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College is full of excitement, opportunities and also challenges. You’re living in a new place, with new people and new responsibilities. The University of Washington has many services to help you stay healthy – emotionally, mentally and physically – so you can make the most of your time at the UW.

A great place to get started is Student Well-Being, the one-stop health and wellness website that connects UW Seattle students to a range of services and information. We’ve also highlighted some helpful resources below.

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Get support for tough issues

Struggling to find the right campus resource? Get answers from caring professionals about issues from relationship violence, to alcohol and other drugs and emotional health, or explore the trainings and education we offer in living communities and on campus.


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Find support for unexpected financial hardship

Life can be unpredictable. From family emergencies to natural disasters, unexpected costs can cause stress and impact your academic success and personal well being. All three UW campuses now offer Emergency Aid to currently enrolled students.


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Feel better

Got a cold? Twisted your ankle? Just not feeling right? Physicians and nurse practitioners at Husky Health can help you get back on the road to healthy.

visit Husky HEALTH

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Video: Mental Health at UW

See members of the UW community speaking to the importance of paying attention to your mental health and seeking help when you need it. When you’re a Husky, you’re not alone.

Watch video on Mental Health at UW

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Talk with a counselor

At the Counseling Center, you can talk with a psychologist or mental health counselor or get crisis help right away. And there’s no charge for most of our services.

Contact the Counseling Center

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Explore mental health support services

UW offers many mental health services, including counseling, crisis intervention, medication evaluation, group therapy and support groups, mindfulness meditation and more.

Explore services

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Get emergency medical help

If you’re feeling ill or have an injury on an evening or weekend, contact the after-hours, no-cost consulting nurse service available to students at 206-744-2500. If you are in a life-threatening situation, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

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Need to talk with someone right away?

If you’re experiencing an emotional crisis, King County Crisis Connections is there to help, offering telephone-based 24-hour crisis care, including suicide intervention.

Contact King County Crisis connections


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Exercise and have fun

From rock climbing to cardio, basketball to kayaking, swimming to golf, and intramural sports to mindfulness, UW Recreation has options for everyone.

Explore recreation