Life can be stressful while pursuing a graduate or professional degree. The School of Medicine knows this and wants to support you during your time here. As an MD or MD/PhD student, you are eligible for School of Medicine specific counseling support. To schedule an initial assessment or to learn more about available services, please email the counselor you would like to meet with.
Available services include an initial assessment of needs, individualized treatment planning for brief therapy, referral coordination to community-based providers for specialized or ongoing care, connection to group therapy services, and support for medication management. Financial support for out-of-pocket mental health expenses is available if needed. For crisis or 24/7 support, call UNC CAPS at 919-966-3658 or call/text 988 for the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.
Mental Health Fund
Because mental health care is variably covered by insurance, the expense of care can be a barrier for students seeking treatment. We propose establishing a fund of $30,000 to award students grants of up to $500.00 per semester to pay for mental health care not covered by insurance. The $500.00 award may be renewed with documentation from the student’s external mental health care provider that the previous funds were used for services and that there is a need for continuing care. This program is available to current MD Program students and is contingent on the availability of funding.
Mental Health Grants Disbursement Process 2020
School of Medicine CAPS Counselors
CAPS Counselor for MD studentsAbout Christine
You can contact Christine via email at CCrowther@unc.edu.
CAPS Counselor for MD studentsAbout Zoe
You can contact Zoe via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Embedded Counseling FAQ
The School of Medicine CAPS Counselor Offices are located within School of Medicine buildings. Please discuss meeting location with your counselor.