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Health & Counseling Services

Updates on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus

Screen%20Shot%202019-10-21%20at%204.05.40%20PM.pngAccess to health and wellness services is one of the most important things we can provide for you. 

Our partnership with Frederick Health provides the following services for all Hood College students:

  • Primary Care -- including routine healthcare and referrals, as needed
  • Urgent Care -- including treatment for illness and minor injuries
  • Sports Physicals
  • Women's Health -- including routine pelvis and breast exams, birth control, pregnancy testing, supportive education, and STD testing/treatment
  • Men's Health -- including physical exams, contraception, supportive education and STD testing/treatment
  • Health and Wellness -- including immunization and referrals, as needed
  • Mental Health -- including support for anxiety and depression 

Payments and Fees

Most services are at no cost to you. Flu vaccine, TB testing, x-rays and lab processing for STD testing and Pap tests may have associated fees.

All Hood College students are required to have health insurance coverage.

Contact Us

Hood College Health Services at Frederick Health's Toll House Site
501 West 7th Street
Phone: 301-698-8374 - Option 1
Fax: 301-698-0182

Email:  Health Services - healthservices@hood.edu

To access the Center, use the sidewalk between the Volpe Athletic Center and the athletic fields to exit the gate at 7th Street; proceed along the 7th Street sidewalk to the crosswalk at Toll House.

Map to Hood College Health and Counseling Services

Counseling Services during COVID-19

During the COVID19 Maryland state mandated stay at home order, Counseling Services will offered by telephone.

To speak to a counselor you may call 301-698-8374 option 1 on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday from noon - 2 p.m.

For Students Who Have Left Campus

Counseling Services

We recommend you seek care in your local community.

For additional mental health referrals in the community, students can visit Thriving Campus.

SAMHSA is the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The web site will help to locate providers across the United States.

For students currently residing in Maryland who have already been seen by a counselor during the 2019-2020 academic year, you may call 301-698-8374 option 1 on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday from noon - 2 p.m. for a phone appointment with your counselor.

For students outside Maryland, we recommend that you seek care in your local community.

More information on our services will be forthcoming as state and federal regulations governing counseling change in response to this national emergency.

For Students Staying On Campus

Follow up Appointments: If you already have a relationship with a Hood College Counseling Services counselor, you can call the Counseling Center for a telephone appointment .

New Appointments: If you haven’t worked with the Counseling Center before, you can call to speak with one of our counselors. Referrals: There are some mental health concerns that we cannot serve via tele-health, but we will assist you in accessing other resources that can help you if we cannot.

In Case of Emergency

Call 9-1-1 For emergency response Find more information on what to do in a crisis.

Call 211 A toll-free call to 211 connects you to a community resource specialist in your area who can put you in touch with local organizations that provide critical services that can improve—and save—lives. 211 Can be accessed by phone or computer.

Accessing other crisis resources: you can find urgent care units, hospitals and community clinics in your immediate area who offer care for urgent mental health issues as they come up.

National crisis hotlines and online services:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
  • The Trevor Project (LGBTQ Suicide Hotline): 1-866-488-7386
  • Trans Lifeline: 1-877-565-8860
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
  • Crisis Text Line for Students of Color: Text STEVE to 741741