University Health Service

UHS Clinical Social Workers are involved in many ways across campus, including participation on multidisciplinary campus committees, providing mental health education, and meeting with students/UM community members one-on-one to assess needs and connect to resources. All services are free. 

UHS Clinical Social Workers partner with you to discuss barriers to care, medical and social needs, and resources that may benefit your health and well-being. Specifically, they offer:

  • Emotional support and adjustment to illness counseling
  • Connection to mental health and campus/community resources
  • Psychoeducation
  • Help navigating the health care system
  • Discussion and advocacy regarding distrust of, discomfort with, and barriers to accessing health care due to systemic racism, homophobia, transphobia, islamophobia, and other forms of oppression
  • Support for patients receiving care in all UHS clinics, including specialty clinics and gender-affirming care
  • Coordination of care within and between UHS clinics

Other FREE campus resources that may be a good place to start:

Need help finding a therapist?

If you are looking for an off-campus therapist, use these databases to search by insurance company, specialties, therapy approach, provider’s gender, and other criteria. If you feel overwhelmed and want to talk through this with a social worker, they are happy to help.

​How to connect with a UHS Clinical Social Worker:

  • Email an individual social worker if you’d like (see directory below), or email the team of social workers at UHS-SocialWorkClinical@med.umich.edu (E-mail is not necessarily a secure form of communication; please be mindful of the information you include in email.)
  • Call an individual social worker and leave a message on their confidential voicemail (Social workers have a clinic/remote hybrid schedule and will not be in the office with access to voicemail every day.)

If you are experiencing a crisis, please use the following resources:

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