Health & Wellness Resources

As always, the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, patients and visitors is our top priority. We will continue to keep our community informed — and we encourage everyone to practice routine hygiene etiquette as this is the best way to prevent the spread of infection.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.
  • Cover coughs/sneezes with your arm or a tissue.
  • Avoid exposure to others who are sick.
  • Stay home if you are ill (except to visit a health care professional) and avoid close contact with others. See CDC guidelines on when to quarantine.
  • Get adequate sleep and eat well-balanced meals to ensure a healthy immune system.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

We continue to closely monitor the guidelines from local, state and federal agencies. The university works closely with and maintains coordination with local and state departments of health. 

Review the COVID symptoms check list from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Consult your personal healthcare provider for any other severe or concerning symptoms.

Student Resources

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

CAPS is open and providing services via phone as we continue to support all students in the Bearcat community during this difficult time.

Students and members of the UC community concerned about students have access to mental health crisis care and consultation 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

If you have an in-person appointment scheduled at CAPS, a member of CAPS clinical staff will contact you within the next few days to confirm that your original scheduled appointment time still works for you. During your scheduled appointment time, a CAPS therapist will call you to discuss your current needs for support.

If you'd like to connect with CAPS for the first time, , call 513-556-0648 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to schedule a time to speak with a clinician. When you call you’ll be given a couple of options to access support

  • Rapid Access Consultation – If you need to talk with someone about a specific concern you can access a 30-minute single session phone consultation session focused on supporting you with what you need today.
  • Crisis Services - If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call our office 24/7 at 513-556-0648. If you call during CAPS business hours, let the operator know that you need to speak with a therapist immediately. If you need crisis support after hours, contact our main number and select “1” to speak with a crisis counselor.
Go to the CAPS site to find resources like Therapy Assistance Online (TAO): A free interactive, web-based self-help program that provides online and mobile tools to help you overcome the day to day challenges around stressors like anxiety, depression, or other concerns. You'll also find the Reach Out App, a free app available for smart phones that provides a wealth of information about mental health and suicide prevention for the UC community.

Student Wellness Center

The Student Wellness Center empowers students to make informed decisions regarding their health and wellness by providing evidence-based education, inclusive resources, and non-judgmental support. We offer an extensive collection of resources and information about various health and wellness topics. Stop by the office for free products or to talk with staff. You also may email