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Dealing with COVID-19

These are difficult times for everybody, and one thing we must remember is to take care of ourselves, both mind and body.

Taking good care of yourself physically supports the immune system and can help prevent infections.

  • Get enough sleep – Most people need 8 hours a day to maintain good health
  • Eat well – choose plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables and limit treats to once a day or less
  • Drink plenty of water – Stay hydrated!

Taking good care of yourself psychologically is equally important.  Stay connected with friends and family – reach out by phone or your favorite social media platform.

More information can be found on the Wellness Center website:

Student Wellness Center

Check out CAPS website for student resources and information for ways to get help:

Student Resources

If you feel unsafe or in crisis, follow this guidance from CAPS:

Crisis Emergent Services

Due to COVID-19 related changes in services, CAPS is not currently offering in-person crisis services. We offer 24/7 phone crisis access to students who are in need of immediate support through telephone consultations or after-hours crisis support. These services are accessible by 513-556-0648 and selecting the appropriate options. 

Crisis Consultations

If you want to discuss your concerns about a student with a staff member of CAPS, call our main line 513-556-0648 and request to schedule a consultation. We will listen to your concerns and provide specific guidance and advice tailored to the situation. We may suggest such approaches as:

  • talking with the student and how to do so
  • providing the student with some academic counseling or options
  • creating an agreement about behavioral expectations
  • referring the student to CAPS or other departments at UC
  • contacting the Dean of Students Office to describe your concern.

Sometimes we provide a series of consultations about a student. You can keep in touch with us about a student as you address concerns.

Click here for additional information regarding students in crisis.

After-Hours Crisis Support 

Students and members of the UC community concerned about students have access to care 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Our After-hours Crisis services provide care during evenings, weekends, and other times when we are closed, you may call our direct number at 513-556-0648 and press 1, to speak with a counselor 24/7.

Sexual Assault Support Helpline

Provides on- and off-campus resources for gender-based violence and sexual assault support. Evenings, weekends, and other times when we are closed, you may call our direct number at 513-556-0648 and press 1, to speak with a counselor 24/7.

Psychiatric Emergency Services, University Hospital

Additional Local and National Hotlines

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Crisis Text Line: Text START to 741-741
  • Talbert House Crisis Line (Greater Cincinnati community crisis line): 513-281-CARE (2273)
  • Trevor Project Lifeline (LGBTQ youth suicide prevention hotline): 866-488-7386
  • Women Helping Women (Confidential support and advocacy for women struggling with sexual assault, domestic violence, or stalking) 513-381-5610

Off-Campus Counseling Resources

  • Call your health insurance network for other resources covered by your insurance.
  • Call Mental Health Access Point for low-cost or sliding scale treatment options: 513-558-8888
  • If you experience a life-threatening emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

Contact Us

University Health Services

Richard E. Lindner Center
2751 O'Varsity Way, 3rd Floor
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0010

Mail Location: 0769
Phone: 513-556-2564
Fax: 513-556-1337