Student Health and Wellness (SHaW)

Student Health and Wellness offers a comprehensive set of services to ensure the health and well-being of our students.

If your program is based at the Storrs campus and you pay the Student Health and Wellness fee, you have access to all of the services offered by SHaW.

Medical Care

Student Health and Wellness can serve as your primary medical care provider if you are an enrolled student at Storrs. If you are sick or injured and need to see a doctor, we recommend that you contact SHaW first, provided you are not facing a medical emergency or need urgent care when SHaW is closed. SHaW also provides immunizations, medical testing, sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment, gynecological care, birth control services and emergency contraception, and specialized treatment for a range of conditions.

Know U Well is a wellness visit with a Nurse Coach that you can take advantage of through SHaW, at no extra cost. Your Nurse Coach will help personalize a plan that addresses your health and well-being.

Most medical care services are located at the Hilda May Williams building.

Mental Health  

Student Health and Wellness provides services to support the mental health needs of UConn students. In the United States, it is very common to seek professional care if we are feeling emotional and physical symptoms that may be tied to mental health conditions. If you are unsure if your symptoms could benefit from further counseling, you can visit SHaW during their drop-in hours or schedule an appointment. There are staff available who speak different languages. SHaW also maintains a crisis line.

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Most mental health services are located on the fourth floor of the Arjona building.


The SHaW Pharmacy is located at the Hilda May Williams building. The pharmacists there will fill your prescriptions, provide drug information, and answer health-related questions. You can also purchase non-prescription (also called over-the-counter or OTC) medications there.

Health Promotion

Student Health and Wellness also offers many other events and programs that support your health and well-being. See the full list of services for more information on addiction and recovery, nutrition, stress management, pet therapy, sexual health and more.