New students: required immunizations
Starting at UMass Amherst this fall? State law requires you to have certain immunizations and submit proof before coming to school. Here's what to do.
UHS lab earns sentinel site designation
The UHS lab has been recognized as a sentinel site by the Massachusetts State Public Health Laboratory. Sentinel labs have the capacity to analyze or refer potentially hazardous specimens. They work with public health providers around the world to enhance emergency preparedness. More...
CCPH temporarily relocating
At the end of July, the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH) is temporarily moving from Hills North to the second floor (North Wing) of Bartlett Hall. Services will be provided at this location through the 2017 – 2018 academic year. CCPH offices in New Africa House remain open as usual. View a campus map.
Mental health crisis response is relocating to 415 New Africa House. For urgent help, go to the office weekdays, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. or call (413) 545-2337. On weekdays after 5 p.m., weekends and holidays, call UHS, (413) 577-5000 and ask for the CCPH clinician on-call. In an emergency call UMPD, (413) 545-3111 or 911.
If you have questions or concerns, call (413) 545-2337.
Tobacco-free info, help
12 minutes can save a life
If someone's heartbeat or breathing have stopped, 12 minutes can mean the difference between life and death. It takes first responders an average of 8 – 12 minutes to respond to a 911 call, according to the American Red Cross. If you know how to do CPR or use an automated external defibrillator (AED), you may be able to keep someone alive until help arrives. Learn CPR basics or find certification classes near you.