Everything you need to know about health and well-being support at Vanderbilt

The Student Care Network offers robust health and well-being resources for Vanderbilt students.* Vanderbilt has received national recognition for these services, ranking No. 2 in the “Best Student Support and Counseling Services” category of The Princeton Review’s 2024 list of Best Colleges, which surveys students about their college experiences.

The primary offices of the Student Care Network are Student Care Coordination, the Center for Student Wellbeing, the University Counseling Center and the Student Health Center.

Student Care Coordination 

Student Care Coordination can be your first and central point of contact for identifying wellness needs and determining the most appropriate resources. Student care coordinators collaborate with you to develop a success plan, share education about and facilitate connections to appropriate on- and off-campus resources, and provide accountability through supportive follow-up meetings. Complete an intake form and schedule an appointment or attend a Drop-In Care Coordination session to get started. View the drop-in schedule on the SCC website. 

University Counseling Center

The University Counseling Center provides mental health assessment, support and treatment.  Drop-In Consultations are available as a quick way to informally connect with a therapist without an appointment. The UCC also offers group therapy and workshops that provide supportive and affirming spaces for students to discuss challenges and build connections. 

Center for Student Wellbeing 

The Center for Student Wellbeing hosts a variety of well-being programming to support personal development and academic success. The CSW also offers Weekly Wellbeing Practices, recovery support services and individual coaching. 

Student Health Center 

The Student Health Center serves the primary care needs of eligible students. There are no office co-pays for routine visits. Whether you are sick or injured, managing a chronic health problem or working to develop a healthier lifestyle, the SHC is here to help.  

Satellite Services 

Satellite services are offered by the Student Care Network and other offices across campus. These services provide a quick and convenient way to consult on a current concern, explore support options and establish connections with staff members. View the current schedule for available satellite services.

Self-Directed Tools and Telehealth 

It’s not always possible or convenient to meet with on-campus support staff. To ensure that you have support anywhere at any time, Vanderbilt has provided a variety of resources to supplement SCN services. 

  • Vanderbilt Telehealth by AcademicLiveCare (VTALC): VTALC is a telehealth platform that will allow you to attend behavioral and physical health appointments on a smartphone, computer or another mobile device, free of charge. View the user guides for desktop or mobile to get started. 
  • Headspace Mindfulness App: Vanderbilt has arranged for students to have free access to Headspace—an award-winning, research-backed digital tool for mindful living. Headspace has been shown to reduce stress, improve focus and increase resilience and happiness. Enroll in Vanderbilt’s Headspace program.
  • Welltrack Connect: Welltrack Connect is a therapy database that can help students find therapy providers off-campus. Students can create a free account using their Vanderbilt email address and search providers in Nashville or another state. Students can use filters to search by insurance provider, gender identity, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, religion, language and several other factors to find their best match. Providers can also be filtered by colleges they serve, where those listed as serving the Vanderbilt community have been invited to join by Student Care Coordination.   

You can check out other resources on the SCN’s Self-Directed Tools page. 

Crisis Resources 

  • UCC Urgent Care: 615-322-2571 (press option 2 to speak with a provider after hours) 
  • Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: 988 
  • Crisis Text Line: Text VANDY to 741741 
  • Local Police Department: Call 911 
  • Emergency Room 
    • Vanderbilt’s ER is at 1211 Medical Center Drive 

*Students eligible for SCN services are those who have been assessed and paid the student health fee.

You at VU

At Vanderbilt, fostering a deep sense of belonging for every community member is a core value. You at VU encompasses campus resources needed for members of the Vanderbilt community to be well, grow and thrive physically, emotionally, mentally, socially and professionally. The You at VU portal is a one-stop spot where students, staff and faculty can find ways to connect to others, engage across campus and discover wellbeing support and resources. Each person who is a part of our campus shares one commonality: You belong here. For more information, visit