University Health and Counseling Service (UHCS) is staffed by physicians, nurse practitioners, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and registered nurses. A number of the physicians are affiliated with University Hospitals of Cleveland and with the CWRU School of Medicine.
Students are seen on an appointment basis only, except in case of emergency. UHS offers specialty clinics such as skin, dermatology, allergy and women's health. For consultation required beyond this, UHS usually refers to physicians and services available at University Hospitals of Cleveland or other outside providers.
CIA students may visit Health Service free of charge, even if you have outside insurance. For more information about services and student health insurance, please visit the University Health Service's website.
University Counseling Services (UCS) offers students help with their personal counseling and behavioral health needs, including individual, couples and group counseling, psychiatric medication management, stress management and recovery support.
Generally a short-term (usually 3-12 visits), solution-focused counseling approach is offered, but on occasion, longer term care may be needed for which a referral to professionals in the Cleveland area will be offered. Offices are staffed with psychologists, social workers, and part-time consulting psychiatrists. Most services are provided without cost but some specialty services may require a fee.
First-time appointments are scheduled for about 60 minutes so that students can more fully explore their concerns, thoughts and feelings with a counselor. Appointments can be made by calling 216.368.5872. Walk-in appointments are also available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 8:30am–4:40pm; Thu 9:30am–4:40pm).
Are you experiencing a life-threatening emergency?
Monday through Friday, during regular office hours, call 216.368.5872. A counselor will be available to speak with you on the phone (or in person) in the Sears 220 location only. Requests for specific counselors cannot be honored when accessing emergency care service.
After hours, weekends and holidays, contact the UCS Counselor On-Call at 216.368.5872 or go to your nearest hospital emergency room.
Canceling or Rescheduling an Appointment
Call 216.368.5872, Monday through Friday, between 8:30am and 5pm. Please call at least 24 hours in advance so that your appointment time may be given to another student. Rescheduling an appointment for another time in the same week may not be possible.
For more information about individual and/or group counseling, please visit University Counseling Service's website.
Matthew Smith, PhD
Assistant Dean of Students
216.421.7495 | Contact
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2145 Adelbert Road
Cleveland OH 44106
Across the street from 1-2-1 Fitness
220 Sears Building
After Hours Advice: 216.368.2450