Your Health

Summer Health Fee will cover UHS services

Staying in Madison this summer? Your student status changes after the semester ends. The Summer Health Fee is $98 and provides access to UHS’s usual services — including medical and mental health care — between May 14 and Aug. 31.


Get active with Bucky this spring

Join Bucky’s Workout for an active, energetic, and stress-relieving workout on the field at Camp Randall Stadium from noon to 12:45 p.m. on May 24. All UW-Madison faculty, staff, and students of all fitness levels are invited to participate and get active with Bucky.

Use your spring break to rest and reset

University Health Services is offering five free Spring Break wellness sessions, at 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, March 20-24, at Gordon Dining and Event Center. Registration encouraged but not required. In addition, get a meningitis B vaccine, chair massage and a little canine time with Dogs on Call.


Consent: How we say ‘yes’ and ‘no’

Consent is a free and clearly given “yes,” not the absence of a “no.” For a lot of us, we know what consent looks and feels like. The communication of a “yes” or a “no” can take its form in many different ways, not all expressed verbally.


Friday rant: It’s not easy being green (with sickness)

In her newest rant, Cynthia admits she’s too sick to function right now. In all honesty, the easiest thing to develop in college is a cold. And a wave of sickness has, yet again, washed over Badgertown. And UHS offers some tips to deal with it — wash your hands!

You do need your sleep to learn in class!

You better get some Z’s, if you want good grades. Electron microscope pictures from inside the brains of mice suggest that synapses – the junctions between nerve cells – grow strong and large during the stimulation of daytime, then shrink while we sleep, creating room for more growth and learning the next day.

Photo: Study abroad students in Freiburg

Tips to make your study abroad trip a success

Studying abroad can be an enriching opportunity. But adapting to a new culture isn’t always easy. Students share what helped them adjust and thrive.

Photo: Woman at festival with Bucky Badger

New to campus? Here’s help finding your way around

Finding the right person to answer your questions is a crucial part of making Madison your new home. UHS provides a service for transfer students to ask questions and get help in navigating their way around campus.

Keep the flu bug at a distance

It happens every year about this time: The flu makes the rounds on campus. But there are plenty of good ways to keep it away and avoid a lot of coughing, fever and aches. They include getting a free flu shot from UHS.


Chlamydia self-screen offers new way to test for STIs

If you are sexually active, getting tested for sexually transmitted infections is important, but some students are not comfortable discussing those relationships with a health care provider. In August, UHS began to offer a chlamydia self-screen option for females.