Student Health Services
Students enrolled at Fullerton College may receive mental health counseling, psychological services and referrals at no cost. These services are designed to help students adjust to college life, cope with personal challenges, gain self-awareness, and address psychological concerns. Students may meet with a licensed mental health professional for an initial screening and evaluation to determine how the student’s mental health needs can best be met.
Students with presenting issues that are best addressed by mental health counseling, psychological services and referral can participate in brief individual, couples, or group sessions. Concerns frequently addressed include stress, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, body image, concerns related to identity, and concerns about family, romantic, or interpersonal relationships. If it is determined that the student’s needs are best met by another agency, the student will be provided with appropriate referrals or resources.
During a brief individual mental health counseling sessions students can expect: a private, one-on-one session with a licensed mental health professional for a limited amount of sessions that are typically 45-50 minutes in length. This is a collaborative process where the licensed mental health professional and the student work together to help the student reach specific goals. Brief mental health counseling is most effective with students who have the capacity to solve their own problems with some assistance and are willing to work hard at changing dysfunctional behavior patterns and practicing healthier, more adaptive behaviors. Most students can be helped significantly in as few as 3-4 sessions if they work at it.
Appointments with a mental health professional must be made in person at the Fullerton College Health Center (Room 1204). A registered nurse is on duty at all open Health Center hours. If you cannot make your appointment, please call to reschedule as soon as possible.
In the event of an emergency, please dial 911.
Mental Health Resources
Crisis Intervention Hotline – (877) 727-4747
ETS (Evaluation and Treatment Services – (714) 834-6900
Dial 2-1-1 Food, shelter, crisis intervention – (211)
Suicide Hotline of Southern California – (714) 894-4242 Toll Free: (877) 727-4747
Newhope Crisis Hotline (714) NEW HOPE – (714) 639-4673
Rape Crisis – (949) 831-9110
Social Service Referrals – Dial 211 or (888) 600-4357
CAT (Centralized Assessment Team) – (866) 830-6011 *Suicidal emergency psychiatric evaluation*
St. Joseph Hospital (Behavior Health Services) – (714) 771-8131 (inpatient) (714) 771-8085 (outpatient)
Child Abuse – (714) 940-1000 For Reporting – (800) 207-4464
Mental Health Services
Child Guidance Center – (714) 871-9264 – Fullerton
(714) 953-4455 – Santa Ana
Argosy University Therapeutic Assessment Psychotherapy & Learning Disability Testing Service – (714) 620-3810
Straight Talk Clinic – (714) 828-2000
Vet Center – (714) 763-5300
NAMI WarmLine – (877) 910-WARM – (877) 910-9276
The Counseling Center – (714) 543-6720 Sliding Scale
OC Community Cares – (714) 517-6100
Catholic Charities – (714) 347-9674 Sliding Scale
Francis Smith Therapy Center – (714) 997-6746
Orange County Medication Services – Hurt Family Clinic Tustin – (714) 247-0300
The Gary Center – (562) 691-3263
UCI Medical Center – (714) 456-7890
Western Youth Services – (949) 855-1556