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Health and Counseling
Student Counseling Services
College life puts a number of demands on students that can become quite stressful: academic difficulties, relationships, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and other issues can be overwhelming. Student Counseling services has a licensed, clinical social worker who is available to assist students in addressing any problems, in a confidential manner. With experience as a disability services coordinator, he can aid students in obtaining academic accommodations.
Students may seek counseling services either on or off campus. Students may contact Br. Chris Dreyer, Director of Student Counseling Services, and a licensed clinical social worker, at 574-239-8383. Students may also contact David F. Sonego, MD, and Associates at 574-271-8222 for off-campus counseling services. Students may receive up to four counseling sessions with a Master's level therapist free of charge; students seeking the services of a psychiatrist or psychologist in that office are at their own expense. Professional confidentiality will be maintained under the laws of the State of Indiana. Counseling information is considered confidential and will not be shared without the student's written permission.
Holy Cross College recognizes that many students with diagnosed disabilities, such as physical or learning disabilities, or attention disorders, may need academic accommodations in order to increase the likelihood of academic success. To obtain accommodations, students must specify the kinds of accommodations they are requesting and provide documentation to verify disabilities and their severities. If submitting a prior evaluation, full documentation completed within the past three years is required. This material will be kept confidential and will only be utilized in determining students' eligibility for services and the level of services required.
Student Health and Wellness
Off-campus health services are provided through a partnership with Family Medicine Center (FMC).
FMC is located at:
611 East Douglas Road, Suite 407
Mishawaka, IN 46545
Family Medicine Center can be reached by telephone at 574-335-6500.
The health form must be completed by all students. Those students who do not have a completed health form on file in the Student Health and Wellness Office will have an administrative hold placed on their academic records and face disciplinary sanctions.
Adequate health insurance is required of all students. The college does not recommend any specific insurance company for students needing health insurance. The following is a list of companies that offer insurance plans specifically for college students. This is not a complete list, and students are welcome to choose from any company that has a policy that will meet their needs.