Counseling and Health Services

Counseling and Health Services

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Counseling Services are available to students seeking support for mental or emotional health needs and Health Services are available to students seeking help for physical health needs.  Appointments are at no cost and services are scheduled based on availability for currently enrolled students. 

To schedule an appointment for counseling, pick an option below:

  • Call 205-226-4717 during office hours:  Monday – Friday, 8:15am – 4:45pm CST.
  • Email [email protected] (office assistant) or [email protected] (counselor)
  • Request an appointment through our online portal (See instructions below):

Click Link: Client Portal for Birmingham Southern College | TherapyPortal
Click Request Appointment
Click I am a new client or I am an existing client
Click Continue without Signing In, then submit request

Look for an email from the portal to confirm your appointment.We look forward to hearing from you!

For all emergencies, please call Campus Police at 205-226-4700, or 911 if you are away from campus.  Someone with Campus Police is available 24/7 and can connect you with the support you may need.

What we do:

Counseling Services helps students manage temporary or ongoing challenges—which can range from homesickness or relationship problems, time or stress management, depression or anxiety, and a variety of other personal or academic related concerns.  Licensed and trained counselors offer counseling appointments to all currently enrolled 365英国上市官网 students at no cost, on a short-term basis.  We also provide consultations, wellness education, and assistance in finding off-campus resources as needed.


    Common Areas for Counseling

    Sometimes we all need a little help along the way. Our counselors are available to offer you support if you are experiencing any of the following common areas in which college students may want to seek counseling:

    • Transition/Adjustment to College
    • Depression and Stress/Anxiety
    • Roommate Issues
    • Relationship Issues (social, dating, professional, family, etc.)
    • Suicidal Thoughts
    • Self-Harming Behaviors
    • Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation
    • Time Management
    • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
    • Body Image/Self Image
    • Eating Disorders
    • Sexual Violence/Dating Violence
    • Trauma/Abuse
    • Loss and Grief

    365英国上市官网 Counseling Services holds to the highest professional, ethical, and legal standards of confidentiality as set forth by the American Counseling Association. Maintaining client confidentiality and privacy is of the utmost importance in order to facilitate effective therapeutic relationships. Interested individuals can learn more regarding our policy and procedures for protecting client's confidentiality and records in our Client Confidentiality, Privacy and Records Policy. 

    ULifeline, the online behavioral support system for young adults, is available at

Health Services helps students maintain a healthy body and lifestyle. We treat minor illnesses and injuries, manage chronic health conditions, conduct lab testing and administer allergy injections, provide information about sexually transmitted infections and contraception, and administer seasonal vaccinations.  Personal care is provided by a full time RN on campus and referrals are made to primary care physicians and specialists off campus.


    Office of Health Services

    The Office of Health Services provides on-campus health and health education tailored to the individual’s needs.  Significant illnesses and injuries are referred off campus to specialist or health care facilities of the students’ choice. In the event of an off-campus referral, it is necessary to present an insurance card and co-pay at the doctor's office or hospital. If a student has no means of personal transportation, it may be arranged through Campus Police. There is no charge for visits to Health Services.

    We recognize the importance of students having a place to seek medical advice privately and confidentially, therefore all visits with Health Services professionals are confidential. Client privacy is maintained for all clients with only limited exceptions, and records related to student health and visits to Health Services are held securely at all times. Further information regarding confidentiality and records is available in our statement of the Client Confidentiality, Privacy, and Records Policy


    Services Available:

    Ambulatory Clinic - care is available for minor health problems, injuries, and assistance with referrals as needed.

    Laboratory Services – throat cultures are available. Referrals may be made if other laboratory services are needed.

    Allergy Injections – allergy injections are administered at the direction of the student's own allergist. Students must provide medication and written instructions from the allergist. Students should call for a consultation appointment prior to beginning injections

    Nutrition Counseling – available to students with health problems where nutrition is a concern or students desiring weight loss. Consultation is also available for students who desire to learn how to establish healthy eating patterns.

    Phone Consultations – consultations for some health related problems is available by phone.

    Health Promotion Consultation –assists students in learning about healthy lifestyles and disease prevention. Assessment of student's lifestyle and health through health risk appraisal is available.

    Health Problem Management – assists students with chronic health problems (such as asthma, diabetes, and others) in management of their health while adjusting to college life.

    Flu Meningitis Shots – given on campus by a local clinic each fall. Specific dates will be announced in the fall. There is a nominal charge for this service.

    STD/Contraception Information and Consultation – sexually transmitted disease and birth control information and consultation is available to students.

    Health Education – information is provided on health related topics. Ongoing programs and activities on campus address alcohol and drug awareness and AIDS. CPR and first aid education is available up on request. Printed information on a variety of health related topics is available in the Office of Health Services.

    Class Absences Due to Illness - the Office of Health Services does not provide excuses for class absences. Written documentation of visits and illnesses are provided to professors upon the student's request. Students are responsible for notifying professors about illnesses and absences.

    Authorization to Release Health Information - Health records are confidential.  This information can only be accessed by parents, legal guardians and spouses when a student gives permission by signing this consent form.

    Student Health Insurance - all students enrolled at 365英国上市官网 are required to provide proof of health insurance.  The college does not offer a plan.  For more information about insurance at the  Affordable Care Act Marketplace/Exchange, visit or contact Health Services by email at [email protected].

    General Information – all new students must submit a complete Student Health Packet. Completed forms enable the Office of Health Services to better assist the students. All full-time students should have these forms on file prior to enrollment and registration. This can be arranged by emailing [email protected] 

Your privacy is important. Health Services follows federal health and higher education guidelines to ensure student privacy is protected. All visits and health records are confidential. Counseling keeps records in accordance set forth by the American Counseling Association and by state law; your counselor can explain the details.