There is a strong connection between your well-being and academic success. With intentional emphasis on health promotion; emotional and mental support and the delivery of high-quality medical services, we help foster a vibrant and healthy campus community.
Different people require different levels of care or intervention. Student Wellness follows a “stepped care” model, which is designed to assess each student’s needs holistically and in a timely fashion, and then provide the right level of care. Students might move from lower to higher levels of care (or vice versa) as needed, depending on the outcomes at each step.
An assessment lets you know your current status, relative to specific health and wellness goals or benchmarks. Some assessments are conducted by a staff member during an appointment or consultation, while you may be able to complete other assessments yourself. Assessments may lead to a higher level of care, or you may find that just having the information is all you need at this point.
Once you complete your assessment, you may be able to get the services and information you need without asking anyone else for help. For example, you may see that there are online workshops, videos or self-help resources. Of course, you may also choose to start with self-directed resources, and then access more in-depth services at any time.
UB’s Student Wellness staff is here to help you with a variety of services, including educational workshops, classes, personalized support and more. You may self-select into some of these services; others may require a referral.
Clinical intervention simply means getting support from a health and wellness professional — for example, a visit with an on-campus health care provider, dietician or mental health counselor. Clinical intervention also includes lab services and prescriptions.
If you need long-term, inpatient or specialized care, you will likely be referred to a health or wellness professional in the community (outside of UB). If your condition becomes more manageable, you could then move back to a lower level of care.
Student Wellness is comprised of mental health counselors, medical providers and health educators from three collaborative units at UB:
We work together to provide a variety of quality services and programs focused on physical and emotional health to promote student success and well-being.
Short-term on campus mental health support
Preventative health and wellness education
Primary, non-emergency medical care