In its mission to serve all students of the University, the Division of Student Affairs has undertaken an ambitious plan to construct a new Student Health and Wellness Center that reflects the evolution in health care and responds to the needs of students as they enter a period of tremendous personal growth and begin taking responsibility for their well-being. The Department of Student Health’s mission is to support students’ pursuit of academic and personal success by promoting their health and well-being. The department’s five core service units include General Medicine, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), the Office of Health Promotion (OHP), Gynecology, and the Student Disability Access Center (SDAC).
Promoting and fostering wellness, as opposed to treating illness, has become the emerging paradigm for UVA Student Health and Wellness. This broader mission encompasses not only immediate treatment, but also preventative care, counseling, pre-travel preparation, disability accommodation, and management of potentially chronic problems such as eating disorders, anxiety, substance abuse, and depression. Maintaining a center of well-being consists of approaches in several dimensions of health, including physical, mental, social, emotional, environmental, financial, and intellectual.
Your generous gift will support the University’s efforts to guide students as they pursue wellness in each of these areas. College is a critical time for students to develop lifelong habits of self-care, which in turn enables them to flourish as students and to become thriving alumni and citizen-leaders.