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Academic and Student Services

Student Health & Wellness

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Learners have been particularly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, as the interruption of professional education and the disruption of normalcy creates negative outcomes for personal wellbeing. Student Wellness extends an invitation to all MCW students to reach out, seek out resources, and share your needs during this difficult time. Your concerns, requests, questions, and ideas are vital in providing appropriate resources and support. Thank you for your continued interest and actions to improve your personal health and wellbeing.

Nurturing yourself is not selfish - it's essential to your survival and your well-being.

Renee Peterson Trudeau

Student Well-Being

Well-being is the state of being comfortable, healthy and/or happy. In the pursuit of obtaining your own personal well-being, there are a number of resources at MCW to help you achieve that. From Academic Support and Enrichment, to Student and Resident Behavioral Health, our office works closely across different sectors to connect you with the tools necessary for your personal and professional well-being.
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MCW Resources

MCW Student Behavioral Health Services

  • (414) 955-8933
  • After-hour emergency: (414) 805-6700
  • Learn more

MCW Academic Support and Enrichment

MCW Medical Student Affairs

  • (414) 955-8256

Title IX

MCW Wellness

Student Food Center

MCW-Milwaukee

  • Location: Room M3335, 3rd Floor, Medical Education Building
  • Capacity: 1 student at a time.

Hours:
Monday: 9:00 am–2:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am–2:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am–4:30 pm
Friday: 9:00 am–4:30 pm

If students need to access the Center outside of these hours, they many contact MCW Public Safety for assistance at (414) 955-8295.

MCW-Central Wisconsin

  • Location: Student Lounge
  • Hours: 24/7 Student Access
  • Additional Information: The Central Wisconsin Student Food Center provides fresh produce during Farmers Market season. For more information, please contact Chris Knight at cknight@mcw.edu or (715) 870-0917.

MCW-Green Bay

  • Location: Wooden Food Cupboard, Student Wellness Lounge, Room L124A
  • Hours: 24/7 Student Access
  • Additional Information: For needs beyond the food cupboard, please contact Dana Daggs at ddaggs@mcw.edu or (920) 362-1780.
Well, Well, Well... Podcast

The Medical College of Wisconsin Office of Student Health and Wellness presents “Well, Well, Well…”, where each episode a very special guest and Kerri Corcoran, Student Behavioral Health and Resource Navigator, discuss what it means to be well in the world of health science education.

Listen to the podcast

Nutrition and Fitness Resources

Nutrition Resources

Budget Bytes
This recipe blog’s tag line says it best: my stomach is full and my wallet is too. Healthy eating on a budget.

The Endless Meal
Cooking and recipe blog by a former healthcare professional.

Eating Well
A great nutrition resource with a number of budget-friendly posts.

Spoonful of Flavor
Offers weekly meal plans and has a myriad of great ideas.

Exercise & Fitness Resources

DoYogaWithMe
Free online yoga and guided meditations for all levels of experience

Mulva Family Fitness & Sports Complex (Green Bay Campus students only)
This facility features a state-of-the-art fitness center and a new swimming pool on the east side of the sports center, looking out to the Fox River. Accessible with your St. Norbert College badge.

Sweat with SELF You Tube Channel
Free HIIT, cardio, strength training and more!

Tonken's Exercise Center
Located in basement of the Medical Education Building, the exercise center is open 24/7 for students, staff and faculty.

Stress and Anxiety Management Resources

If you are a student dealing with anxiety or stress and are seeking help (or you know you should be seeking help), pick up the phone and dial (414) 955-8933, or if this is an after-hour emergency, dial (414) 805-6700. Our Student Mental Health service is here to help you.

MCW Student and Resident Behavioral Health has a number of great resources on stress management, as well as a great section on resilience and positive psychology.

The Directory of Black Psychotherapists
Find a black therapist in Wisconsin or Minnesota.

MKE LGBT Community Center Free Counseling Services
A trained mental health professional is available by appointment to assist community members who have experienced trauma, addiction, gender dysphoria, and anything else related to mental health.

Calm (Three months free)
Calm is designed to help lower stress, reduce anxiety and more. Offer is for Amazon Prime Student members only; see website for details. 

Headspace website
Headspace Student Plan: Just 9.99 per year!

HELPGUIDE.ORG website
Self-help website with some great resources on stress and anxiety management

SDN - Student Doctors website
This site is a virtual treasure chest of information. A simple search on “anxiety” or “stress” will yield you dozens of articles, forum discussions, etc.

Ukraine Support Information

Tonkens Gym

The Ruth & Reid Tonkens Gym will be closed until Monday, June 27, and is scheduled to re-open on Tuesday, June 28.

Who can use Tonkens?

  • FREE access to all Medical College of Wisconsin students, faculty, staff and residents.
  • MCW badge required to access the fitness center.

Hours of Operation: 24/7

Not available during the following times for cleaning:

  • Monday-Friday: 10:30-11 a.m. & 4:30-5 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 12:30-1 p.m.

General rules while using Tonkens:

  • MCW will continue our masking requirement for all individuals in any MCW-owned or leased facility, including Tonkens Athletic Center, into July.
  • Clean and sanitize equipment before/after each use
  • DO NOT wear outdoor shoes in the gym
  • Return weights and other equipment back in their proper place after use

Other amenities:

  • Wall-mounted TV
  • Cubbies for short-term storage while working out
  • Sanitizing stations
  • Refillable water bottle station
  • Scale
  • A locker room with shower facilities is available in the same area
Monthly Student Wellness Calendars

Current student wellness events:

Assisting a Student in Distress or Crisis
Transportation and Rideshare Resources

Milwaukee County Transit System

MCW Ride Guide
Ride Guide’s educational videos will show you how to decrease traffic on campus, lower your commuting expenses, and reduce the impact on our environment.

Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Rideshare Program
(WisDOT) Rideshare Program is a free service that helps commuters, state-wide, make safe connections with other people who live in the same city or town and work or go to school at the same organization so they can set up a daily carpool.

Most Milwaukee Regional Medical Center carpoolers meet at a Park & Ride site or another mutually-convenient location. Click below for additional carpooling resources and information:

Questions? Feel free to reach out to Sheri Schmit at sschmit@mrmcffl.org.

Physician Support Line

Psychiatrists helping physicians and medical students navigate the many intersections of our personal and professional lives. Call them at (888) 409-0141

Learn more on their website

Initiatives

Skin Smart Campus (SSC) Initiative

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has been recognized as a Skin Smart Campus by the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention. This initiative promotes a safe and healthy lifestyle with skin cancer prevention and education as its core values. MCW has pledged to keep indoor tanning devices off campus and its affiliated buildings.

The Indoor Tan-Free Skin Smart Campus Initiative is sponsored by the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention in response to the 2014 U.S. Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer (PDF) which concluded that there is a strong association between increased risk of skin cancer and indoor tanning use. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure from indoor tanning is avoidable and by doing so, helps reduce skin-cancer related illness and deaths. Numerous studies have found that skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the US, with melanoma as one of the most common cancers diagnosed among young adults. According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer Working Group, the use of indoor tanning facilities before the age of 35 increases the risk for melanoma by 75%.

Learn more about skin cancer screening and prevention

Student Health Insurance

MCW students are required to carry health insurance. Students are free to choose their own health insurance, or they can choose to obtain health insurance through MCW.

View the Student Benefits Enrollment Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

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Medical, Pharmacy and MSA Students
Health insurance coverage is a requirement for all full-time students. You are free to select your health insurance carrier. For your convenience, MCW offers several health insurance plans you can purchase through the school.

Students have access to the plan details, cost and enrollment materials in the “MCW Student Insurance” course in Brightspace (our learning management system). This information is only available to enrolled students. Parents or significant others of a student seeking insurance information can obtain our current rates and plans by requesting them from the MCW Student Health & Wellness Office via email at student_health@mcw.edu. Please note, any enrollment forms and request for changes will only be accepted if completed and submitted by the enrolled student.

Students who enroll in health, dental, or life & ADD insurance through MCW will be billed for this service on their tuition statements. Your coverage will automatically terminate on June 30 of the year of your graduation.

Students can waive MCW's major medical insurance if the student has health insurance coverage under a domestic partner, spouse, or parent. Proof of coverage is required.
Graduate and MSTP Students

Health insurance coverage is a requirement for all full-time graduate students. If you have been admitted as a full-time PhD degree seeker you are offered enrollment in medical and dental insurance plans. You may exercise the option to add a spouse and or children with the additional cost of coverage deducted from your monthly pay.

The annual premium for single coverage is paid by the college for all full-time students in the PhD programs as part of their fellowship program. Some students are covered under health insurance policies of their parents or spouse and are eligible to be waived from enrollment. Full time degree-seeking MS, MA or MPH graduate students may purchase the student health insurance plan. Each student is responsible for payment of this coverage at registration or through stipend deduction.

Insurance Rates: 2019-2020 (PDF)

Graduate and MSTP Student Enrollment Guide (PDF)

Graduate and MSTP Student Enrollment Form (PDF)

Continuation of Coverage

The information below applies to Medical, Pharmacy, and MSA Students. Graduate students should contact dverhaagh@mcw.edu for further information and instructions.

  • Students enrolled in MCW insurance are unenrolled in MCW insurance upon graduation, withdrawal, or transition to less than full-time credit status.
  • Students enrolled in MCW insurance at the time of their graduation, withdrawal, or transition to less than full-time credit status may enroll in continued coverage for up to six (6) months.

Enrollment in the Continuation of Coverage program occurs through United Healthcare.

Learn more about continuation of coverage program

Student Health Services

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Locating a Health Care Provider

All MCW students are invited to locate a physician of your choice in your area, by consulting the American Medical Association's AMA Doctor Finder. Here is a brief video to help you as you begin the process of choosing a provider.

Students seeking care in the Wisconsin area may also refer to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services for more information/guidance about locating a provider.

*You will be responsible for making contact with the provider’s office ahead of your visit to ensure that they accept your particular health insurance.

Please remember that the following services are available to MCW students through the locations listed below:

  • Vaccinations
  • Travel medicine services
  • Assistance with paperwork for away rotations
  • Substance abuse testing (drug and alcohol)
  • Respirator fit testing
  • Animal allergy clearance
  • Drug Testing

MCW-Central Wisconsin
Froedtert Occupational Health | (414) 805-6699 | iohfroedtert@froedtert.com (available remote services only)
Identify yourself as a MCW-Central Wisconsin Student.
Please contact your campus representative for more information: Kelly Mulder | 715-870-0915 | kmulder@mcw.edu

MCW-Green Bay
St Norbert College Student Health Resources | (920) 403-3266
Prevea Occupational Health Resources | (920) 405-1420
Identify yourself as an MCW-Green Bay Student and reference order code “Froedtert”
Froedtert Occupational Health | (414) 805-6699 | iohfroedtert@froedtert.com (available remote services only)
Identify yourself as a MCW-Green Bay Student.

MCW-Milwaukee
Froedtert Occupational Health | (414) 805-6699 | iohfroedtert@froedtert.com
Identify yourself as a MCW-Milwaukee Student.

If you have questions please contact us at student_health@mcw.edu.

Student and Resident Behavioral Health

Welcome! The Medical College of Wisconsin recognizes that its students, residents and fellows work hard and carry many responsibilities. We are aware that the demands of education, training and service to patients can produce a variety of stressors for individuals and their families. Student and Resident Behavioral Health Services provides a comprehensive program to meet these professional and personal mental health needs. We value your dedication and hope you find these resources helpful.

cipriano-davidDavid J. Cipriano, PhD
Associate Professor
Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Director, Resident and Student Mental Health Program
(414) 955-8954
(414) 314-3622 (Page)
dcipriano@mcw.edu

 

The clinic is staffed by Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine faculty and staff. Services include psychiatric medication management and psychotherapy including:

  • cognitive behavioral
  • insight-oriented
  • stress management/solution focused
  • couples and family therapy and
  • drug and alcohol counseling.

Common concerns which bring people in include adjustment to the stress of training, anxiety, depression, career concerns, work-life balance, relationship problems and child/adolescent concerns.

Students, their spouse, or their child are entitled to ten (10) free sessions of MCW mental health services, per academic year, at no cost. Residents and fellows are entitled to (3) free sessions of MCW mental health services, per academic year at no cost. Most major medical insurance policies should cover some of the cost after these initial five sessions. Student Mental Health Services is located off site for confidentiality purposes. These services are available only to full-time degree-seeking students.


Contact Us

Students should now contact ComPsych GuidanceResources to establish care. GuidanceResources is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are two ways to contact GuidanceResources:

  1. Call (833) 927-1860 (toll free). You’ll speak to a counseling professional who will listen to your concerns and can guide you to the appropriate services you require.
  2. Visit GuidanceResources Online and enter your company ID

Student and Resident Behavioral Health
1155 N. Mayfair Rd.
Tosa Health Center, Third Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Clinic Hours
Monday - Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 
** Scheduled appointments outside of normal business hours are also available.
Medical Student Clinic: Thursday afternoons from 1-5 p.m.
Housestaff Clinic: Tuesday evenings from 5-7 p.m. 

Visit the website

Regional Campuses - Central Wisconsin and Green Bay

All students should contact ComPsych GuidanceResources for all mental health services. They can refer you to the appropriate place if you are not sure where to go for mental health services.

GuidanceResources is available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week There are two ways to access your GuidanceResources benefits:

  • Call (833) 927-1860 (toll free). You’ll speak to a counseling professional who will listen to your concerns and can guide you to the appropriate services you require.
  • Visit GuidanceResources online and enter your company ID

Central Wisconsin Campus

  • Elmgreen & Associates | (715) 845-7175
    114 Grand Ave., Wausau, WI 54403 or
  • Peaceful Solutions | (715) 675-3458
    741 N. First St., Wausau, WI 54403

Green Bay Campus

Please refer to Behavioral Health Resources for Green Bay (PDF)

 

Occupational Health

Office of Student Health & Wellness Contacts

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Kerri Corcoran, MS, LPC, CSAC

Student Behavioral Health and Resource Navigator

kcorcoran@mcw.edu

(414) 955-4219

I provide students with a safe and secure space to talk about challenges and work closely to implement solutions. I work within emergent and ongoing situations to assess students’ needs, provide referrals for students with ongoing mental health needs, and serve as a general, wellness resource navigator. In addition to these services, I oversee the successful creation and management of wellness programming and offerings.

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Callie Koziol

Marquette University Counselor Intern

If you are interested in scheduling time to meet with Callie please use WC Online (https://mcw.mywconline.com/) and find Callie’s schedule under Student Health and Wellness.

Contact Information

Student Health & Wellness

In response to the escalation of COVID-19, our staff is currently working remotely. We are still available to help by email during normal business hours, M-F 8:00 am-5:00 pm and can arrange virtual alternatives if necessary. Please feel free to reach out via email with any questions or concerns.

(414) 955-4219
student_health@mcw.edu

Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday

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MCW Student and Resident Behavioral Health Services

Referral Coordinator: Carolyn Bischel, MS, LPC

(414) 955-8933
(414) 955-6295 (fax)

Referral Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
After-hours Emergency Contact: (414) 805-6700

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