DIVISION OF STUDENT SERVICES
Health and Counseling Services
Reed College Health and Counseling (HCC) services are available to evaluate, maintain, and promote general student health so that students may make the most of their education. The counseling staff includes psychologists, a psychiatrist, a mental health nurse practitioner, and psychology, psychiatry, and psychiatric nurse practitioner interns and residents. The medical staff includes physicians, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses. The clinic also supports wellness with complementary care (acupuncture) and a variety of student promoted wellness activities.
Diversity Mission Statement
The HCC embraces the inherent value of diversity and endeavors to promote a safe environment that respects and upholds the dignity and civil rights of all persons. We acknowledge the injustice and profound impact of discrimination and marginalization of individuals and groups. We strive to promote students’ ongoing academic, personal, and multicultural growth. We welcome dialogue of varying perspectives as we continue to expand our self-awareness and understanding of how diversity influences concepts of a holistic health and wellness practice.
News and Events
Health and Counseling Center Closes for Summer Break
The Reed College Health and Counseling Center will close for the summer
break at noon on Tuesday, May 21st. No clinical services (ie, medical,
counseling, wellness, or acupuncture) will be available during the
summer break. However, administrative services will be available during
business hours on most days.
Before you leave for the break, please arrange to do the following:
- Meet with your provider at the HCC to discuss medication refills as needed through break.
- Return crutches and canes or other items that you may have borrowed from the health center.
- If this is your last year at Reed, you are encouraged to ask for a copy of your immunization record for your permanent file.
If you need medical advice during the break, you may call Community
CareLine (nurse advice line) at 800-607-5501.
Urgent mental health support and advice may be accessed through the
ProtoCall telephone mental health triage service. Please call community
safety at 503-771-1112 to access that service.
Throughout the summer break, you may call Community Safety at
503-771-1112 for local hospital and same day care clinic info. If you
have insurance through Reed College, you may refer to the on line AETNA
insurance provider directory. Access the Aetna directory through the
Reed College Student Health and Counseling Services web page.
Tuesdays from 4-5pm, Student Center 110
Health & Counseling Center (HCC) counselors are available at the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) every other Tuesday afternoon to provide easy access to informal, brief, drop-in consultations for issues common to college students, such as managing stress, sleep, relationships, mental health and wellness, how to be your best self.
No appointments are necessary, there is no paperwork to complete; visits are first come, first served. Come and relax in the Student Center while you wait to consult with a counselor.
Not sure what to talk about? Here are a few examples:
- how to support a friend who you're concerned about
- tips for stress management
- questions about the Mind Spa at the HCC
Building Connections: An Empowerment Support Group for Women of Color
A semi-structured group that will explore topics relevant to college women of color. The overall aim of the group is to offer support and space for members to explore relevant experiences, learn from each other, and move toward increasing empowerment in their own lives. The group is OPEN, meaning that any student who identifies as a woman of color is welcome to drop in to any or all of the sessions.
Topics that may be addressed include dating, negotiating romantic relationships, body image, intersecting identities, and microaggressions. Building Connections: An Empowerment Support Group will meet every other Tuesday at 4pm, beginning on February 5. Location Eliot 117.
Contact Marina Valdez at email@example.com with questions.
Welcome from Kate Smith, Director of Health and Counseling Services
Welcome to the Reed College Health and Counseling Center (HCC)!
I’m pleased to welcome new and returning students to academic year 2012-2013. This year at the HCC we’ll continue to offer counseling, medication consultation and management, primary care medical services, and an array of wellness services that include acupuncture and the Mind Spa (come check it out!).
Again this year, the HCC will be open extended hours on Mondays (9 am until 7 pm) during the academic calendar. Student health and wellness programming continues with the Peer Health Advocate (PHA) and Night Owl programs, providing a variety of student-initiated activities and ventures.
All of the staff at the HCC wish you a healthy and successful year and encourage you to let us know if we can help you along the way.