Published: April 23, 2020
health and wellness services

While many of our students have left campus, they can still access Health and Wellness Services from the comforts of home. Students can also access these services throughout the summer, even if they are graduating this semester. 

Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)

If you’ve noticed changes in your student or if they seem to be struggling, CAPS provides free drop-in and individual counseling via telehealth appointments for students residing in Colorado. Telehealth allows students to meet one-on-one with providers through a secure video platform. CAPS counselors can help provide insight, solutions and information about additional resources. Students commonly come to CAPS with concerns about stress, anxiety, sadness, worry, relationships, depression, academic performance and financial struggles.

Students can make an appointment with a counselor or receive 24/7 support by calling 303-492-2277 and following the prompts. Students can also explore local counseling options online by visiting Thriving Campus.

Students anywhere can access a number of CAPS services, including workshops and referrals.

Workshops are available to help students learn about and work through specific topic areas. Here are some workshops currently being offered:

  • Mindfully Thriving: How to Stay Present in a Time of Unease: Mondays: 1 to 2 p.m.

  • Anxiety Management for COVID-19: Thursdays: 11 a.m. to noon

  • Coping Skills for COVID-19: Fridays: 2 to 3 p.m.

You can learn more about live and pre-recorded workshops through the CAPS Workshops & Resources page.

Medical Services

Wardenburg Health Center is open! Students can schedule telehealth and in-person appointments with Medical Services to address a variety of concerns, regardless of insurance coverage. Telehealth appointments allow students to meet one-on-one with a provider through a secure video platform. In addition to Medical Services appointments, students can also schedule telehealth appointments for physical therapy and nutrition services. Due to state laws, Wardenburg Health Center can only provide appointments to students currently residing in Colorado. If your student is still residing in Boulder, they can also get their prescriptions filled through the Apothecary Pharmacy.

  • Medical Services: 303-492-5432

  • Pharmacy: 303-492-2093

  • Physical therapy and nutrition: 303-492-6280

For after-hours support, students can contact the 24/7 nurseline to speak with a registered nurse by calling 303-492-5101. Nurses are available to provide insight, information and recommendations for a variety of concerns.

Office of Victim Assistance (OVA)

OVA provides free and confidential information, consultation, support, advocacy and short-term counseling services for students who have experienced a traumatic, disturbing or life-disrupting event. Their support services cover a wide variety of issues, including sexual assault, harassment, stalking, intimate partner abuse, natural disasters, bias and more. Students can call 303-492-8855 to connect with services. OVA is available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. After hours support is also available at 303-492-8855, menu option 2.

Health Promotion

Health Promotion provides free virtual programs, including wellness activities and workshops for students. Through these interactive activities, students learn valuable skills for self-care, stress management, anxiety reduction, healthy sleep routines, study habits and more. Explore student support programs online. For one-on-one support, students can schedule a virtual meeting with a Peer Wellness Coach to set goals, identify milestones, connect with resources and reach their full potential. 

Disability Services

Students who have registered with Disability Services and have been approved for academic accommodations will continue to receive accommodations for their remote classrooms. Students are encouraged to reach out to their access coordinator to discuss specific accommodation needs. General information can be found on the Resources for Remote Learning page.Students can also schedule an information session to explore future accommodations for the summer and fall by calling 303-492-8671 or emailing dsinfo@colorado.edu

Recreation Services

Physical activity is a great way to reduce stress or anxiety and improve your mood! Students have free access to a number of virtual programs provided by the Recreation Center:

  • Fitness & Wellness: FitWell is offering free online fitness classes. Pre-recorded and live classes are available. Students can register for live classes through the FitWell Virtual Programs page with their identikey.  

  • Outdoor Program: The Outdoor Program is providing a number of engagement opportunities, screenings and presentations.

  • Intramural Sports: IM Sports will be hosting a number of peer-to-peer challenges, including an e-gaming tournament in May. Students can sign up through the IM Sports page. 

No matter where your student is or what they’re going through, we are here to support them. Students can also access these services throughout the summer. Learn more about all of our services by visiting colorado.edu/health