Student Health Center & CAPS

As with other areas of campus, there will be some changes in the operating plans for the Student Health Center and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), but our focus on accessible student-centered care remains unchanged.

Student Health Center

The University’s Student Health Center physicians, nursing staff, and practice manager have been integral to the University’s resilience planning and fall reopening preparation work. In addition to providing and maintaining its standard menu of services for eligible students, the Student Health Center has developed clinical protocols for caring for students exhibiting COVID-like symptoms. The Student Health Center will use its electronic medical record platform for scheduling student appointments and will not permit walk-in visits for students with respiratory illnesses or potential COVID-19 symptoms. Students will be asked pre-screening questions via their electronic medical record portal and appointments will be scheduled in staggered slots to avoid potential contact between symptomatic patients.

The University will have an on-campus location for COVID-19 testing for students referred for testing by the Student Health Center. Any student who has symptoms of COVID-19 or is a close contact with a COVID-19 positive individual will be tested at the on-campus testing clinic. The University is engaging SecureHealth to provide COVID-19 testing and back up clinical support for the Student Health Center.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

CAPS will continue to offer a wide range of mental health services to currently enrolled, full-time, degree-seeking students. To promote physical distancing and health and safety, CAPS will offer services through tele-counseling and will supplement traditional offerings with programming and services responsive to the mental health needs of students navigating the pandemic. CAPS will continue to offer counseling services via telehealth and other online support services during the 2020-2021 academic year, as conditions warrant.

For additional information regarding our health and safety plans, please review our Reopening Plan and the University’s online Move-In Guide.