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The Detroit Mercy Student Wellness Center functions as your private physician’s office with a strong emphasis on wellness. In addition to treating your physical health, our Wellness Center offers psychological and counseling services, at no out of pocket costs, in order to treat the whole person; mind, body and spirit. 

In the event of an accident or illness, our Henry Ford oversight physician, nurse practitioners and registered nurses are here to give you our expertise and care.

The daily decisions you make while engaging in the student experience will determine your ability to stay healthy and enjoy your experience here at Detroit Mercy. The daily choices you make in regards to nutrition, exercise, self care and rest will play a major role in your success as a student. We are here to lend support to lend support in your attempt to fully benefit from your Jesuit and Mercy education.

In a new environment your immunity will be challenged. 

The focus on health and wellness provided by the Wellness  Center educates students to building and strengthening your natural resistance to diseases. We offer health promotion efforts including up-to-date immunizations to measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox, Hepatitis A & B, Meningitis, Gardasil (HPV vaccine) and the yearly flu vaccine. These are vital tools to ensure your physical health.

Our staff members are well versed on ways to assist you in making wellness lifestyle choices as you engage on this journey to independence and knowledge.

Life is about change and this is a major change in your life. We are ready to assist you in this transition to an independent healthy person by either medical care or by wellness consultations.

When you are on campus visiting, please drop by the Health Center: we would love to meet you.


    Our services

    We are dedicated to helping students achieve their academic goals by promoting and maintaining their physical, spiritual and mental well-being. Our services and programs educate students so they can establish life-long patterns of health, optimize behaviors and prevent illness.

    The Health Clinic is able to provide physicals, sick visits, referrals, TB testing, vaccines, and more. Students can call for an appointment and walk-ins are welcome.

    Olga Parfenov, MSN, RN, NP-BC

    Personal counseling and psychotherapeutic treatment is available to students at no charge. Services are provided by a clinical psychologist, clinical social worker and mental health counselors who are licensed in the state of Michigan at the highest level of practice. We are committed to enhancing the physical, emotional and relational well-being of the student in an attempt to promote personal growth and the achievement of academic success.

    Appointments can be made by phone or email.

    Annamaria Silveri, Ph.D.

    Rachel Bennett, LMSW

    Natalie Wicks, LMSW, ACSW



    Appointments for personal counseling

    You can also contact a personal counselor directly (without speaking to the appointment desk) by calling Clinical Psychologist Director of the Student Wellness Center Annamaria Silveri at 313-993-1459

    Appointments for Health Clinic

    Routine exams and vaccinations can be scheduled by calling the appointment desk at 313-993-1185.

    Please complete the Medical History Form (PDF) prior to visit and bring your insurance card and government ID (i.e. license). While we try to work walk-ins into the schedule, it might be necessary to make an appointment for the next available day.

    After-hours calls can be directed to an Urgent Care facility or in case of major accidents or life threatening emergencies, please contact the emergency room of the nearest hospital.


    Incoming students

    The University of Detroit Mercy Wellness Center requires that a Tuberculosis (TB) skin test report be on file for all new international students.

    New incoming freshman students must complete the TB Questionnaire and have a TB skin test if indicated by the questionnaire. Questionnaires can be mailed or emailed to the Wellness Center at The test must have been performed in the United States or Canada within the last 12 months (1 year). 

    All students who will be living in the residence halls must have documentation of health insurance.

    Please click here for more information about the insurance or to waive the plan offered by the University.

    We strongly encourage all students to make sure they are up to date with their vaccinations.  While Detroit Mercy does not require proof of vaccination prior to admission, we highly recommend all students stay current with their immunizations and keep an immunization record with them. 

    All incoming students are encouraged to check to be sure their immunizations are up-to-date, including the following:

    • MMR- Measles, Mumps, Rubella
    • Hepatitis B series
    • Td- Tetanus, Diphtheria
    • Meningitis (MCV4 + MenB)
    • HPV


Personal counseling hours
Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Health Clinic hours
Fall & Winter
Monday-Friday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Spring & Summer
Monday-Friday: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.


Personal counseling: 313-993-1459
Health Clinic: 313-993-1185
Fax: 313-993-1777


West Quad, Room 104
Detroit Mercy McNichols Campus
4001 W. McNichols Rd.
Detroit, MI 48221

Meet our staff

Clinical Psychologist, Director of Student Wellness Center
Dr. Annamaria Silveri, Ph.D.
Phone: 313-993-1459

Personal Counselor
Natalie Wick
Phone: 313-578-0496

Rachel Bennett
Phone: 313-993-1170

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