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The University of Michigan Faculty Handbook

 

18.I Mental Health Resources

18.I.1 University of Michigan Health System

Faculty at the University of Michigan have easy access to some of the best medical care in the world. The University of Michigan Health System (UMHS), whose resources are available to members of the University community, is consistently ranked among the best health care institutions in the nation and proudly maintains a long tradition of excellence in patient care, teaching, and research. It comprises the top-ranked UM Medical School, three hospitals, and more than 40 health centers and outpatient clinics. For more information, consult the UMHS website at <www.med.umich.edu>.

18.I.2 University Health Service

The University Health Service (UHS) is a health care facility located on the Ann Arbor campus that offers many outpatient services in one building for U-M students, faculty, and staff. Outpatient services do not include emergencies or procedures that require hospitalization. Many of the services provided to currently enrolled students by UHS are covered by the Health Service fee. University faculty, including faculty on the UM-Flint and UM-Dearborn campuses, are eligible to use the Health Service on an M-Care (University health insurance) or fee-for-service basis. Spouses, significant others, and dependents 10 years of age and older may also use the Health Service on an M-Care or fee-for-service basis. For more information, consult the UHS website at <www.uhs.umich.edu>.
Faculty on the UM-Flint campus may contact the Student Development Center for a local referral. Faculty on the UM-Dearborn campus may contact Health Referral Services through the office of Counseling and Support Services for a local referral <www.umd.umich.edu/support/health/healthRS.html>.

18.I.3 Mental Health Resources

There are a number of resources on the Ann Arbor campus for faculty with mental health concerns. The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP) and the UMHS Employee Assistance Program (UMHS EAP) provide free assessments and referrals for faculty members. See section 15.F “Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP) and UMHS Employee Assistance Program (UMHS EAP).” Emergency assistance is available through Psychiatric Emergency Services at the University hospital. Additional resources are listed in the Annual Security Report & Annual Fire Safety ReportĀ  <http://www.umich.edu/~safety/pdf/annual_report_2012.pdf.
Faculty on the UM-Flint campus may contact the Student Development Center for a local referral. Faculty on the UM-Dearborn campus may contact Health Referral Services through the office of Counseling and Support ServicesĀ  for a local referral <www.umd.umich.edu/support/health/healthRS.html>.

18.I.4 Class Suspension Plan for Infectious Hazards

In October 2009 the provost’s office put into effect a class suspension plan for infectious hazards. (See the Emergency Preparedness website <www.provost.umich.edu/safety/suspension.html>. This plan was written to help the provost’s office manage academic calendar changes due to class suspension. The plan includes a set of principles and priorities that address such matters as making a decision to suspend classes, the effect on research, plans to allow students to complete their coursework, clinical and field assignments, managing employee benefits, class drop/add policies, and tuition and fees.

The plan also provides a set of sample responses to class suspensions--to stimulate discussion rather than prescribe actions. These sample responses include provost and University-wide decisions, school and college decisions, and individual instructor decisions.

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