Student Behavioral Health Service

The Student Behavioral Health Service (SBHS) provides evaluation and treatment to medical, dental and graduate students at UConn Health. While stress management is often a focus of treatment, students are seen for a variety of other issues. If you’re having a problem, we would like to help you solve it.

Please note that this free service is for UConn Health students only, and is not available to UConn students from other campuses.

Providers

Evaluation and counseling are provided by Rocio Chang, Psy.D., Christine DeMaio, Ph.D., Alison Luckey-Percy, APRN, Jessica Meyer, Ph.D., Maggie Moore, LCSW, Aaron Sardell, Psy.D., and Karen Steinberg, Ph.D. Additionally, Angela Virella, APRN, is available for medication evaluations and medication management. Ted Lawlor, M.D., is the medical director of the clinic and will be available for clinical administrative evaluations as requested by the associate dean for student affairs of the student’s respective school.

Contact Information
Jessica Meyer, Ph.D.
Phone: 860-679-5434
jemeyer@uchc.edu

Ted Lawlor, M.D.
Medical Director
Phone: 860-679-4151
tlawlor@uchc.edu

Rocio Chang, Psy.D.
chang@uchc.edu

Christine DeMaio, Ph.D.
chdemaio@uchc.edu

Alison Luckey-Percy, APRN
luckeypercy@uchc.edu

Maggie Moore, LCSW
mmoore@uchc.edu

Aaron Sardell, Psy.D.
sardell@uchc.edu

Karen Steinberg, Ph.D.
Phone: 860-679-3712
ksteinberg@uchc.edu

Angela Virella, APRN
Phone: 860-679-7048
virella@uchc.edu

Appointments

Referrals from your primary care clinician are not necessary.

To make an appointment, please contact studentclinic@uchc.edu to be triaged to the appropriate provider. Please note that email requests for initial appointments will be responded to on Mondays and Thursdays only.

If this is a more urgent clinical issue, please email Jessica Meyer at jemeyer@uchc.edu.

Appointment Hours

  • Monday: 2 to 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 2 to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 3 to 7 p.m.
  • Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday: 1 to 3 p.m.

Office Location

Appointments are offered via telehealth or in person.

195 Farmington Avenue
Suite 2000, Office 2001 and U203
Farmington, CT 06030

Directions

  • From UConn Health, 195 is the building just past the American Red Cross on the right.
  • Park in visitor parking.
  • Take the stairs or elevator to the second floor.
  • Primary Office 2001: Walk through the doorway and enter Suite 2000 Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offices via the double wooden doors on your right. Student Behavioral Health is the first office on the left. Please wait in the waiting area outside Suite 2000 in EAP.
  • Alternate Office U203: Walk through the doorway and turn right. Office U203 will be on your left and labeled “Student Mental Health Clinic.” Please wait in the waiting area.

Services

Comprehensive outpatient care for a wide variety of health concerns such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating issues
  • Substance use issues
  • Stress management
  • Crisis management
  • Transitional issues
  • Grief
  • LGBT issues
  • Relationship/roommate issues

Counseling services provided include:

  • Stress management
  • Individual counseling
  • Medication management
  • Referrals for substance use evaluations in the community

Cost

The SBHS services are free. There is no co-pay and you do not need to use your insurance.

Confidentiality

In general, your medical information is private and can only be shared with others if you give written permission. Please note that exceptions include medication fills are noted in the Epic patient database. Please also see the only exceptions to this general statement in the Student Handbook, 2.E. Impaired Student Policy.

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Kripalu

Kripalu is a yoga health and wellness retreat center in the Berkshires. Students are invited to attend for a week and enjoy the benefits of meditation and whole foods. To register, call 877-756-9705.

Resources

Calm.com: A Free App that Helps You Learn to Meditate

Mayo Clinic Yoga and Meditation Videos

Mindfulness Meditation

Stress and the Effects of Stress

Stress Management Techniques

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Meditation and Mindfulness

Relaxation Audio Sessions