Health and Wellness
The Detroit Mercy Student Wellness Center functions as your private physician’s office with a strong emphasis on wellness. We want you to fully benefit from your Jesuit and Mercy education.
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 everyday decisions you make will determine your ability to stay healthy and enjoy your experiences here. The daily choices you make in regard to nutrition, exercise and rest will play a major role in your success.
In a new environment your immunity will be challenged. Besides those choices mentioned, there are several more that will aid your natural resistance to diseases. They include 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 wellness.
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.
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.
Personal counseling is also available to students.
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.
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 email@example.com. 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.
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)