2020-21 Catalogs

Safety and Wellness

Health & Counseling Services

The services offered by UHCS includes:

  • Sick Visits
  • STD Screening
  • Contraception
  • Immunizations
  • Physicals
  • Travel Consultation
  • Prescriptions/OTC Medications
  • Individual/Group/Couples Therapy
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Medication Management
  • Mental Health Assessment
  • Counseling Education
  • Community Consultation
  • Outreach


The team at UHCS is made up of licensed clinical professional counselors, psychologists, nurse practitioners, medical assistants and administrative support staff.  They are well versed in college health issues and the diversity of representation within the USM community. 

For the Fall and Spring semesters, students who are enrolled in six or more credits are automatically assessed a Health Fee. This fee covers the cost of UHCS outreach, prevention efforts and health promotion activities on campus.  It also covers the first two counseling appointments with Counseling Services. Subsequent visits will be billed and students will be asked to produce their insurance information and provide updates as needed thereafter.  Similarly, Health Services bills for services rendered. For students who do not have health insurance, a free care or reduced payment program option is available.  

Recovery Oriented Campus Center (ROCC)

The ROCC is an empowerment-based peer support center that fosters the possibility of personal growth by embracing all pathways to recovery and building connections to the community.  On-line at usm.maine.edu/recovery 

Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)

For information about the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), please contact Student Financial Services at (207) 780-5250, or TTY (207) 780-5646. Online at usm.maine.edu/student-financial-services


For more information about Health & Counseling Services or to schedule an appointment: 

Health Services   - Director, Lisa Belanger, APRN-BC

Online at usm.maine.edu/uhcs/health-services
Gorham:  156 Upton Hall.  Call (207) 780-4701, or TTY (207) 780-5646. 
Portland:  8 Sullivan Complex. Call (207) 780-5411, or TTY (207) 780-5646. 

Counseling Services  - Director, Liza Little, Psy.D, APRN-BC

On-line at usm.maine.edu/uhcs/counseling-services
Gorham: 156 Upton Hall.  Call (207) 780-5411, or (TTY (207) 780-5646.
Portland:  105 Payson-smith Hall.  Call (207) 780-4050, or TTY (207) 780-5646105  
LAC:  Rm # 133.  Call (207) 780-4050, or TTY (207) 780-5646105 


Recreation and Fitness

Gorham Recreation and Fitness

The Gorham Recreation and Fitness Center offers many recreational activities regardless of skill level or previous experience.  The fitness facility includes universal machines, free weights, and cardiovascular machines. Group exercise classes, personal fitness consultations, and a variety of other workshops are offered as well.

For more information call (207) 780-5649 or visit 102 Hill Gym on the Gorham campus.

Sullivan Recreation and Fitness Complex

Join us at the Sullivan Recreation and Fitness Complex to reignite your relationship with your health and fitness. Whether you are new to the gym, a current fitness guru, or looking to get back into a routine of exercise, we offer numerous classes and options to help aid you on your way to health and happiness.

Facilities include:

  • Two Fitness Centers
  • Saunas in each Locker Room
  • Racquetball and Squash Courts
  • Three full size Basketball Courts
  • A Multipurpose/Yoga Room
  • Spin Room
  • Ping Pong Table

For more information: visit our website, call us at (207) 780-4169, or stop by 104 Sullivan Complex on the Portland campus.

Public Safety and Parking

USM Public Safety Police Officers are responsible for keeping the peace, preventing crime, and delivering a variety of public safety related services including: community policing and crime prevention services, personal safety programs, criminal investigations and 24-hour campus police coverage on foot, bike and marked police vehicles.

Parking permits are available at the Parking and Transportation Offices, with multiple locations across campus. University motor vehicle rules and instructions to appeal violations are available online.

EMERGENCY: call 911 from a campus phone or (207) 780-5211.
Non-emergency business: call (207) 780-5211.

To register for USMALERT emergency messages, go to usm.maine.edu/usmalert.