Counseling and Health Center
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
8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m
8:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m
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
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
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
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 Special Events
Autism Spectrum Success Group:
Do you identify as a student on the Autism Spectrum, including Asperger's Syndrome? Interested in making new social connections? Want to learn how to identify your strengths and challenges? Join us for an exciting, 6 week Autism Spectrum Success Group at the following time:January 25th - March 1st Thursdays, 9:00a - 10:00a Foster Hall (FHL) 108
Questions? Want to sign up? Call: Brenda Wierschin at 360-992-2946. Downloadable informational flyer for this group is also available.
January 30, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Gaiser Student Center with Breakout Sessions in PUB 161
Learn about sex, health, body positivity, toys and more while eating free pizza! Come to the Gaiser Student Center to collect free giveaways and enter to win fabulous prizes!
Event sponsored by the ASCC, the Office of Diversity and Equity, and the Counseling and Health Center, with cooperation and involvement by community partners such as the YWCA, Planned Parenthood, Janus Youth Programs, Cascade AIDS Project, Vancouver Pizza Company and more!
Featured guest presenter is Casey Murphy of Pleasure Parlor PDX, with additional breakout sessions including safe-sex trivia, body positivity and self-defense. There will also be FREE rapid HIV and STI testing courtesy Cascade AIDS Project.