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.
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.
HVP vaccination : students from 11 to 26 can take the vaccin for free at the HUG Division of Primary Care. You can schedule your appointment via 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.
Access: Bus lines 1, 5, 7 and 35, station “Hôpital” / Bus line 3, station “Claparède”
Questions: Appointment.SMPR@hcuge.ch, Tel. +41 (0)79 553 56 57