Health and Wellness Services
Health and Wellness Services is a part of the CU Boulder Division of Student Affairs. As part of Student Affairs, we are collectively committed to the success and well-being of all our students as well as the faculty and staff we serve.
All CU Boulder undergraduate and graduate students have access to a full range of on-campus health and wellness services in addition to a variety of virtual offerings. To learn more, visit Health and Wellness Services.
The Administrative Services team oversees all aspects of medical insurance, billing and medical records at CU Boulder. To learn more, visit Administrative Services.
Counseling and Psychiatric Services
Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) offers confidential, on-campus short-term mental health and psychiatric services for all fee-paying students. CAPS addresses a variety of concerns such as academics, anxiety, body image, depression, relationships, substance use and more. To learn more, visit CAPS.
Disability Services is dedicated to providing students with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in university programs, courses and activities through reasonable accommodations and services. Our office is here to support students, staff and faculty with accommodation requests, implementation, guidance and general information. To learn more, visit Disability Services.
Health Promotion provides outreach and education on a variety of health topics. Our office supports students in learning skills to make informed decisions about their health and help them succeed while they’re in school and beyond. Health promotion collaborates with student groups and campus departments to provide programs and services that positively influence student health. To learn more, visit Health Promotion.
Medical Services is the primary health care resource for CU Boulder students. Through comprehensive care and education we strive to give students the skills and knowledge they need to develop healthy life-long habits. To learn more, visit Medical Services.
The CU Collegiate Recovery Community (CUCRC) provides community, support and connection for students, faculty and staff in recovery or seeking recovery from a wide range of behaviors. Our mission is to help develop peer-to-peer connections, support resiliency and contribute to their overall well-being through a welcoming and supportive community. To learn more, visit Recovery Center.
The University of Colorado Boulder has two indoor recreation facilities, three artificial turf fields, four natural grass fields, four outdoor basketball courts, three tennis courts, and a challenge ropes course. These are all located throughout campus and provide a variety of amenities, programming and operating hours. Both Rec Center locations on campus are open to all full-fee paying students and those with memberships. To learn more, visit Recreation Services.
The Office of Victim Assistance
The Office of Victim Assistance (OVA) provides free and confidential information, consultation, support, advocacy and short term counseling services to University of Colorado Boulder students, graduate students, faculty and staff who have experienced a traumatic, disturbing or life-disruptive event. Call 303-492-8855 to connect with an OVA counselor or to receive after-hours support. To learn more, visit The Office of Victim Assistance.
CU Boulder Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)
All full fee paying students, regardless of their insurance plan, have full access to the services provided by Health and Wellness Services.
Students may elect health insurance coverage through:
- CU Gold Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)
- Private insurance (an individual health insurance plan through a family member or employer)
Students must meet this requirement their first semester at CU Boulder and at the beginning of each academic year. Those taking six (6) or more undergraduate credit hours or one (1) or more graduate credit hours are required to complete the health insurance requirement process. Once a student is registered for their semester credits, the student will begin receiving email communications from Academic HealthPlans. These emails explain the insurance requirement and outline the process of enrolling or waiving the Gold SHIP.
For more information, visit the Health Insurance Requirement webpage.
Note: Plans available through the health insurance marketplace meet CU's health insurance requirement. Colorado students may sign up through the Connect for Health Colorado website. Nonresident students may sign up through their home state health exchange or through the national HealthCare.gov website.