News Archive 2017

Peer Health Education logoNew: Peer wellness coaching

February 22, 2017

Invest in your wellbeing with the Peer Health Educators’ new wellness coaching program. Meet one-on-one with a trained peer coach who’ll help you identify your strengths, set wellness goals and guide you toward achieving them. Free sessions are held at locations across campus. Learn more and register.

Got stress? They've got dogs!

Photo of students with a therapy dogFebruary 22, 2017

Chill out with a furry friend at the Peer Health Educators' Paws Program, Monday, Feb. 27, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom and W.E.B. Du Bois Library. There'll also be free acupuncture with a provider from UHS.

Cancellation  – Thursday, February 9, 2017

Walk-in screenings for a research study on Epstein-Barr virus, scheduled for tonight, 5:30 - 8 p.m., are canceled due to the weather.

Announcement iconCancellations – Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Walk-in screenings for a research study on Epstein-Barr virus, and the Medical Reserve Corps' active threat training program, both scheduled for this evening, are canceled due to the weather.

Hands-on health

Medical Reserve Corps logoFebruary 2, 2017

The UMass Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) has plenty of  hands-on opportunities to learn about keeping yourself, your friends, family, pets, and the community safe. Check out this semester's events calendar.

Epstein-Barr study screening canceled

January 31, 2017

Announcement iconTonight's walk-in screening for a research study on Epstein-Barr virus is canceled due to the weather. Come to the next scheduled session, Thursday, Feb. 2, 5:30 – 8 p.m.

Live well – apply now

January 11, 2017

Wellness Defined Residential Community logo

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

 

Announcement iconMartin Luther King Jr. Day hours – Monday, Jan. 16:

January 9, 2017

Walk-in Care, Pharmacy: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.  •  Lab, Radiology: 11 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. All other departments closed

For 24/7 medical and mental health advice, call (413) 577-5000. In a life-threatening emergency, always call 911.

STI and HIV testing logoRapid STI, HIV testing

January 3, 2017

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

January 3, 2017

 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

January 3, 2017

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...

3-D image of mumps virusMumps: What you should know

January 3, 2017

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

Winter-ready vehicle graphicIs your car winter-ready?

January 3, 2017

Snow, ice, cold – it's that time of year in our area! Make sure you and your car are ready with these tips from the Centers for Disease Control.

Announcement iconIntersession schedule: Friday, Dec. 23, 2016 – Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017

Dec. 12, 2016

Intersession hours:

Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: closed

Hours vary on holidays and campus closure days:

  • Monday, Dec. 26: closed
  • Thursday, Dec. 29 and Friday, Dec. 30: Walk-in Care, Pharmacy: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. • Lab, Radiology: 11 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. All other departments closed
  • Monday, Jan. 2: closed
  • Monday, Jan. 16:  Walk-in Care, Pharmacy: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.  • Lab, Radiology: 11 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. All other departments closed

For 24/7 medical and mental health advice, call (413) 577-5000. In a life-threatening emergency, always call 911.