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Inpatient Treatment (Hospitalization)

When is someone hospitalized for a mental health reason?

Mental health hospitalizations are rare events at Yale and take place after careful assessment of a student’s condition. Safety concerns are the most important consideration in making decisions about psychiatric conditions. A student can be hospitalized in situations where there is the likelihood of serious harm to him/herself or others.

Other Mental Health Resources

Are there internet resources available on mental health & counseling?

National Institute of Mental Health

American Psychiatric Association

American Psychological Association

The SHARE Center (Sexual Harassment and Assault Response & Education)

Therapy Options

Some students go to Mental Health & Counseling for just a few visits while others come for ongoing therapy.  Decisions about the appropriate treatment are made on an individual basis.

Students seek counseling for many different reasons, including:



Are there screenings available to help me determine if I might need counseling?

Yale Health offers free, anonymous, and confidential online screenings to Yale students. Only the student sees the results of the screening.

The purpose is to help students determine if a consultation with a mental health counselor would be helpful.

About Mental Health & Counseling

Who is eligible?

Every eligible Yale student enrolled at least half time in a Yale degree program is eligible for counseling at Mental Health & Counseling completely free of charge regardless of whether they have waived Yale Health Hospitalization/Specialty Care coverage.

Do you really need to stretch?


Listen to a "healthcast" as Aaron Clark, DPT, physical therapist discusses the purpose of stretching and gives a synopsis of when and for how long you should stretch.

How to get started with Mental Health & Counseling

Mental Health & Counseling

Watch a short video describing the process to start with Mental Health & Counseling. VIDEO

What does it mean to live on a tobacco-free campus?


Read more about the Tobacco-Free Yale campaign here.

For resources available to Yale students who want to quit click here.

Get a text when your prescription is ready


Sign up for RxReady and you will receive a text message or email when youR prescription is ready for pick up at the Yale Health Pharmacy Check Out window.