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Department of

University Health Services

Important updates from University Health Services

In order to best protect our patients and staff in this time of COVID, the following changes have been implemented:

  • No walk ins – care is still available by appointment only. In an effort to limit viral exposures for everyone, we are limiting face to face visits as much as possible.
  • Please call 513-556-2564 for Varsity Village and 513-584-4457 for Holmes Clinic. You will receive a call from a nurse or provider, who may be able to address your concerns over the phone. Appointments will be made at the discretion of our providers only.
  • Mental health and psychiatry appointments will also be converted to telephone visits whenever possible. You will receive a call from your provider to arrange this. We will not be able to accept referrals for new patients or ADHD evaluations at this time.
  • The UHS pharmacy remains open for operation during our normal hours.

Please check this website frequently for updates in this fluid and challenging situation. And remember to DO THE FIVE!

 Do The Five

 Help Stop Coronavirus

1. HANDS  Wash them often
2. ELBOW  Cough into it
3. FACE  Don't touch it
4. FEET  Stay more than 6ft apart
5. FEEL  Sick? Stay home

Mental Health

If you are experiencing a MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCY AFTER HOURS, please contact the following:
  • Talbert House 24-Hour Crisis Hotline, 513-281-CARE (2273)
  • UC Psychiatric Emergency Services/Mobile Crisis, 513-584-8577
  • 911 or go straight to University of Cincinnati Medical Center Emergency Department or your closest Emergency Department.

Online/Remote Mental Health & Wellness Options

Mission Statement

The Mental Health professionals at University Health Services are committed to providing high quality mental health care for the vibrant and diverse students of the University of Cincinnati. Utilizing a holistic approach to treatment, we work collaboratively with primary care and psychiatry providers, as well as our University of Cincinnati campus partners, to meet the ever-changing mental health needs of college students in all phases of their educational careers. We recognize the impact of mental health on physical health, retention in academic programs, and forging healthy ways of living for years to come. It is our pleasure to serve students during this exciting and challenging time of life.

What We Do

Student life at the University of Cincinnati may be stressful. It is not uncommon for students to experience conflicts, difficulties, and mental illnesses that interfere with their ability to fully function both academically and in social relationships. Mental health services—individual psychotherapy, psychoeducation/psychodiagnostic assessment services, and psychiatric medication management—are available by appointment.

UHS Mental Health provides professional, confidential mental health services for UC students. We work actively with our clinical and campus partners to ensure that we are address your needs from a bio-psycho-social perspective, treating “the whole you.”

Our providers are ready to help you with difficulties including, but not limited to:

  • Academic Distress & Learning Problems
  • Adjustment Issues
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression & Mood Disorders
  • Grief & Loss
  • LGBTQ+ Affirmative Therapy
  • Personality Disorders
  • Relationship Concerns
  • Trauma

Appointment Information

Please see a UHS physician, nurse practitioner or psychiatrist for a referral. If you have UC’s Student Health Insurance, your visit with a physician/nurse practitioner is covered under your plan with no copay. Out-of-pocket costs for physician visits for students with private insurance, or who elect to self-pay for our services will vary depending on your plans coverage, co-pays, co-insurance, and deductibles. If you have questions about whether our services at UHS are covered by your health insurance plan, please contact your insurer’s member services phone line for assistance.

Out-of-pocket Fees for UHS Mental Health Services Vary Depending on Your Insurance Plan and Coverage.

If you have questions about your potential out-of-pocket costs, please contact your insurance provider.

Our Mental Health Providers

Full Time Licensed Staff:

  • Nancy Finch, LPCC-S
  • Christine Muller-Held, Psy.D., Mental Health Service Coordinator
  • Jaime Stovering, Ph.D.

Supervised Psychology Trainees:

  • Brittany Barber, Ph.D.

Psychiatric Services:

  • Charles Collins, M.D.
  • UC Psychiatry Residents
  • Jennifer McPhee, MD
  • Joi Moore,MD
  • Tricia Minton, MD
  • Emily Sykes, MD
  • Nicole White, MD, PhD
  • Sam Vaughn, MD, PhD
  • Nicole White, MD
  • Stephen Wilkening, MD

Other Resources Available

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

Help for Student Victims and Student Survivors

Counselor with student