X. HEALTH & WELLNESS
Health Insurance and Benefits
All graduate students are eligible for various insurance plans at minimal cost. Applications for insurance coverage must be completed within 30 days of your start date (to receive health insurance effective September 1, you must complete benefits forms by August 30). Premiums are automatically deducted from your monthly paycheck. For more information about each plan, see the UW-Madison New Employee Benefits website (http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/benefits/new-emp/grad.aspx) or contact Chris Carollo-Zeuner (firstname.lastname@example.org, 6405 McArdle Laboratory (WIMR II)).
UWell is a UW-Madison holistic resource for all things wellness-related. This site includes information and opportunities for work/school, financial, environmental, physical, emotional, spiritual and community wellness: http://uwell.wisc.edu/
University Health Services (UHS)
Students who pay segregated fees are eligible for UHS services, the campus health clinic. Many services are provided at no extra cost, including outpatient medical care during regular business hours, Monday-Friday. UHS is located in the Student Services Tower at 333 East Campus Mall, 608-265-5600.
Students with disabilities have access to disability resources through UW-Madison’s McBurney Disability Resource Center. As an admitted student, you should first go through the steps to “Become a McBurney Client” at http://www.mcburney.wisc.edu/students/howto.php
Mental Health Resources
University Health Services (UHS) is the primary mental health provider for students on campus. UHS counseling and Consultation Services offers a wide range of services to the diverse student population. They offer immediate crisis counseling, same day appointments and ongoing treatment. Go to http://www.uhs.wisc.edu/services/counseling or call 608-265-5600.
UW-Madison has multiple recreational facilities, group fitness classes, intramural sports, club sports, etc. Visit the Division of Recreational Sports website for details: http://www.recsports.wisc.edu/