UHS News Archive 2016

Got stress? They've got dogs!

Nov. 28, 2016

Chill out with a furry friend at the Peer Health Educators' Paws Program, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom and W.E.B. Du Bois Library. A UHS acupuncturist will also be on hand to share information on how the treatment may help many common concerns.

De-Stress Fest 2016

Nov. 28, 2016

De-Stress Fest 2016 flyer thumbnailTake a study break and explore natural, healthy ways to reduce stress and balance body and mind at De-Stress Fest 2016, Tuesday, Dec. 13, noon – 4 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. There'll be 5 – 10 minute Reiki, massage and acupuncture sessions; 15 – 20 minute yoga, Qigong and meditation classes, soothing live music and products for purchase. Co-Sponsored by the Center for Health Promotion and Campus Recreation.

Get your quit together

Nov. 10, 2016

Great American Smokeout 2016 graphicThursday, Nov. 17 is the Great American Smokeout – a great time to put your quit plan into action! Stop by the Campus Center concourse from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and share what being tobacco-free means to you...there'll be prizes and giveaways. Join us on the North Lawn at the Student Union between 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. for free hot chocolate, trivia contests, giveaways and make-your-own s'mores, for a $1 donation to the American Cancer Society.

First- and second-year students wanted

October 25, 2016

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, come to UHS' South Clinic:

  • Tuesdays, Nov. 1 and 15, 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Wednesdays, Nov. 2 and 16, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Thursdays, Nov. 3 and 17, 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

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

Got stress? They've got dogs!Paws Program illustration

Oct. 14, 2016

Chill out with a furry friend at the Peer Health Educators' Paws Program, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom and W.E.B. Du Bois Library.

Get involved with health!

Oct.14, 2016

Medical Reserve Corps logoThe 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 calendar of events.

Fight the fluDon't Let Flu Bug U logo

Sept. 15, 2016

Avoid flu – get vaccinated at clinics around campus and at UHS.

New this year: UHS flu clinics are open to all members of the campus community – students, faculty and staff!

Costs are billed to your health insurance; bring your insurance plan's ID card with you.

Walk-in clinics around campus:

  • Thursday, Oct. 6, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m., North Apartments, Building D
  • Thursday, Oct. 13, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Honors College
  • Friday, Oct. 14, 3 – 6 p.m., North Village Apartments
  • Thursday, Oct. 20, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m., Berkshire Dining Commons
  • Friday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., The Spot, Student Union
  • Thursday, Oct. 27, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m., Webster Lounge
  • Thursday, Nov. 10, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m., Recreation Center
  • Thursday, Nov. 17, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m., Van Meter Lounge

Walk-in clinics in UHS, room 302

  • Thursday, Sept. 29, 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 7, 9 a.m. – noon
  • Friday, Oct. 28, 9 a.m. – noon
  • Friday, Nov. 18, 9 a.m. – noon
  • Friday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m. – noon
  • Thursday, Dec. 8, 1 – 4 p.m.

You can also be vaccinated during a scheduled visit – just ask!

Learn more about flu, ways to stay healthy, and what to do if you're sick on the CDC website.

Sleep can change your life!

Sleep Fair and talk logoSept. 15, 2016

Come to the Sleep Fair, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 1 – 3 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom, for activities, vendors and freebies. Then come to "Sleepless @ UMass," 5 – 7 p.m. in Campus Center 804-05. Rebecca Spencer, Ph.D. explains what sleep does for you, what happens when you don't get enough, and how to overcome sleep challenges. Sponsored by the Center for Health Promotion and Campus Recreation.

First and second-year students wanted

Sept. 7, 2016

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

  • Tuesdays, Sept. 13, 20 and 27; Oct. 4 and 11, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
  • Wednesdays, Sept. 14, 21 and 28; Oct, 5 and 12, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Thursdays, Sept. 15, 22 and 29; Oct. 6 and 13, 5:30 – 8 p.m.

Rapid STI, HIV testingGet tested note graphic

Sept.1, 2016

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

  • Friday, Sept. 9: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Campus Center room 165
  • Friday, Sept. 23 : 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., UHS, ground floor
  • Tuesday, Oct. 11: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Campus Center room 165
  • Wednesday, Oct. 26: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., UHS, ground floor
  • Thursday, Dec. 1: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Campus Center room 165
  • Monday, Nov. 7: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Campus Center room 165 
  • Friday, Dec. 9:  10 a.m. – 1 p.m., UHS, ground floor

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

Zika alert – mosquito bite prevention

Photograph of mosquitoJune 1, 2016

UHS reminds travelers to be aware of the recent Zika virus outbreak. Protect yourself from mosquito bites at home and when traveling to affected areas.

 

Rapid STI, HIV testing

February 2, 2016

Get tested note graphicWalk in and get tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV:

  • Friday, Feb. 26: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Campus Center room 165
  • Monday, March 7: 4 – 7 p.m., UHS
  • Monday, March 28: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Campus Center room 165
  • Wednesday, April 13: 9 a.m. – noon, UHS
  • Wednesday, April 20: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Campus Center room 165 
  • Tuesday, May 3:  4 – 7 p.m., UHS

STI tests screen for gonorrhea and chlamydia. HIV testing involves a finger prick; results are available in 20 – 30 minutes. The clinic is open to all UMass students. Your health insurance will be billed; bring your insurance card. Testing is hosted by UHS and the Stonewall Center.

Flu is here!

UHS nurse Ann Becker gives Chancellor Subbaswammy a flu shotFebruary 1, 2016

Flu is here, but there's still time to protect yourself – come to UHS and get vaccinated!

Get involved in health with the Medical Reserve Corps

January 29, 2016

Medical Reserve Corps logoThe UMass Amherst MRC provides educational, research and leadership opportunities in public health and emergency preparedness. Check out this semester's calendar of events!

Flee the flu

January 4, 2016UHS nurse Ann Becker gives Chancellor Subbaswammy a flu shot

Avoid flu – come to UHS and get vaccinated!

Enrolled at UMass this spring?
Important health insurance information

January 4, 2016Photo illustration of health insurance policy

Students are required by state law to have health insurance. Students are automatically enrolled in the Student Health Benefit Plan and charged on the semester's tuition bill. If you have comparable coverage, you may be eligible to waive the plan. Waivers must be completed before Monday, Feb. 29, 2016.  More...

Get tested note illustrationRapid STI, HIV testing

January 4, 2016

Walk in and get tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV. Upcoming dates include:

  • Monday, Jan. 25: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Campus Center room 165
  • Friday, Feb. 5: 9 a.m. – noon, UHS
  • Friday, Feb. 26: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Campus Center room 165

STI tests screen for gonorrhea and chlamydia. HIV testing involves a finger prick; results are available in 20 – 30 minutes. Most UMass students' insurance covers testing; there is typically no cost. Testing is hosted by UHS and the Stonewall Center.

First, second-year students wanted for research study

January 4, 2016

You may be eligible for a research study on Epstein-Barr virus (the virus that causes mono). Participants earn $25 compensation for each study visit! To find out, come to UHS' South Clinic between 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.:

  • Thursday, Jan. 21
  • Tuesday, Jan. 26Microscopic image of Epstein-Barr virus
  • Thursday, Jan. 28
  • Tuesday, Feb. 2
  • Thursday, Feb. 4
  • Tuesday, Feb. 9
  • Thursday, Feb. 11

Questions? Call Jessica Conrad, (413) 577-5101.

Important health education course information

January 4, 2016

MyStudentBody logo imageMyStudentBody is an online health education course required for all first-year students. Those beginning in the spring semester, including transfers, must take and pass MSB between January 4 – February 8, 2016. Learn more...

Tobacco-free UMass logo imageTobacco treatment

January 4, 2016

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!

Announcement graphicHoliday and winter intersession hours

Effective Sunday, Dec. 20 – Sunday, Jan. 17

Mon. – Fri.: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sat. & Sun.: Closed

Friday, Dec. 25 & Friday, Jan. 1: Closed

Wednesday, Dec. 30 & Thursday, Dec. 31

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, call 911.