Your first scheduled appointment with us when you seek out services will be a “consultation” or Quick Access Appointment. The purpose of the consultation will be for you and your counselor to determine which service(s) best suit your individual needs. You can schedule a consultation appointment by calling (319) 335-7294. Once you have an appointment scheduled, please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes early to complete paperwork on our in-house computer terminals. The actual consultation appointment typically lasts 45 to 50 minutes. The purpose of the Quick Access appointment is to help you with your immediate problems, concerns, or crisis.
Please see our UCS Eligibility for Services FAQ for eligibility for service information.
The UCS offers the following services:
- Group Counseling
- Individual Counseling
- Couple or Relationship Counseling
- Case Management & Referrals
- Psychological Consultation Regarding Concerns About a UI Student or Situation
- Trans Inclusive Services
If an emergency occurs after hours, you are encouraged to call the Crisis Center at (319) 351-0140; Department of Public Safety at (319) 335-5022; or UIHC Emergency Room at (319) 356-2233. If you have concerns about another staff or faculty member, Faculty and Staff Services can be reached at (319) 335-2085.
Students often come to the UCS with problems that are most effectively addressed in group counseling.
To begin individual counseling at the UCS, the first step is to schedule a meeting with a UCS staff member for an initial consultation appointment.
Couple or Relationship Counseling
In addition to individual and group counseling, the UCS also offers brief couples counseling.
The UCS offers an initial consultation appointment for the purposes of discussing your concerns and arriving at the best course of action for resolution of your concerns.
If you are a parent, faculty/staff member, friend, partner, or loved one of a University of Iowa student and have concerns about the student’s mental health or life situation, you are welcome to call ...
Trans Inclusive Services
University of Iowa Student Health and Wellness (SHW) and The University Counseling Service (UCS) are pleased to offer medical and mental health services for Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, and Non...