Counseling and Psychiatric Services

CAPS is dedicated to student mental health and wellbeing. We support students in achieving both academic and personal life goals. CAPS is committed to providing high quality, affordable, and confidential services to UGA students and their eligible partners.

University Health Center, 2nd floor
55 Carlton Street
Athens, GA 30602

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Update on CAPS Services

We are committed to providing care that is sensitive and respectful of the needs of our diverse students by providing a safe, inclusive, and affirming environment. All are welcome here.

Services

You are welcome here.
CAPS is committed to inclusion, strives to provide respectful treatment to students of every background, and is a safe and affirming space on campus.

UHC Well-Being & Prevention Programs

FREE programs, events, classes, and services hosted by the University Health Center to help UGA students thrive physically, mentally, and socially.

  • #flUGA Mobile Clinic

    Thursday, October 21st 2021
    7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

    Event Location: UGA Employee Biometric Screening Event - Georgia Center, Mahler Hall
    Georgia Center

    Get a flu shot on campus. Check out the many options for UGA students, faculty, and staff.

    This fall, the University Health Center Pharmacy, in collaboration with the College of Pharmacy, will be administering flu shots without appointments at various #flUGA Mobile Clinic locations across campus.

    See the full list: healthcenter.uga.edu/healthtopics/influenza/

    Please bring your UGA ID and current insurance information*.

    Flu Shots at UHC:

    Students: Schedule with your UHC Primary Care provider online or call 706-542-1162.

    All UGA Community (students, faculty and staff): Make an appointment with the UHC Allergy/Travel Clinic by calling 706-542-5575, or walk-in at the UHC Pharmacy, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 706-542-9979 for information.

    *UHC will file with insurance.

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  • #flUGA Mobile Clinic

    Thursday, October 21st 2021
    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Event Location: Pharmtoberfest - College of Pharmacy Breezeway
    College of Pharmacy Breezeway

    Get a flu shot on campus. Check out the many options for UGA students, faculty, and staff.

    This fall, the University Health Center Pharmacy, in collaboration with the College of Pharmacy, will be administering flu shots without appointments at various #flUGA Mobile Clinic locations across campus.

    See the full list: healthcenter.uga.edu/healthtopics/influenza/

    Please bring your UGA ID and current insurance information*.

    Flu Shots at UHC:

    Students: Schedule with your UHC Primary Care provider online or call 706-542-1162.

    All UGA Community (students, faculty and staff): Make an appointment with the UHC Allergy/Travel Clinic by calling 706-542-5575, or walk-in at the UHC Pharmacy, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 706-542-9979 for information.

    *UHC will file with insurance.

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  • Dawgs Dealing With It Workshop

    Thursday, October 21st 2021
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Event Location: OnlineJoin Event

    FYOS approved!
    This workshop is designed to discuss coping skills and how students can use them in everyday life to handle stress. Whether you are struggling with school, the pandemic, politics, or another area of life, this is a space for you to discover ways to cope and make the most of your time at UGA. This workshop is led by two UGA students/interns at CAPS.

    Brought to you by UHC Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)

    #BeWellUGA

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  • Pelvic Pain Support Group

    Thursday, October 21st 2021
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Event Location: University Health Center, Conference Room E, 3rd floor

    Join us for a FREE open/drop-in support group for women who experience concerns related to pelvic pain. This group will be co-facilitated by staff members from UHC Physical Therapy and CAPS, Drs. Patel and Pucci, in order to attend to and support the relationship between mind and body more fully.

    This group will provide a safe, confidential space for members to discuss concerns related to pelvic pain and opportunities to connect with and support peers who share similar experiences. Co-facilitators will also offer education to increase understanding and skill-building for symptom management. This group is open to any women who has been diagnosed with vaginismus, vulvodynia, or related disorders.

    Thursdays, 9/2, 9/16, 10/7, 10/21, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/16, 3:00 – 4:00 pm

    #BeWellUGA

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  • Let's Talk

    Thursday, October 21st 2021
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Event Location: Science Learning Center, Room 136

    Let’s Talk is a drop-in service hosted by UHC Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) that offers informal, confidential consultation.

    CAPS will be offering in-person and Zoom hours for Let’s Talk during the Fall 2021 semester. Clinicians will hold a walk-in hour Thursday afternoons from 4-5 p.m. at SLC Room 136 and a Zoom hour on Wednesday mornings from 11 a.m. – noon. To access the Zoom hour, students can sign up at the link on this page.

    During a Let’s Talk session, students can speak with a clinician about concerns, get help problem-solving, and learn more about counseling services at CAPS and other resources available at UGA and in the Athens area.

    Learn more about Let’s Talk!

    #BeWellUGA

    www.uhs.uga.edu

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  • Let's Talk for ISL

    Friday, October 22nd 2021
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Event Location: Memorial Hall, ISL Conference Room

    Speak with CAPS Psychologist Dr. Fengkan Zhu, PhD, about your concerns, get help problem-solving, and learn more about resources available to you at UHC, UGA , and off campus.

    Let’s Talk Consultations are:

    • A one-on-one, 10-15 minute informal consultation
    • Offered on a first-come, first-served basis, no appointment necessary
    • Free and confidential for UGA students
    • NOT a substitute for mental health treatment

    Learn more about Let’s Talk!

    #BeWellUGA

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  • BeYou Body Image Workshop

    Monday, October 25th 2021
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Event Location: OnlineJoin Event

    Hosted by the BeYou Peer Educators.

    The mission of BeYou is to promote skills for strengthening body image and to empower college students at UGA. Join our peer educators for conversation and activities about body image, self-esteem, and the media. If you are looking to get more involved on campus and meet other empowered college students, come to our workshop and learn more about us!

    This workshop is approved for FYOS event credit.

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  • Let's Talk - LGBT Resource Center Edition

    Tuesday, October 26th 2021
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Event Location: 221 Memorial Hall

    Speak with CAPS LGBT Resource Center liaison psychologist Dr. Shannon Bowles about your concerns, get help problem-solving, and learn more about resources available to you at UHC, UGA , and off campus.

    Let’s Talk Consultations are:

    • A one-on-one, 10-15 minute informal consultation
    • Offered on a first-come, first-served basis, no appointment necessary
    • Free and confidential for UGA students
    • NOT a substitute for mental health treatment

    Learn more about Let’s Talk!

    #BeWellUGA

    www.uhs.uga.edu

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  • TAO Tuesdays Workshop

    Tuesday, October 26th 2021
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Event Location: University Health Center, Conference Room C, 3rd floorJoin Event

    This weekly workshop is designed to introduce you to Therapy Assistance Online, a free tool to support your mental wellness. Weekly objectives include establishing an account with TAO, learning how to navigate the modules, and highlighting a rotating topic. Topics are addressed in this order each month: Sleep Problems, Problem-Solving, Mindfulness, Cognitive Therapy.

    Tuesdays, 9/7 – 12/7, 3:00 – 4:00 pm, UHC Conference Room C, 3rd floor or join in on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/93002866538?pwd=QTdCaVFkZkthQ2FRQ3VLaW1NMk9pZz09

    Brought to you by UHC Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)

    #BeWellUGA

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  • $5 Cooking Class in the UHC Nutrition Kitchen

    Tuesday, October 26th 2021
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    Event Location: University Health Center, Nutrition Kitchen
    55 Carlton Street, Athens, GA

    Festive Fall Breakfast: Pumpkin Pancakes, Mummy Wrapped Sausage, & Sweet n’ Spooky Spiders

    Join Health Promotion dietetic intern, Abby, to make a Halloween themed breakfast!

    Call the UHC Health Promotion Department at 706-542-8690 to register.

    FYOS approved!

    $5 per class for students who have paid the health fee or $10 for non-fees paid students

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