The University of Virginia is partnering with a leading telehealth firm with expertise in higher education to get students instantaneous, around-the-clock, free mental health services, starting Monday, October 4th.
Every student’s experience of the University of Virginia is unique. For some, accessibility and inclusion are key components, as opportunities across Grounds are not one-size-fits-all. For many students, this is when the Student Disability Access Center comes in.
Multidisciplinary care—it’s a common buzzword in the health care world, but what does it mean in the context of well-being and health for students at the University of Virginia? To put it simply, it’s about the right connections at the right time for the student we are serving at that moment.
A new COVID-19 call center represents one of the ways Student Health and Wellness continues to tailor its services to respond to shifting demands during the pandemic.
While we do not yet have a vaccine for COVID-19, safe, effective and long-established vaccines are available for the flu, which sickens millions of Americans each year. Dr. Jessica Simmons, director of medical services at Student Health and Wellness, discusses the need for widespread flu vaccination during this period.
When the University of Virginia began online classes in the spring of 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the entire Department of Student Health and Wellness shifted to virtual services as well. In a matter of weeks, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) had established teletherapy protocols, appointments, and remote group therapy options for students.