UMass Amherst


Health Care

On Campus

Specific information for new students, graduate students, staff and faculty

University Health Services

Your child’s health care needs

Off Campus

Hampshire HealthConnect is an organization offered in partnership with Cooley-Dickinson Hospital, that provides uninsured and underinsured people access health coverage and healthcare. You may visit the Amherst location on Thursdays 1-4 pm at the Bangs Center, Boltwood Walk.

Health Care Providers including doctors, dentists & specialists, hospitals, community and medical services, as well as other programs related to your health care can be found on The Official Website of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' searchable database.

Healthy Start, a program of MassHealth is a free health insurance program for pregnant women, offering prenatal and postpartum care.

MassHealth provides comprehensive health insurance or assistance to financially disadvantaged families.

The Children's Medical Security Planis available to children who are Massachusetts residents at any income level, who do not qualify for MassHealth and who are uninsured.

Mental Health and Support

On Campus

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program at University Health Services offers counseling, information, consultation and referrals for UMass Amherst employees, including faculty, staff, graduate employees and postdoctoral fellows; and employees of the UMass Five College Federal Credit Union.

Psychological Services Center offers counseling, consultation, and assessment, as well as a variety of parenting programs.

UMass Center for Counseling and Psychological Health include crisis intervention, short-term counseling, and support and therapy groups.

Off Campus

Call Crisis Services of Hampshire County (413)586-5555 if you are in crisis and need immediate support and assistance. Crisis Services offer 24 hour psychiatric assessment and accepts Commonwealth Care, Mass Health and uninsured.

24 hour Parental Stress Line 1-800-632-8188, a program of Parents Helping Parents, is a toll-free helpline for Massachusetts parents and caregivers with problems related to their children.

Clinical and Support Options, Inc. provides interventions and services to support adults, children, and families.

Family Outreach of Amherst, a program of Center for Human Development, provides advocacy and case management support to families who struggle with mental health, trauma, substance abuse, domestic violence, and life skills issues.

SeviceNet, located in Northampton, provides outpatient behavioral health and mental health counseling.

National Institute on Drug Abuse, Family Checkup: Positive Parenting Prevents Drug Abuse provides helpful tools for parents in assisting them with preventing youth substance use, or if you suspect your child has already used drugs or alcohol.

Domestic Violence

For immediate assistance, call 911.

On Campus

Center for Women and Community offers training and workshops aimed toward decreasing the incidence of violence against women.

Off Campus

Domestic Violence Resources is a list of services within the Western Massachusetts/Pioneer Valley Community, focusing on the Amherst area. The list includes Safe Passage, and NELCWIT. Programs provide services to victims of domestic violence, including shelter, counseling, support groups, and legal assistance.