Student Health Resources
For emergencies, please call 911 or if you are on campus, please call 215.242.7777.
Department of Human Services Support & Referral Helpline – staffed by skilled and compassion caseworkers who will be available 24/7 to counsel Pennsylvanians struggling with anxiety and other challenging emotions due to COVID-19 emergency and refer them to community-based resources that can further help to meet individual needs.
The toll-free, round-the-clock support line is officially operational today, Thursday, April 2. The number to call is 1-855-284-2494. For TTY, dial 724-631-5600.
Please also consider using the the following tools to manage stress and anxiety during these difficult times:
- Wellness Society's Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook, A Tool to Help You Build Resiliance During Times
- The COVID Coach- An app for managing stress, checking your mood, and learning about resources. Download the COVID Coach for IOS or Android
Looking for free or low-cost support you can contact:
- Council for Relationships councilforrelationships.org
- LiveWell Foundation www.livewell-foundation.org
The Counseling Center offers free, short and long-term therapy to students in the Schools of Undergraduate, Graduate and Continuing Studies (from September to May). Counseling staff can also consult with students and members of their families. Workshops are offered to address students' interests and needs. Students may use the Counseling Center at all times they are enrolled at the College.
Your schedule is determined by you and your therapist. In general, therapists see students once a week for one fifty-minute session. In addition, therapists reserve time every day to see any student in crisis who needs immediate attention. The College also provides 24-hour emergency coverage when school is in session.
The Counseling Center is completely confidential, except in cases of life-threatening emergency (the threat or attempt of suicide, and the threat of seriously injuring another person, for example) or when we are legally required to report abuse of a minor. Except in these extraordinary circumstances, neither what you and your therapist discuss nor any of the required written records are shared with anyone- including roommates, parents, friends, faculty, and staff- without your written permission.