conducting any in person programming while the university is operating in pandemic mode, and that some programs may not be available virtually.

We are One UConn.

Now more than ever, we must work together to protect ourselves and each other.

Do your part, and take the #UConnPromise:

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“This is the most important public health measure that we have to prevent spreading COVID-19,” says infectious disease expert Dr. David Banach

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#MaskUpUConn 😷

This fall, masks will be required on our campuses to keep UConn Nation safe. @uconnhealth's Dr. David B. Banach, M.D., M.P.H., explains how to keep those around you healthy and strong by wearing a mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Join us today for our Town Hall style meeting to answer questions related to Medical Care, Mental Health, Insurance, Health history form, & Immunization records

WebEx links to join available here: studenthealth.uconn.edu/town-hall

#uconn #uconnnation #parentorientation

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Hey Huskies! This current pandemic has been affecting all of us in many ways. UConn wants to hear how you're doing during this time by participating in the #UConnBeWell study. You might even win a $100 Amazon gift card for completing it!

For more info on how to participate visit: sharp.uconn.edu/wellbeing-study

#uconn #uconnnation #pandemic #covid #study

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We will be hosting a series of Town Hall style "meetings" to answer questions for parents /guardians in regard to their student starting at UConn in the Fall

Join us tomorrow! Full schedule and WebEx links here: studenthealth.uconn.edu/town-hall

#uconn #uconnnation #parentorientation

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We will be hosting a series of Town Hall style "meetings" to answer questions for parents /guardians in regard to their student starting at UConn in the Fall

Join us tomorrow for info related to Insurance, Health history form, & Immunization records

Full schedule and WebEx links in bio

#uconn #uconnnation #parentorientation #newstudent

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Please join us in reflecting on the significance of #Juneteenth and the work that still needs to be done to ensure racial justice.

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#loveislove ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

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Have you lost medical insurance coverage during the current COVID 19 pandemic?

If you are a UConn Storrs student, you may be eligible to enroll in the UConn-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)

Please visit studenthealth.uconn.edu/insurance for more info
#uconn #uconnnation #medicalcare #insurance #SHIP

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Significant health concerns arise because of racism: lack of concentration, anger, thoughts of suicide, anxiety, numbing, depression, trauma, heart disease, substance use, and hypervigilance, among others.
It’s important to:
-Acknowledge the pain
-Take time for yourself to rest and heal
-Reach out to your community
-Use your voice - speak out
-Find people to practice allyship

Visit studenthealth.uconn.edu/equity for strategies and resources for our Black and non-Black communities of color (link in bio)

#uconn #uconnnation #BLM #blacklivesmatter

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We’re re-launching our free Consultation and Support program virtually for all Storrs students! "Meet" with a therapist by video or phone for confidential support, Monday - Friday 1-3pm

Schedule online at myhealth.uconn.edu or call 860-486-4705

#uconn #uconnnation #mentalhealth #consultationsupport #online

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You asked, We listened!
We are now offering online scheduling for Mental Health appointments.
Schedule a triage or consultation & support appointment online at myhealth.uconn.edu

#uconn #uconnnation #mentalhealth #onlinescheduling

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We’re missing our furry friends a little extra lately. Go follow some of our #pettherapy pups for some #furbabylove ❤️
@summit_the_therapy_dog @witness_therapy_doodle @lulusharesthelove @finley_seneca_therapylabradors @wrigleythenewf

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SHaW Mental Health is continuing Meditation Mondays! 🙏

Join us today and every Monday at 4pm with Dr. Becky Acabchuk for a guided meditation

Our virtual experience will be held at: bit.ly/UConnSHAW_MeditationMonday (Meeting number: 611 597 667; Password: 6NjqsiNCp53). Or visit counseling.uconn.edu/meditation-neurofeedback/ for more information!

#uconn #uconnnation #meditationmonday #mindfulmonday

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Congratulations to UConn class of 2020! 🎓 🥳

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A '20' on the side of Horsebarn Hill to honor our #UConn20 graduates 🎓💙
(📷 @miltonlevin)

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Happy Friday!
Here is a Spotify playlist with a variety of guided progressive muscle relaxations to try
#uconn #uconnnation #finalsweek #easingthru #exams #feelgoodfriday #spotify

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Chocolate, exercise, sex, laughing, and eating your favorite food can all cause the release of dopamine the feel-good chemical, creating a short-term mood boost!
#uconn #uconnnation #finalsweek #exams #easingthru

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Check out this playlist we created with some great guided meditations: youtube.com/watch?v=SEfs5TJZ6Nk&list=PLdFhuHZ7PPVNZxyMp4StjDtE7IQEbnW2p&index=9&t=0s
#uconn #uconnnation #finalsweek #exams #study #meditation #wellnesswednesday

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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 don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Be Well. Feel Well. Do Well.