Coronavirus Health Advisory
Recent Events and Racial Trauma
CHW is holding all individuals and communities impacted by systemic racism and resulting violence and discrimination in our hearts. We are here to support students as they work on personal and societal levels to address the traumatic impacts of racism, oppression, and injustice. If you are a student and experiencing distress related to the ongoing violence toward Black-identified individuals or the impact of resulting protests and unrest, CHW staff are here for you. We are ready to listen to you, support you, talk about self-care options for coping with racial trauma, and help you identify healing spaces. Taking care of your emotional and physical well-being is critical at this time.
Should you want to make a counseling or medical appointment, please see additional information on this page or call 617-573-8226. You may also be interested in CHW and other self-help pages which provide information about racial trauma and coping as well as information about local community groups and educational resources. Students wanting to connect with other students who share a similar identity may want to reach out to the Center for Student Diversity Inclusion which is working with student groups to create spaces for processing and support. The Suffolk Interfaith Center is another campus resource available to students seeking spiritual support.
Suffolk University and CHW are committed to providing support and lifting the voices of those impacted by structural racism and violence. You are not alone.
Hours - Updated March 18, 2020
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Due to COVID-19 and associated public health concerns, Counseling, Health and Wellness offices will be offering all services remotely. No face-to-face medical visits will be held until further notice. Students are able to schedule phone medical advice appointments for the same day with a CHW medical provider through the student portal. During these phone medical appointments students will be provided medical triage, advice, and referrals specific to each individual student's need.
Students are responsible for forwarding their preferred phone number by sending a secure message to the CHW medical provider with whom they have scheduled a phone appointment via the student health portal.
After Hours Non-Emergency Medical Care
Partners Urgent Care
137 Stuart Street, Unit A-7
1285 Beacon Street
Emergency Medical Care
Due to COVID-19 and associated public health concerns, Counseling, Health and Wellness offices will be offering all services remotely. No face-to-face counseling visits will be held until further notice. CHW Counseling clinicians can provide telehealth services using confidential Zoom technology for students who currently reside in Massachusetts including initial crisis consultations, short-term individual counseling, follow-up visits with the CHW psychiatric nurse practitioner or referrals.
If you will be residing outside of Massachusetts during the remainder of the spring 2020 semester, CHW can assist you with mental health referrals.
Please note: CHW Counseling providers are licensed in Massachusetts and can only provide services within the state. Please call 617-573-8226 to access CHW remote counseling services or receive more information. To access mental health support after hours or on the weekend, call 617-573-8226 and follow the prompts.
If you are experiencing an immediate mental health emergency, please call SUPD at 617-573-8111 (on-campus), 911 (off-campus) or proceed to your nearest hospital emergency room.
The Wellness Resource Center with drop-in use of massage chairs, herbal tea, etc. is closed for the remainder of spring 2020.
TAO Self-help is not counseling. It is a set of self-help/self-guided resources that students may find helpful in managing different life stressors. Suffolk students seeking counseling services are welcome to contact Counseling, Health & Wellness (CHW) at 617-573-8226. Learn more.
COVID-19 Coping Session
TAO has created a new Covid-19 coping session and put their mindfulness library on their public web site. Access is free for TAO and non-TAO users.