The University of Michigan- Dearborn campus.

The University of Michigan – Dearborn is a public university located in Dearborn, Michigan. It is one of two regional campuses that belong to the University of Michigan. The institution offers an assortment of health and wellness resources to its undergraduate population of nearly 7,000 students. Here are five health and wellness services at the University of Michigan – Dearborn available to students

1. MHealthy Initiative

The Mhealthy Initiative is a health and wellness initiative that seeks to promote healthy living among the students, faculty, and staff at the University of Michigan- Dearborn. It offers a variety of health and wellness programs and services. These programs reflect the university’s philosophy that many factors affect one’s quality of life and should be factors that one is aware of. Being a part of the University of Michigan’s Health and Well-Being Services, the initiative includes Mental Health Counseling and Consultation Services and Occupational Health Services

A series of symbols signifying health and wellness.

2. Counseling Services

The purpose of this resource is to promote success among University of Michigan – Dearborn students by providing them with the resources necessary to success, which includes access to counseling services to support good mental health. Counseling is free to all students. Appointments can be made in person. Immediate appointments are permitted in times of distress or emergency. Continuous and regularly-scheduled counseling is also available to those who need it, and students may experiment with different counselors until they find the right one for their purposes

A session between a student and a counselor

3. Disability Services

Disability services is responsible for overseeing the University of Michigan-Dearborn’s compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other federal and state laws created to remove barriers that may block the progress of individuals with disabilities. Its purpose is so that students with disabilities can be given the tools and resources needed for them to succeed in academics, campus life, and anything else they may choose to undertake. Students are provided with academic accommodations and support services so that they may reach their full potential. Among accommodations are services for students with learning disabilities, like ADHD, autism, ADD, dyslexia, and more; students with learning disabilities may request extra time or other accommodation during exams through Disability Services

Image result for disabilityThe symbol used to designate disability

4. Domestic Student Health Insurance Plan

Students at the University of Michigan – Dearborn can purchase coverage with this student health insurance plan to receive health benefits and services throughout the academic year. By purchasing this plan, students may save money on many healthcare resources that they would normally have to pay for. Insurance covers emergency room care and emergency medical transportation, physician/surgeon fees, preventive care screening/immunization, dental health coverage, outpatient treatment, surgery costs, and more

Image result for ambulanceAn ambulance used for emergency transportation

5. Wellness Center

Students at the University of Michigan – Dearborn have access to the Wellness Center, which is located inside the Fieldhouse and is available for use by all students, faculty, and staff. It includes cardio equipment, weights, weight machines, among other exercise equipment and gear; men’s and women’s locker rooms, two racquetball courts, and a dance studio in which various fitness classes are held throughout the year. The Wellness Center is meant to promote healthy living on campus

A treadmill used for cardio workouts

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