Transitioning Care for Returning Students

There are important steps that you as a student can take to facilitate your return to the University. If you have an existing health condition, it is important to integrate your treatment into your educational goals. If you are on medication or receiving care from a medical or psychiatric provider, coordinating your care should begin before you return to campus. The following guidelines can help with the reintegration after taking time away. You can also contact Annie Eaton, a Care and Wellness Consultant dedicated to returning students, if you have questions.

General Things you Should Know

  • The name of your condition
  • The challenges or symptoms you experience (e.g., chronic fatigue, anxiety, difficulty focusing)
  • How these experiences affect your life
  • What tools or skills have you learned to assist with your symptoms? What has been helpful and what hasn't?
  • Know your treatment history and what medications you are on presently or have been on in the past
  • Know your current course of treatment
  • Names and contact information of your treatment providers
  • Signed releases of information to the departments on campus that will be assisting with your care
  • A copy of your insurance card

Information Necessary if you are on Medication

  • Name of your medication(s)
  • Dosage of the medication
  • Times that you are to take your medication
  • Be able to describe any side effects or problems you may have had with your medication
  • Have your medication on paper and why medications may have been changed
  • What pharmacy is covered by your insurance policy?
  • Will your refills be handled locally or by your home providers?

Integrating Treatment and Education

Many students at Notre Dame receive accommodations in both housing and academic environments. In order to be considered for reasonable accommodations, please register with Sara Bea Accessibility Services by submitting the appropriate documentation. It is better to be registered and prepared should the accommodations be necessary. You can contact Sara Bea Accessibility Services by email at or phone at 574-631-7157. To fax your information, the fax number is 574-631-2133.