Health and Counseling Services

University Health and Counseling Services (UHCS) provides healthcare and counseling for students of Case Western Reserve University. They value a collaborative, holistic approach to treating the mind and body. UHCS collaborates with the entire CWRU community through outreach, education, and services to promote a culture of safety, respect, and global citizenship that fosters lifelong resilience.

Health Services

General Clinic is designed to treat minor illnesses like colds, coughs, and sore throats and is free for all CWRU students. An appointment is required but same day appointments for urgent concerns may be available. 

Women’s Clinic is designed to meet the specific needs of students that identify as women. It provides various services from pelvic exams to breast exams, to a variety of reproductive health services including birth control and STI screening. Appointments at the women’s clinic are required.

Counseling Services

Individual counseling is offered for students for free on a short term basis, 3 to 12 sessions per year. Students with a need for longer-term care will be able to discuss options with Counseling Services Staff.  

Group counseling is another offering of UHCS. Therapy in a group setting can be a productive and supportive way to address common concerns. Students meet as a group with one or more clinicians to explore a specific topic and develop coping skills.

Guided Relaxation Exercises are an independent activity students can use to support their mental health. Problems arising from anxiety, stress or emotional disturbances may subversively affect the quality of life for many students. Guided Relaxation is a tool that students can use for self-care. 

Student Health Plan

All students are required to have health insurance. The University provides health insurance for its students through Aetna and is coordinated by University Health and Counseling Services. Each semester you are assessed a fee for this health insurance plan. If you are insured through other means, you can opt-out of the student insurance plan. If you have specific questions about the student health plan, please contact UHCS.