Healthy Together with the Student Counseling Service

Appointments & Sessions

The Student Counseling Service (SCS) is available for appointments during regular business hours, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (closed weekends and university holidays). SCS will continue to offer individual, couples, and group therapy; consultation to faculty/staff/parents; mental health workshops; and substance abuse assessments.

We encourage students to call us at 513-529-4634 to schedule virtual Pre-Screening and Initial Consultation sessions with a counselor to begin telebehavioral health therapy/assessment or to consult about a referral to an off-campus provider. Virtual therapy sessions are strongly encouraged to support health & safety. However, face-to-face meetings with students for a crisis appointment are available, if needed. For after-hours/weekends crises/urgent concerns, students can consult with licensed mental health providers by calling our 24/7 H.O.P.E. Line at 855-249-5649.

Building Access & Hours

SCS is located in 195 Health Services Center, at 421 S. Campus Avenue. Access to the building is based on the current university building hours schedule. The SCS is open during regular business hours, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (closed weekends and university holidays). Please observe posted safety signs when accessing the building.

Cleaning & Maintenance

SCS partners with Miami University Physical Facilities Department to coordinate regular cleaning and disinfecting of all common areas and individual therapy offices.

Reception Desk

Our reception staff assist with scheduling appointments both virtually and in person, during regular business hours. We can be reached by phone at 513-529-4634. Virtual inquiries are encouraged whenever possible. In-person students/guests are asked to observe all posted precautions and maintain distance behind the reception desk plexiglass barrier when engaging with staff. If you are seeking help with an after-hours emergency, please call our 24/7 H.O.P.E. Line at 855-249-5649.

Waiting Room & Public Space

To support health and safety, we ask that all individuals observe posted signs about physical distancing and the use of face coverings, unless there is an age or disability related exception. The SCS waiting room has been reconfigured to allow for physical distancing. All brochures and reading materials have been removed but can be provided upon request.

Office Areas & Workstations

Office areas and workstations are limited to individual access unless there is an in-person session scheduled. If onsite sessions or meetings occur, individuals should abide by recommended precautions including the use of face masks, staying behind the plexiglass partition, and social distancing guidelines.

Programs & Events

Weekly Dog Therapy at SCS will not be held throughout the Fall semester. Please check back in Spring 2021 when we hope to resume these services.

All other Fall 2020 SCS programs, including Campus Care, will be delivered remotely.

Staffing Schedules

The SCS staff work on a full time basis and observe a rotating, in-person and remote schedule.