Student Health & Wellness
Protecting Yourself From Illness
Protect yourself and others from the spread of illness by practicing these healthy habits:
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing. Throw the tissue away immediately in the nearest trash receptacle
- Avoid contact with people who are sick, especially if they are exhibiting cold or flu-like symptoms
If you are ill, stay home.
- Avoid contact with others except when seeking medical care
- Do not go out until you are free of fever (100.4 F or greater), signs of fever or any other symptoms for at least 72 hours without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medications (e.g. cough suppressants)
- More guidance: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html
WHAT TO DO IF YOU TEST POSITIVE OR SUSPECT YOU HAVE COVID-19
If you think you need to be tested for COVID-19, students should contact the Student Health Center (303-273-3381) or a local emergency room for guidance and referral for testing. Call before you arrive to avoid the potential for further spread of the virus.
Current guidelines for testing are at: https://covid19.colorado.gov/testing
If you are diagnosed with a presumptive positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone with a presumptive positive:
- Immediately self-isolate yourself in your home or campus residence.
- Immediately notify Student Health at: email@example.com or call 303-273-3381. You will be contacted by a Mines Student Health medical provider with further direction.
Further guidance is available from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
Student Wellness Center
Student Health Center
The Student Health Center is currently operating remotely Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. You may reach us by calling 303-273-3381. Leave a voicemail with your Name, CWID and phone number. Include a brief description of your need. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond as soon as possible.
If you are in need of a prescription refill or have other health care questions, please call the Student Health Center and leave a voicemail. We will return your call. You may also contact your regular Health Center provider through the Health Portal. Trailhead > Health Portal bubble > messages > compose new
Mines Counseling Center
Due to COVID-19, the Counseling Center is suspending all drop-in groups, office hours, seminars, workshops and in-person visits. But there are still plenty of options for students if you need to talk or want support. Remember: Even in all of this, you are not alone.
- AHP Live Care provides 24/7 free care from your smartphone or computer at $0 cost for ALL Mines students through July 31, 2020. Access free online sessions with licensed counselors and medical professionals. Step-by-step instructions on the Counseling Center website.
- Email the Counseling Center at email@example.com for questions or guidance.
- Please continue to check our website for ongoing and updated resources.
- Reach out to Colorado Crisis Services at any time, 24/7, for immediate, professional, confidential support for mental health, substance use or emotional concerns. Call 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or text “TALK” to 38255.
- Follow the Counseling Center on social media for tips, encouragement and reminders for taking care of ourselves: Facebook: Student Wellness Center at Mines or Instagram/Twitter: @WellnessatMines
TELEHEALTH AND COUNSELING
Free telehealth and telecounseling is available to Mines students through the end of July, courtesy of the Mines student health insurance provider.
AHP Live Care is ideal for:
- Cough and cold
- Sinus infection
- Anxiety and depression
- Pink Eye
- Mental health counseling
- General questions
To access AHP Live Care, download the Amwell app on iOS or Android or visit ahplivecare.com. When prompted select Colorado School of Mines SHIP as your health insurance, your subscriber ID is your CWID, and the service key is AHPFREE.
- View step-by-step instructions for using AHP Live Care (prepared by the Student Health and Counseling Centers at Mines).
*This information is taken from the March 13, 2020 message: COVID-19: ADDITIONAL EVENT, TRAVEL AND EMPLOYEE GUIDANCE
CARE at Mines is Still Available
Facts about Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
- UCHealth (2/27): What you should know about COVID-19 in Colorado