Providing Mental Wellness for Our Students
The Student Health Center provides short term mental health therapy for individuals, couples and families, as well as crisis intervention to currently enrolled Saddleback College students, who have paid their student health fee. Students of all cultures, ethnicities, races, ages, and lifestyles, are treated confidentially with the goal of helping students achieve their personal, academic and life goals
During the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we are continuing our mission to provide needed treatment and therapy and support to our students. To do this, we have transitioned to Telehealth videoconferencing that adheres with Saddleback-approved practices. Log onto https://studenthealth.saddleback.edu to schedule a Tele-health appointment today. Individual and group therapy sessions, case management are being conducted through a secure internet video connection (Zoom).
It is estimated that one in five students suffer from a mental disorder that may threaten their well-being or academic success, the Student Health Center is here to help.
Call Police immediately if…You or another person is in immediate danger, you believe a person is about to harm her/himself or a person is out of control and erratic. Campus Police 949-582-4444 (x4444 from Campus Extensions) or 911.
Get The Help You Need Today!
Schedule an Appointment:Therapy is provided by doctoral level psychology interns under the direct supervision of licensed clinical psychologists in the Student Health Center. All services are strictly confidential. Call (949)582-4606 to schedule an appointment at the Student Health Center. *"Keep your appointment even if you are feeling better so we can help you achieve your best mental health".
Walk in Appointments:
A student who is in distress or crisis may walk in or call, to receive immediate help during Student Health Center hours. Please call the Student Health Center if you or someone you know is in need of immediate help 949-582-4606.
*"We are here to help, seek help if you feel you are unable to help yourself you are not alone".
Hotlines & Links:In the event that you are unable to access the Student Health Center or would like to seek help off campus the links below may help you find the resources you are seeking. Hotlines & Links.
"There is always help, when in doubt seek help".
Resources that helps students identify if they or another student is at risk or in need of mental health help.
What you will need for your first appointment:
Once you have scheduled your appointment please download and fill out the consent for treatment and health questionaires. There are three pages that must be completed before you may be seen at the Student Health Center. You may also arrive 10 minutes before your first appointment in order to complete necessary paperwork. *All information is strictly confidential.
During your first session, your therapist will listen to your concerns and will discuss your goals for therapy. In addition, your therapist will help you to identify possible options and alternatives for meeting your individual needs.
Therapy appointments begin on the hour and last one hour. It is important that you arrive on time so that you receive the best possible care. The therapist will work with your schedule for any necessary future appointments or guide you to seek outside therapy if this will better help you meet your goals.
Crisis intervention is available during regular hours in the Student Health Center (949)582-4606 . You DO NOT need a pre-scheduled appointment to see a therapist if you are experiencing a crisis.
If you arrive 15 minutes late for your appointment it will be canceled and considered a "no show". Because appointments are requested by many, we request 24 hour notice for cancelations. When an appointment must be missed, you must call or come to the Student Health Center to reschedule. Three "no shows" or missed appointments will jeopardize a students privilege to access the Student Health Center therapy appointments for the semester.