student resources

The Neuroscience Program at the University of Iowa is committed to its students and ensuring that they are connected with the resources they need to succeed.

We believe the path towards achieving your career goals comes with challenges that cannot always be solved at the bench. The University of Iowa and the Neuroscience Program encourage all current and former students to invest time into reviewing this categorically arranged central page designed to support students in achieving a work-life balance.

Below is a growing list of resources pertaining to various aspects of graduate student life, including housing, transportation, health, and wellness. If you are having difficulty finding a resource to suit your needs, please do not hesitate to contact the main office (



The University of Iowa Department of Human Resources houses the Family Services Office, which offers a wide variety of resources and programs for University of Iowa families. Please visit for more information. 



University Counseling Service 

319-335-7294 | 

The University Counseling Service is available for students who need someone to talk to as they manage the stress of college and face unexpected challenges or emergencies. 

  • Individual and Graduate Student Support Group 

Mental Health at Iowa
Mental Health resources provided at Iowa

Student Health and Wellness 

General Phone: 319-335-8370; Appointments: 319-335-8394; Nurse line: 319-335-9704 

Student Health and Wellness is also there to help when you're sick or need advice on how to manage stress, nutrition, fitness, or other aspects of creating a healthy lifestyle. They offer individually tailored one-on-one consultations in the areas of: 

  • Fitness
  • Nutrition
  • Stress management
  • Tobacco cessation
  • Alcohol and drug use
  • Sexual health

The Crisis Center 

Mobile Crisis Outreach Program 

Mobile Crisis Line:1-855-325-4296 (Call or Text)

Local Crisis Line: 319-351-0140

Address: 1121 S. Gilbert Court, Iowa City, IA 52240

The Mobile Crisis Outreach Program is designed to provide prompt and effective treatment if you are experiencing a mental health emergency, such as an emotional crisis or a psychiatric issue needing medical care right away. With Mobile Crisis Outreach, mental health counselors are dispatched to homes, schools, emergency rooms, or public places where a mental health crisis is occurring. Response time is within 60 minutes of dispatch.

Midweek Meditations 

Midweek Meditations take place most Wednesdays from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. in the Meditation Room of University of Iowa Stead Family children’s Hospital (level 12), and are an opportunity for midweek restoration and renewal open to all, staff, patients and family. 

Active Minds at University of Iowa | 

Student lead organization on campus to change the conversation about mental health: raise awareness, build community, and break the silence. 

  • Weekly meetings every Wednesday from 5-6 pm in Room 347 of the Iowa Memorial Union 

Campus Recreation Facilities & Classes  

335-9293 | 

Abbe Center for Community Mental Health 

1039 Arthur Street, Iowa City, IA 52240 

319-338-7884 | 

Abbe Center is a non-profit Outpatient Treatment Center with licensed Psychiatrists, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Psychologists, Social Workers, Nurses, Mental Health Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Peer Support Specialists.  

Abbe center offers SAME DAY ACCESS (SDA) for Children, Adults and Families Mornings: 8:30am-11:30am Monday-Friday and Afternoons: 2:00pm-4:00pm Monday & Tuesday, 2:00-5:30pm Wednesday. Simply show up and you are seen in the order that you arrive.