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We are dedicated to supporting the well-being of students at UMD.

hedgehog and puppy at PAWS
"Thank you so much for hosting Calm this year. The relaxation techniques we went over were extremely helpful and I feel better than I have ever felt since starting college".

Health Services Calendar of Events, fall 2018, stay tuned...

Annual Flu Clinic: Wednesday, October 24th and Tuesday, October 30th.  Kirby Rafters.  Free Flu shots for UMD students; And for UMD employees covered by UPlan Insurance.

UMD Health Check: Wednesday, October 3rd. Kirby Ballroom.  10am-1pm. 

New Program: S.H.E.Q.S.!  A new drop-in program is starting in housing that is open to all UMD students.  Sexual Health Education Question Sessions will be in LSH 175, on Mondays from 6-8pm and on Thursdays from 4-6pm.  Stop in to ask sexual health questions, to have access to safer sex supplies and to learn how Health Services can support you in your sexual health and relationship concerns. Facilitated by a Peer Health Educator and Public Health Education & Promotions Intern at Health Services.

Designated Nap Zone on campus!  The Underground in the Kirby Student Center will be a designated nap zone on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 2-3pm..  It will be available for use as usual for studying, etc, but signs will be posted honoring a quieter space during those days and times.  The pilot program is a collaboration of the Student Health Advisory Committee, UMD Health Services, and the Kirby Student Center. The nap zones were inspired by the results of a needs assessment on student sleep habits and barriers.

“The Outpost”. The Medical Outpost is a drop-in program in the Kirby Student Center staffed by Health Services medical professionals.  The program is intended to conveniently address students' health questions and concerns; and to provide information about Health Services and referrals to HS as necessary. The Outpost will not be set up for exams or prescriptions.  Details:  Tuesdays, Starting January 23rd; The Studio, KSC; 11:30am-1pm; No appointment necessary. *The Outpost is informational, and is not set up to treat or fully evaluate medical symptoms

“Calm”.  Join us for brief relaxation sessions in the Library!  We will practice a different technique each week intended to help students actively de-stress. Starting January 30th, sessions are offered on Tuesdays,  10-11am,  Wednesdays, 12:15-1pm, and Thursdays, 2:30-3:30pm.  Most sessions will last only 30 minutes.  Library 119. Just drop-in!  Tea and snacks will be available. Sponsored by Health Services, The Kathryn A. Martin Library, and Disability Resources.

Pet Away Worry and Stress monthly events!! 11am-1pm in the Kirby Student Lounge on select dates: see the PAWS website for current information. The focus of PAWS is to decrease stress-levels in students, faculty and staff, with therapy animals. This collaborative event is sponsored by Animal Allies, UMD Employee Wellness Program, KUMD, The Kathyrn A. Martin Library, UMD Health Services, and UMD Wellness Collaborative, UMD Serve, Office of Environmental Health & Safety, and Kirby Student Center.

Let’s Talk.  “Let’s Talk” is a program that provides easy access to brief, informal, and confidential consultations with counselors from UMD Health Services.  Drop-in for support and resources – no appointment necessary!! Mondays 10am-12pm, and Thursdays 1-3pm in Kirby Student Center 361; and just added, Tuesdays from 5-7pm in Lake Superior Hall 175.

Grief Support Group. Every Wednesday evening.  The group will meet in RDC 301 (across from the dining center). Choose your group time, 4-5:30pm or 6-7:30pm.  Snacks provided.  Facilitated by Barb Titus, btitus2@d.umn.edu.