Health and Counseling Services

Division of Student Services

Reed College Health and Counseling (HCC) services are available to evaluate, maintain, and promote general student health so that students may make the most of their education.

The counseling staff includes psychologists, psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners, a case manager, and psychology and psychiatric nurse practitioner interns and residents. The medical staff includes physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and a medical assistant. The clinic also supports wellness with a variety of student promoted wellness activities.

Available counseling options

This national election cycle has been a particularly stressful one. The HCC staff want to acknowledge the range of reactions many of our community members are experiencing. You may find yourself within a circle of friends or classmates who do not share the same reactions as you. These interactions may evoke strong emotions and questions and may intensify your reactions.

We are here to listen and support you as our nation works through this election transition. If you are struggling with the personal impact of the election, the tone of the national discussions, or if you are experiencing negative treatment, threats or more subtle forms of oppression because of your race or ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, country of origin or other aspect of your identity, please schedule an appointment (503/777-7281) or utilize our walk-in services (M-F 3 p.m.).

The HCC provides a safe space for discussions on identity, empowerment, intercultural competency, and the impact of the election. As this is a highly emotional time for our nation, we recommend several strategies to care for yourself and help you remain productive throughout the semester including:

  • Acknowledge your feelings: check your emotional state before you engage in conversations. Are you in a space to dialogue?
  • Focusing on tasks or events that are in your control
  • Connect with friends, family, a community, or safe space to ground and support you
  • Focusing on the present and shifting away from the future focus
  • Monitor your media use—check your reactions before and after taking in the information; set time limits
  • Opt out of unproductive conversations. Pay attention to whether the discussion is going to benefit anyone or just increase your stress level
  • Take care of basic needs such as eating, sleeping, drinking water, playing, and laughing. Incorporate activities that recharge you and relax you every day
  • Volunteer for an organization that supports your values and interests on (or off campus)
  • Report to the College if you have experienced a bias or identity-based violence
  • Utilize self-care apps such as Breathe2Relax (iPhone, Android); Mindshift (iPhone, Android); Stop, Breathe, Think (iPhone, Android); Headspace (iPhone, Android); Virtual Hope Box (iPhone, Android)

Announcements

Zika Virus

The HCC is following the development of the spread of Zika virus. The CDC has issued a health alert and a travel advisory for travel to the affected areas.

The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon.

Researchers are studying the possible link between Zika virus infection and microcephaly. For that reason, pregnant women are advised to postpone travel to the affected areas at this time.

For more information about the Zika virus visit the CDC’s website. For information about the Zika virus in Oregon, visit the Oregon Health Authority.

Useful Links

Student Health Portal
Community Wellness
Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield

Contact Information

Medical: 503/777-7281
Counseling: 503/517-7349
Fax: 503/777-7209
health.services@reed.edu

To make an appointment, stop by or call.

Location
5380 SE 28th Avenue
Portland, OR 97202

We are located in the grey building on the west side of campus just north of 28 West.

Hours of Operation
Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri,
9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Tuesday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. (extended hours)

We are closed from noon to 1:00pm for lunch.

Walk-in Counseling Appointments
Mon - Fri at 3 p.m.

After Hours Assistance
Nurse Advice Line/Community Careline: 800/607-5501
Mental Health Assistance/Crises - ProtoCall: 866/432-1224

Emergency
On campus: Community Safety: 503/788-6666 or 6666 from a campus phone

Off campus: Portland Police/Ambulance: 911

Diversity Mission Statement

The HCC embraces the inherent value of diversity and endeavors to promote a safe environment that respects and upholds the dignity and civil rights of all persons. We acknowledge the injustice and profound impact of discrimination and marginalization of individuals and groups. We strive to promote students’ ongoing academic, personal, and multicultural growth. We welcome dialogue of varying perspectives as we continue to expand our self-awareness and understanding of how diversity influences concepts of a holistic health and wellness practice.