Our Commitment to Health and Wellness
University Health Services (UHS) is the UW–Madison student health center, with a mission to enhance learning and student success by promoting, protecting, and restoring health and wellbeing. UHS is dedicated to providing high-quality health care, prevention, and mental health services, and we are committed to supporting students and employees. As a healthcare organization serving the campus community, we work to create and sustain an environment that respects and welcomes people from diverse backgrounds.
Your gifts help to support and continue the many programs we offer, including discussion groups, speaker events, trainings, programs for students in recovery and in crisis, and more.
Donate now to help us connect with thousands of students and support us in creating a healthier environment for the entire UW-Madison community.
Supporting Students in Need
Survivor Empowerment Fund
UHS Survivor Services provides free, confidential support services to UW–Madison student survivors of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, and/or stalking. Our staff provide trauma-informed and survivor-centered advocacy, mental health, and medical services. The Survivor Empowerment Fund will provide funds for students who seek services at UHS Survivor Services, have experienced a crisis, and are in need of extra care. Additional funding for legal, medical, relocation, or other related expenses are also needed. In addition to financial relief, your donation will offer these students a sense of relief and hope, as well as feeling seen, validated, and cared for by the campus and community at large.
Suicide Prevention Fund
Among the key mental health concerns for college students is suicidal ideation and other issues related to suicide. With the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, ongoing experiences of racism and trauma, and other serious concerns experienced by college students, our students need our support now more than ever. The Suicide Prevention Fund at Mental Health Services provides critical support and infrastructure to provide comprehensive suicide prevention programming and mental health resources at UW-Madison. Your gifts will enable us to continue developing specialized programming to increase education around mental health and suicide prevention, increase our capacity to serve more students with mental health concerns year-round, and provide dedicated services for higher risk students.
Survivor Services employs 5 full-time employees, four mental health providers and one advocate.
University Health Services offers high-quality medical care to over 40,000 students each year.
Mental Health Services at UHS provides 24/7 crisis assistance.
Helping Real Students, Sharing Real Stories
“Within UHS Survivor Services, we are continually looking to expand trauma-informed services and staffing, in order to reach more survivors and address the systemic factors underlying sexual violence. This work is a great honor.” -Molly Caradonna, PsyD, Assistant Director of Survivor Services
“My approach is always client-centered; I don’t even like the word ‘client,’ it’s person-centered… It’s about them.” – Michelle, UHS Staff
“Students are wanting to access mental health services more than ever before, and that is a good thing. At MHS we take our responsibility to continuously create ways for students to access that care very seriously and we are excited to have the opportunity to work with our students every day.” – Sarah Nolan, Director of Mental Health Services at University Health Services
“It has been amazing to see UHS take on the complex work of testing for COVID. The onsite staff are really friendly and upbeat, and I trust that UHS is going to get it right.” – Dan, UW-Madison Staff