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Regional Campus Students:  

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

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.

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.

 

Happy Turkey Day, from us to you!

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It's not too late to get your flu shot if you missed it! New dates for flu shots were added for early December; get yours while you still can!
Learn more through the link in our linktree

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The upcoming break in the semester is a great time to take a T-Break! Check out the link in our linktree to learn more!

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The International Student And Scholar Services is teaming up with SHaW to host a support group for international students by providing a safe and comfortable virtual space for them to discuss various concerns and to connect with each other.

Please sign up for the meeting at our website! (Events link in linktree)

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Our pharmacy is now offering over the counter Covid-19 antigen tests! You can order yours for $30 for 2 tests and pick them up curbside at the Hilda May Williams Building!

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Our Flu Shot Clinic is still going strong! Check out our website for more information!

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SHaW hosts a grief support group for students grieving the death of a loved one.

This group is about students coming together to support and empower each other during times of grief.

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SHaW's Recovery Community hosts meetings for those seeking support with recovery, Meetings are open to all UConn Students, friends, family, and allies in the UConn community.
Meetings are in person and online at the Cordial Storrs House. Learn more through the link in our linktree

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There are so many benefits to staying hydrated, including increased energy and improved brain function! Here are some tips to build healthy hydration habits!

For more professional guidance meet with one of our Registered Dietitians (RD) or Physical Activity Counselor (PAC)

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Consider taking an eCHECK UP To Go for personalized feedback about your substance use. Go to the link in our linkree to take yours today!

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Intro to Mindfulness is a skill-based workshop meant to support stress reduction and overall wellbeing. Drop in on Mondays & Wednesdays at 1pm and Tuesdays & Thursdays at 4 pm, Arjona Room 403.

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Therapeutic Yoga skillfully blends movement and breathwork, with a meditative focus for a full body practice that calms, nurtures, strengthens and opens one into flexibility of body and mind. Learn more at the link in our Linktree!

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Let's Talk (originally known as Consultation & Support Drop-In) creates a space for students to seek immediate support for non-crisis concerns.

Drop in on Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 1-3pm, no appointment required

more info: studenthealth.uconn.edu/mental-health/ (link in linktree)

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We offer a virtual space open to the public, to engage in practices that support mental wellbeing and help build community and connection.
Our live, online Meditation Monday classes are open for all UConn campuses, students, faculty and staff.
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If you use cannabis, be sure to wait until you are sober before operating a vehicle or call a sober ride to arrive safely to your final destination!

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Talking about sex can be hard. 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! Visit our page on the Student Health Website to ask a question, and read our most recent Q&A's!

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Drop-in at Arjona room 403 for our Introduction to Mindfulness classes! We help support stress reduction and overall wellbeing, while working on concepts like present moment awareness, noticing, and accepting

More info: studenthealth.uconn.edu/mindfulness/

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National Pharmacy Week celebrates the many significant contributions that pharmacists and technicians make to the health of our communities. SHaW is taking this time to recognize and honor all of our hardworking pharmacists, technicians, and pharmacy interns!

🏪 Check out our online pharmacy store for your over-the-counter needs (link in linktree)

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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.