Health & Wellness
University Heath Service is a comprehensive outpatient clinic, located on Central Campus, offering primary healthcare, health education, gynecology, contraception, specialty clinics, and STD/HIV and pregnancy testing. Medical advice is also available by phone through their Nurse Advice Line. Patients are seen by appointment and walk-in. Open Monday–Saturday.
The standard health service fee (paid by all enrolled students) covers most services including clinic visits, radiology, physical therapy, and most lab tests. Students pay additional fees for medications, some lab tests, and other items. Dental care is not covered; visit the U-M Dental School website for information about dental services. 764-8320
Managed Care/Student Insurance Office 764-5182 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Counseling & Psychological Services, or CAPS, provides expert and caring therapeutic support at no charge for currently enrolled U-M students. helping them deal with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and academic and relationship issues. Services include crisis intervention and personal therapy for individuals, couples, and groups. CAPS also offers outreach and education through consultations, presentations, and workshops.
CAPS staff includes therapists, psychiatric professionals, and interns from graduate programs in psychology and social work. Hours: 8 am–5 pm M/W/Th/F and 8 am–8 pm T.
CAPS has also developed an excellent reference guide to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Contact them anytime for help on dealing with PTSD.
The VA Crisis Line connects veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders. Vets and their families can get help by phone (800-273-8255), via online chat, or text (message to 838255) to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
VITAL – Veterans Integrated To Academic Leadership
VITAL is a partnership between the University of Michigan and the Veterans Administration where a Health Care Benefit Coordinator is assigned to the U-M campus to facilitate veterans understanding and utilizing their VA healthcare benefits. If you are veteran and have not signed up for or been evaluated by a VA healthcare professional you are highly encouraged to do so.
Brittany Powers, LMSW
College & University Outreach Program
Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (VITAL) Initiative
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
Athletics & Recreation
The University of Michigan has a proud 150-year tradition of athletic excellence, and is known around the world for its athletic programs and facilities, including The Big House™, Michigan’s 109,901-seat football stadium.
Mgoblue, U-M’s official website for intercollegiate athletics, lists schedules and ticket information for Michigan’s 31 varsity teams; information about athletics clubs; and much more. The Fan Zone page has the latest Athletics news, and other information especially for Wolverine fans.
Athletics also works closely with RecSports (below) to offer the Club Sports Program.
RecSports memberships are available to those with a U-M affiliation (students, staff, faculty, and alumni). U-M students’ costs are covered in the student activity fee assessed each semester. U-M students can also sponsor non-affiliated adults for membership. Call 763-3084 for more information.
RecSports offers five major program areas:
The Drop-In Program features a variety of self-directed recreational activities, including swimming, racquetball, and basketball; there are also climbing walls.
Three campus locations:
- Central Campus Recreation Building (CCRB, 763-3084)
- Intramural Sports Building (IMSB, 763-3562)
- North Campus Recreation Buildilng (NCRB, 763-4560)
- The Intramural Sports Program, 763-3562, offers activities, fitness, competition, and personal enjoyment with team, individual, and group activities.
- The Club Sports Program, 763-3562, includes more than 35 club sports ranging from aikido to water polo. Each club is developed, governed, and administered by the student membership of that particular club.
- The Outdoor Adventures Program, 764-3967, offers a wide variety of services for students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members. You can rent outdoor equipment (everything from canoes to snowshoes), learn how to rock-climb on the indoor wall, gain outdoor leadership skills, or become certified in wilderness medicine.
- The Challenge Program, 936-0603, is an activity-based team-building and leadership development program that uses an interactive and experiential approach, including a ropes course, to improve group dynamics.
- Part of the U-M Health System, MFit provides personal training and fitness assessment services to student, faculty, staff, and community users of RecSports facilities. MFit staff are qualified healthcare professionals with bachelor’s or master’s degrees in exercise science, sports medicine, or related fields.
RecSports is also a great place to work. Each semester RecSports hires approximately 250–300 students as lifeguards, office clerks, entrance monitors, supervisors, officials, and many others. Contact Student Employment at 936-0617 for more information.
The city of Ann Arbor also offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor sports opportunities, including skating rinks, canoeing and kayaking, parks, and golf courses. More information is available on the “Visit Ann Arbor” website.
MHealthy was established in 2005 to encourage a culture of health at the University of Michigan. The program aims to promote the health and well-being of the U-M community and develop more cost-effective delivery of healthcare. MHealthy’s primary goals are to:
- improve health and quality of life for the U-M community
- educate, motivate, and empower individuals to make good healthcare decisions and practice healthy behaviors
- promote wellness, illness and injury prevention, and disease management
- coordinate and streamline programs and services to improve effectiveness, efficiency, and communication
- achieve high-level customer satisfaction
Programs include nutrition, weight management, alcohol management, tobacco treatment, and more. MFit personal training is also offered by MHealthy; see the description above under Rec Sports.
Orientation & Academic Advising
Orientation is the first step in your transition to the University of Michigan. The Office of New Student Programs coordinates orientation at the beginning of each term for undergraduate freshman and
During orientation, you will meet other new students at Michigan and talk with an academic advisor in your school or college to select your first-semester courses.
Services for Students with Disabilities
Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) helps students with visual, mobility, and hearing impairments; learning disabilities; and mental or chronic health conditions. SSD advocates for accessible campus transportation and adaptive technology, and helps students find sign language and oral interpreters. SSD can also help assess the need for modified housing, attendants, classroom accommodations, or adaptive equipment. All services are free of charge. Visit their site or call 734-763-3000 for more information.