Health & Wellbeing

UMBC is committed to providing students with the resources they need to have a healthy, well-balanced, and successful UMBC experience. College isn’t just about test scores and accolades; it’s also about personal discovery and growth. To support students on their journeys, UMBC provides a range of resources for physical, mental, and emotional health and wellbeing.

University Health Services

University Health Services provides medical expertise from nationally-certified nurse practitioners, board-certified physicians from the University of Maryland Medical System, and consultation and emergency on-call services. UHS is located on the ground floor of Erickson Hall. Services include diagnosing and treating acute illnesses and injuries, treating and monitoring of chronic illnesses, immunizations, preventative care, routine gynecological care, allergy shots, laboratory testing, limited pharmacy services, massage, and acupuncture.

Counseling Center

The UMBC Counseling Center is located in the Student Development and Success Center. The Center provides free and confidential short-term individual and group counseling for personal, emotional, relationship, substance abuse, and vocational concerns. Psychiatric services are available for students engaged in counseling at the Center. In addition, the Center offers workshops on topics like healthy relationships, how to help a friend you are concerned about, stress management, time management, procrastination, test anxiety, motivation, and preparing for finals.

The Haven at UMBC

The Haven at UMBC is part of UMBC’s commitment to creating a safe, caring, and inclusive culture for recovery. It provides clinical assistance and social support that honor each person’s story and path to sobriety. Programs include a recovery residence and outpatient center, both near campus.

Women’s Center

The Women’s Center at UMBC advances gender equity from an intersectional feminist perspective through programming, support services, and advocacy for marginalized people. The Center has a community gathering space, offices, and a lactation space in the lower level of the Commons, next to the Yum Shoppe. Women’s Center staff provide resources and support in key areas, including sexual assault prevention and response, women’s leadership, and critical social justice.


Staying active can play a big role in our health. Want to sign up for an intramural team or learn when yoga classes are scheduled in the Retriever Activity Center? Visit the recreation page for class schedules and facilities. The RAC provides access to the fitness studio, weight room, cardio balcony, track, and an aquatics center.

Retriever Essentials

Food insecurity is a significant issue at universities across the nation. Retriever Essentials is a new faculty, staff, and student partnership to tackle food insecurity in our community. This program offers important ways for students to access healthy foods and other essential supplies free of charge. Donation bins for non-perishable food items are located across campus, and students also have the opportunity to donate meal card swipes for fellow students in need.