Welcome back from spring break!

As we enter the last sprint toward finals, we are writing to share updates and reminders about your mental health care at U-M.

First, we are excited to announce that over the next several months, we will be working to integrate CAPS and UHS into a new unit called University Health & Counseling.

Through this integration, UHC will offer streamlined access to mental health care, allow for innovative collaborations in specialized areas of college health (like trauma treatment, addiction medicine and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder support), and, most importantly, improve your clinical mental health experiences.

The creation of UHC is one of many changes in response to your feedback. The addition of Uwill and continued improvement in online scheduling options at UHS are other examples. As we move forward, please share your feedback and ideas about UHC. Your input is essential to UHC’s identity–and you are the reason we are here doing what we do.

Although the new unit was officially established on March 1, CAPS and UHS will continue as independent departments for the short term. For now, nothing is changing with how you access care at either CAPS or UHS. You will begin to see changes in some branding as soon as this summer.

Below you will find a list of mental health resources as a reminder of what is available to you. The last part of the semester is an intense one. Remember that we are here to help.


Robert Ernst, M.D.
Chief Health Officer
Associate Vice President for Health and Wellness in Student Life

Lindsey Mortenson, M.D., M.S.
Chief Mental Health Officer, Student Life
Executive Director, University Health & Counseling

Todd Sevig, Ph.D.
Director, Counseling and Psychological Services

Mental Health Resources

CAPS counselors

CAPS Uwill teletherapy

  • Access same-day or after-hours appointments, including holidays, evenings, and weekends
  • Choose from a diverse group of therapists
  • Six free sessions per year
  • Available in all 50 states and U.S. territories and many countries

Dean of Students Office

  • Get support in navigating complex and urgent issues, including family deaths or illnesses, off-campus housing concerns, financial hardship, academic difficulties, campus climate concerns and other issues
  • Call (734) 764-7420, email deanofstudents@umich.edu, or submit a form for support 8am-5pm, Mon-Fri

University Health Service

  • The majority of primary care visits at UHS are actually for mental health concerns
  • Schedule a same- or next-day appointment
  • Call (734) 764-8320 any time of day or night for nurse advice

Wolverine Wellness

Immediate Crisis Resources 24/7/365 

A person in crisis can:

If someone needs help right away, but they are unable or unwilling to take action, you can:

  • Call DPSS at (734) 763-1131
  • Call 911