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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.
    • If you are dropping off and picking up the Vault At-Home COVID test kits in the Student Union, please drop off and pick up your kits any other day during that week - Monday thru Thursday from 9a-4p in the Student Union.  If the inclement weather occurs on a Thursday and you were unable to participate earlier that week, drop off and pick up your kit at the SU on Monday the next week.
    • Symptomatic testing remains open as an essential service during inclement weather, please call before coming in for an on-site appointment.

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 we adjust to this shift, please use the links 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.

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 are committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment for the UConn community.  We celebrate and honor the uniqueness and diversity of all individuals. We promote social justice and inclusivity throughout UConn and the broader global community through our clinical, outreach, and training services.

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 an 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.

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.

 

Take a break and join us today at 5 for a gentle therapeutic yoga and breathwork virtual class!

Release stress, enhance mental focus, flexibility and strength
more info and to sign up in linktr.ee (SHaW Events)

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Have your Voice HEARD: Take the NCHA Survey starting today!

Take the National College Health Assessment (NCHA) Survey for a chance to win an Amazon Gift Card and have your voice heard

Students who complete the survey will be entered to win one of 20 Amazon gift cards valued at $20, or 1 grand prize Amazon gift card worth $100!

For more information, contact: artemis.damble@uconn.edu

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Keeping your germs to yourself has never been more important!

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Simple. Easy. Done!

Not too late! Join the Wellness Points Challenge today. Earn prizes by submitting photos of yourself doing healthy activities.

More points, more prizes!

Link in bio to join!

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The one test that can help keep our #UConnNation healthy....and you don't even have to study for it!

Help campus stay open and keep submitting your COVID tests.

Visit SHaW Spring 2021 COVID-19 updates in our linktr.ee for more info

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Seniors! Join SHaW every Tuesday as we explore the transition of shifting from student life to graduation and beyond!

Come connect with other seniors about issues, decisions and other stresses related to graduating in the year 2021

Link to join in linktr.ee (ShaW Events)

#uconn #uconnnation #seniors #workshop #mentalhealth
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Eating before or during drinking slows the absorption of alcohol, preventing your BAC from rising too quickly and keeping you feeling your best!

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Happy Birthday to the UConn Recovery Community!

The URC turns 8 this week! We are grateful for the support from our allies and friends across UConn Nation!

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Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for the Innovate Wellness Challenge!
You may register by yourself or with a team of up to 3 students. This is a chance for you to share your ideas on how we can create a thriving and connected campus community at UConn and win up to $3,000!

Register now! (Link in linktr.ee)

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Do you have a case of the Mondays? Join us for some recovery yoga, held Mondays 5:30-7!

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Sex can be hard to talk about! The UConn Sexperts are here to make things easy by providing an anonymous and judgement-free space for you to ask any sex-related questions you have!

Each week, we'll compile your questions and answer them (anonymously, of course) on our website! Please note that this form is for educational purposes only, and not for individualized medical advice. We encourage all students with specific questions about their sexual health to make an appointment with a medical care provider at Student Health and Wellness

Visit Sexperts in our linktr.ee to submit your questions!

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Ready to make a change??
SHaW is available to support you in making changes to your substance use. Schedule a free, private BASICS or MAPP appointment by visiting myhealth.uconn.edu and selecting Health Promotion under Type of Service

For more information see the BASICS and MAPP in our linktr.ee

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Are you looking for a virtual internship this semester centered around mental health, podcast production, and technical audio editing??
The Holistic Huskies, a brand new student-led podcast that received first place in the Innovate Wellness challenge, is looking for student interns to assist in podcast production this semester.

Our mission is to spread awareness of student mental health and fight the stigma against speaking out about our struggles. If you are interested in joining our team, please send in your application before 02/15Job application is in our linktr.ee!

#uconn #uconnnation #podcast #mentalhealth #wellness #huskies #studentjobs
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Registration is now open for the third annual Innovate Wellness Challenge!
This is a chance for you to share your ideas on how we can create a thriving and connected campus community at UConn and win up to $3,000!
You may register by yourself or with a team of up to 3 students

Link to sign up is in our linktr.ee
#uconn #uconnnation #innovatewellness #challenge
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Are you in or interested in exploring recovery? Join our All Recovery meeting, held Thursday mornings 11am-12pm!

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In partnership with ISSS, we are offering a support group for all UConn international students who are currently residing in the U.S.

Join the support group for an opportunity to express your concerns, connect with other students, and support your peers!

Every other Wednesday at 2pm. Register in advance!

(link in link.tree: SHaW's Events)

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Intro to Mindfulness workshops are back in session!
Join us daily as we introduce basic skills of mindfulness for stress reduction and to promote overall wellbeing
Events link in lintr.ee
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Have you become an Ally to Individuals in Recovery?

Join our Friends of Recovery meetings, every Monday at 12 noon!

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Have you been considering quitting or cutting back?
The beginning of a new semester is a great time to re-commit to your health!
For support, make an appointment with Student Health and Wellness or utilize these at-home resources:
Download the quitSTART app or
Text DITCHJUUL to 88709

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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.