University Health Services
University Health Services (UHS) serves the institution’s mission by promoting the enhanced health and well-being of the campus population — a role that advances student learning while removing or ameliorating health-related educational barriers.
Who We Are
A fully accredited facility, UHS provides responsive, high-quality clinical, preventive and consultative services to Princeton University undergraduate, graduate students and their dependents, as well as specialized services to faculty and staff. UHS contributes to Princeton’s larger purpose by assuring a level of health and well-being that supports every student’s potential and attainment of educational goals.
An integrated, evidence-informed care model guides all UHS practices and services. These services are comprehensive and accessible. Using research-informed strategies, UHS leverages clinical encounters and prevention efforts to promote lifelong health and well-being among students and others in the Princeton community. We collaborate with many departments across campus and participate in regional and national initiatives related to emerging best practices in college health. UHS adopts a public health approach
that both prevents or responds rapidly to illness outbreaks and injury, and supports students’ capacity to make the most of their Princeton education.
University Health Services has a staff of over 100, including physicians, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychologists, clinical social workers, health educators, registered nurses, nutritionists, athletics trainers and other healthcare professionals, technicians, educators and administrators.
- UHS clinicians are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week during the academic year.
- More than 80 percent of all students are seen at UHS each year, constituting more than 72,000 visits annually.
- Each year, UHS staff engage in over 250 –300 health-related outreach education and prevention activities, reaching the entire campus community.
- UHS leads the UMatter initiative, a campus-wide health communication and health risk mitigation initiative, supporting active caring for self and others through bystander intervention and a myriad of other related programs.
What We Do
UHS offers a broad array of service areas to promote students’ learning
and success, as well as staff wellness, including:
- Outpatient Medical Services — The outpatient medical unit provides comprehensive primary care, including diagnostic assessments and care coordination, same-day assessments for acute concerns and specialty care. Specialty medical areas are tailored to the needs of the students, and include sexual health and wellness, athletic medicine and travel medicine.
- Counseling and Psychological Services — UHS’s mental health and wellness center offers crisis intervention, urgent care, counseling, group modalities and psychiatric evaluations. Its specialty areas are eating concerns, alcohol and other drug use, sports psychology, emotion management, and mindfulness-based stress reduction and related practices.
- Infirmary Services — A 15-bed unit and skilled nursing staff provide on-site assessment,triage and treatment 24/7 to students with urgent health care needs. Students who experience complex or severe health problems are also serviced by the infirmary through support with transitioning to and from hospital-level care.
- Health Promotion and Prevention Services — Health promotion professionals support and empower individual and community health and well-being by providing the information, skills and opportunities needed to make healthy choices. This area partners with students to achieve these goals through campus-wide programming, education and research.
- Sexual Harassment, Assault Advising, Resources and Education — The SHARE
service provides consultation, crisis intervention, advocacy, community education and prevention in the area of interpersonal violence and abuse.
- Employee Health —Employee Health provides occupational consultations for faculty,staff and students related to medical surveillance, workplace illness and injury, short-term disability, and prevention and wellness programs. Employee Health also provides travel health consultations to our campus.