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Is this a crisis/emergency?

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Crisis/Emergency

Would you prefer to speak to someone in-person or by phone/online?

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In-person crisis/emergency services:

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Counseling and Wellness Center
Crisis/Emergency Walk-in Hours:  Monday-Friday, 9am – 4pm
(352) 392-1575
• CWC Radio Road:  3190 Radio Road
• CWC Peabody Hall:  4th floor, Room 401

Dean of Students Office, Care Area
Crisis/Emergency Walk-in Hours:  Monday-Friday, 9am – 4pm
(352) 392-1261
Peabody Hall, 3rd floor

UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital at Vista
Crisis/Emergency Walk-in Hours:  24 hours a day, 7 days/week
(352) 265-5481
Toll Free: 888-391-7181
4101 NW 89th Blvd
Gainesville, FL 32606

Any Emergency Room (UF Health or NFRMC)
Crisis/Emergency Walk-in Hours:  24 hours a day, 7 days/week

• UF Health Shands Emergency (Main hospital South tower)
1515 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 733-0111

• UF Health Shands Emergency at Springhill
8475 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32606
(352) 627-0400

• UF Health Shands Emergency at Kanapaha
7405 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 627-0500

• NFRMC Emergency (Main hospital)
6500 W Newberry Rd, Gainesville, FL 32605
(352) 415-4439

• NFRMC Emergency at Millhopper
4388 NW 53rd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32606
(352) 271-4000


Phone and online services:

Crisis/Emergency counseling by phone:  24 hours a day, 7 days/week

  • UF Crisis & Emergency phone counseling for STUDENTS: (352) 392-1575
  • UF Crisis & Emergency phone counseling for FACULTY/RESIDENTS/POST DOCS/STAFF: (352) 392-5787 or 1-833-306-0103 (toll free)
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline:  Call 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255); Or online chat: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/
  • National Suicide Hotline: Call 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433); Or online chat: https://www.imalive.org/
  • Alachua County Crisis Center: 352-264-6789
  • Alachua County Sexual Assault Helpline:  Call 352-264-6760 or 1-866-252-5439 (toll free)
  • Nacional de Prevencion del Suicidio (en espanol): 1-888-628-9454 (toll free)

 

 

 


Not a Crisis/Emergency

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STUDENT

Online Screening

 Counseling & Psychiatry Services

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According to UFCOM policy, when students need to miss class for medical appointments:
Students must submit their request for an excused absence to the relevant course/clerkship director(s).  Upon approval, the director will notify the student of makeup requirements and due date, if appropriate.  Additionally, students will not be penalized for absence from class or other scheduled academic activities for medical reasons.  This applies to absences for acute illnesses as well as to absences due to regularly scheduled ongoing treatment for dental, mental or physical health.  For any questions and/or concerns regarding this policy, students are to consult the Associate Dean for Medical Education or Student Affairs.

Sample email to request an excused absence (Note: You do not have to divulge your medical history unless you want to do so):

Subject: Request for excused absence

Dear Dr. _____________,
My name is _____________ and I am really looking forward to being in your course/clerkship this coming ______________. I am writing to consult you about a dilemma. I have a standing health care appointment every Tuesday from 3-4 pm. Although I tried to reschedule this appointment, unfortunately, that was not possible. Therefore, I am requesting your permission for an excused absence on those dates and times.  If permitted, please let me know how I can make up the time and/or assignments missed.  My education is as important to me as my health, and I want to minimize the impact of my appointment.  Thank you so much for your consideration of this request.
Respectfully,
_____________


RESIDENTS/FACULTY

Online Screening

Counseling & Psychiatry Services

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POSTDOCS/STAFF

Online Screening

 Counseling & Psychiatry Services

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