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Campus Life & Inclusive Excellence

Health & Counseling Center

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The mission of the University of Denver Health & Counseling Center is to enhance overall student well-being and success through inclusive physical and mental healthcare, prevention, education, advocacy, and recovery support services.

Success Through Wellness

For the most up to date information regarding DU's response to COVID-19 including how to schedule a COVID-19 test, please visit: https://www.du.edu/coronavirus 

For DU Community Members, please see the following link for information regarding COVID-19 vaccination scheduling. 

https://myweb.du.edu/mdb/du_bwgkcvvc.p_vaccine_form

If you have a COVID-related question, please call 303-656-7137. 

For information on how to cope with COVID, please see here.

Office Safety Precautions In Effect During the Pandemic

Office Safety Precautions in Effect During the Pandemic

My office is taking the following precautions to protect our patients and help slow the spread of the coronavirus.

• Office seating in the waiting room and in therapy/testing rooms has been arranged for appropriate physical distancing.
• My staff and I wear masks.
• My staff maintains safe distancing.
• Restroom soap dispensers are maintained and everyone is encouraged to wash their hands.
• Hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol is available in the therapy/testing rooms, the waiting room and at the reception counter.
• We schedule appointments at specific intervals to minimize the number of people in the waiting room.
• We ask all patients to wait in their cars or outside until no earlier than 5 minutes before their appointment times.
• Credit card pads, pens and other areas that are commonly touched are thoroughly sanitized after each use.
• Physical contact is not permitted.
• Tissues and trash bins are easily accessed. Trash is disposed of on a frequent basis.
• Common areas are thoroughly disinfected at the end of each day.

 

 

A statement on racial violence
The HCC condemns any acts of violence against all communities, and especially minoritized communities of color. The rise of hate crimes against Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities nationwide, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, has been alarming, saddening, and frustrating. We strongly stand behind this community, and are mindful of how this impacts our students, faculty, and staff at DU. As healthcare providers, we understand the real harm and negative impact these events and ongoing racism can have on people's mental health and functioning, particularly during finals week at DU. We are here to support you and anyone that has experienced racism or marginalization based on their identity. We also acknowledge that statements are not enough, and need to be backed with real action.

We also want to acknowledge the impact that the most recent attacks in Boulder have had on our Colorado community, and especially on our students from Boulder. We all share the pain that continues to impact our beloved State, and want to express our deepest sympathy and support for anyone who may have been affected. We recognize that even if you were not directly affected, that these types of events could be triggering.

Should you like to speak to someone regarding the recent events, please call us at 303-871-2205 and ask to speak to a counselor. Our services are available 24/7/365. As DU students, you also have free access to counseling through MySSP, which provides therapy in 60 different languages.

 

HCC COVID Response
The Health and Counseling Center (HCC) remains committed during this public health crisis to promote student success by providing comprehensive and integrated healthcare, counseling, advocacy, health promotion, and recovery support and services. The HCC continues to provide holistic care in the following ways:
  • The HCC is operating under normal business hours.
    • Monday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Wednesday and Thursday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    • Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • If you have an urgent medical, mental health or gender violence support concern outside of business hours and need to speak to an on-call provider, please call 303-871-2205.
  • Due to COVID-19 and the Mandatory Lock-down, access to the doors for the DU HCC Ritchie Center are locked. If you are here for an appointment, please call 303-871-2965 and someone will be down to let you in.

  • Medical appointments are available in-person and via telehealth. Please call 303-871-2205 for in-person medical appointments or log-on to the MyHealth portal to schedule telehealth medical appointments. If you have urgent medical concerns or questions regarding the COVID-19 we are requesting students call the 303-871-2205 BEFORE making or coming in for an appointment.

  • Counseling appointments are available via telehealth.
    • Crisis services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 303-871-2205.
    • If you already have a therapist, please message your provider through your MyHealth portal or by calling 303-871-2205.
    • If you are seeking therapy at the HCC for the first time please call 303-871-2205 to schedule an initial triage appointment, or log-on to the MyHealth portal.
    • To participate in telehealth groups/workshops, please call 303-871-2205 or speak with your current HCC therapist (if you have one).
    • For New or on-going psychiatric care, please call 303-871-2205 to schedule.
    • Students may also seek chat (text) and mental health support through the MySSP app/Morneau Shepell program: Download the My SSP app from your device's app store today - available in English, French, Chinese, Arabic, Korean, and Spanish**.
  • CAPE (Center for Advocacy, Prevention and Empowerment) continues to provide free and confidential advocacy and support to any DU community member impacted by sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, and harassment. All advocacy service are being provided virtually. You can connect with CAPE through various avenues: leaving a voicemail at 303-871-3853 during daytime hours, contacting 303-871- 2205 after business hours, or emailing cape@du.edu. More information available on our website www.du.edu/cape

  • For information about Health Promotion events or programs, contact hcc.thrive@du.edu or call 303-871-2205. More information available on our website www.du.edu/thrive or follow us on social media @ThriveAtDU. 

  • Our Collegiate Recovery Community continues to provide comprehensive support to students in recovery during this time. For more information, email recovery@du.edu or call 303-871-3423. More information available on our website www.du.edu/crc

  • General inquiries and information regarding billing and insurance can be directed to our administrative support team at 303-871-2205 or e-mail us at info@hcc.du.edu.

  • For more information regarding frequently asked questions, please make sure to visit the University's COVID-19 FAQ page and the HCC's COVID-19 FAQ page.

 

2020-2021 Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP) Information
2020 Fall Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) Enrollment

Due to the switch to online/hybrid course offerings, DU students enrolled in a traditional, degree seeking program taking online courses for the 2020-2021 academic year, will need to contact the DU Health & Counseling Center to enroll.

Phone: 303-871-2205 Email:insurance@hcc.du.edu

2020-2021 academic year registration will be verified before enrollment is processed and the charge added to the student's account.

Payment for the 2020 Fall Student Health Insurance Plan will done through DUPay,
https://www.du.edu/bursar/payments/index.html

2020 Spring LAW SHIP Enrollment Deadline: January 29, 2021

2020 Spring SHIP Quarter Enrollment Deadline: April 16, 2021

Information about the DU Student Health Insurance Plan is located here:

https://www.du.edu/health-and-counseling-center/coveragecosts/ship.html

A Statement on Racial Violence

The HCC condemns any acts of violence against all communities, and especially minoritized communities of color. The rise of hate crimes against Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities nationwide, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, has been alarming, saddening, and frustrating. We strongly stand behind this community, and are mindful of how this impacts our students, faculty, and staff at DU. As healthcare providers, we understand the real harm and negative impact these events and ongoing racism can have on people's mental health and functioning, particularly during finals week at DU. We are here to support you and anyone that has experienced racism or marginalization based on their identity. We also acknowledge that statements are not enough, and need to be backed with real action.
We also want to acknowledge the impact that the most recent attacks in Boulder have had on our Colorado community, and especially on our students from Boulder. We all share the pain that continues to impact our beloved State, and want to express our deepest sympathy and support for anyone who may have been affected. We recognize that even if you were not directly affected, that these types of events could be triggering.

Should you like to speak to someone regarding the recent events, please call us at 303-871-2205 and ask to speak to a counselor. Our services are available 24/7/365. As DU students, you also have free access to counseling through MySSP, which provides therapy in 60 different languages.

Continuing Care

The Health and Counseling Center (HCC) remains committed during this public health crisis to promote student success by providing comprehensive and integrated healthcare, counseling, advocacy, health promotion, and recovery support and services. The HCC continues to provide holistic care in the following ways:

  • The HCC is operating under normal business hours.
    • Monday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Wednesday and Thursday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    • Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • If you have an urgent medical, mental health or gender violence support concern outside of business hours and need to speak to an on-call provider, please call 303-871-2205.

  • Due to COVID-19 and the Mandatory Lock-down, access to the doors for the DU HCC Ritchie Center are locked. If you are here for an appointment, please call 303-871-2965 and someone will be down to let you in.

  • General inquiries and information regarding billing and insurance can be directed to our administrative support team at 303-871-2205 or e-mail us at info@hcc.du.edu.
  • For more information regarding frequently asked questions, please make sure to visit the University's COVID-19 FAQ page and the HCC's COVID-19 FAQ page.

COVID-19 Testing with DU

Students, faculty and staff can receive a FREE COVID test on campus.

Nasal PCR Testing

Appointment required

  • Location: Care Pod on North side of the Ritchie Center, off Buchtel Blvd

  • Testing hours: Monday-Friday, 8am – 12pm and 1pm - 4pm; Saturday, 9am - 1pm

Saliva Testing

No appointment necessary.

COVID-19 Testing & Documents

Questions about what documents to submit or tests to get for your return to campus? Check out our COVID-19 Records page.

You can also visit the DU HCC's COVID FAQ page.

Questions about Flu shot requirements, visit our Immunization page.

Ready to get your Flu shot? Schedule an appointment through your MyHealth portal. On the day of your appointment, complete the COVID Symptom Screening attached to your appointment then access the Ritchie Center through the 1st floor North entrance and follow the instructions on the posted signs. 

 

HCC now offering tele-mental health! At no charge to you.

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Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

New Employee Assistance Program (EAP) ! As of July 1st, 2019 DU Faculty and Staff can use SUPPORTLINC for all EAP needs.



Studying Abroad with International Studies Abroad (ISA):

If you would like the HCC to complete your required physical health form for ISA, please bring a copy of your Health History Form to your scheduled appointment. Due to requirements set by ISA, we will be unable to complete your paperwork without reviewing this form during your visit. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our Administrative Support Team at (303)871-2205 prior to your appointment.

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