In order to empower students to navigate their way toward greater autonomy and effectiveness, we provide emotional support, the development and enhancement of life skills, and encourage self-reflection. In our role as consultants to the greater campus community, we work with students and colleagues to promote an informed, prepared, and safe community.
Counseling Services (CS) provides brief assessments, short-term counseling, psycho-educational groups and workshops, crisis intervention, case management, mediation, outreach, advocacy, psychiatric medication evaluation and management, and referral services for BMC students.
Making an Appointment
You can now schedule certain appointments through the Patient Portal! You can also schedule an appointment by calling the Health and Wellness Center 610-526-7360. When you make an appointment, the receptionist will not ask you for details about why you are seeking help. They will schedule an appointment for you as soon as possible. Our goal is to see students within a week, but appointment wait times vary depending on the time within the semester. Students experiencing emergencies will be seen immediately. Counselors are assigned according to availability. Students may request a particular counselor, but our ability to accommodate these requests will depend on scheduling.
If you need immediate support and would like to speak to an on-call counselor, please call 610-526-7778.
All currently enrolled BMC undergraduate, graduate, and post-bac students can meet with a counselor for a 30-minute brief assessment. During this meeting, the student and counselor will discuss the student's needs and identify a range of options best suited to meet the stated needs. Schedule a brief assessment through the Patient Portal!
Psychiatric Evaluation & Medication
If a student believes they might benefit from an additional evaluation by a psychiatrist, they can make an appointment to see one of the psychiatrists by calling or coming to the Health and Wellness Center. If their counselor believes they would benefit from an additional evaluation by a psychiatrist, this will be discussed during their counseling session. When meeting with the psychiatrist, they will discuss the student’s concerns, symptoms, and may offer additional treatment options, including medication and possible community referral.
Case Management services are available to assist students with accessing community referrals and for help navigating the United Health Care student insurance portal. Schedule a Case Management appointment through the Patient Portal!
On-campus & Off-campus Referrals
- Individual Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Specialized services
Dorm Leadership Team (DLT) Consults
Student leaders may request to schedule a confidential student consult with a staff counselor for support handling any situations related to their DLT role.
To speak with a counselor when the Health and Wellness Center is closed, call: 610-526-7778
Additional Mental Health Support
BetterHelp is available if you are enrolled in the college insurance plan (UnitedHealthcare) click here to login to access free online counseling services or view these step by step instructions on how to get started.