UHS In The News
Celebrating 10 years of healing
UHS' Acupuncture Clinic celebrated its 10th year with two free events, Monday, May 13 and Wednesday, May 15, noon - 1 p.m. at the clinic on the ground floor of UHS. There was a meet and greet with the providers, and patients were able to learn about the many health concerns acupuncture can treat, including tobacco use; guests were invited to experience it with free demonstrations.
The Student Health Benefit Plan, available to undergraduate and graduate students and their dependents, covers acupuncture at UHS. For more information or an appointment for services, call (413) 577-6511. More...
Come on UMass...
Apr. 20, 2013
Volunteers were out from 10:30 p.m. – 2 a.m. on Saturday, April 20 encouraging students to walk on campus rather than along residential streets on their way to and from Southwest residence halls. The Baby Berk food truck was stationed along the route, accepting YCMP swipes and coupons, and giving out prizes.
To volunteer in the future, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, call (413) 577-1005 or stop by the Off-Campus Student Center, 314 Student Union. And remember: if you’re out after-hours, be a respectful neighbor and Walk this Way!
Phallacies wins video contest
Apr. 19, 2013
What does it mean to be a man?
Apr. 19, 2013
The Boston Marathon tragedy
Apr. 15, 2013
UHS and the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health extend condolences and offer support to all affected by the Boston Marathon attacks of April 15. For those struggling to cope in the aftermath of the tragedy, we offer these resources and tips for college students.
Apr. 15, 2013
Students joined The Center for Health Promotion's Peer Health Educators for four days of free fun! There were performances, games, classes and more, at locations all around campus! See the flyer...
MRC hosts emergency planning event
Apr. 11, 2013
The UMass Amherst Medical Reserve Corps and its partners conducted a drill April 11, to test sheltering during a large-scale emergency. Some 225 volunteers and emergency response partners participated in the event, which simulated an establishment of a dormitory shelter for area residents and their pets during a massive power outage in Hampshire County. More...
Bedtime Players perform at high school
Mar. 23, 2013
The Not Ready for Bedtime Players (NRBP) took their show on the road March 13, performing for some 700 students at Easthampton High School. The special edition of the show focused on making good choices about alcohol and other drugs. More...
Survey to help guide new UHS mission statement
Mar. 21, 2013
UMass Amherst students, faculty and staff were asked to shape a new mission statement for UHS. The e-mail survey was distributed to a sampling of undergrads, plus all grad students, faculty and staff. Participants were asked to "Take a few moments and tell us what healthcare services are important to you!" More...
Players bring mirth, message to high school
Mar. 13, 2013
The Not Ready for Bedtime Players took their show on the road, performing for some 700 students at Easthampton High School. The special edition of the show focused on making good choices about alcohol and other drugs.
And the winners are...
Mar. 8, 2013
Congratulations to John Mackey and Jennifer Saponaro, winners in the' "Head-to-Toe Happiness" contest! Grand prize winner John picked out a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses from UHS' Optical Services; Jennifer won a collectible gift case packed with health and beauty products from the UHS Pharmacy.
Drop-in Center hosts meditation series
UMass stands against violence
Mar. 6 , 2013
The UMass Amherst community "stood up" to participate in an annual White Ribbon Day event and become part of the solution in ending violence against women. More...
"Your Skin is In" pledge and giveaway
Mar. 5, 2013
The Peer Health Educators at the Center for Health Promotion know that tanning is out and "Your Skin is In." Students who took the "No Tanning" pledge by March 5 were also entered to win prizes. View the pledge page...
"Head-to-Toe Happiness" contest
Mar. 3 , 2013
Students had a chance to win free Ray-Ban sunglasses or a jumbo gift basket with fun-in-the-sun essentials, just in time for spring break! Sponsored by the UHS Pharmacy and Eye Care Services. Deadline was March 3.
Celebrate life at every size
Feb. 28, 2013
Author and activist Ragen Chastain came to UMass Amherst Feb. 28, with two free events focused on positive body image. "Every Body Dance", a fun dance class for all sizes, ages and abilities. "The Positive Body" presentation offered real options for health, happiness and high self-esteem. View the flyer...
Forums on tobacco-free initiative
Feb. 21, 2013
All members of the campus community are invited to attend an open meeting about the Tobacco-Free UMass initiative.
The 90-minute sessions will include a presentation and opportunity for questions. Release time for employees will be provided whenever practicable.
Meetings will take place:
• Thu., Feb. 28, noon, Campus Center 101
• Wed., March 6,
4 p.m., Campus Center Reading Room
• Thu., March 7, 7 p.m., Campus Center 101
• Wed., March 13,
5:30 a.m., Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge
• Thu., March 28, noon, Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge
• Ann Becker, UHS Public Health Nurse
• Robert Horowitz, UHS Family Physician
• Akshay Kapoor, SGA President
• Sally Linowski, Assistant Dean of Students
• Wilmore Webley, Associate Professor of Microbiology
Feb. 20, 2013
By students, about students, for students, Not Ready for Bedtime Players’ shows are smart, sexy, funny and always different.
See the poster!
Spring support groups
Feb. 11, 2013
The Center for Counseling and Psychological Health is offering a series of support groups during the spring semester. Support group flyers...
UHS earns accreditations
Jan. 31, 2013
UHS has been reaccredited by two independent national organizations focused on healthcare excellence. More...
Walk-in flu clinics at UHS
Jan. 22, 2013
Students and other UHS patients
Walk-in flu vaccinations are available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at UHS' public health office, on the first floor of the health center.
You can also make an appointment to be vaccinated; call (413) 577-5101. If you already have an appointment with a UHS provider, you can be vaccinated at the same time – just ask!
Vaccinations will be billed to your health insurance; remember to bring your plan’s ID card with you.
Both injected and inhaled forms of the flu vaccine are available.
Online health ed course
Jan. 22, 2013
All first-year UMass Amherst students are required to complete and pass MyStudentBody Essentials, an online health education course by Friday, Feb. 15 to avoid a registration hold. Here's how...
Choose your health insurance plan now
Jan. 22, 2013
All full-time students are automatically enrolled in the Student Health Benefit Plan (SHBP) and charged on the semester's tuition bill. If you already have qualifying health insurance, you must waive the SHBP before the end of the Add/Drop period to avoid enrollment and charges. More information...
Counseling center schedule change
Jan. 22, 2013
When UMass Amherst closes or is delayed due to weather or other emergency, routine mental health appointments at the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health will be rescheduled. For 24/7 mental health advice, call UHS, (413) 577-5000. In a life-threatening emergency, always call 911.
Just what the doctor ordered...
... and now, even more!
Jan. 21, 2013
Shop the UHS Pharmacy's new, expanded over-the-counter products department and save! Health and beauty products, snacks, cold drinks...all at low, student-friendly prices! More...
UHS offers ear piercing to patients!
Jan. 18, 2013
UHS now offers ear piercing to patients four months of age and older. Choose from our assortment of starter jewelry and have your ears pierced in a safe medical setting. Piercing services are not covered by health insurance. Call (413) 577-5101 to schedule an appointment.
Bedtime Players perform for high school
Jan. 17, 2013
Members of the Center for Health Promotion's Not Ready for Bedtime Players performed for more than 600 South Hadley High School students and their families recently. All attending the school's Winter Cotillion saw the show, which emphasized abstinence from alcohol and other drugs. Cheers go out to Players Faniel Adames, Dillon Crockett, Derek Luthi, Matt Martel, Kalpita Patel, Ines Tamajong and alum Yevin Roh, along with troupe director Amanda Collings Vann of the CHP. More about the Players...