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Mental Health

Welcome to Mental Health Services (MHS) at Washington University. ​MHS is committed to providing a safe, inclusive and affirming community of care for all students. Our interdisciplinary team fosters personal, emotional and academic well-being by offering comprehensive therapeutic services, outreach and prevention programs.

Our Mission

Mental Health Services at Habif Health and Wellness Center is committed to providing exceptional, confidential, and inclusive care for all students, with the goal of working collaboratively with students and the greater campus community to improve overall personal development and quality of life.

Eligibility for Mental Health Services

1. MHS provides clinical services to all full-time Washington University Danforth Campus day students who have paid the Student Health and Wellness Fee. Spouses or partners of full-time students are not eligible for individual counseling or psychiatric services. Spouses or partners are eligible for couples counseling if their spouse/partner has paid the Student Health and Wellness Fee.

2. Students who take an approved medical leave and have paid the Student Health and Wellness Fee for the current semester may continue to be seen in MHS for that semester. Eligibility will end at the conclusion of the current semester of enrollment (December 31st for fall semester or May 31st for spring semester). Exceptions may be made for international students when services cannot be accessed in the local community in their native language, but are available at SHS.

3. Faculty and staff are not eligible for services and are encouraged to use the university's employee assistance program.
Staff and faculty may contact Human Resources for current contact information for the employee assistance program.

4. Upon graduation, students are eligible to be seen until December 31st for the fall semester and May 31st for the spring semester.

5. During summer break, currently enrolled students are eligible to receive services regardless of credit hours, as well as continuing students who are enrolled full-time for the upcoming fall semester. Non-students who are attending officially sponsored university programs may be seen for an assessment and appropriate external referral.

6. Admitted first year students enrolled for the fall semester who are participating in a university sponsored summer academic program are eligible for services.

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