Total Benefits

Counseling and mental health

Mental health is an important part of your overall health. Talk to a professional if you think you need counseling or other help with your mental wellbeing. Find someone who can help by using the resources on this page.

UW CareLink

With UW CareLink you get free, easy access to short-term counseling.  Highly trained clinicians will listen to your concerns and help you or your family members with any issues you are facing.  To get started call toll-free: 866-598-3978 (TDD 800-697-0353), available 24/7. Learn more about UW CareLink.

Your UW medical insurance

Your UW medical plan offers mental health services as well as substance abuse coverage. If you aren’t sure exactly what your plan covers, review the certificate of coverage (also called the benefits booklet) for your medical plan. Find your certificate of coverage using the Washington state Health Care Authority website.

Hall Health services

All faculty and staff have access to Hall Health Center, the on-campus medical clinic. The clinic provides mental health services including: individual and couples counseling and therapy, crisis counseling and intervention, medication evaluation and management, group therapy and support groups, campus outreach services, mindfulness meditation, and after-hours care. Learn more about mental health services at Hall Health Clinic.

Spiritual care at UW Medicine

Need spiritual care to help you manage stress with a faith-based approach? UW Medicine’s chaplains are trained to serve the spiritual needs of our diverse community. The Department of Spiritual Care at Harborview Medical Center and UW Medical Center offers culturally sensitive emotional and spiritual support to staff, regardless of religious, faith, or spiritual tradition.