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Health & Wellness

Student Care Network

The Student Care Network is a holistic network of services and resources pertaining to health and wellness available to all Vanderbilt University students who have paid the Student Health Fee.


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Zerfoss Student Health Center

The Zerfoss Student Health Center   serves the primary care needs of the Vanderbilt student community. There are no office co-pays for routine visits, and all registered students are eligible for care, regardless of insurance coverage.

Recreation & Wellness Center

Recreation & Wellness Center  is your place to work out or learn about wellness. The recreation and wellness center offers classes and clinics, an indoor pool, fitness equipment, the intramural and club sports, and programs related to living a healthy lifestyle. 

Center for Student Wellbeing

Center for Student Wellbeing (CSW) provides weekly wellbeing practices, recovery support groups, and academic skills coaching and writing support groups. The mission of the CSW is to create a culture that supports the personal development and academic success of students using an integrative, holistic framework.

Fellow students, staff, faculty and other community members concerned about the personal, physical or emotional wellbeing of a student may refer them to the CSW or the Office of Student Care Coordination for resources, or complete the Student of Concern Reporting Form.  For emergencies or life-endangering situations, contact VUPD at 615-421-1911 or 911.

Student Care Coordination

The Office of Student Care Coordination (OSCC) fosters wellbeing and success by identifying concerns and coordinating support for students facing life events that may interfere with their academic and personal goals using a proactive, collaborative, and student-centered approach.  The OSCC strives to empower students to take an active role in their wellbeing and to promote a culture of care within the Vanderbilt community.

University Counseling Center

University Counseling Center   offers a range of services including individual, group, psychiatric services, alcohol and drug assessments/counseling, and LD/ADHD assessment. 

Read the FAQ regarding PCC services resulting from the Town Hall held in September 2017 or visit our FAQ page with links for providing feedback.  Read the Strategic Plan for Vanderbilt Mental Health & Wellbeing

Academic Life Coach

The Academic Life Coach assists Graduate School students and postdoctoral scholars in their academic and professional development during their time at Vanderbilt. This position was created to support students through individual coaching and group programming around effective time and stress management, resilience, conflict resolution, navigating academic relationships, and juggling work/life responsibilities.  

Project Safe

Project Safe  is Vanderbilt's Center for Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response. Vanderbilt policies are not limited to the campus and extend to graduate students conducting field work and at conferences. Additionally, graduate student teaching assistants should review their responsibility to report incidents disclosed to them. 

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness contains disaster preparedness materials and resources for the Vanderbilt Community. As a part of Emergency Preparedness, AlertVU rapidly sends messages to the delivery points the user has chosen—cell phone (voice or text), land line, or Vanderbilt email account—in the event of an emergency that poses an imminent threat or danger to the Vanderbilt community.