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University of Rochester Counseling Center

Counseling Center

Reproductive Health Care is a Human Right

The University Health Service affirms the right of all people to make health care decisions that best match their personal medical, emotional and faith experiences and individual needs.  On Friday June 24, 2022 the Supreme Court’s ruling reversed 50 years of federal protection for abortion rights.

The American Medical Association, National Association of Social Workers and the American Psychological Association uphold the importance of reproductive health care, including access to abortion, to an individual’s medical and mental health.

Our staff at the Counseling Center, Primary Care, and Health Promotion office continue to stand with all students, in all circumstances.  Please feel free to reach out to any of us.

Recent Violent Acts

We are sorry we have to post this again…

Unbelievable loss of children, their teachers, and innocence in Uvalde Texas. Please take care of yourselves and one another.

We are all heartbroken and so angry that we share with our neighbors, friends and family in Buffalo another unbearable loss to the continuing Racially Motivated Violence in this country.  The recent and ongoing targeted murders of people of color and members of religious communities, so often a result of white supremacy and other hatred, brings grief on many levels – and rage, — and memories of similar historic pain.

We strongly encourage students, faculty and staff to find affirming sources of care and support in this time of so many feelings and different reactions from the media and the world around us.  The UCC remains committed to supporting all of our U of R students. We have appointments and consultation times open now, and welcome you at (585) 275-3113.

We know this is a difficult time, and we are here to help. Please see the information below regarding available resources and counseling service options.

If you are outside of the US, the Suicide Stop website contains mental health emergency resources worldwide.

Crisis hotline
If you are in crisis and would like to speak to someone immediately, please call us at (585) 275-3113. A Counseling Center professional is on-call 24/7.

Schedule an appointment

To schedule your first appointment, call us at (585) 275-3113 or log into UHSConnect.

The Counseling Center is available for full-time students who pay the mandatory health fee using HIPAA compliant Zoom. Just call (585) 275-3113 for an initial assessment. Based on that initial assessment, a treatment plan will be developed by the clinician that addresses your unique needs and concerns.

More information

Crisis Services

If you are a University of Rochester student or are concerned about a student experiencing a mental health crisis, please call the University Counseling Center Professional On-Call at (585) 275-3113.

If you have someone you are concerned about, remember that the Counseling Center is available for consults 24/7. Just call us (585) 275-3113. For non-urgent situations where you are concerned, make use of the CARE Network to help someone get connected to all the support and University of Rochester services they need!

You can also download the My SSP app on any phone to access phone and text crisis support from anywhere in the world.

If you are outside of the US, the Suicide Stop website contains mental health emergency resources worldwide.

Link to full crisis services:



The Counseling Center has partnered with ThrivingCampus to make it easier for students to learn more about community mental health providers and access treatment off-campus and in many other states. ThrivingCampus is an online directory that allows University of Rochester students to access a list of off-campus, licensed mental health clinicians. Go to or make an appointment for an Initial Assessment with one of our therapists for assistance. The website also includes resources to assist students through the process of securing off-campus outpatient care.

If you are a provider and wish to participate in the University of Rochester Thriving Campus site, please use this link: Thriving Campus – for providers to create a new free account or to update your existing account.

Release of information

If you are asked to fill out a Release of Information, please download and fill out one of the below files.

When complete, you can either:

  • Fax or mail to the number/address on the top of the form
  • Scan the document and email it to the University Counseling Center (; this is a secure email box.
  • Follow the instructions and upload your release forms to UHSConnect

Accommodation requests

University Health Service does not provide disability accommodation evaluations and recommendations.

The Office of Disability Resources maintains this list of off-campus providers who do provide disability accommodation evaluations. Please go to the Office of Disability Resources for more information on academichousing, and dining accommodations.

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