Health & Wellness

As part of a holistic approach to student development, the Office of Student Health and Wellness is responsible for coordinating the physical, mental, and wellness lifestyle of our students, providing social and support services to our students and the Chatham community. All students have access to the services and resources of the Counseling Center, Student Health Services, and a variety of educational programs in health and wellness for the campus community. 

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Counseling Center

Our mental health professionals at the Counseling Center offer a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental space available to all registered students during the academic semesters at no charge. Intake assessments, brief counseling, consultation and referrals in the community are offered for full-time students. Part-time students are eligible for intake assessments, consultation and referrals in the community. If you are a registered student looking for more information about services the Counseling Center provides, please visit our webpage on MyChatham. To schedule an appointment please call 412-365-1282. Fall and spring term office hours are 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.

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First Appointment

The Counseling Center encourages students to seek support as early as possible when they’re distressed. Concise appointments can provide support for many concerns, ranging from academic concerns (e.g., stress management, worries about coursework or grades) to interpersonal concerns (e.g., conflict with roommates, grief, break-ups, feeling homesick) as well as mental health concerns (e.g., depression, anxiety, substance use). Seeking support starts with a 30-minute concise appointment which can connect them to resources or ongoing support. Concise appointments should be available within 24-48 hours.

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Counseling Center Services

The Counseling Center offers free individual therapy, brief support groups, mental health and prevention programming, an online mental health peer support community through TalkCampus, and referrals to providers in the community when that is optimal care. All appointments can be in-person or via telehealth. Students referred to community providers are supported with bridge sessions until they connect with a community provider. 

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Crisis Resources

Students in crisis can walk in to the Counseling Center without an appointment during business hours. After hours, students can contact their Resident Assistant or campus Public Safety at 412-365-1111. Students may always contact the National Suicide Hotline (1-800-SUICIDE or 800-784-2443 or text HOPELINE to 741741) or the Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQIA+, 1-866-488-7386). Resolve Crisis Services is a local crisis service (1-888-7-YOU-CAN or 888-796-8226) which also has a 24-hour walk-in clinic (333 N. Braddock Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15208) and a short-term alternative to hospitalization.

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Doctoral Internship

Chatham's Counseling Center, in partnership with Excela Health, hosts a doctoral internship in health service psychology for doctoral psychology students. By merging our resources and opportunities, we are able to provide a unique clinical experience for doctoral interns.

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Student Health Services

Student Health Services on the Shadyside Campus can be reached at 412-365-1714 and is open during the academic year from Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (first appointment is 8:30 a.m.; last appointment is 3:30 p.m.). Services provided include basic first aid intervention, illness and injury assessment, and starter doses of over-the-counter medication and is free for all full-time Chatham students. Students residing at Eden Hall have the same access to services by visiting Student Health Services on Shadyside Campus or the UPMC Urgent Care McCandless or UPMC Urgent Care WexfordOnly Eden Hall residents may visit these two Urgent Care sites free of charge.  

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After-Hours Care

For any after-hours or urgent care needs, students are shuttled to the nearby UPMC Urgent Care of Shadyside to be treated free of charge. Students that require on-going maintenance care can be referred to numerous physicians in the neighboring area. Students residing at Eden Hall have the same access to services by visiting either the UPMC Urgent Care McCandless or UPMC Urgent Care WexfordOnly Eden Hall residents may visit these two Urgent Care sites free of charge.  

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COVID-19 Testing

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been a close contact and want to be tested, Student Health Service offers COVID-19 testing for students. The antigen test takes 15 minutes for results and is by appointment only. Student Health Services can be reached at