University Health Service


Learn what you can do about acne.

Alcohol and Other Drugs - Campaigns and Print Materials

Learn about campus-wide media campaigns that alert students to the potential dangers of alcohol and other drug use, address illegal and disrespectful... more

Alcohol and Other Drugs - Information

Learn about the effects of alcohol and other drugs, from UHS and other reliable resources.

Alcohol and Other Drugs - Laws and Policies

Learn about the laws and policies related to alcohol and other drugs that affect members of the university community.

Alcohol and Other Drugs - Prevention

This UHS program reduces harmful consequences of alcohol and other drug use, in order to support students in achieving their personal and academic potential.

Alcohol and Other Drugs - Resources

LOTS of resource, on- and off-campus.

Alcohol Emergency

Learn the signs of an alcohol emergency and know what to do.

Alcohol or Other Drug-facilitated Sexual Assault

Alcohol or other drug-facilitated sexual assault (DFSA) can occur when alcohol or other drugs are used to compromise or incapacitate an... more

Ann Arbor Campus-Community Coalition (A2C3)

The Ann Arbor Campus-Community Coalition (A2C3) addresses harmful alcohol use. Let's work together to address harmful alcohol and other drug use in our community and build a... more

Antibiotics: Less is More

Antibiotics have been effective and even lifesaving treatments, but resistance is a growing concern.

Anxiety Disorders and Panic Attacks

How to know if anxiety is too much, and what to do about it


What causes asthma and how you can manage it.

Athlete’s Foot

Learn how to recognize, treat and prevent this fungal infection of the feet.

Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

If you take prescription medication for ADHD, learn how to get prescriptions at UHS.  

Back Care

Back pain is common, affecting eight out of ten people at some point in their lives. That's because the spine has a difficult job: it must support the weight of the upper body and still be able to bend and... more

Bed Bugs

See the Michigan Manual for the Prevention and Control of Bed Bugs. This site about bed bugs can help you learn about these unwelcome pests and how to get rid of them.

Blood Cholesterol, Blood Lipids, and Heart Health

On this page: What is cholesterol? Why should I care about my cholesterol? What are triglycerides and why... more

Body Art: What You Need to Know before Getting a Tattoo or Piercing

Learn about potential health issues associated with a tattoo or piercing, and how to take care of them.

Body Image

Want to feel good about your body? Read on...

Caffeine Q & A

Find out how much caffeine you're consuming.

Chickenpox (Varicella)

Chickenpox is highly contagious. This page will help you identify symptoms, protect yourself from the virus, and decide what steps to take if you may have been exposed.

Choosing the Right Shoes for You

Wearing good shoes can help you to feel your best and help prevent injuries. Shoe choice can affect your whole body, not just your feet.

Cold and Canker Sores

Learn the difference between cold and canker sores and how to treat them.

Collegiate Recovery Program

Our mission is to provide a supportive community where students in recovery can achieve academic success while enjoying a genuine college experience, free from alcohol and other drugs.

Computer Ergonomics: How to Protect Yourself from Strain and Pain

Hunching over your laptop? Uh-oh. Learn what you can do about that.


Concussion, also called a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), may be caused by a direct or indirect impact to the head, neck, or body, causing a rapid movement of the brain inside the skull.


Is your scalp flakey? Learn what to do about dandruff here.


Depression can be effectively treated. If you suffer from symptoms—even for a week—please consider getting help. You don't have to "go it alone!" And the sooner you get help, the sooner you can start to... more

Diarrhea and Vomiting

Read on for prevention tips and what to do if you get sick.

Eating Disorders and Body Image - Recommended Books

Check out these wonderful and inspiring books!

Eating Disorders and Body Image - Resources

Check out the many resources available!


The risk of Ebola at U-M and regionally is very low, nonetheless UHS and the Michigan Medicine hospitals and clinics are prepared.


Movement has incredible benefits!

Flu and Vaccination - It's Easy to Get a Flu Shot on Campus!

A flu shot will help you stay healthy and protect those around you from influenza. And because influenza and COVID-19 have similar symptoms, UHS... more

Food Allergies and Intolerance

Learn about food allergies and intolerance, and what to do about them, especially at U-M.

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

What is hand, foot and mouth disease?

Heat Relief

Here's how to avoid heat-related illness, and what to do if you're experiencing symptoms.

Helping a Friend

Are you concerned about a friend or family member? Here are suggestions to help you provide information and support for that individual to make positive changes.

Hosting Off-Campus Parties: Things to Remember for Responsible Hosting

How to ensure that everyone has a fun time at your party.

How U-M Students Stay in the Blue

Michigan students use LOTS of strategies for Staying in the Blue.

HPV and Vaccination

Vaccination is an effective means to help prevent HPV infection, and UHS can help you start or complete your vaccination series. 

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

If you have high blood pressure, or if you want to prevent it, this page is for you.

Measles, Mumps and Rubella

What to do if you think you may have been exposed, have symptoms, want to get vaccinated, or need to demonstrate immunity.

Medical Amnesty 

Medical amnesty helps ensure that minors at medical risk as a result of alcohol intoxication will receive prompt and appropriate medical attention.


Information and resources about meningitis, a life-threatening condition of the brain and spinal cord membranes, typically caused by an infection. 

Mindful Eating: Learn How to Listen to and Nurture Your Body

How would you define mindful eating?

Mpox Updates from Leadership

Messages to the campus community from the U-M Chief Health Officer ... more

Mpox Vaccination

If you think you may have been exposed, or if you have symptoms of Mpox, avoid others (including pets) and call UHS at 734-764

Nutrition - Sound Bites: Info You Can Use

Check out our video on "On-the-go Snack Tips" for students! Eating nutritious food supports every part of your life, from sleep to school to work. Here's information... more

Opioids – Fentanyl, Overdoses, and Naloxone

Information on opioids, overdoses, and life-saving medication. 

Pap Tests and HPV

A Pap test screens for cancer of the cervix and can also be used to screen for non-visible human papilloma virus (HPV) infection.

Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

Pertussis causes violent coughing that may last for months, and it can be especially dangerous in young children and the elderly. Vaccination is the best means of prevention. 

PULSE: The heart of campus wellness

PULSE is a voluntary student organization with the purpose to promote the intersection between well-being and identity across campus through peer interactions, informative programming... more

Rabies and Bats

What to do if you find a bat inside (tip: it's probably not what you think)

Recommended Health Websites

These websites offer reliable information and great features.

Rejuvenation 101

Don't stress about counting these 101 ways to nurture yourself and reduce stress

Resources for Stress and Mental Health

Check out these resources to help you manage your stress and mental well-being!

Resources for Students with Chronic Health Conditions

If you have a chronic health condition, you are not alone. Learn about your resources here.

Scabies: See information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Use the button below to link to the CDC's information about scabies, which help you learn about symptoms and treatment. 

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

During Michigan's long, cold winters, some people experience "winter blues" or more severe seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Learn how to manage winter blues.


The Shingrix vaccine is very effective at preventing shingles, and it is recommended for individuals ages 50 and older.


You may need more sleep if you “zone out” or doze off during the day.

Stress: Is It Your Major?

Learn how to manage stress so it doesn't manage you!

Stressed? One-minute Strategies

You can spare a minute to feel better, right?

Ten Things You Can Do for Your Mental Health

Try these tips to keep your balance, or re-balance yourself.

Test Anxiety

If tests make you sweat too much, try these tips.

Tips for Academic Success if You are Sick or Injured

You don't have time to be sick or injured, but if you are, check out these suggestions to help you stay on top of your studies and manage self-care. 

Top Ten Health Topics

This page provides the top ten health-related impediments to U-M students' academic success, according to the 2018 U-M National College Health Assessment.

Urinary Tract Infections in Women

Urinary tract infections are one of the most common health concerns among women. Learn what to do and how UHS can help.

Vaping, E-Cigarette and Tobacco Cessation Help

Millions have quit smoking, vaping and using e-cigarettes, and you can quit too. Given the U-M Tobacco-free Initiative, there is no better time to quit, even if you've... more

Viral Hepatitis and Hepatitis A Outbreak

Southeast Michigan is experencing an outbreak of hepatitis A. Learn about vaccination to prevent this illness, plus about hepatitis B and C.


Learn how to care for these benign skin growths.

Weight Reduction

Safe weight reduction takes time and effort, but by making lifestyle changes that incorporate proper nutrition and physical activity, you can lose and maintain your weight for the long-term.

West Nile Virus

West Nile virus can cause inflammation of the brain in humans and occurs around Ann Arbor. Protect yourself from mosquitos to avoid this illness.

What You Need to Know about Laws, Policies and Ordinances involving Alcohol and Other Drugs

Learn the laws, policies and ordinances involving alcohol and other drugs, so you can follow the local laws and stay out of... more

Winter Survival Tips

Check out these tips to help you make the most of the cold season.

Workshops & Trainings: Motivational Interviewing and Well-being


Zika Virus

Learn about precautions against Zika virus for travelers.