Health and Wellness Resources

Health and Wellness Resources

Promoting student health and wellness is one of the Student Services Department’s primary initiatives. Many members of your UConn Law staff have experienced law school firsthand and understand the emotional and physical challenges that accompany this momentous journey.

Simply put, you’re not alone. Whether online, or in person, we’re here for you if you need help. Stop by our offices for any issue, great or small.  
 
In addition to our departmental resources, we’ve compiled a list of local health and wellness experts in the area for the times when you just need that point in the right direction. Law School is stressful, as is the practice of law. Learning techniques now to reduce your stress is critical to your success as a law student. Knowing where to find help and when to ask for it is essential to your health and well-being, both while in law school and in a professional setting following graduation.

General Health Resources

Hospitals
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Hartford Hospital
John Dempsey Hospital - University of Connecticut Health Center
Hospital of Central Connecticut
Bristol Hospital

Clinics
Local Walk in Clinics

Dental Care
Columbia Dental
West Hartford Family Dentistry

Referrals
United Way of Connecticut – 211
Connecticut’s free information and referral service. Simply by dialing 2-1-1, callers can reach knowledgeable, multilingual staff and get information, referrals or seek help in crisis.

Healthy Lifestyle Management

Fitness Centers
The Law School fitness center is located in the basement level of William F. Starr Hall.
Local Fitness Centers

Nutrition
Nutrition Counseling at UConn Health Center
Nutrition Services at St. Francis Hospital
Healthy Recipes
Eat Right – Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 

Yoga
On-Campus Yoga Classes: Weekly one-hour class taught by a trained yoga instructor from West Hartford Yoga and offered to students and faculty free of charge.
West Hartford Yoga
Sacred Movement Yoga

Outdoor Recreation
Hartford parks
West Hartford Reservoir

Health Resources for Law Students and Lawyers

LawLifeline
Online resource for law school mental health issues with information tailored to address law students’ mental and emotional needs.

Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers
Connecticut’s lawyer assistance program providing crisis intervention & referral services to the Connecticut legal community. This site offers resources on various health concerns, including substance abuse, mental health issues, and gambling abuse. Law students are eligible for 4 free counseling sessions per year. All services are confidential.