Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

For Students

With the move to remote learning, the university knows that it is still important to have access to resources that support your mental health and wellness. The following list of resources will be available remotely for students to use as they work through this challenging time of transition.

  • Student who have not contacted CCS in the past may do so by first scheduling a phone screening
  • Current clients, please check your e-mail and reach out to your clinician or counselor to schedule and coordinate how communications will be conducted.
  • If you need to speak with a counselor urgently or need other resources, please call 614-292-5766 at any time, press 2 to be connected to a counselor after hours. 

Services at Counseling and Consultation Service

Let’s Talk - The Let's Talk Consultation Program provides drop-in, informal mental health consultations on a first-come, first served basis. This service is now available via Zoom or by phone. It’s FREE and CONFIDENTIAL.


Creativity and Connection - Creativity and Connection is a workshop that has gone virtual to connect students with an intentional self-care experience that dives into creativity and art. In this workshop, students will learn the benefits of creating art and explore expressive arts with one another via Zoom. 


Taking Care During COVID-19 – In this video, staff from Counseling and Consultation Service discuss important ways to take care of yourself and others during the current health crisis.


Mental Health Strategies Video Series – Counseling and Consultation Service staff present effective strategies for managing mental health. Watch the entire series, or find a video specific to your needs, and add these important skills to your mental health toolbox.


Emotional Fitness Blog – A monthly blog written by R. Ryan Patel, Psychiatrist at Counseling and Consultation Service, has a recent post about Mental Health tips during Covid-19 (Coronavirus). Learn about the important ways you can support yourself, and your mental health, during this time. Explore other blog posts to discover additional mental health skills and strategies you can adapt from anywhere.


Resources at Ohio State

Ohio State: Wellness App – The app provides a streamlined way for students to navigate the range of resources available across the university and in the community, helping you or someone you care about access the support they need. The app is available for download on iOS devices on the App Store or for Android devices on Google Play.


Services Off-Campus and at Home

If you are looking to establish services off-campus whether in the Columbus area or back home, we encourage you to ask these types of questions, and any other questions regarding issues that are important to you.

When contacting a provider, there are several questions you should consider asking:

  • What days and times are you currently available?
  • Where is your office located? Are you on a bus-line (which bus)?
  • Could you describe your helping approach?
  • What are your fees? (Some providers do not accept insurance and are all self-pay.)
    • Do you have any student discount fees?
    • Do you have a sliding fee scale?
  • Do I have to pay "up front" for services?
    • Will you accept my insurance coverage?
    • Will you directly bill my insurance company?
    • Do you have a payment plan?
  • What are your limitations on length of treatment?
  • Do you have a waitlist at this time?
  • Do you provide Teletherapy?

To find a clinician in the Central Ohio area
To find a clinician outside of the Central Ohio area


If you run into barriers or need assistance in identifying a clinician, please do not hesitate to call CCS at 614-292-5766.


Helpful Websites

Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health During an Infectious Disease Outbreak

Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19

Share Facts About COVID-19