Salem State is closely monitoring the coronavirus outbreak. Learn more about our response.
Counseling and Health Services
Counseling and Health Services and the Coronavirus Outbreak
Counseling and health services is not currently scheduling appointments. We are available by phone or your health portal for care and consultation. We encourage you to send our nurse practitioners or therapists questions, prescription refill requests, or other non-urgent medical or counseling needs via your health portal or by leaving us a voicemail at 978-542-6413. We will be in touch within 1 business day. We are also working with Student Life and Residence Life to support the students who continue to reside in our halls during this time.
We are taking the next few weeks to work on how best to care for our students in this remote and online learning environment, while also doing our part to maintain social distancing measures to slow the spread of COVID19. We encourage you to check back with us in a few weeks.
Important Patient Information
Counseling and health services is staffed by nurse practitioners, a part-time doctor, psychologists, licensed mental health counselors, post-doctoral fellows and advanced graduate interns. Health services offers medical care, consultation on health-related issues, health promotion programs, and referrals and collaborations with area providers and primary care physicians. Counseling services offers confidential, short-term individual and group counseling, crisis intervention/emergency services during regular working hours, workshops on requested topics and consultation and referrals with area providers when necessary.
All students are required to bring their ClipperCard and their health insurance card with them when they are seeking services from our office.
The health services portal is a secure system that can be used to schedule and/or cancel appointments, send secure messages to and receive secure messages from your health care provider, view lab results, as well as enter and view your immunization information. Learn more about our health services portal.
Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us. Learn about our confidentiality policy.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts recently enacted new privacy protections to your healthcare information. Learn more about how the Protecting Access to Confidential Healthcare (PATCH) act impacts you.