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UHS helps you stay healthy and cares for you if you’re not. Check out what we offer, how to use UHS and get some helpful tips and timesavers. Learn more about health with these recommended links.

Microscopic image of Epstein-Barr virusFirst- and second-year students wanted

You may be eligible for a research study on Epstein-Barr virus (the virus that causes mono). Participants earn a $25 gift card for each study visit. To find out, walk in to UHS' South Clinic:

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan.26 – Feb. 16, 5:30 – 8 p.m. No appointment needed!

For more information, email Jessi Conrad, jconrad@uhs.umass.edu.

STI and HIV testing clinic logoRapid STI, HIV testing

Walk in and get tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 31: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Campus Center room 163
  • Wednesday, Feb. 15 : 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., UHS, ground floor
  • Tuesday, Feb. 28: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Campus Center room 163
  • Wednesday, March 8: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., UHS, ground floor
  • Tuesday, March 28: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Campus Center room 163
  • Wednesday, April 12: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., UHS, ground floor
  • Tuesday, April 25:  11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Campus Center room 163

STI tests screen for gonorrhea and chlamydia. HIV testing involves a finger prick; results are available in 20 – 30 minutes. Clinics are open to all UMass students; bring your insurance card. Testing is conducted by UHS and sponsored by the Stonewall Center.

Illustration of health insurance policyInsurance info for new, transfer students

 If you're taking five or more credits, you're automatically enrolled in, and charged for, the Student Health Benefit Plan (SHBP). Students who already have insurance may be eligible to waive the SHBP; the deadline is the end of the Add/Drop period. What you need to know...

New, transfer students: required immunizations

College students are required by state law to have certain immunizations before coming to school. Proof of immunization must be submitted online before the end of the Add/Drop period. Here's how...

wellness logoLive well – apply now

Live with other wellness-minded people this fall!  Apply by Sunday, Feb. 19 for housing in the Wellness Defined Residential Community.

Mumps: What you should know

Mumps is making headlines, as new cases reach higher-than-usual levels nationwide and in our state. UHS monitors for mumps, but has not diagnosed any cases.

Two doses of MMR vaccine, which are required before starting college, are important in helping prevent mumps

Tobacco-free UMass logoTobacco treatment

Whether you're ready to quit, aren't sure what to do, or just want help getting through the day without tobacco, UHS' tobacco treatment program can help!