Health Services & Counseling

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Student Health is an a vital part of a students experience at Maine College of Art.  The Student Health page is designed to provide students with information on health care providers, student health insurance, resources, and influenza including the H1N1 influenza virus. Please visit the Counseling tab for more information on counseling and mental health and the Resources tab for local physicians and health care providers.

 

To schedule an appointment or for general questions contact:

counseling@meca.edu

Sheila Geant
LCPC
sgeant@MECA.edu
207.699.5056
Ginie Thorp
LCPC-C
gthorp@MECA.edu
207.699.5056
Tommy Waltz
Social Work Intern
twaltz@MECA.edu
207.699.5052
Kyna Pitula
Counseling Intern
kpitula@MECA.edu
207.699.5052 

At MECA, counselors are available on-site during the academic year to provide free and confidential clinical counseling, crisis intervention, and outreach to students.  They are also available to consult with faculty and staff.  Students who would prefer to see a counselor off campus, may contact the Counseling Office at 207.699.5056 for referrals to local providers.  The counseling office also maintains a list of local psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, and primary care physicians.

If it is after hours and your need is urgent, please call 911 or call 207.774.HELP (207.774.4357) for 24 hr. crisis support, or visit your local emergency room. The ER closest to MECA is at Mercy Hospital, 144 State Street, at the corner of State and Spring Streets.  You may also call the MECA answering service at 207.842.4758.

To schedule an appointment or for general questions contact:

counseling@meca.edu

Our Counselors:

Sheila Geant
LCPC
sgeant@MECA.edu
207.699.5056
Ginie Thorp
LCPC-C
gthorp@MECA.edu
207.699.5056
Tommy Waltz
Social Work Intern
twaltz@MECA.edu
207.699.5052
Kyna Pitula
Counseling Intern
kpitula@MECA.edu
207.699.5052 

At MECA, counselors are available on-site during the academic year to provide free clinical counseling, crisis intervention, and outreach to students; they are also available to consult with faculty and staff. All services are confidential. Students may contact the counseling office for referrals to local therapists.

Insurance + Dental Resources

Student Health Insurance
Student Health Insurance is available from Cross Insurance.

Maine Medical Program
This program provides full or partial coverage to Maine residents or if you are a recipient of AFDC, Social Security income, State supplement, or are under 21 years of age. Contact DHS at 207.822.2000.

Dental Services
Community Dental Health Ctr,
813 Washington Ave.
207.874.1028

Westbrook Dental Clinic
207.797.8999
This program offers basic dental hygiene services. This is a teaching clinic, so appointments take longer (2 -4 hours).
By appointment only.

 

Hotlines, Emergencies + Help

Emergency
911

Ingraham Volunteers (24 hour hotline)
207.774.HELP (4357)

Maine Medical Center Emergency Room
207.871.0111

Mercy Hospital Emergency Room
207.879.3000

Poison Control Center
1.800.222.1222

Maine HIV/STD Hotline
1.800.851.2437

Maine Medical Center/Clinic
207.871.2911

Maine Suicide Lifeline and Prevention
1-888-568-1112

Planned Parenthood,
970 Forest Ave.
207.797.8881

Portland Street Clinic,
103 India St.
207.874.8982

The AIDS Project (TAP)
207.774.6877

Physician Referrals - Maine Medical Center
207.871.0111

Southern Maine Sexual Assault Response Information & Hotline
1-800-313-9900

Tobacco Free Help
1-800-207-1230

Westbrook Community Hospital
207.854.8464

Women-to-Women, Yarmouth, ME
207.846.6163

 

More Resources

Go Ask Alice!
Go Ask Alice is a health question and answer site from Columbia University developed for college students to ask questions about alcohol, sexuality, sexual relationships, emotional health, and fitness. Any question you can think of, there is an answer!

Half of Us Mental Health Information
National website developed by MTV in conjunction with mental health providers. You can search topics and watch videos on topics such with bipolar, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, cutting, suicide, drugs, and alcohol. The site is designed for college students.
1-800-273-Talk