During Wellness Center Operating Hours
Often, the academic advisor is a student's life line and the first point of contact when a student has a situation that requires immediate attention. If you believe that one of your students is in crisis during normal campus operations (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.), please contact the Wellness Center for Health and Counseling immediately at Romero Hall, x 4195. On occasion, faculty or staff members will assist students by scheduling an appointment or, if the situation warrants it, by walking them to the Wellness Center. The Center will always assess a student's condition in these instances. In addition to offering regular appointments for students, "triage" appointments are set aside at the Center for student walk-ins, Monday-Friday between 1:30-2:30 p.m.
When the Wellness Center is not open (nights, weekends, holidays)
If you feel that a student is in immediate danger when the Wellness Center is not open, please contact Security at x 4444. The Wellness Center has staff on call 24/7, and the Security Office is instructed to contact the professional on call immediately.
There are no fees charged for health or counseling services at the Wellness Center. The Wellness Center staff upholds federal privacy laws (HIPAA) as well as professional ethics. Services and treatment are confidential. Protected health information will only be released to parents, faculty and/or staff with the student's written consent. Exceptions are in the rare cases of potential danger to self or others, inability to care for one's basic needs, or other life-threatening situations.
If you have questions about emotional or mental health issues or would like to learn more about particular situations that can trouble students, the Wellness Center's Director, Anne Kearney, LCSW-R, is an excellent resource and is willing to meet with you. Please contact Anne with your questions at x 4195 or at email@example.com.