Student Health and Counseling
Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) provides medical and mental health services to all currently enrolled Mercer students. In 2011, we combined Campus Health Services and Counseling Services into one, integrated department reflective of our commitment to help students meet both physical and mental needs. We strive to think of health holistically, rather than drawing a distinction between mental and physical well-being.
SHAC Mission Statement
Student Health and Counseling supports the mission of the University. We are dedicated to working in collaboration with our campus colleagues to optimize the physical and emotional well-being of our students.
The mission of Student Health and Counseling is to provide students with:
· High quality, compassionate medical and mental health care
· Non-judgmental care that respects individual differences in a confidential environment
· Education and referrals that promote health and prevent disease.
The Student Health Clinic (Located in 206 Sheffield) is staffed by a part-time family nurse practitioner, one part-time registered nurse, and one administrative assistant, all supported by underwritten protocols of a physician consultant. Our physician is onsite for ½ day three times a month for visits and consultations via appointment. A variety of services, treatments, and medications are made available to students.
Counseling Services (Located in 215 Sheffield) serves as a comprehensive resource for the personal growth and life skills development of students. It is staffed by several part-time licensed professional counselors (LPC’s) who are prepared to assist students in a variety of areas including, but not limited to, the following:
· Stress Reduction
· Study Skills
· Interpersonal Relationships
· Family Conflicts
· Vocational and Career Issues