Health & Wellness

University Health Service (UHS)

UHS promotes and protects the health and wellness of students and the broader campus community. The health service fee paid with your tuition covers clinic visits, eye care for medical problems, nutrition counseling, most physical therapy, radiology, most laboratory tests (including confidential STD testing) and wellness services, as well as advice by telephone.
ContactUHS@umich.edu

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

CAPS fosters the psychological development and emotional well-being of students through counseling and psychotherapy, preventive and educational programming, consultation and outreach and contributions to the mental health professions. In collaboration with schools and colleges, CAPS strives to develop a diverse, inclusive and multicultural community. A variety of clinical services is available, including counseling, groups, lunch series, workshops and a “wellness zone.” After-hours crisis help is also available. One of the weekly groups is specifically for first-generation college students called “We’re the First!

Elizabeth González
lizbethg@umich.edu

Managed Care/Student Insurance Office

Located at UHS, this office can help explain your health benefits at U-M and answer questions about insurance in general. They work with students who have insurance under PremierCare, GradCare and other domestic and international student health plans. They can also help with travel-abroad health insurance and other issues and can provide assistance with applying for insurance through HealthCare.gov.

Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)

SSD has played a prominent role in advocating for students with disability issues at the state, national and international levels, and was one of the first to establish an adaptive technology computing lab. SSD supports the University’s commitment to equity and diversity by providing support services and academic accommodations to students with disabilities. We share information, promote awareness of disability issues and provide support of a decentralized system of access for students within the University community.

Accommodations may include, but are not limited to:

  • Note-taking services
  • Text conversion to alternative accessible formats
  • Audio and video tapes
  • Qualified interpreter services
  • Adjusting time limits on tests
  • Making facilities and/or programs readily accessible to and useable by individuals with disabilities

ssdoffice@umich.edu

Maize & Blue Cupboard

The Maize and Blue Cupboard offers resources, educational opportunities, compassionate support and more. Whether on a tight budget or physically restrained from getting to a grocery store, students will receive equitable access to healthy, nutritious, and nourishing food and the ability to prepare it for themselves or others. The Maize and Blue Cupboard helps students develop the skills to make informed decisions, and provide resources and items such as food, kitchen and cooking items, and personal and household items.

U-M Basic Needs Portal

This document is a first step in accessing support for students at U-M experiencing food, housing, or financial insecurity. It lists resources, contact information, and how to access the resource for those who could use assistance in these or other areas. This information was collected by Poverty Solutions Research Assistants Brook Sinclair, Payton Watt, and Marissa Natzke. The project was overseen by Trevor Bechtel at Poverty Solutions, building on work begun by the Food Insecurity Working Group that includes Alex Bryan, of U-M Sustainable Food Program, and Sarah Daniels, associate dean of students.