Counseling Services

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. There is no charge for students to talk with a counselor through the Hood College Counseling Center. See details below on how to make an appointment. 

 

Scope of Service

 

Contact or Visit the Counseling Center!

Hood College Health and Counseling Services, Frederick Health's Toll House Site
501 West 7th Street
Frederick, MD 21701

Map

Phone: 301-698-8374 option -1
Hours: Monday - Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. while classes are in session

 

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.

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

 

Students can receive up to 6 free counseling sessions per semester through the Hood College Counseling Center.

Virtual counseling appointments are available while classes are in session (Aug.-May).  If you would like to meet with a counselor:

  • Call 301-698-8374 (option 1) to schedule a virtual counseling appointment.
  • Or email a counseling appointment request to: Hoodcollegecounseling@frederick.health
  • Or call 301-698-8374 (option 1) between 1:00-2:00 p.m. on Mondays - Thursdays for a virtual "drop in" session.

Contact or Visit Us!

Hood College Health and Counseling Services, located within Frederick Health's Toll House site
501 West 7th Street
Frederick, MD 21701

Map

Phone: 301-698-8374 (option 1)
Hours: Monday - Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. while classes are in session

There are many mental health providers in the Frederick community that provide services to Hood College students. These services are not covered by Hood College, but most providers accept numerous insurance providers including Medicaid.

  • Advanced Behavioral Health (ABH) is located across from campus and can provide psychological and psychiatric services. ABH accepts insurance.
  • Thriving Campus is an online resource that allows individuals to search for mental health providers in the Frederick community. You can filter the list of providers by insurance accepted, gender, race or area of practice. 
  • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSA) helps to locate mental health and substance abuse providers across the United States.