Welcome to Dickinson's Wellness Center
The Wellness Center provides integrated healthcare to Dickinson College students in service to the individual and college community needs. In order to foster student wellbeing, services are aimed at the prevention and treatment of illness, as well as the maintenance and promotion of health. These student-centered services are provided in ways that recognize, respect, and value the diversity of the student body toward an end goal of enhancing the wellbeing of every student.
WHAT WE OFFER
For general information, call (717)245-1663 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For Help Now
If you need help now, visit Emergency Resources
ULifeline screening is an online resource for college mental health.
Covid-19 Vaccine FAQs
For questions about the Covid-19 Vaccine, please read through the document provided here.
Covid-19 Vaccine Providers
The Wellness Center's Commitment to Anti-Racism
The Wellness Center stands with the Dickinson Community against racism in all of its forms and shares the College's commitment to promoting racial justice and equity. The death of George Floyd and the ensuing trial of Derek Chauvin have only heightened the importance of this work within ourselves and in our communities. We are aware of the disproportionate impact that experiences of racial discrimination and violence have on the physical and mental health of many of our Black students, staff, and faculty, as well as members of other marginalized groups in the Dickinson Community. We are committed to listening and learning to better understand these experiences. We recognize that heath, mental health, and education systems are among the many systems which have perpetuated systemic racism. As members of these systems, and as professionals who hold power, we are committed to challenging elements of racism within ourselves and our communities. We will continue to engage in training and education to examine our own inherent biases so that we can better support the health and well-being of all Dickinson students. We will also continue working with our colleagues at Dickinson to promote systemic change, and we welcome dialogue with all students, faculty, and staff to this end. We hope that Dickinson students who are impacted by systemic racism will view the Wellness Center as a resource and a partner to help them cope with racial trauma, support one another, and foster health and well-being.
For additional information, please contact the Wellness Center at 717-245-1663 and see our online wellness resource pages, which include information on the impact of racism on physical and mental health here.
The Wellness Center Hours of Operation
SUMMER 2021 UPDATE
Mon. May 17 - Fri. May 28, 2021
8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
Tues. June 1 - Fri. Aug. 13, 2021 (with limited services as described below)
9:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
Mon. Aug. 16 Fri. Aug. 27, 2021
8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
The Wellness Center will be closed:
Mon. May 31, 2021
Mon. July 5, 2021
Between June 1st and August 13th, the Wellness Center will be operating on an abbreviated schedule and limited services will be available for students living on campus. Students who are currently living on-campus or in Carlisle should call 717-245-1663 to schedule appointments (rather than coming physically to the Wellness Center). These appointments will be conducted virtually whenever possible (with in-person appointments only being offered when virtual appointments are not clinically appropriate).The following services will be available over the summer:
- Counseling appointments (Monday through Friday, 9am-2pm)
- Please call our office during the hours we are open to provide your availability and we will have a counselor contact you about scheduling.
- Please note that Open Hours and psychiatry appointments are not available over the summer.
- For urgent appointments, please call our office during the hours we are open - or call DPS at (717) 245-1111 for immediate assistance when we are not open.
- Health appointments (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-2pm)
- Please note that we do not have Health Services staff available on other days, and students should utilize Urgent Care for health concerns that cannot wait.
- If you believe you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please call our office immediately and we will have a medical provider reach out to you to discuss next steps - or call DPS at (717) 245-1111 for immediate assistance when we are not open.
- Please note that sexual health appointments are not available over the summer. We can provide referrals for these services upon request.
Open Hours appointments are available for students who require same day consultation with a counselor, and can be accessed between the hours of 11am-noon and 2pm-3pm on weekdays. During Open Hours, students can virtually consult with a mental health professional on a first-come, first-served basis. Visits typically last 15-20 minutes and provide students with an opportunity to discuss immediate concerns and collaboratively identify solutions and receive recommendations for managing these concerns. The counselor will then make a plan with the student for any follow up services if needed.
Open Hours are available to students who are on or off campus. However, if you are experiencing a mental health emergency off-campus and are concerned about your immediate safety, please call 911, your local mental health crisis center, or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255), which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and will connect you with the nearest crisis center in the Lifeline national network.
To access Open Hours, students should call the Wellness Center and ask to speak to the next available counselor.
If you are on-campus and have a physical or mental health emergency that cannot wait until our office reopens, contact DPS (717) 245-1111 and an officer will assist you with accessing care. If you are off-campus and experiencing an emergency, please call 911.
Any student who needs urgent health advice for a non-emergency during the time we are closed that cannot wait until we reopen should call our after-hours phone triage service toll-free at (877) 229-4183. Please Note: The Wellness Center will receive a report of your call as your healthcare provider on the next business day. Wellness Center appointments cannot be cancelled utilizing this service.
Notice of Nondiscrimination
The Dickinson College Wellness Center complies with the College’s Non-Discrimination Policy and laws prohibiting discrimination. The Wellness Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or any other protected class.