Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

  • A healthy diet can go a long way! A healthy diet can go a long way!
  • Exercise! Exercise!
  • Get outside and breathe! Get outside and breathe!

What to do while you're waiting for an appointment

Counseling and Consultation Service is here to serve the students of the Ohio State University.  The stresses of college, multiple transitions and other concerns keep us moving all year-long.  We offer triage on a daily basis and you can schedule a phone screening with us by registering online  at

In the meantime, we would like to offer you some suggestions for what to do while you are waiting for an appointment.

If you are in need of immediate assistance, please call and ask to speak to an urgent counselor Monday- Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  If you need immediate assistance outside of our normal business hours, please call Net Care Access at (614) 276-CARE (2273) or go to the nearest ER.

Some Quick Tips for Improved Health and well-being:

  • Try to get 7-9 hours of sleep per night!

  • Go to the gym!

  • Eat more fruits and vegetables!

  • Learn time management skills!

  • Think positive!

  • Walk to class!

  • Drink more water!

  • Set realistic goals!

  • Don't be afraid to ask for help!

  • Create a bedtime routine!

  • Vary your meals!

Go to a Workshop

  • We offer workshops on a weekly basis during the academic year. They are free and open to all students:

Check out Group Therapy

  • We have and extensive group program that offers 25+ groups each semester to meet individual needs.

Check out our Blog: Emotional Fitness

  • One of our staff psychiatrists, R. Ryan Patel, D.O., FAPA, writes on happiness, success, and brain health for college and beyond, including practical ideas from emerging evidence.  Bite size happiness in one page or less. 

Need Immediate Assistance?

  • We have urgent counselors Monday thru Friday 9:00 am- 5:00 pm. If you need immediate assistance outside of our normal business hours, please call Net Care Access at (614) 276-CARE (2273) or go to the nearest ER.

Watch a video on our YouTube channel 

  • We produce and favorite videos that help, inspire and educate students on a variety of mental health issues.

Like us on Facebook

  • We share weekly inspirational quotes, link to inspiring stories on a variety of mental health topics and update the campus community on CCS offerings.

Visit the Self Help section on our website

  • We offer a number of resources on a variety of mental health and wellness topics, including but not limited to: AnxietyDepression, Sleep, and MUCH more.

Try other on-campus Resources:

Other facilities that offer therapy with a fee to both students and community residents:

Academic Issues:

  • Walter E. Dennis Learning Center free, confidential, one-on-one appointments. Trained in learning and motivation strategies, Learning Specialists work with Ohio State students to examine academic strengths and weaknesses, and explore strategies that lead to success in college
  • Student Advocacy can help advocate for you with other entities on campus, mediate with your professors, help you determine whether or not you need to withdraw from classes, etc.
  • Disability Services can help you determine if you are eligible for disability services depending on your functional limitations in the academic setting

Financial Concerns:

Housing Concerns:

Health Information:


Counseling & Consultation Service

We offer counseling and therapy to help you address personal, mental health, academic, and career concerns. Both individual and group counseling are available. In counseling, we work together to help you develop more personal awareness and the skills needed to overcome problems and help you grow and develop in ways that allow you to take advantage of the educational opportunities at the university. We are also available to provide consultation to faculty and staff who are concerned about the well-being and academic success of OSU students. Most services are free, all services are confidential.