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Counseling and Mental Health Services

Counseling and Mental Health Services offers Harvard students comprehensive outpatient care for a wide variety of mental health concerns, such as anxiety, depression, stress/crisis management, transitional issues, grief, and eating, sexual or relationship concerns.

For more information, please visit the detailed description of University mental health benefits.

Health Resources for International Students

Below is useful information related to navigating health and wellness resources at HUHS and internationally.

  • BCBS Global Core

    BCBS Global Core can help locate providers outside the US. Call 800-810-2583 or visit their website (enter HVA for the 3-letter Member ID prefix) for assistance.

  • General Practitioner or Primary Care

    Contact your local General Practitioner or Primary Care Practitioner (PCP) for help with referrals, if appropriate.

  • CAMHS Workshops and Groups

    Most workshops/groups are open to all students, but a few are limited to students in certain U.S. states only due to licensing restrictions. Please contact the group facilitator if interested in attending. CAMHS plans to offer a second group in the early morning to be more accessible to international students in different time zones.

  • Therapist Directories

    Note: Students may need to pay for upfront for services outside the US and then submit payments to insurance for reimbursement. For more info about insurance coverage abroad, visit the Harvard University Student Health Program website  or contact Member Services: 617-495-2008 or

Alcohol & Other Drug Services

The Center for Wellness and Health Promotion offers programs and services aimed at reducing the negative consequences associated with heavy, episodic drinking and substance abuse through prevention, education, intervention, policy development and coordination with treatment providers. They collaborate with students and staff throughout the University to create a comprehensive substance abuse prevention program focused on the health and safety of Harvard students.

The Office of Gender Equity

The Office of Gender Equity provides confidential support, information and resource referrals to survivors of sexual violence. OGE provides empathic, supportive services to students of the College who have experienced sexual assault and works to provide easy linkages to off-campus resources.