Health & Wellness
The University of Michigan has many resources for students to stay healthy. Most are free to enrolled students.
University Health Service
University Heath Service is a comprehensive outpatient clinic, located on central campus. UHS offers primary health care, gynecology, contraception, allergy treatment, nutrition clinic, treatment for eating disorders, specialty clinics, physical therapy, testing for STD/HIV and pregnancy, emergency contraception, medical advice by phone and health education.
Enrolled students pay a health service fee, included as part of tuition, which covers most services including clinic visits, most laboratory tests, radiology and physical therapy. Therefore, currently enrolled UM students have few additional expenses at UHS. Students pay additional fees for medications, immunizations, routine eye exams, glasses, contacts, allergy antigens and certain laboratory tests. The health service fee does not cover dental care (available at the UM Dental School) or services at facilities other than UHS.
Students’ spouses, domestic partners and children (10 and older) are eligible to visit UHS but are not covered by the health service fee. They would pay fees for services or UHS will bill eligible insurance.
Appointments are recommended or you may walk in without an appointment, usually for conditions that need to be treated as soon as possible. UHS is open Monday through Saturday. When UHS is closed, you can consult a UHS clinician for urgent health matters. Language interpretation is also available. Services are confidential. For more information, see www.uhs.umich.edu or call:
- General Information 764-8320
- Appointment Scheduling 764-8325
- TTY (for the Hearing Impaired) 647-9717
- Access to After-Hours Advice 662-5674
- Pharmacy 764-7387
- Nurse Advice Line 763-4511
- Managed Care/Student Insurance Office 764-5182 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Counseling and Psycological Services
CAPS is committed to providing multicultural and multidisciplinary expert and caring therapeutic support at no charge for currently enrolled University of Michigan-Ann Arbor campus students. Services include brief personal therapy for individuals, couples and groups and crisis intervention. CAPS also provides outreach and education through consultations, presentations, workshops and liaison relationships. CAPS has six training programs for advanced graduate and medical students in the mental health fields. Common reasons students go to CAPS include, but are not limited to: depression, anxiety, self-esteem, academic role and relationship issues. The staff at CAPS includes professional therapists, psychiatric staff and interns from graduate programs in psychology and social work. Hours are 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday and 8:00am-8:00pm on Tuesdays during the Fall and Winter terms.
Whether you’re looking to begin a new activity or just continue one you already participate in, the Department of Recreational Sports (RecSports) is the place to start. RecSports offers five major program areas:
The Drop-In Program features a variety of self-directed recreational activities. If you’re interested in the usual things like swimming, racquetball, basketball, or you just feel like climbing the wall, RecSports has the facilities that make it possible. With three convenient campus locations - the Central Campus Recreation Building (CCRB, 763-3084), the Intramural Sports Building (IMSB, 763-3562), the North Campus Recreation Buildilng (NCRB, 763-4560) - participants can work out and have fun morning to night.
The Intramural Sports Program (763-3562) provides a broad spectrum of activity for personal enjoyment, fitness, and competition. Through various team, individual, and dual activities, the program offers every individual and/or group in the campus community an opportunity to participate!
The Club Sports Program (763-3562) includes more than 35 club sports ranging from aikido to water polo. Participation may be structured or casual, it may incorporate competition, instruction, and social fellowship, or any combination. Each club is developed, governed, and administered by the student membership of that particular club.
Outdoor Adventures Program (764-3967) Take advantage of Michigan’s on-campus outfitter by participating in the wide array of programs and events Outdoor Adventures has to offer. Rent outdoor equipment from the Rental Center, get-away for a weekend or spring break trip, learn to rock climb at the indoor wall, gain outdoor leadership skills, or become certified in wilderness medicine. Additionaly, Outdoor Adventures hosts the Banff Mountail Film Festivals each spring and fall in Rackham Auditorium. Located at the corner of Hill and Division, Outdoor Adventures caters to all of you adventure needs! Available to students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members.
The Challenge Program (936-0603) is an activity-based program providing organizations with exciting experiential teambuilding. The Challenge Program uses problem-solving initiatives along with a ropes course which includes low elements, a high ropes course, and a climbing tower. Each year the Challenge Program hires and trains 10-12 facilitators, most of who come from the University.
Some of our other programs and services include:
Personal Training and Fitness Assessment Services (647-7714) MFit, the Health Promotion Division of the University of Michigan Health System provides personal training and fitness assessment services to student, faculty, staff and community users of RecSports facilities. MFit offers personal training sessions at CCRB, IMSB, and NCRB. Fitness assessment and body composition analysis services at CCRB (room 1056) only. MFit is dedicated to educating, motivating, and empowering individuals to make healthy lifestyle choices that improve their overall health, fitness, and quality of life. MFit’s staff are qualified healthcare professionals with bachelor’s or master’s degrees in exercise science, sports medicine, or similar fields. Many staff have certification(s) from premier industry authorities such as the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
RecSports Memberships (763-3084) are available to those with a UM affiliation (students, staff, faculty, and alunmi). UM students have access to all of the facilities when they pay their student activity fee each semester. UM students can also sponsor non-affiliated adults for membership.
Student Employment (936-0617) Recreational Sports is also a great place to work. Each semester RecSports hires approximately 250-300 students. Employees are needed as lifeguards, office clerks, entrance monitors, sports supervisors, officials, and many more.
Point of Contact
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