Wellness & Support Services

Counseling & Mental Health Support Services available to Students

Medical Student Counseling Center (MSCC)

The Medical Student Counseling Center (MSCC), is located in 1240 MERF, right down the hallway from the Office of Student Affairs and Curriculum (OSAC). We are committed to providing quality services and support to medical students by offering: Personal counseling, Assessment & Accommodations Services,  Academic advising, and Career development. Services provided within each realm are described in further detail throughout the MSCC web site.

In addition to counseling and advising, the staff provides regular programming and workshops aimed at enhancing personal and professional development, academic performance, career decision making, and mental, emotional, social, and physical well-being. Tutoring services and the Mentor Program are also run through the MSCC. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (open during lunch hour). Special arrangements can often be made to accommodate student schedules outside regular office hours.

All of our services are free to medical and physicial assistant students. Clinical services are strictly confidential.

Graduate Student Support Goup (UCS)

Every Wednesday at 12 noon, University Counseling Service, S3223 Westlawn

Please join us for this informal time to meet new graduate students, share the stresses and strains of life as a graduate student, gain support, and celebrate our successes. We meet each Wednesday from 12 to 12:50 at the UCS. Feel free to bring your lunch.

For more information, please contact:
Kathleen Staley, PhD, Assistant Director for Outreach – UCS

Faculty Staff Services / Employee Assistance Program

The Office of Faculty and Staff Services/Employee Assistance Program (FSS/EAP) provides free counseling and integrated services to faculty, staff, and their family members to promote emotional well-being and to increase engagement and productivity among members of our UI community. To contact Faculty and Staff Services or to schedule an appointment phone 319-335-2085.

University Counseling Services (UCS)

The UCS offers a variety of mental health consultation, counseling, and outreach services for currently enrolled University of Iowa students.  For detailed information regarding eligibility for clinical services (including summer options), please see our UCS Eligibility for Services FAQ

Sorting out which clinical service (individual, couples, and group counseling; consultations; case management; assistance with referrals; and testing services) best fits your needs is determined during the initial consultation appointment.  During that consultation appointment, the student and consultant work together to determine which, if any, of our services would be most helpful.  Potential options would be a single round of brief counseling, referral to a group, referral to a University or community provider, or simply a consultation with an additional follow-up appointment, if needed. Brief counseling is approximately four-to-ten sessions per academic year (June to May).

Our counseling and consultation services are confidential and provided without charge.

Active Minds at the University of Iowa

The purpose of Active Minds at the University of Iowa hereby is to bring together students at the University of Iowa who share a common interest in promoting mental health awareness on campus. See the national webpage at Activeminds.org.

*All content taken directly from respective websites.