Student Care Network
Center for Student Wellbeing (CSW)
1211 Stevenson Center Lane
(615) 322-0480, vanderbilt.edu/healthydores/
The Center for Student Wellbeing (CSW) is dedicated to helping students cultivate lifelong wellbeing practices. The CSW staff offers individual coaching appointments to help students develop and maintain skills that will contribute to personal and academic success. Students may utilize the meditation room for yoga, meditation, mindfulness classes, or for self-guided practice. Workshops are also available on a variety of topics including resiliency, time management, alcohol, and other drug education, financial wellbeing, and healthy living.
Accessing the CSW:
The CSW is centrally located on campus, across from the Student Health Center. The meditation room, VRS lounge, and workshop room are available to students by card access 24/7. Students may drop-in or call to schedule an appointment, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Services provided at the CSW:
- Wellbeing, academic, and peer coaching
- Recovery support services
- Meditation and yoga
- Student-led initiatives
- Skill-building workshops
- Training to identify and respond to student needs
- Substance use screenings
- Awareness and prevention programming
Office of Student Care Coordination (OSCC)
Suite 305, Rand Hall
(615) 343-WELL (9355), vanderbilt.edu/carecoordination/
The Office of Student Care Coordination is committed to supporting undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in successfully navigating life events related to academic stress and/or medical, mental health, and/or other personal concerns that may interfere with a student’s ability to achieve their academic and personal goals. A team of Student Care Coordinators works collaboratively with students to identify and coordinate resources within Vanderbilt’s Student Care Network and in the Nashville community that may provide the best support for individual concerns. Our goal is for students to have the right support, in the right place, at the right time.
We do this by:
- Responding to concerns from the Vanderbilt community about students in distress;
- Providing a central access point to help students identify needs and appropriate on and off-campus resources that may help address these concerns;
- Meeting one-on-one with students to develop a student success plan;
- Facilitating connections to resources and providing accountability through supportive follow up meetings;
- Providing referrals to off-campus resources, including mental healthcare providers;
- Working in collaboration with campus partners, including the Center for Student Wellbeing, the University Counseling Center, the Student Health Center, the Office of Housing and Residential Education, and faculty and staff to address student needs and maintain the safety and health of our students and community;
- Supporting students returning from a Medical Leave of Absence;
- Assisting in the development of self-advocacy skills that prepare students for involvement in the larger community and life beyond Vanderbilt
Though staff typically have a background in mental health services, it is important to understand that work with a Student Care Coordinator is not counseling or therapy. Rather, Student Care Coordinators have the opportunity to develop close helpful relationships with students while coaching them toward appropriate support resources, self-care, and self-advocacy.
Accessing the OSCC:
The OSCC is located on the third floor of Rand Hall. Students are encouraged to visit vanderbilt.edu/carecoordination/ to complete an initial assessment and schedule an appointment to meet with a Student Care Coordinator. Students may also call (615) 343-WELL (9355) or drop in to see a Student Care Coordinator, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Student Health Center
1210 Stevenson Center Lane, Zerfoss Building
(615) 322-2427, hvumc.org/student-health/welcome
The Zerfoss Student Health Center serves the primary care needs of the Vanderbilt student community. There are no office co-pays for routine visits and all registered students are eligible for care, regardless of insurance coverage.
Hours during regular school session
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
After hours: Emergency consultation services are available by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (615) 322-2427. If your student experiences a severe illness or injury they should go immediately to the emergency room.
Convenient local walk-in clinics with available evening and weekend hours include
- CVS Minute Clinic, 426 21st Avenue South—their website includes their hours (7 days/week) and allows you to reserve your spot in line and/or schedule an appointment
- Vanderbilt Belle Meade Walk-In Clinic, 4534 Harding Pike: Hours 7:30-7:30 pm, Monday through Friday and 8 am- 5 pm Saturday and Sunday
- Walgreens Walk-In Clinic, 4243 Harding Pike—their website includes their hours and allows you to reserve an online appointment
- The Vanderbilt Emergency Department is available 24 hours/7 days a week for more serious health conditions that need immediate attention
- Acute care
- Allergy shots
- Eating disorders treatment
- LGBTI health care
- Primary care services
- Routine immunizations
- Sexual and reproductive health
- Specialty services
- Travel medicine
The Student Health Center stocks several commonly used medications that our providers prescribe. The SHC purchases these items in bulk resulting in reduced cost and therefore can pass these savings on to our students. The dispensary is not a pharmacy and therefore we cannot fill prescriptions written by providers outside the Student Health Center.
The Vanderbilt Student Health Center receives its funding by a tax on tuition dollars. Because of this, there is no charge for office visits; however, charges may be incurred for in-house diagnostic testing (e.g. strep test, UA), procedures (e.g. colposcopies), vaccines, medications, and supplies. These are provided to students “at cost” (the price that the Student Health Center pays to purchase the item).
Students may pay for any charges incurred at the Student Health Center by using their Commodore Card, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. The Student Health Center does not accept cash or check.
University Counseling Center (UCC)
2015 Terrace Place
(615) 322-2571, vanderbilt.edu/ucc/
A key component of Vanderbilt’s Student Care Network, the UCC provides mental health assessment, support, and treatment for all students enrolled at Vanderbilt, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Highly skilled and multidisciplinary teams of professionals offer crisis intervention, substance use counseling, short-term individual counseling, group therapy, biofeedback, ADHD and learning disorder assessments, and psychiatric assessment and pharmacologic treatment. Treatment plans are tailored to each individual’s unique background and needs. UCC professionals support the University’s mission of fostering inclusive excellence through cultural awareness and competence. In addition to regular hours and evening/weekend crisis response, the UCC offers various drop-in “Let’s Talk” locations satellite services.
Hours during regular school session:
Monday through Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
We provide an on-call crisis response line nights and weekends – (615) 322-2571, option #2.
Drop-in crisis hours: Monday through Friday: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
What services does the UCC offer?
- Immediate Crisis
- Short-term individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Alcohol and drug evaluations and treatment
- Psychiatric assessment and pharmacological treatment
- Assessments for ADHD and learning disorders
- Consultation to students and faculty by phone as well as face-to-face contact
- Mind-Body Lab
- Workshops about academic support, cultural humility, relationships, coping skills, building resilience, peak performance, and college mental health
- Referrals to community resources for students who are seeking long-term and continuing therapy and/or require a higher level of care
There is no cost for most UCC services, as services are provided through a portion of student tuition. There is a charge associated with ADHD and Learning Disorder assessments.