Life Threatening Emergency – Call 911
If you are experiencing a serious and immediate life-threatening crisis, please bypass calling Student Health and Wellness and immediately call 911 or the UConn Police Department
Although most people associate calling 911 with medical emergencies, they also support people with mental health emergencies such as thoughts of suicide.
Immediate Medical Care
Student Health and Wellness is the primary provider of on-campus medical care in cases of student illness or injury.
Advice Nurses are available to assist you by answering health-related questions. Call 860-486-4700 for our Nurse Advice Line.
- Our Advice Nurse is available 24/7 during the fall and spring semesters.
- During winter, spring, and summer breaks, the Advice Nurse is available during business hours only.
Mental Health Crisis
I need to talk to someone now:
SHaW offers free and confidential support for mental health crises by calling 860-486-4705.
- Crisis support is available 24/7 during the fall and spring semesters.
- During summer and winter breaks, crisis support is available during business hours only.
If you choose to call our office (during or after business hours) for crisis-support, please tell the receptionist that you are experiencing a crisis and wish to speak to the on-call therapist. Students will be seen or spoken to by the on-call therapist as soon as possible. Examples of a mental health crises include: thoughts or plans to hurt yourself or someone else, engaging in life-threatening behaviors, and/or recent assault or trauma.
State and National Resources:
Crisis Text Line – Text HOME to 741741
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-8255
Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence – 1-888-999-5545
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) – 1-800-656-4673
National Domestic Violence Hotline – 1-800-799-7233
Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)
If a victim-survivor calls or comes to Student Health and Wellness, a response team member can:
- Arrange for a sexual assault crisis counselor to meet with victim-survivor to help review options as well as provide crisis counseling.
- Arrange for a free sexual assault forensics exam (SAFE) in the familiar environment of Student Health and Wellness, should the victim-survivor opt for evidence collection within 120 hours of the assault.
- Assist with arranging transportation to the hospital emergency department if additional immediate care is required.
- Arrange for a free examination at Student Health and Wellness if the victim-survivor does not wish evidence collection or if it has been more than 120 hours since the assault. The victim-survivor can also receive free STD testing, free antibiotic medications to prevent STD’s and emergency contraception as well as referral to other campus resources that may be of benefit.
*THESE SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE WITHOUT ANY OBLIGATION TO PRESS CHARGES.*
If you have any questions or are unsure of what to do, please contact the 24-hour advice nurse by calling (860) 486-4700.
Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services
1-888-999-5545 (statewide hotline)