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Picture of vaccine being drawn up from a vial into a syringeNew 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 staff at workUHS 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, helpTobacco-Free UMass logo

UMass Amherst is proudly tobacco-free! 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!


Photo of person doing CPR12 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.