External Health and Psychological Services
The University of Geneva's "Pôle Santé"
At Pôle Santé, students can find adapted solutions and access welfare services, including:
* Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out if the Institute can help by partially covering the costs associated with your treatment. Please note that your treatment has to involve at least three sessions in order to be reviewed.
Students who wish to take a VIH test can contact the Health Centre to discuss their situation. If a test is indicated, they will receive a voucher to present at HUG (Geneva Hospital). The service is free of charge.
Update (24 February 2021): Coronavirus measures for Pôle Santé services
Feel free to reach out to email@example.com for any questions or to make an appointment (in English).
Ongoing psychotherapy sessions continue to be available, by telephone or Zoom.
Psychotherapy can be followed through Pôle Santé services, or can be redirected to another support source depending on your insurance coverage (to be discussed with the Pôle Santé psychotherapist). You may then be put on a waiting list; it may take several months for a space to become available.
An individual coaching service is available to students of the Graduate Institute who struggle with questions related to their personal, academic and professional lives. Up to six sessions of 60 to 75 minutes are offered. For mental health issues, online psychotherapy sessions will be more adapted.
NEW PROJECT: ACTIDOTE smartphone-supported self-help intervention for students with depressive symptoms
This research aims to evaluate the efficacy of a 5-week guided self-help smartphone-supported intervention in promoting mental health and preventing depression in a sample of students with mild to moderate levels of depressed mood. Pôle Santé therefore recrutes 240 students from UNIGE and partners in Geneva for this trial period. Find out more by clicking on their link.
If you are interested to participate in and benefit from this project, please fill out this HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE.
NEW PSYLINE: Tel 022 379 92 00 (from Monday to Friday 11.00 am to 8.00 pm)
The current period confirms that our psychological equilibrium is fundamental to our daily fuctioning, both in the academic, professional and private domains of our lives. The challenges can be multiple : financial, insecurity about the future, isolation, difficulties in concentrating, work at home, relationships or family conflicts, tu name but a few.
Whatever the difficulties encountered, talking and putting into perspective, helps to cope with the difficult moments we can experience.
Set up by the Pôle Cité of the Factulty of Psychology and Educational Sciences (FPSE), the PSYLINE is a conselling and psychological telephone line available to students of the Graduate Institute.
Free and confidential, it brings together the various internal psychological hotlines set up so far.
More information here.
HUG (Hôpital cantonal of Geneva)
The Consultation for Students is part of the HUG Division of Primary Care. Patients are seen by general practitioners who are knowledgeable about young adults’ health concerns. A consultation also provides easy access to Geneva hospital network specialists. Consultations are available in French or English.
If you are following a medical treatment, we highly recommend you to take sufficient medications for the first weeks. Please take your signed prescriptions with you. We also recommend you to book an appointment with the HUG Division or Primary Care as soon as you arrive in Geneva.
Consultation times and appointment scheduling: From Monday to Friday, according to availability on the online appointments portal.
Address: Site Cluse Roseraie, Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil, 4, Geneva
Access: Bus lines 1, 5, 7 and 35, station “Hôpital” / Bus line 3, station “Claparède”
Contact by phone: +41 (0)79 553 56 57, +41 (0)22 372 95 49 or +41 (0)22 372 96 77 (Monday to Friday from 8.30 am - 12.00 pm | 2.00 pm - 5.30 pm)
- HVP vaccination: students from 11 to 26 can take the vaccin for free at the HUG Division of Primary Care. To schedule an appointment please use the following link : https://www.hug.ch/sante-jeunes/vaccination-hpv under "Prendre RV en ligne" (Choose ENG). You will need to bring a copy of your passport and medical insurance card.
- Vaccinations against the FLU can be received without apointment at the hospital (building Morier) on the 2nd floor (Unité soins infirmiers) from Monday to Friday, between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm. The cost is of CHF 26.90
- Vaccinations against COVID are fully reimbursed by the LAMAL (basic health insurance).