Concerns may include: feeling like you cannot control your drinking and it is starting to interfere with school, friends, etc., worried about a friend or family member who is abusing alcohol.
If you are a University of Rochester student, or concerned about a University of Rochester student, who is experiencing a mental health emergency, please call the University Counseling Center (UCC) Professional On-Call at (585) 275-3113
If you have someone you are concerned about, remember that UCC is available for consults 24/7, just call us (585) 275-3113, or make use of the CARE Network to help someone get connected to all the support and UR services they need!
The University Counseling Center (UCC) provides a comprehensive initial assessment and an individualized treatment plan to full-time members of the University of Rochester community who pay the mandatory health fee. Based on the initial assessment, a treatment plan is developed by the clinician that addresses the client’s unique needs and concerns. This plan may include recommendations such as, but not limited to: group therapy, workshops, brief therapy, referrals to community provider for specialized treatment or longer term therapy services, Therapist Assisted On-line (TAO), case management services, psychiatry or other campus services.
Our therapists are licensed professionals and professionals-in-training from a variety of mental health disciplines. They employ many treatment approaches and draw upon a wide range of training and experiences in the field of psychotherapy.
Our consulting psychiatrists are available for psychiatric evaluations and ongoing medication management. All psychiatry appointments require a referral from a UCC therapist or UHS primary care physician/nurse practitioner. Students who choose not to follow the UHS psychiatrist’s recommendations will be referred to other sources of care. UCC case management services are available to help with referral to the appropriate provider.
The University Health Service (UHS) provides confidential, high quality health care services for students and other members of the University community. The University Health Service offers a wide range of primary care services, including treatment for illnesses and injuries, management of ongoing medical problems, and care and advice for health concerns.
Access to care is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the calendar year. All visits to UHS are confidential.
Part of the Center for Student Conflict Management, the Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Education Program is a multidimensional resource for students who have questions about reducing negative consequences associated with heavy, episodic drinking and other substance abuse.
The AOD education program supports undergraduate students struggling with or wanting to know more about alcohol and drugs by:
- Educating students using a harm reduction model
- Creating personalized AOD plans for students to address substance use patterns and create safer drinking or substance use strategies
- Implementing and evaluating prevention programming on campus
In order to best serve the campus community, we collaborate with students and staff across the institution to create a comprehensive substance abuse prevention program focused on the health and safety of University of Rochester students using a harm reduction model.
Everyone experiences difficulties throughout their college experience, but speaking up and asking for support can enable you or a fellow peer to build resilience and thrive. CARE is here for all students at the UR. Whether you are seeking support for a friend, or yourself, we encourage you to submit a CARE Referral to connect with appropriate forms of support and resources to maintain wellness and achieve goals.
CARE can be of assistance by supplying students with options for support while also aiding individuals who support the student in need.
At Rochester, the CARE Network helps to identify students in, or heading toward, distress. With timely and appropriate support, we can ensure our students have access to the resources and services they need to thrive. As members of the UR community, we rely on you—the eyes and ears of our campus—to help make sure our students are supported.