Above all, maintaining your health is paramount. Prevention is the best medicine, so please follow all CDC guidelines around cleanliness and social distancing.
If you are showing any symptoms of illness, including fever, cough or shortness of breath, please practice self-isolation and call your healthcare provider immediately. Students on campus can call University Health Services day or night. Do not not use public transportation or arrive unannounced at UHS.
University Health Services 734-764-8320
Students that are practicing self-quarantine, or have roommates who are practicing self-quarantine, should contact the Dean of Students Office for assistance.
Dean of Students 734-764-7420
What if I get sick?
Who covers the costs of testing and treatment?
It depends on your insurance plan, so you should call the phone number on the back of your insurance card and check with your provider. The U-M health insurance plans, including the International Student/Scholar Health Insurance Plan, and the plans administered by the U-M Benefits Office do cover medically necessary health care costs related to testing and treatment for infectious diseases and medical conditions, including COVID-19.
What about my classes?
If a you get sick with COVID-19 and can’t complete complete work and online classes, connect with your professor. You can also schedule a meeting with the C.A.R.E. Center to help navigate your illness and academics.
Your mental and physical health are interconnected, and we cannot emphasize enough how important it is to prioritize your mental health and overall well-being.
CAPS “virtual front desk“
If you find yourself in need of professional mental health support during this time CAPS Counseling and Psychological Services is working 100% remotely. To schedule an initial consultation appointment with Central CAPS staff, email the “virtual front desk” at email@example.com.
Non-urgent consultations: Email the College of Engineering Embedded Counselors to schedule an initial consultation appointment of a less urgent variety.
- Your Mental Health and COVID-19
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Resources
- CDC: Manage Anxiety and Stress
More Health and Wellness Support
hEARt Listens – Student to Student Support: hEARt Listens is a group on campus that works to improve student mental health through peer support. They host a mental health support text line for UM students. All students have to do is text the hEARt Line at 734-292-8006, and within 48 hours, we connect them with a student peer supporter who has been trained in empathetic listening skills. The whole process is free, anonymous, and available to all U-M students. Please note that this is not an emergency service. If you are experiencing a crisis situation, please call 911.