Welcome to Dickinson's Wellness Center

The Wellness Center provides integrated healthcare to Dickinson College students in service to the individual and college community needs. In order to foster student wellbeing, services are aimed at the prevention and treatment of illness, as well as the maintenance and promotion of health. These student-centered services are provided in ways that recognize, respect, and value the diversity of the student body toward an end goal of enhancing the wellbeing of every student.

WHAT WE OFFER

Scope of Services

For general information, call (717)245-1663 or email studentwellness@dickinson.edu

For Help Now

If you need help now, visit Emergency Resources

Covid-19 Vaccine FAQs

For questions about the Covid-19 Vaccine, please read through the document provided here.

Covid-19 Vaccine Providers

If you are looking for information about how to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine, please see our Carlisle Area Resources page for local providers.

The Wellness Center's Commitment to Anti-Racism

The Wellness Center stands with the Dickinson Community against racism in all of its forms and shares the College's commitment to promoting racial justice and equity. The death of George Floyd and the ensuing trial of Derek Chauvin have only heightened the importance of this work within ourselves and in our communities. We are aware of the disproportionate impact that experiences of racial discrimination and violence have on the physical and mental health of many of our Black students, staff, and faculty, as well as members of other marginalized groups in the Dickinson Community. We are committed to listening and learning to better understand these experiences. We recognize that heath, mental health, and education systems are among the many systems which have perpetuated systemic racism. As members of these systems, and as professionals who hold power, we are committed to challenging elements of racism within ourselves and our communities. We will continue to engage in training and education to examine our own inherent biases so that we can better support the health and well-being of all Dickinson students. We will also continue working with our colleagues at Dickinson to promote systemic change, and we welcome dialogue with all students, faculty, and staff to this end. We hope that Dickinson students who are impacted by systemic racism will view the Wellness Center as a resource and a partner to help them cope with racial trauma, support one another, and foster health and well-being.

For additional information, please contact the Wellness Center at 717-245-1663 and see our online wellness resource pages, which include information on the impact of racism on physical and mental health here.

Contact Info

Department Head

Lauren Strunk, LPCExecutive Director

Staff

Beth GrahamAdministrative Manager

Phone

717-245-1663

Fax

717-245-1938

Location

Kline Annex Mailing Address

The Wellness Center Hours of Operation

Summer

May 23, 2022 - August 5, 2022:
No Clinical Services

Phone Service Only:

May 23, 2022 July 1, 2022
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m

July 5, 2022 Aug. 5, 2022
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m

Clinical Services resume on Mon. Aug. 8, 2022- Fri. Aug. 26, 2022
Monday - Friday
8 :30 a.m. - 4 :30 p.m.


Fall 2022 Semester Hours beginning August 29, 2022

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m

Tuesday

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m

College Holidays

The Wellness Center will be closed for the following days for 2022-2023:

  • Wednesday, November 23rd-Friday, November 25th
  • Wednesday, December 21st-Tuesday, January 3rd
  • Monday, May 29th
  • Monday, June 19th


Crisis Walk-In Hours

CRISIS WALK IN HOURS (FOR URGENT AND EMERGENT NEEDS)

Monday - Friday
11 a.m. - noon
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
(No appointment needed)

Our same-day crisis services are designed to assist students who are confronting life-threatening circumstances, current or recent traumatic crises, and serious mental illness.  A counselor is available to meet with students in crisis when not being seen immediately could lead to serious consequences or seriously aggravate their existing condition. The reason it is limited to these circumstances is that another student’s counseling visit may need to be interrupted to provide you with crisis services.  Students can also utilize the My Student Support Program (My SSP) 24/7 by downloading the app or visiting https://myssp.app/ca/home

Emergency Care

If you are on-campus and have a physical or mental health emergency that cannot wait until our office reopens, contact DPS (717) 245-1111 and an officer will assist you with accessing care. If you are off-campus and experiencing an emergency, please call 911.

Any student who needs urgent health advice for a non-emergency during the time we are closed that cannot wait until we reopen should call our after-hours phone triage service toll-free at (877) 229-4183.  Please Note:  The Wellness Center will receive a report of your call as your healthcare provider on the next business day. Wellness Center appointments cannot be cancelled utilizing this service.

Any student who needs urgent mental health care has 24/7 access to My Student Support Program (MySSP). Students can access My SSP by downloading the app or visiting https://myssp.app/ca/home

Notice of Nondiscrimination

The Dickinson College Wellness Center complies with the College’s Non-Discrimination Policy and laws prohibiting discrimination. The Wellness Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or any other protected class.