A place of support

The Office of Student Counseling & Development provides confidential, short-term, personal counseling to the graduate, medical, and physician assistant students in the College of Medicine.


As our highest priority remains the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff, all events have been suspended. The University continues to follow guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as state health officials to keep the campus community safe and healthy.


Beau: the Therapy Dog

Beau, the most well-known therapy dog, is 5 years old and handled by Terry Biehl. He can often be found at UF Health Shands Hospital, attending reading time with kids at William S. Talbot Elementary School or in the Santa Fe counseling office.

Beau outside

Caroline Cody, M.D., Memorial Scholarship

Caroline Annette Cody, a member of the University of Florida College of Medicine Class of 2003, tragically lost her life during her first year of medical school. The Class of 2000 donated their class treasury to establish the Caroline Annette Cody Memorial Scholarship in her memory.

Caroline Cody

Private: Mindful Relaxation Minutes

Hosted by the Department of Psychiatry “Mindful Relaxation Minutes” A weekly 30 minute opportunity to rejuvenate. Every Thursday, at the McKnight Brain Institute, Room L4-100B When: Between 12:15 and 12:45 pm


Self Assessment

The Self Evaluator was developed for ULifeline by Duke University School of Medicine and screens for thirteen of the most common mental health conditions that college students face. This screening does not provide a diagnosis, but identifies problems that could be impacting thoughts, feelings and behaviors. The screening process also provides information on these conditions and how to reach out for help.

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U Matter We Care

The UF Community cares about one another. U Matter, We Care extends UF’s caring culture by educating our community about signs and symptoms of distress and provides students and employees in distress in distress with the appropriate resources. You can contact us by phone at 352-294-CARE (352-294-2273) or by email at umatter@ufl.edu.


UF Counseling and Wellness Center – CWC

At the Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC) we believe that the college years are a time for change, growth, inquiry, and development. We strive to help students learn the skills to cope with the stresses of change and growth so they are better able to learn and thrive after their time as a student is over.

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