As new semester gets underway, Student Care Network continues to offer health and well-being resources

As the spring semester kicks into high gear, Vanderbilt wants to make sure students know about the services available to them through the campus’ Student Care Network. 

The Student Care Network offers robust health and well-being resources for Vanderbilt students. 

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. The drop-in schedule is on the SCC website.  

University Counseling Center 

The University Counseling Center provides mental health assessment, support and treatment. Drop-In Consultations are a quick way to informally connect with a therapist about nonemergency concerns 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. The schedule for satellite services is available online. 

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 provides a variety of resources to supplement SCN services.  

  • Vanderbilt Telehealth by AcademicLiveCare (VTALC): VTALC is a telehealth platform that lets you 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  

Wellbeing Glossary 

  • The Wellbeing Glossary includes terms related to mental health and was specifically developed to support international students transitioning to campus life at Vanderbilt. A tool to help you as you become familiar with campus programs and services, the glossary focuses on language that students may come across when first interacting with the University Counseling Center. 

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