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UMass Chan Diversity and Inclusion

 

As part of our commitment to diversity, UMass Chan seeks to attract and educate students, and trainees who will make the population of health care professionals representative of the national population. We are, therefore, committed to the full and meaningful inclusion of qualified students, trainees, and employees with disabilities.

The UMass Chan Medical School through the Office of Management is firmly committed to providing full access to individuals with disabilities. In so doing, UMass Chan intends to fully comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 as amended 2008, Diversity and Equal Opportunity Office guidelines, and Human Resources policies. Policies and procedures are in place to ensure that disabled applicants, students, staff, faculty, visitors, volunteers, and vendors do not experience discrimination in any way. 

According to The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act ("ADA" – 42 USCA 1211 and following), an "individual with a disability" is defined as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment. The ADA does not name all "impairments" that are covered under the Act. UMass Chan intends to fully comply with the ADA as well as all other applicable federal and state laws, codes and regulations, including but not limited to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 151C.

ADA/Disability Management Center 

The University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School through the Office of Management is firmly committed to providing full access to individuals with disabilities. In so doing, UMass Chan intends to fully comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 as amended 2008, Diversity and Equal Opportunity Office guidelines, and Human Resources policies. Policies and procedures are in place to ensure that disabled applicants, students, staff, faculty, visitors, volunteers, and vendors do not experience discrimination in any way. 

According to the The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act ("ADA" – 42 USCA 1211 and following), an "individual with a disability" is defined as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment. The ADA does not name all "impairments" that are covered under the Act. UMass Chan intends to fully comply with the ADA as well as all other applicable federal and state laws, codes and regulations, including but not limited to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 151C.

Helpful links:

Student/Learner Accommodations:

Student/Learner Accommodations (umassmed.edu)

Employee Disability Accommodation:

Employee Disability Accommodations (umassmed.edu)

Disability Management Center forms:

Forms (umassmed.edu)

For questions related to ADA/Disability Services:

Katrina Durham, Accommodation Services Director

Email: Katrina.Durham@umassmed.edu

Phone: 774-455-4804

 

Student Counseling Services

Location

SCS is located at Suite S1-160, which is accessible via two entrances, one interior and one exterior.

INTERIOR ENTRANCE: Students and visitors may enter the double doors to Suite S1-130 and follow the signage to SCS (Suite S1-160).

EXTERIOR ENTRANCE: There is an alternate entrance at the exterior of the
building located at the north-east side of the Basic Wing, accessible from the North Parking (Library) Lot.

For confidentiality reasons, the suite is kept locked. A phone is also available at the interior entrance to gain access. In order to preserve everyone's privacy, we ask that students only access SCS for clinical reasons. 

Office Hours for ​​​​​​​Administrative Assistant

Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone:  508.856.3220
Fax:  508.856.3036
SCS@umassmed.edu

Services eligible to all

  • Morningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences students
  • Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing students
  • T.H. Chan School of Medicine students

Fees/Insurance

The costs of these services are covered by the prepaid Student Health Plan fee; there is no insurance billing and no additional charge to students for using SCS. *Insurance is billed only when referred for prescriptions and labs.

Services provided

  • Consultation and Evaluation
  • Psychotherapy
  • Medication management
  • Assistance with stress management

Privacy and Confidentiality

SCS maintains strict standards of privacy and confidentiality. Records are kept separately from students’ general medical records. No information about a student's contact with the service or information obtained in counseling is released to anyone outside the counseling service staff, including school or hospital administration, faculty, family, or other students, without the knowledge and written consent of the student, unless required by law or in the rare instance of an emergency situation involving someone's safety.

Short Term/Long Term Use

Many students using the service want to learn how to cope more effectively with difficult or stressful academic situations, while others seek counseling to deal with broader life issues.

Some students come because of more serious, troublesome, and or chronic difficulties in their lives. Others are beginning to address health and wellness issues.
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While short-term counseling is most common, it is possible, when time permits, for students to be seen for an extended period.

Medication is prescribed when needed.

Follow-Up Care Clinic

When in-office visits resume*, established patients will be seen by Dr. Rizzi and Dr. Raj for uncomplicated medication refills or other quick needs. Follow-Up Care Clinic is not meant to replace psychotherapy visits, nor should it supplant medication appointments when deeper discussions are needed.

*SCS is currently (and for the foreseeable future) scheduling telehealth appointments in lieu of in-office visits. Please contact SCS at 508.856.3220 or via email at SCS@umassmed.edu to schedule an appointment.

Student Counseling services sharepoint

Skin Smart Campus

UMass Chan Medical School has been recognized as a Skin Smart Campus by The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention. Ensuring the well-being of our students, we are providing a safe and healthy learning and living environment on and off campus, pledging to keep indoor tanning devices off our campus and our affiliated buildings. We also promote skin cancer prevention policies and education.

Room Reservations for Nursing Mothers 

Mother's Rooms

Mother’s rooms are available to any nursing mother who is a student or employee of UMass Chan or UMMHC.

  • University Campus Location: S2-100, S6-100A & S6-100B
    • Access: Send an email to roomreservations@umassmed.edu
    • Equipment: Hospital grade Medela Symphony breast pump
    • Privacy: Only those given badge access can enter the room, when someone is in the room a red light outside the room will indicate that it is "occupied
  • Albert Sherman Center Location: AS3-1010A
  • Lazare Research Building Location: 6-606
  • Ambulatory Care Center Location: ACA-103
  • University Hospital Location: HB-730A
  • South Street Building Location: Second floor of Building 1 (SHR 1-2) To use please book through Resource Scheduler.
    • The room is divided into two private spaces to accommodate two nursing mother’s at one time.  Each space is equipped with a hospital grade Medela Symphony breast pump.
    • Access: Send an email to Southstreet.security@umassmed.edu  to receive badge access.
    • Privacy: The room locks when you close the door. There is a “Privacy” sign that you should put outside the door when in use. When finished, put the “privacy” sign inside the room.
  • BioTech1: Location: Second floor B1-260Access & Privacy: Lockable Room
  • Medical Center Umass Memorial Location: MB4-049
    • Access: Send email to Arlene.Duhamel@umassmemorial.org to receive badge access.
    • Privacy: Only those given badge access can enter the room
  • Medical Center Hahnemann Campus Location: G-100 (Grosvenor Building)
    • Access: Contact your manager for access as each manager has a key to the room.
    • Privacy: Signage outside the room will indicate that is is "occupied"
  • Worcester Business Center Location: MK1-170, MK3-208, MK4-339
    • Access: Send email to Arlene.Duhamel@umassmemorial.org to receive access
    • Privacy: Only those given access can enter the room, signage outside the room will indicate that it is "occupied"
  • 306 Belmont Street Location: BS1-106, 1st floor
    • Privacy: Lockable room, signage outside the room will indicate that it is "occupied"
  • Front Street Location: UMass Memorial Suite, womens restroom 1st & 2nd floors
    • Access: The room is listed as a conference room in Outlook and can be reserved.
    • Privacy: Signage outside the room will indicate that it is "occupied"
  • HealthAlliance Leominster Campus Location: Maternity and Child Health 
    • Access: Request access from maternity staff
    • Privacy: Only those given access by Maternity staff can enter the room
  • HealthAlliance Clinton Campus Location: Radiology Department, 1st floor
    • Access: Proceed to Radiology main desk and request key
    • Privacy: Signage outside the room will indicate that it is "occupied"
  • Marlborough Hospital Location: 2nd floor near the inpatient nursing directors office
    • Access: Request access from Employee Health/Medworks
    • Privacy: Only those given access by Med/Works will have a key, & signage outside the room will indicate that it is "occupied"
  • Schrafft’s Center: (Charlestown, MA) managed locally
  • MassBiologics: (Mattapan, MA) Location: Mattapan II Building: Room 2034 managed locally

We hope you enjoy these rooms.  For questions or comments please contact roomreservations@umassmed.edu or 508-856-2264.

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