Health Promotion Services

Habif’s Health Promotion Services department works to help you build healthy decision making skills, reduce risk, and take care of yourself and your friends. We support you reaching your full potential in academics, outside the classroom, and beyond WashU.

Health Promotion Services







Habif Health and Wellness Center’s Health Promotion Services 

  • Services, programs, and resources for all undergraduate and graduate/professional students
  • Monday-Friday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
  • 3 staff members and practicum students working remotely – see specific emails below
  •   Peer Health Education (PHE) program

New this year:

  • All programs are virtual
  • Digital Resource Library : Publications we have created for students on AOD, mental health, sexual health, public health, and community care
  • COVID-19 educational module assigned to all students on Canvas
  •  COVID-19 Care Kits for all students expected on campus this fall
  • Questions? Email Melissa Ruwitch, Assistant Director, Health Promotion and Wellness

Alcohol and other Drugs (AOD)

  •  Virtual consultations with substance use specialist, AOD education and training, AlcoholEdu online, WashU Recovery Group/recovery services/referrals, risk reduction information and resources for alcohol, marijuana, tobacco, vaping, prescription drugs, and safe disposal
  • Questions? Email Amanda Harmel, Assistant Director, Alcohol and Other Drug Programming,

Mental Health 

  • Virtual mindfulness programming and workshops
  • Virtual facilitated discussions on mental health and wellbeing with students, faculty, and staff
  • Questions? Email Jordan Worthington, Assistant Director, Mental Health Outreach and Programming

Sexual Health

  • Virtual programming about healthy relationships, pleasure, consent, and risk reduction
  • BareMail program to reduce unintended pregnancy and infection transmission (free safer sex supplies via campus mail/US Mail)
  • Questions? Email Melissa Ruwitch

Social Media

Timely updates specific to WashU students, including physical and mental wellbeing tips from Habif staff, program and resource info from PHEs and practicum students, guided meditations, and community care messages.

Habif Social Media

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