Health Advisories

Wayne County COVID-19 Community Level is Medium. Masks are recommended in classroom and work settings and libraries.

The safety, health and well-being of the Detroit Mercy family is a top priority for the University. Use the links below to find answers to your questions on these issues.

Health Advisories / Announcements

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  • January 06: Free COVID-19 tests are available through mail order

    Friday January 06, 2023
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    Free COVID-19 tests are available once again through mail order.

    Regardless of where you will be staying this holiday break, you can also find free testing locations through the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services locator tool.

    Wishing you a healthy holiday!

COVID-19 and Infectious Illness Information

COVID-19 and Infectious Illness Guidelines and Protocols

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Campus Guide / COVID Policies etc

COVID Vaccine Requirements

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COVID Vaccine Requirements / FAQs

Flu Information

Although the symptoms of Influenza (flu) have not changed significantly over the years, treatment options and recommended vaccinations for 2022-2023 have changed. You will find a snapshot of flu-related updates here.

Monkeypox Information

With the increasing news related to cases of monkeypox in the United States, we want to assure you the University has measures in place for reporting and evaluating illness, and contact tracing of contagious diseases such as COVID-19 and monkeypox. Find University FAQs regarding monkeypox.

Reporting health-related concerns

Anyone with a confirmed case of infectious illness, such as COVID-19, monkeypox, flu or strep throat should report this information using the Medical/COVID-19 Referral Reporting Form. An individual may also report on behalf of another that has a confirmed infectious illness but may be unable to report for themselves.

Contact Us

The University of Detroit Mercy Wellness Center is dedicated to providing the our campus community with ongoing care and treatment.

Personal Counseling: 313-993-1562
Health Clinic:
313-993-1185

Personal Counseling

Personal Counseling for Students

Detroit Mercy will offer both in-clinic and online access to counseling sessions. Session modality will be determined according to student need. Therapists will be available for crisis intervention treatment from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Personal counselors are now offering confidential counseling services online! To work with a Detroit Mercy counselor, contact personalcounselingwc@udmercy.edu.

Personal Counseling: 313-993-1562

Personal Counseling for Employees

In addition to an employee’s Mental Health Services coverage in their health insurance, employees may seek counseling assistance from the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through UNUM, UNUM refers confidential, short-term counseling from Licensed Professional Counselors. In a crisis, emergency help is available 24/7. Counseling assistance is available for the following: 

  • Stress, anxiety, depression.
  • Relationship, family, parenting issues.
  • Substance abuse.
  • Anger, grief, loss.
  • Life transitions.
  • Referrals for additional treatment, as needed.

Personal Counseling: 313-993-1562

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    Mental, Emotional and Spiritual Wellness

    As we continue to persevere together through an unprecedented humanitarian and economic crisis, we will need to embrace supportive community and campus resources, virtual and social distance connection, and practice coping skills that can help lessen anxiety during this time.

    • During times of crisis, it is normal to experience a wave of emotions as a response to stress. Focus on what is certain, such as your personal values and what you are grateful for. Try writing down a gratitude list that includes three things you are grateful for each day.
    • Be solution oriented. Use your strengths by considering past challenging life experiences. How did you move through it and what helped? Remember that you are strong and resilient.
    • Mental health counseling can offer a great deal of support and connection during times of major adjustment and change. If interested in online counseling appointments, contact the Detroit Mercy Wellness Center: personalcounselingwc@udmercy.edu.
    • Detroit Mercy Personal Counselor, Erika Budson, LPC, is offering virtual guided meditations to help us connect to ourselves while we physically distance from others.
    • Mindfulness and meditation apps, such as Headspace and Insight Timer can also be a helpful resource to practice guided meditations to manage stress and combat sleep difficulties.

    Physical Wellness helps Mental Wellness

    • Movement, physical exercise and deep breathing help the body regulate stress hormones. Short walks or even stretching can help us feel less fatigued and gain mental clarity. It is likely many of your favorite, local exercise studios are now offering online virtual classes, which can offer a source of accountability and connection.
    • Fitness apps can also be a great resource to track progress and goals.
    • Practice self-care! A balanced diet and consistent rest are protective health factors. Fuel your body with nutrients.

    Action

    • Curate your news and social media experience by selecting content that keeps you informed, not panicked or helpless.
    • Acts of service and kindness can be beneficial for your own well-being. Reach out by phone to a family member or friend to check-in or if you have the means, donate to a local organization. Working together as a community can help create solidarity.

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    Pastoral Care

    Pastoral Care for Students

    University Ministry offers pastoral counseling and spiritual direction both in-person and online according to student need. University ministers and spiritual directors (priests, sisters and lay people) are available between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday via email or office phone. The University Ministry Office is located on the ground floor of the Student Union across from the bookstore. Spaces for prayer and reflection are available in the following areas:

    • McNichols: St. Ignatius Chapel in the Commerce and Finance Building, the Islamic Prayer Room on the first floor Student Union, the Holy Spirit Chapel on the ground floor Student Union past the group study rooms, and the Multi-Faith Reflection Room on the ground floor of the McNichols Library.
    • Corktown (Dental): Reflection Room and Muslim Prayer Room on the fourth floor of the Clinic Building in Room 4-106.
    • Riverfront (Law): Peter and Paul Church and Multi-Faith Reflection Room on the first floor.