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A photo from 2017 of the CAPS check-in desks, plants and computers are visible.
Multidisciplinary care—it’s a common buzzword in the health care world, but what does it mean in the context of well-being and health for students at the University of Virginia? To put it simply, it’s about the right connections at the right time for the student we are serving at that moment.
photo of the Elson Student Health Center, blue skies
A new COVID-19 call center represents one of the ways Student Health and Wellness continues to tailor its services to respond to shifting demands during the pandemic.
gloved hands give a flu shot
While we do not yet have a vaccine for COVID-19, safe, effective and long-established vaccines are available for the flu, which sickens millions of Americans each year. Dr. Jessica Simmons, director of medical services at Student Health and Wellness, discusses the need for widespread flu vaccination during this period.
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When the University of Virginia began online classes in the spring of 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the entire Department of Student Health and Wellness shifted to virtual services as well. In a matter of weeks, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) had established teletherapy protocols, appointments, and remote group therapy options for students.
Chris Holstege stands in front of the student health building.
With many undergraduates poised to return to Grounds for the fall semester amid the coronavirus pandemic, the University of Virginia’s Department of Student Health and Wellness has been working non-stop to support students’ health and well-being.
The entrance to the Elson Student Health Center
When students begin their time at the University of Virginia, they face lots of transition and change. The Department of Student Health and Wellness is here to help! For many of our students, fall semester will be the first time they are independently responsible for their health and well-being.

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