Health and Wellness

The Dietrich School prioritizes our graduate students' health and wellness. Below you will find information about a variety of health services on campus, as well as details about the University of Pittsburgh's fitness facilities and group sports programming. 

You are encouraged to visit Thrive@Pitt to learn more about well-being and the many campus resources available to help you thrive.

Please also visit the Provost Office's website on graduate Health/Wellness or the student affiairs website for Graduate and Professional Students

The University Counseling Center is also here for you. You can call 412-648-7930 at any time to connect with a clinician. If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal, please call the University Counseling Center at any time at 412-648-7930. You can also contact Resolve Crisis Network at 888-796-8226. If the situation is life threatening, call Pitt Police at 412-624-2121 or dial 911.

See also resources linked through our COVID-19 resources website here:

Wellness Center on Campus 

All graduate and professional students have access to the Student Health Service, the Counseling Center, and the University Pharmacy, which provide a wealth of services including: free flu shots; discounted copayments on prescription drugs for students enrolled in Pitt’s Graduate Student Medical Plan; over-the-counter drugs often priced lower than in commercial drug stores; free wellness programs, including nutritional counseling and stress management, women’s health care and contraceptive care, LGBTQAI+ health care; and other graduate student-only groups.

Health Services 

Mental Health Resources

The University places a priority on supporting the mental health of our graduate students. Emotional well-being will be the focus of 2022-23 “Year of Emotional Well-Being” initiative, offering an opportunity for the University to engage collectively with a focus on restoring and enhancing our emotional health. Below are some key resources to assist you.

Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) Self-Help – new and confidential from the University Counseling Center (UCC)

TAO Self-Help will help you to manage your own emotional well-being without the help of a counselor. TAO Self-Help includes modules for developing your ability to bounce back from disappointments and setbacks. Sign up.

Please note that if you are in an emergency situation where danger is imminent and immediate help is required, call 911 or the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121. For after-hours support, call UCC Mental Health Crisis Response at 412-648-7930 x1; the Sexual Assault Response at 412-648-7856; or resolve Crisis Network at 1-888-796-8226 (888-7-YOU-CAN).

Disability Resources and Services

Fitness and Wellness Services 

Coverage while Studying Abroad 

Since 2016, Pitt has provided comprehensive health and security coverage to enrolled Pitt graduate students and professional students traveling abroad in pursuit of their scholarship and professional development.

OMBUDSPERSON for DSAS Graduate Students