University Health Center Funds


The University Health Center Fund

The University Health Center provides medical and behavioral health, wellness, and advocacy services to UMD students, faculty, and staff. Our mission at the UHC is to provide high-quality, cost-effective healthcare and wellness programs to promote health and support academic success.

Our vision is to be the provider of choice for health care and health information for UMCP students, to be recognized as a leader in collegiate health care, to be an important source of services for faculty and staff, and to be an integral part of the University’s educational mission.

Substance Use Intervention & Treatment Fund

The Substance Use Intervention & Treatment Fund was established to support intervention and treatment programs for students struggling with substance use and substance use disorders through the University of Maryland, University Health Center. 

Health Center's Victim Assistance Fund

CARE to Stop Violence is the University of Maryland's free and confidential advocacy, counseling, and education resource for people who have been impacted by power-based violence. CARE provides direct assistance to victims and survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, sexual harassment, and other forms of violence.

The Victim Assistance Fund is used to reduce costs survivors incurred because of the incident(s). Forms of assistance have included; Medical Care, Transportation, Housing, and other critical resources during a crisis survivors may need help paying for.

Maggi Bridwell Center for Women's Health Fund

The University of Maryland was fortunate to have Dr. Maggi Bridwell join the University Health Center staff in 1970. By 1975 Dr. Bridwell became the Health Center Director - a position she held for 28 years until her retirement in 2003. Improving quality and access to sexual and reproductive health were Dr. Bridwell’s passion, leading her to establish the first Women’s Health Clinic at the University Health Center. This clinic, now known as the Gynecologic, Reproductive, and Sexual Health Unit remains in existence today. The fund established in her name helps to support operations and medical care in this unit. Dr. Bridwell was instrumental in achieving the Health Center’s accreditation through the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care - accreditation that became the standard for university health centers across the nation. One of the first universities to do so, the University Health Center has achieved accreditation continuously since that time.

The Gynecologic, Reproductive and Sexual Health Clinic carries on Dr. Bridwell’s passion for quality and accessible health care. Medical services supported by this Fund cover a broad spectrum of gynecologic care to students including contraceptive counseling and care, pregnancy testing, and medical care to evaluate and treat all aspects of breast, pelvic and sexual health. Your gift today will help continue this vital care for our students.

Sacared A. Bodison Award Fund

The Dr. Sacared A. Bodison Award Fund supports awards for outstanding student volunteers or student employees at the University Health Center. Dr. Bodison joined the University Health Center in 1979. She served the University community for nearly 35 years including ten as Director. She came back from retirement in the fall of 2019 as Interim Director and her steadfast leadership guided the University in its response to COVID-19. Dr. Bodison’s impact on the University of Maryland is profound and we are grateful for her vital service to our community.

Terps For Recovery

This fund provides support to Terps for Recovery, a student organization, to promote the academic and social well-being of students at the University of Maryland who are in recovery from alcohol and/or drug use.

Terps for Recovery seeks to provide collegial, informal, peer-to-peer support for students in recovery. College campuses can be a difficult environment for students to maintain their sobriety. This is due to many factors, including living away from home, insufficient on-campus support services, and, most notably, the pervasive heavy drinking culture that often dictates the social environment. However, social support has been shown to be a significant protective factor against relapse. Therefore, providing opportunities for students in recovery or considering recovery to connect with others is therefore an important aspect of fostering an environment that promotes success among students in recovery.

Your gift would help fund substance-free events and meetings for students in recovery or considering recovery. These events give students in recovery an opportunity to socialize in a safe space.

LGBTQ Health Services Fund 

In support of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning students, the University Health Center has established the LGBTQ+ Health Services Fund. This fund will further enhance our mission of diversity & inclusion, and will work to assure continued quality Medical and Behavioral Health Services for this dynamic and growing community. Services to be supported include

Medical care including financial assistance for prescriptions and diagnostic testing not covered by insurance

Behavioral Health care and limited, ongoing therapy 

Gender Affirming Care intake appointments for hormone care

Although all students are required to have health insurance, many LGBTQ+ students risk losing that insurance, family connections, housing, and at times even tuition when they access services related to their sexual orientation and gender identity. This fund will assist our LGBTQ+ students in getting the medical and behavioral care needed to maintain optimal health and wellness.

Further, this fund will support the development and implementation of outreach and education to address the medical and behavioral health needs facing this community.