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Physical and Mental Health

We all need to feel well to do well. There are dozens of campus and community resources devoted to keeping you healthy as well as resources to help you when you are not feeling your best. To address your needs, Rackham provides information to faculty, staff, and students to help you navigate the resources available to support you in graduate school. In addition to resources on this page, visit the Sports and Recreation section for opportunities.

Health and Dental Insurance Options

An overview of different health care insurance options for Rackham students, including students with appointments as Graduate Student Instructors (GSI), Graduate Student Staff Assistants (GSSA), Graduate Student Research Assistants (GSRA), and those who have benefit-eligible fellowships.

Coverage Options and Eligibility
Option Who is eligible Special notes about coverage
GradCare Graduate Student Instructors (GSI), Graduate Student Staff Assistants (GSSA), Graduate Student Research Assistants (GSRA), and benefit-eligible fellowship students See Spring and Summer GradCare Coverage for details on if/when the Spring and Summer terms are covered
Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) Graduate Student Instructors (GSI), Graduate Student Staff Assistants (GSSA), and Graduate Student Research Assistants (GSRA), once GradCare coverage ends See Timing for details on how much time you have after the appointment ends to elect this temporary option
GradCare Continuance Coverage Plan Benefit-eligible fellowship students, once GradCare coverage ends See Timing for details on how much time you have after the benefit-eligible fellowship ends to elect this temporary option
Domestic Student Health Insurance Plan (DSHIP) Domestic and international students currently enrolled or who are between semesters See Timing for details on when the plan can be elected or changed
International Student & Scholar Health Insurance Plan (UM IHI) F-1 and J-1 students whose Forms I-20 or DS-2019 were issued by U-M Ann Arbor and their accompanying F-2 and J-2 dependents (eligible for and required to enroll in IHI unless have health insurance that meets the University’s minimum requirements) See notes on UM IHI vs. GradCare and what happens to international students with GradCare once the coverage ends
University Health Services (UHS) Domestic and international students currently enrolled See Spring and Summer UHS Services for details on Prepaid Plan for master’s students and coverage for doctoral students

Medical Care Facilities

On Campus

University Health Service (UHS)

UHS is a health care facility located on central campus (207 Fletcher Street) that offers many outpatient services in one building for U-M students, faculty, and staff. Many of the services provided to currently enrolled students by UHS are covered by the Health Service fee. Spouses, significant others, and dependents 10 years of age and older may also use the Health Service on a fee-for-service basis.

Women’s Health Clinic (UHS)

Offers routine women’s health exams, contraception, and diagnosis and treatment for women’s health concerns, including menstrual irregularities or problems, pain with intercourse, and much more.

Nurse Advice by Phone

Not sure what to do? A nurse is available to provide advice by phone 24 hours a day to currently enrolled U-M students and other UHS patients at no cost. Calling can save you time and may help you avoid a trip to UHS, the ER, or an urgent care facility. Call 734.764.8320 day or night.

University of Michigan Health System (UMHS)

The University of Michigan Health System, located at 1500 E. Medical Center Dr., offers inpatient and outpatient care, in addition to vast research and teaching facilities. The eight-unit complex includes University Hospital, Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital, and C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. More than 110 specialty services, ranging from Emergency Services and Obstetrics-Gynecology to Pediatrics and Psychiatry, are available. The costs of care at the University of Michigan Health System, however, are not covered by student fees. Check with your health insurance for questions about copays and coverage.

University of Michigan Health System Women’s Health Program

Provides comprehensive services, outreach activities, and a full-service Women’s Health Resource Center for women.

Off Campus

Packard Health

The Packard Health offers complete medical care by appointment on a sliding scale at three locations: Packard Health (3174 Packard Rd.) and Packard Health West (1915 Pauline Blvd.), and Packard Health Ypsilanti (200 Arnet St., Ypsilanti). The clinic serves all members of the community.

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital provides comprehensive, coordinated health care services through its network of community facilities. The hospital’s main site is located on East Huron River Drive between Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti (5301 McAuley Drive). It offers complete medical and surgical services, including cardiac care, cancer care, neurosurgery, rehabilitation therapy, and the Family Birth Center. The hospital also offers Urgent Care, Pediatric Urgent Care, and 24-hour emergency health care services.

Urgent and Emergency Care

PLEASE NOTE: While we make every attempt to update this information regularly, we cannot guarantee its accuracy. Please check with service providers for the most up to date services, hours, and policies.

Urgent Care Clinics

Advance Urgent Care & Walk-In Clinic

A private clinic that offers a wide range of services and accepts most insurance plans.
9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., 7 days a week
1785 West Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor 48103
Phone: 734.995.8888

Ann Arbor Urgent Care

A private clinic that accepts most insurance plans.
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Monday through Friday), 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday)
1000 E. Stadium, Ann Arbor 48104
Phone: 734.769.3333

IHA Urgent Care – Domino Farms

Offers pediatric and adult care services for minor illnesses and injuries.
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
4200 Whitehall Dr., Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor 48105
Phone: 734.995.0308

IHA Urgent Care – WestArbor

Offers pediatric and adult care services for minor illnesses and injuries.
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
4350 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor 48103
Phone: 734.887.4296

Michigan Urgent Care and Occupational Health

Offers a wide range of services and accepts most insurance plans.
Open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., including all holidays
3280 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor 48104
Phone: 734.389.2000

Pediatric Emergency Services

St. Joseph Mercy Pediatric Emergency Service

Provides medical care for children when their doctor is not available – especially in the evening, on weekends, and on holidays. Use the emergency entrance at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital.
5301 McAuley Drive, Ypsilanti 48197
Phone: 734.712.2786

University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) Children’s Emergency Services

Treats medical emergencies and minor illnesses or injuries for children 17 and under. Parents or guardians bringing a child to the Mott Children’s Hospital emergency department should use the pediatric emergency department entrance located on E. Medical Center Drive just past the main entrance to University Hospital and Parking Garages P2 and P3. Valet parking is provided from this entrance as a service to our patients and their families. Open 24 hours.
1540 East Hospital Drive Floor 2, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone: 734.936.4000

Dental Health

University of Michigan School of Dentistry

The School of Dentistry offers a wide variety of dental services to the public and University community. Service is provided by supervised student providers or specialty residents.

The Dental Faculty Associates is a private practice setting within the School of Dentistry where patients are treated exclusively by faculty dentists. The Dental Faculty Associates offer a full range of dental services.

Mental Health

Service Providers

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

CAPS has a professional staff which includes social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, and religious psychological counselors, and peer counselors. Free, confidential counseling is available to currently enrolled students on an individual basis for a wide range of personal and interpersonal concerns as well as for problem solving and referral to other campus organizations. CAPS also provides a variety of group experiences, including ongoing group counseling and workshops on a plethora of topics and common concerns. Visit the CAPS website for an Anonymous Online Mental Health Screening.

Additionally, Rackham has an embedded CAPS counselor, Dr. Laura Monschau, who is available to meet with Rackham students.

Mental Health Services at University Health Service (UHS)

UHS provides medication management of common mental health issues; a Care Manager for screenings, referral and follow-up, or just to talk; Wellness Coaching to discuss how mental health and well-being impact success at U-M; and the Collegiate Recovery Program for students in recovery from alcohol or other drug addiction, or those interested in learning about recovery.

Faculty and Staff Counseling and Consultation Office (FASCCO)

FASCCO is a U-M program that offers a number of services designed to help staff, faculty, and their immediate family members with personal difficulties encountered at both work and home. A student who is also a University employee (i.e., a GSI/GSSA/GSRA) is eligible for assistance from FASCCO. Services provided by FASCCO, all of which are free of charge and confidential, include:

  • Short-term counseling services to all staff, faculty, and their immediate family members on personal, emotional, family, and work place issues
  • Personalized coaching services to assist with achieving professional or personal goals such as overcoming procrastination, improving work organization, and completion of specific projects
  • Critical incident, trauma, and grief counseling

U-M Psychological Clinic

The Psych Clinic offers therapy for adults for a variety of difficulties and concerns, including depression and anxiety, problems with procrastination, and problems with personal relationships.

Outpatient Clinic – Department of Psychiatry

The clinic provides a wide range of outpatient psychiatric services, including cognitive and behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), interpersonal therapy (IPT), group psychotherapy, and long- and short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy. Clinical services are provided by psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, clinical nurse specialists, and social workers.

Psychiatric Emergency Services at University Hospital

Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) provides emergency/urgent walk-in evaluation and crisis phone services available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for people of all ages. Crisis Phone Service: 734.936.5900 (24 hours/7 days).

University of Michigan Depression Center

U-M’s Comprehensive Depression Center (UMDC) is the first of its kind devoted entirely to bringing depression into the mainstream of medical research, translational care, education, and public policy. The Center develops, disseminates, and advances state-of-the-art science, education, treatment, and prevention strategies for clinical depression.

University Center for the Child and Family (UCCF)

UCCF offers a wide variety of psychological services to children, adolescents, families, and couples, including individual counseling for children, parental guidance for parents of troubled adolescents, family therapy, couples therapy, and other group programs that advance understanding of child development and family relationships.

The Women’s Center of Southeastern Michigan

This nonprofit women’s resource center provides affordable counseling, financial, legal, and job-related services for both women and men.

U-M Community Providers Database

The Mental Health Work Group at U-M developed and maintains this searchable list of off-campus mental health care providers.



MiTalk, an interactive website for U-M students, offers mental health resources like online mental health screenings for depression and anxiety, skill-building tools to help you manage stress and academic life, multimedia workshops, lectures, and relaxation exercises to play or download.

Resources on Stress and Mental Health

This UHS website supplies links to information on how to manage stress and mental health issues.

Campus Mind Works

The Campus Mind Works website was created to simplify access to the wide variety of mental health and academic support resources at U-M and to provide strategies and information to help students stay healthy and manage academic life.

UM Mental Health Resources

The University of Michigan is 100% committed to student mental health. See the many mental health resources below that are available to you!

Sexual Health

General Resources and Services

Sexual Health

This University Health Service (UHS) website provides information and resources to support your sexual health. Topics include healthy relationships, communication, contraception, sexually transmitted diseases, and pregnancy.

Resources for Sexual Health

UHS curates resources and links to information and organizations on campus, in Ann Arbor, and across the web related to sexual health.

UHS Services

Planned Parenthood

Offers abortion services, birth control services, emergency contraception, HIV testing, LGBT services, men’s health services, patient education, pregnancy testing, options, and services, STD testing and treatment, and women’s health services. There are two locations: the Ann Arbor Health Center and the Ann Arbor-West Health Center.


HIV/AIDS Treatment Program at the U-M Hospital

Provides complete care for the whole person using a multi-focused team approach.

HIV Testing at Spectrum Center

Offers free and anonymous HIV testing. The Spectrum Center website also lists other places to get tested on campus and in the community.

HIV Testing at University Health Service (UHS)

There are several options for HIV testing at UHS.

Unified – HIV Health and Beyond

Rooted in the history of our fight against HIV, UNIFIED – HIV Health and Beyond advances prevention, access to health care, community research, and advocacy.

Specific Concerns

Eating Disorders and Body Image

UHS Services and Resources

Body-Peace Corps

The Body-Peace Corps is a U-M student organization whose members are passionate about promoting positive body image and preventing eating disorders. The organization offers a variety of workshops, resources, and activism opportunities.

U-M Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program

This program at U-M Mott Children’s Hospital provides individualized, compassionate, evidence-based care for patients age 8-24 with eating disorders.

Center for Eating Disorders

This private clinic in Ann Arbor offers outpatient treatment, education, support, and referral services to children, adolescents, and adults with eating, weight, and body image disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, compulsive eating/binge eating disorder, and related issues.

Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC)

SAPAC promotes healthy relationships, teaches non-violence and equality, supports survivor healing, and fosters a respectful and safe environment for all members of the U-M community. SAPAC provides educational and supportive services related to sexual assault, intimate partner violence, sexual harassment, and stalking.
24-Hour Crisis Line: 734.936.3333

Abuse Hurts Initiative

The U-M Abuse Hurts Initiative is a cross-campus collaboration promoting prevention of and effective response to domestic or intimate partner and sexual violence affecting members of the University community. Visit the website for information and resources for survivors, supervisors, colleagues, and those interested in learning more about domestic violence.

SafeHouse Center

SafeHouse is a local shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Programs include counseling, court accompaniment, information and referrals, emergency shelter, and personal advocacy. The Crisis Line is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Language interpretation for non-English speakers is available at all times.
24-hour Crisis Line: 734.995.5444

Alternatives to Domestic Aggression (ADA)

ADA is a program that specializes in working with men to stop their use of abuse or battering. The purpose of ADA is to end domestic violence and abuse in our community. Though the program is located within Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County, services are offered on a non-denominational basis so people of all–or no–religious affiliations are welcome.


University of Michigan Sleep Disorder Center

The U-M Sleep Disorders Center has three locations in order to diagnose and treat patients who have problems with their sleep or their level of alertness.

Substance Abuse, Addiction, and Recovery

University Health Service (UHS) BASICS

UHS offers Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS), a two-session alcohol assessment and education program offered free to all U-M students who want to explore their alcohol use. Appointments can be made on the website.

MHealthy Alcohol Management

This brief, confidential educational program helps address drinking problems by reducing drinking or stopping altogether. It also offers an online self-evaluation to help individuals identify problems.

U-M Collegiate Recovery Program

The Collegiate Recovery Program provides case management, with weekly check-in, for transitions into campus, recovery resources, and support for success on campus. The website also provides links to area 12-step meetings, treatment centers, and other community resources.

University of Michigan Addiction Center

The Addiction Center offers clinical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment personalized for individuals and their families.

Tobacco: You Can Quit!

This UHS website provides information and links to resources and groups. U-M is a smoke-free campus, and students, faculty, and staff can get support for quitting. Learn more at the Smoke-Free University Initiative website.

Individual Marijuana Education Program (IMEP)

This two-session marijuana assessment and education program at UHS is designed to assist students in examining their own behavior in a judgment-free environment. The program is free for all U-M students.

St. Joseph Mercy Outpatient Chemical Dependency Services Greenbrook Recovery Center

Greenbrook Recovery Center offers a full range of chemical dependency services and programs to individuals and their families.