Your Health is Important
All students are advised to have some kind of insurance, especially those who live on campus. In fact, all International students must obtain health insurance before they are permitted to live on campus — learn more at this link.
Each state has different laws governing health care as it pertains to the Affordable Care Act. Please make sure you know your rights and obligations under the existing laws.
Getting Medical Help
Mental Health Care
New England Urgent Care, located at 21 North Main Street, Suite B, West Hartford, CT
Doctor’s Express Urgent Care, located at 1030 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT
Saint Francis Hospital – located within walking distance of Hartford Seminary
211 Mental Health Line: In the state of Connecticut, dial 211 to get assistance during a mental health crisis, or to get assistance in finding mental health care providers.
Connecticut Clearinghouse: A Library and Resource Center providing information on substance use and mental health disorders, prevention and health promotion, treatment and recovery, wellness and other related topics.
Guidelines on “Finding a Mental Health Professional”
About My Drinking: A free and anonymous website providing resources for drug and alcohol addiction.
Spiritual Directors International: If you would like to receive help that is more spiritual in nature, the SDI website allows you to search by geographic area to find assistance.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 / 1-800-273-TALK
Being in graduate school can at times be stressful. It is critical to take care of yourself, ensuring that you get adequate sleep, eat properly and exercise. There are numerous internet resources available, but please see the Student Services Coordinator if you need help finding/utilizing the right tools for yourself.
Sleep & Relaxation: Make time in your life for both.
Nutrition: Make it a priority to have whole fruits and vegetables at each meal, or for snacks. It is possible to eat well on a budget, and there are endless recipe resources online, such as All Recipes, Epicurious, and Food Network, which includes helpful video tutorials and links to cooking shows. The Fine Cooking Recipe generator lets you modify a base recipe to suit your tastes and eating style.
HUNGER HOTLINE (for college students)
Exercise: We partner with Saint Francis to offer students a reasonably priced gym membership. Please see the Student Services Coordinator if you would like more information about this program.