Whether you are a new or returning Hood student, the counseling services staff would like to welcome you.
We know you will find Hood to be a challenging, welcoming and diverse environment that offers innumerable opportunities for personal and academic growth. It is our mission to serve as an essential resource to all students to help you maximize benefit from both your academic experiences and out-of-class learning opportunities.
Virtual counseling appointments are available. If you would like to meet with a counselor:
- Call 301-698-8374 option -1 for an appointment or walk in to the counseling center at Frederick Health's Toll House site.
- There is no charge for students to talk with a counselor.
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If you are concerned about a student, access our helpful resource.
Hood College Health and Counseling Services, Frederick Health's Toll House Site
501 West 7th Street
Frederick, MD 21701
Phone: 301-698-8374 option -1
Hours: Monday - Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. while classes are in session
Hood College Counseling Services, sessions with counselors are virtual.
For mental health referrals in the community, Advanced Behavioral Health https://www.abhmaryland.com is an option or you may visit Thriving Campus for other options.
In addition, SAMHSA is the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The web site will help to locate providers across the United States. https://www.samhsa.gov/
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