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Counseling and Health Center

About

The Clark College Counseling and Health Center supports student success by providing a range of professional counseling and medical services that are both affordable and conveniently available on campus.

Our staff is committed to social equity and non-discrimination.  We value and affirm all student identities.

Schedule an Appointment  

Please call, email, or drop by to schedule an appointment for mental health counseling or to see the nurse practitioner.

We are located in the Health Sciences Building (HSC) Room 124

Phone: 360-992-2614

Email: chc@clark.edu

Fax: 360-992-2853

Come to our Open House!

Curious about who we are, and what we do here? Drop in for a visit to meet some staff, view our space, and learn more about what kinds of services are available to students in our office.  There will be snacks and beverages!

Wednesday, October 10, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. in room HSC-124. 

**Summer quarter Friday hours are 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

We will be closed Monday, September 3 and Tuesday, September 4.

Hours

Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m
Friday
8:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m

Crisis Line

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health emergency, please call the Clark County crisis line:
360-696-9560 or 800-273-talk (8255)
TTY: (866) 835-2755

Additional crisis resources available


Available Services

Mental Health Counseling

Seeking out mental health counseling is an act of bravery and shows that you are taking an active role in your self-care. We are glad you are here!  

Counseling is a collaborative process requiring active participation. Counselors help to navigate issues, identify resources, look at problems from a new perspective, or develop skills that help students find solutions on their own. Our counselors are licensed professionals with extensive education and clinical experience.

Students come to counseling for a variety of reasons, both academic and personal. Some common topics include:

  • Anxiety or depression
  • Deciding whether or not to stay in school
  • Relationship problems
  • Coping with stress
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Difficulty in class

Confidentiality Disclosure for Initial Screening

Health Services

The Counseling and Health Center has a Nurse Practitioner available to provide a variety of health services.

We keep costs as low as possible, while also providing a high level of professional care. Some of the services we provide include:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of physical health problems
  • Immunizations, including all of those required for entry into Health Occupation Programs
  • Reproductive health exams and STI screenings
  • Basic first aid
  • Lab tests
  • Physical exams

Self-care Resources

The Counseling and Health Center makes a variety of free self-care items available to students. This includes over-the-counter medications, sexual health items, menstrual supplies, hot tea, snacks, and more.

We are also a quiet, peaceful, safe place for students to study, color in our coloring books, admire the artwork of fellow students in our lobby, or just hang out. Students are welcome to drop in anytime during open hours.


Upcoming Events

Drop-In Wellness Group

Learn how to improve your well-being through small changes in how you eat, sleep, relax, and move.  Run by our Nurse Practitioner, Ashley Schumacher. 

The group begins October 17th, and continues on Wednesdays, from 1:00pm - 2:00pm.  No appointments necessary!

Call the CHC at 360-992-2614 or email chc@clark.edu with any questions.

Free STI Testing, and Insurance Enrollment Event

On Wednesday, October 24, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Cascade AIDS Project (CAP) of SW Washington will be on campus to administer FREE, rapid STI screenings, and in-person assistance with health insurance enrollment.  No appointment necessary. 

Call 360-992-2614 with any questions!

6-Week Autism Success Group

Do you identify as a student on the autism spectrum, including Asberger's Syndrome? Intrested in making new social connections, and learning how to identify  strengths and challenges? Join our exciting 6-week Autism Success Group! Snacks provided!

Thursdays- October 11- November 15, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. in room HSC-124.

Questions?  Want to sign up?  Call Brenda Wierschin at 360-992-2946 or email bwierschin@clark.edu.