Student health counselling in Uppsala

The Student Health Service is here to help you with issues associated to life as a student. Contact us if you have questions regarding lifestyle, mental health and stress management. We have a telephone service where we give support over the phone and we also offer individual counselling. You are welcome to attend our courses and groups or make yourself comfortable in our Light Room. All services are free of charge.

Group photo of student health counsellors
Our staff, back row; Eva, head of unit, Annika, (no longer in service), Jenny, counsellor, Frida, counsellor, Tina, receptionist, Josefin, psychologist, Pia, (no longer in service), Viktoria, psychologist, Tobias, psychotherapist, counsellor. Front row; Ulrika, counsellor, Johanna, counsellor, Malin, (no longer in service), Anna, counsellor, Sofia, psychologist.

INFORMATION DUE TO covid-19

From autumn term 2020 most courses will be given on campus with certain digital elements. We can offer you both digital and on site sessions at the Student Health Service. If you are feeling ill, have fever, cough, headache, other symptoms of a cold or a flu you need to contact the reception to reschedule your appointment. We follow the recommendations from Uppsala university and the Public Health Agency of Sweden. Students without symptoms are welcome!

This is how it works

All personnel at the Student Health Service are bound by professional secrecy. No information is released without your consent.

If you want an appointment for individual counselling you must first call our telephone councelling service. Our counsellors/psychologists will ask questions about what is troubling you, give you advice and set up an appointment for you, if the assessment is that the Student Health Service is the best place for you to get help. If not, you will be guided to the right place. If you are unsure where to turn, call and we will help you.

Sometimes you need to seek help from other healthcare providers, for example:

  • If you have severe anxiety, suffer from severe depression or have suicidal thoughts you need more immediate help. For acute psychiatric help, call or visit the Psychiatric Emergency Clinic in Uppsala. The reception and telephone is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Telephone: 018-611 25 00. Address: Akademiska sjukhuset, entrance 12.
  • If you have more severe or long lasting problems, please turn to your local health centre (vårdcentral) or seek psychiatric care.
  • If you are sick, have an injury or suffer from medical problems, please turn to your local health centre or the closest emergency ward. You can call 1177 for advice.
    Note! If you are calling from a foreign phone number dial +46 771 11 77 00. 

Telephone counselling and appointments

Telephone counselling 

Call our counselling service to get advice or to book an appointment.
You cannot book an appointment via email.
Telephone: 018-471 69 10
Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 12:45 – 14:00

Our telephone counselling is manned by both psychologists and counsellors. We receive many calls. If you are still on hold when the councelling closes, you will not hear a message telling you that the line is closed. Please check out the upcoming telephone hours and try calling us again.

Read more information for postgraduate students at SLU or Uppsala University.

Cancellation and rebooking

If you cancel or change your appointment well in advance we can offer support to more students. To change your appointment or to cancel the appointment, call or email our reception: 018-471 69 00, receptionen@sh.uu.se.

The Reception – opening hours and address

New opening hours from 3 August

Monday 8:00–17:00
Tuesday 8:00–16:30
Wednesday 12:30–16:30
Thursday 8:00–16:30
Friday 8:00–15:00
Closed for lunch 11:45–12:30

Visiting address

Övre Slottsgatan 7, 2nd floor
753 10 Uppsala
To get here, map

Contact the reception

Telephone: 018-471 69 00
Email: receptionen@sh.uu.se

The Student Health Service in Visby

Go to the Student Health Service at Campus Gotland.

Distance learning students

As a distance student at Uppsala University and SLU, you have the possibility to contact the Student Health Service regarding issues associated to life as a student. Call our counselling service to get advice or to book an appointment. You cannot book an appointment via e-mail. 
Telephone: 018-471 69 10 Monday–Friday: 12:45–14:00.

Sometimes you need to seek help from other healthcare providers, for example:

  • If you have severe anxiety, suffer from severe depression or have suicidal thoughts you need more immediate help. For acute psychiatric help, call or visit the local Psychiatric Emergency Clinic. They are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • If you have more severe or long lasting psychological problems, please turn to your local health centre (vårdcentral) or seek psychiatric care.

  • If you are sick, have an injury or suffer from medical problems, please turn to your local health centre or the closest emergency ward. You can always call 1177 for advice.

Note! If you are calling from a foreign phone number dial +46 771 11 77 00.

Doctoral students

Doctoral students at Uppsala University

If you are a doctoral student at Uppsala University, who are currently 20% active (regardless of funding), you should turn to the occupational health services for support, including counselling. They offer some councelling sessions free of charge before the head of department have to be informed. To book an appointment call the occupational health service.
More information is available on Uppsala University's staff web. (In Swedish)

Doctoral students at SLU 

If you ar a doctoral student at SLU, (regardless of funding), you should turn to the occupational health services for support, including counselling. They offer one councelling session, free of charge, before the head of department/equivalent have to be informed. For more information and to book an appointment contact the occupational health service.
More information is available on SLU’s staff web.

THE LIGHT ROOM

If you are not scheduled for an appointment you are still welcome to the light room. The room is open during the darker months of the year, during fall and winter. Look for the opening hours on our web. The light room is perfect if you feel the need for more light or if you just need to boost your energy. No appointments necessary, just drop in and show your student ID in the reception. Opens again in October.

FEEDBACK OR COMPLAINTS

Post your feedback on the Student Health Service in the form below and we will get back to you. The form is in Swedish.