Center for Counseling and Psychological Health
Can you live a healthy, balanced life at UMass Amherst? Absolutely! But that doesn’t mean it’s always easy.
UHS’ Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH) can help. We understand what you’re going through, because caring for the university community is our specialty.
About the CCPH
Confidential services include crisis intervention, short-term therapy for individuals, couples and families, support and therapy groups, behavioral medicine and psychiatric services.
Our staff also provides consultation and education for the campus and surrounding communities. CCPH's suicide prevention experts offer free trainings for the campus community.
CCPH's Frequently Asked Questions for Parents can help families assist their student.
Find out more about our programs and services; you can also check out these recommended links.
Hours and locations
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Emergency on-call services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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.
Find our main office at 127 Hills North, in the Central Residential Area. Facing the Hills building, look for the UHS Annex sign, next to the doorway on the far left side.
Limited parking is available in the University Health Services lot, off Thatcher Road. Metered parking is also available next to Franklin Dining Commons.
Offices are also located at 123 Berkshire House, off Massachusetts Avenue. Metered parking is available next to the building.
Our short-term model
Length of therapy varies, with a primary focus on short-term treatment directed at helping students function in a university environment. You and your therapist will determine the best approach for you.
CCPH does not have the capacity to manage chronic conditions requiring intensive or frequent contacts. If our short-term care model will not adequately meet your needs, your therapist will discuss referral resources with you
The Student Health Fee, paid by all students taking five or more credits per semester, covers initial psychotherapy visits. After these prepaid visits, your primary insurance will be billed.
All psychiatric medication visits will be billed to your primary insurance. The Student Health Fee will cover any balance not paid by primary insurance, with the exception of plan deductibles, which will be billed to you.
Read your plan or contact your insurance carrier for specific information about the terms and conditions of your coverage.
For more information about the Student Health Fee or general insurance questions, call UHS Patient Services, (413) 577-5192, weekdays, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Clinical services are strictly confidential. No information is released without your permission, except in extreme, life-threatening emergencies or when required by law.
Release of information
If you want CCPH to release your information to another provider or if you want another provider to release your information to CCPH, download and complete this form.