Counseling and Health Services
Here to help you thrive
At Hamline, we know that your wellness is key to your success. Here, you’re part of a community that cares. We’re here to support your needs with counseling and health services and a peer wellness education program so you get support not only from us, but from other students as well.
We also recognize that many students face significant and longstanding social and economic barriers in pursuing higher education. Our office is dedicated to providing you with a care environment that is welcoming, trustworthy, equitably accessible, and affirming of all identities.
Hours and visit requirements
On Monday, February 19 from 9 a.m. to noon, Counseling & Health Services will be available by phone and email only. We will re-open as usual at 1 p.m. on Monday, February 19. For emergency information, see the Emergency Resources section below.
- Fall and spring semester: The Counseling and Health Services office is open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. (Please note: The office is closed Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m.)
- Winter break: Hours of operation are subject to change during holidays and break periods. See office closure information above.
Beginning January 22, 2024, MASKS ARE REQUIRED for visits. Due to an increase in respiratory illnesses in the community, Counseling & Health Services is requiring masking during visits. This will be re-evaluated weekly. Masks are available in the bin to the right of the CH&S door and at the CH&S front desk.
How to schedule an appointment
Making an appointment for any of our services is easy. For many services, we offer both in-person and video appointments. To make an appointment:
- Call us at 651-523-2204
- Schedule an appointment online using the Counseling and Health Services Portal
If you need a same-day or urgent appointment and there are none available online, please call our clinic at 651-523-2204.
Any student experiencing an emergency should call 911 or contact Public Safety at 651-523-2100 for assistance.
Considering counseling, but feeling hesitant? Unsure if your issue requires counseling? Reluctant to go through a formal appointment process? Let’s Talk!
Let’s Talk sessions are brief (15 to 20 minutes), informal, and confidential individual consultations with a professional counselor, with no appointment or intake forms required.
For spring semester 2024, students can drop in for a Let’s Talk session on Tuesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. or Thursdays from 11 a.m. to noon in GLC 104E. Sessions are on a first-come, first-served basis.
Join a therapy group
In addition to individual counseling services, we offer a variety of counseling groups during the fall and spring semesters. Joining a therapy group will provide you with an opportunity to:
- Connect with peers about shared concerns
- Learn about yourself
- Gain more skills to manage your current concerns
- Interact with others in a meaningful way
Groups are facilitated by psychologists from Counseling and Health Services and are free to Hamline students. Students will be asked to attend a 30-minute screening and orientation meeting before joining a group.
Stress and anxiety support group
Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Gain skills to manage your anxiety more effectively
- Learn more about anxiety and coping strategies
- Interact with others by sharing personal experiences and receiving and providing support
Email Shih-Hsun Lin, counselor, at email@example.com for more information.
Women's Support Group
Thursdays 2:30 P.M. TO 4 P.M.
- Join other women-identified students in a supportive environment
- Identify and explore feelings, give and receive feedback
- Learn new and healthier ways of relating to others to feel more connected and understood
Email Jenny Roper, counselor, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Writing Through Trauma
Tuesdays 12:50 p.m. to 2:20 p.m.
This group is open to individuals who have experienced any form of trauma
- Using research-proven methods, group members will learn how to manage their thoughts and feelings about a traumatic experience to reduce their symptoms
- During each group session, group members will write about their trauma individually and then discuss the experience of writing about it with the group
- Discussing details of one’s trauma is not required, but the group will be a safe space for those who wish to share
Email Hussein Rajput, counselor, at email@example.com for more information.
Additional services and information
Health insurance and fees
Get information on Hamline’s student health insurance, available to all undergraduate students, as well as fees for using Hamline’s on-campus health clinic.
Get information on what immunizations are required to attend Hamline, as well as required documentation.
Get help with emergency contraception, medical health emergencies, and sexual violence.
Counseling services frequently asked questions
Health Services information
Peer wellness education
The Hamline Peer Wellness Education program is dedicated to fostering student-to-student communication about common health concerns that arise during college, and proactively promoting student wellness. Peer wellness educators specialize in areas of mental health, nutrition, sexual health, relationships, and decisions around drug and alcohol use.
Serving as a peer wellness educator is a great opportunity for students interested in a future career in healthcare, or for anyone who is simply interested in personal health and well-being.