Student Wellbeing





All GW Students have FREE, 24/7 access to virtual care services with TimelyCare — the virtual health and wellbeing platform from TimelyCare, designed for college students. Students do not need insurance to access TimelyCare services, and they do not need to visit GW’s Student Health Center in-person to gain access to this telehealth platform. To access TimelyCare, download the app for your Apple or Android phone via the Apple App Store or Google Play.

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GW student Maddie Dostal holds a sign that reads "Last first Day!" With a graduation cap and balloons on it

During my time at GW I've prioritized my wellbeing by not participating in toxic internship culture; being surrounded by high achieving students is really inspiring but I'm proud of myself for finding other places to gain experience (like at my on-campus jobs) instead of forcing myself to find an internship that doesn't bring me joy or align with my values!

Maddie Dostal
International Affairs, Class of 2024



Our Favorite Off-Campus Wellbeing Resources
  • Fresh Farm Farmers Markets: Check out this chain of farmers markets in the DC area that accept GWorld payments!
  • DC Public Library System: Washington, D.C. is home to a vast network of public library resources that are available to residents of the District of Columbia. The DC Public Library System houses many free-for-use intellectual resources that are available for students at GW and DC residents.
  • DC Bike Party: Once a month the DC Bike Party team puts together a free bike ride around D.C. and hundreds of locals come. Just follow their Instagram account for all of the updated information!
  • City Girls Who Walk: City Girls Who Walk DC seeks to promote physical and mental wellness through walking, community engagement, and advocacy in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. They aim to provide a supportive and inclusive environment for women of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to connect, explore, and thrive.
Our Favorite Wellbeing Podcast Recommendations
  • Maintenance Phase: Weight loss and wellness, debunked and decoded. Michael Hobbes and Aubrey Gordon debunk the junk science behind health and wellness fads, and nonsensical nutrition advice.
  • Spiraling: Co-hosts Katie Dalebout and Serena Wolf have candid conversations about how anxiety affects their lives and share how they’re managing it. In each episode, two anxious friends share what they’re spiraling about that week—from awkward interactions to business decisions and how to treat an unfortunate chest zit—followed by a deep-dive into different facets of anxiety and anxiety management.
  • Therapy for Black Girls: Therapy for Black Girls podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.
  • Hidden BrainHidden Brain explores the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior and questions that lie at the heart of our complex and changing world.
  • Code Switch: Hosted by journalists of color, Code Switch tackles the subject of race with empathy and humor. We explore how race affects every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, food and everything in between. This podcast makes all of us part of the conversation — because we're all part of the story.