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Please Note:  

At this time we cannot accept incoming calls through the 860-486-4700 number  please call 860-258-4081 to reach the Advice Nurse.   

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.


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.

Patient Termination Policy.

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.


Did you know the new National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 988!? Please know that help is available.
With the help from @jordanporcofoundation, our @UConn Huskies were spreading the word over #SpringWeekend at our annual UConn #FreshCheckDay!

*The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a U.S. based suicide prevention network of over 200+ crisis centers that provides 24/7 service, available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

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With finals week around the corner, the OPIM Lab and SHaW`s Innovate Wellness know the importance of relaxation and taking time to destress.

On April 24th, from 3-6pm, the OPIM Lab BUSN 391 will be open for students as a relaxation space with wellness related activities. Pizza, apps, sweet treats, and mock tails will be provided.

All are welcome to explore the Lab beyond the capabilities of professional development and enhance wellbeing with the help of emerging technologies. Students can doodle with 3D pens, 3D print Fidget Toys, practice mindfulness with VR Headsets and apps, and even play robot soccer.

It’s 5:00 somewhere, and on April 24th, the somewhere is the OPIM Lab!

#uconn #studenthealth #wellness #innovatewellness #appyhour

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We are less than 2 weeks away from Fresh Check Day!
Join us on Saturday for a fun-filled day of events, Free Dairy Bar Ice Cream, Baby Cows and lots more!!

Did you know #FreshCheckDay is the signature program of the @jordanporcofoundation? It is an uplifting mental health promotion and suicide prevention event that includes interactive expo booths, peer-to-peer messaging, through the support of multiple campus departments and groups. We aim to create an approachable and hopeful atmosphere where students are encouraged to engage in dialogue about mental health and helps to build a bridge between students and the mental health resources available on campus, in the community, and nationally!

#uconn #studenthealth #wellness #suicideprevention

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How are your #wellness goals?? Would you like to be more active?? Exercise is fun and health promoting!
We are here for you regardless of your fitness level or experience. We can help with:• Finding physical activities that you enjoy
• Form personal fitness or wellness goals
• Create tailored exercise programs
• Guide you through your workouts or activities
• Overcome challenges and barriers to being active

Call (860) 486-2719 to schedule your appointment with one of our physical activity counselors! Available Tues 1-5pm, Wed 1-4pm, Fri 9am-12pm. #uconn #studenthealth #wellnesswednesday

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We are hosting our last FREE STI clinic of the semester on 4/18. Keep yourself and your partner(s) safe before summer break.

Schedule your free appointment now!

Spots fill up fast, secure yours at myhealth.uconn.edu (link in bio)

#uconn #studenthealth #wellness #gyt

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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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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.