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Carleton Students Gain Access to 24/7 Virtual Medical and Mental Health Resources

BySamantha Jones

Mar 27, 2024
Carleton College increases availability of medical and mental health services for students with free, 24/7 virtual care- News

On the first day of Spring Term 2024, Carleton students will have access to free, 24/7 virtual medical and mental health resources. This is an extension of the comprehensive health care services provided by Carleton Student Health and Counseling (SHAC). The decision to offer these resources follows a recommendation from the Student Mental Health and Wellness Working Group, which gathered feedback from students, faculty, and staff over the past year.

The virtual resources are available through a partnership with TimelyCare, a safe, secure URAC-accredited and HIPAA-compliant platform. These resources follow campus-specific protocols to facilitate care coordination and follow-up to ensure continuity of care. Students will be able to access virtual care from licensed physicians and counselors from anywhere in the United States.

The benefits of this new service include convenient care, reduced wait times, a diverse provider network, and translation services supporting more than 240 languages. These virtual resources are free and do not bill insurance. TimelyCare provides on-demand medical care, mental health support, emotional support, appointment-based mental health counseling (up to 12 sessions each academic year), psychiatric support (available by direct referral from a SHAC provider), health coaching, and digital self-care content including meditation and yoga sessions.

Students studying abroad or spending College breaks outside of the U.S will also have access to on-demand mental health emotional support and health coaching services 24/7. To learn more about the medical and mental health resources available to Carleton students visit the SHAC website.

By Samantha Jones

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