The city of Madison and the UW-Madison campus community are strongly committed safety. Recently the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) ranked Madison the fourth safest city in the United States.
Although campus and the city of Madison are quite safe, UW-Madison offers a number of resources to further protect students on and around campus. Learn about these resources by viewing the following video from the recently retired University of Wisconsin Police Department Chief of Police, Susan Riseling.
In the United States you can dial 911 from any phone to be connected to the closest emergency operator.
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All fee-paying students have access to University Health Services (UHS), a campus clinic located at 333 East Campus Mall. Health professionals at UHS offer routine health care, mental health counseling and psychiatry, personal wellness, and more. Most of the services provided by UHS are free.
UW-Madison and immigration requirements mandate adequate health insurance for all international students and their dependents. The Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) provides comprehensive health coverage for medical issues, mental health counseling, and prescriptions beyond the services provided by UHS. SHIP enrollees have access to a network of hospitals across the United States to provide coverage in case of travel during your time at UW-Madison.
Learn more about the importance of SHIP Insurance and how to meet their requirements on the following video presentation.