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Basic Needs

Updated Aug. 26, 2020: In these uncertain times, ensuring your basic needs are met is vital to your health and well-being.


Collegiate Recovery Program
The Gordie Center


American Heart Association
American Institute for Cancer Research
CDC Chronic Disease Prevention
Food and Nutrition Service
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Go Ask Alice!

Body Image

UVA Coalition on Eating Disorders and Exercise Concerns - Has an active interest in the education and prevention of eating disorders; great local resource.
About-Face! - A grassroots organization that challenges the media's influence on body image and negative impact.
Something Fishy Website on Eating Disorders
National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance - Find out when National No Diet Day is!
BodyPositive - Looks at ways we can feel good in the bodies we have. Remember, your body hears everything you think.

Book resources on body image:

  • When You Eat at the Refrigerator, Pull Up a Chair, Geneen Roth, Hyperion Press, 1998. 50 ways to feel thin, gorgeous, and happy.
  • Feeding the Body, Nourishing the Soul: Essentials for Eating for Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Well-Being, Deborah Kesten, Herbert Benson, 1997.
  • Succulent Wild Women: Dancing with Your Wonder Full Self, Sark, 1997.
  • Love Your Looks, Carolyn Hillman, Simon & Schuster, 1996. How to stop criticizing and start appreciating your appearance.
  • Eating in the Light of the Moon, Anita Johnston, Birch Lane Press, 1996. How women can let go of compulsive eating through metaphor and storytelling.
  • Transforming Body Image, Marcia Germaine Hutchinson, Crossing Press, 1985. Learn to love the body you have.

Men's Health

Web MD - Healthy Men
Health Q&A Web Site - Go Ask Alice!

Preventative Care

Sexuality, Birth Control

Coalition for Positive Sexuality
The American Social Health Association

STD Prevention
Bedsider - an online birth control support network for women 18-29 operated by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, a private non-profit organization. Their goal is to help women find the method of birth control that’s right for them and learn how to use it consistently and effectively.
Student Sex Life - An educational resource for college students about sex and healthy relationships.
First gynecology visit: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Birth control options:

Women's Health

University of Virginia Women's Center

University of Virginia and Charlottesville Area Resources for Health and Wellness

Office of African American Affairs
Office of the Dean of Students
The International Center
Peer Health Educators Program
Residence Life
Services for Students with Disabilities
EDEC - about eating disorders, body image and disordered eating
We Are Virginia Veterans - established in 2008 in response to the growing need to improve and expand services to our nation’s veterans and their family members whose lives have been touched by stress-related injuries or traumatic brain injury.

All area codes are 434 unless noted.

UVA Elson Student Health Center
Medical Services 924-5362
Counseling and Psychological Services 243-5150
Gynecology Clinic 924-2773
Health Promotion 924-1509
Birth Control
Elson Student Health Gynecology Clinic 924-2773
Elson Student Health Peer Health Educators 924-1509
Planned Parenthood 296-233
Eating Disorders
UVA Coalition on Eating Disorders and Exercise Concerns 924-1509
UVA Women's Center 982-2361
Ainsworth Clinic 924-0645
Center for Clinical Psychology Services 924-7034
Anorexia/Bulimia Therapy Groups 971-7975
Eating Disorder Awareness and Prevention (EDAP) 961-2622
National Eating Disorders Association (206) 382-3587
Nutritionist 924-1509
Overeaters Anonymous 972-1703
General Health and Wellbeing
Intramural/Recreational Sports 924-3791
Office of Health Promotion 924-1509
Medical Services 924-5362
Student Health - Confidential Testing 924-2773
AIDS/HIV Services Group 979-7714
Charlottesville Health Department Anonymous Testing 972-6269
Virginia Department of Health AIDS Hotline 1-800-533-4148
National AIDS Hotline 1-800-342-AIDS




Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resources
LGBT Resource Center 434-982-2843
Mental Health
Counseling and Psychological Services 243-5150
Health Promotion 924-1509
Open House Hotline 295-8255
Community Crisis Intervention (Region 10) 972-1800
Nutrition Counseling 924-1509
UVA Dining Services 982-5110
Awakening Your Relationship with Food 923-7548
Elson Student Health Gynecology Clinic 924-2773
Planned Parenthood 296-2330

National Health Resource Links

American College Health Association
Mid-Atlantic College Health Association
Southern College Health Association