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Counseling Services
Suite 210 Wellness and Recreation Center
134 West Campus Drive
Campus Box 61
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Phone 478-445-5331
Fax 478-445-2962

email evelyn.palm@gcsu.edu

*Please note that email is not a secure means to transmit confidential information and should not be used for any kind of emergency contact.

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Emergencies Contacts

Issue Timing Contact
Life Threatening Emergencies Any Time Public Safety 478-445-4400    
From any campus phone (including all residential facilities) Call 4400
-OR-
Call 911 (From a campus extension, call 9911)

     
Medical Emergencies Business Hours*     Health Services 478-445-5288
     
Mental Health Emergencies Business Hours* Counseling Services 478-445-5331
     
Public Safety Emergencies Any Time Public Safety 478-445-4400
From campus or housing, call 4400
     
Concerns about anyone on campus who may present a risk to self or others (doc)
Any Time CARE Team 478-445-RISK (7475)
 

*Business Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

If you are in distress and think that you may harm yourself or someone else go to the Emergency Room of any hospital, call 911 or contact contact Public Safety at 478-445-4400.

The Crisis Assessment, Response and Education (CARE) Team has been established to assist anyone at Georgia College who is concerned that an individual on campus may pose a potential threat to him/herself or others (doc). The individual may be a student, staff or faculty member, or a visitor.  Call 445-7475 (445-RISK) to report concerns. A person is available to answer the phone 24 hours per day.

The CARE Team may not be the appropriate place for a concern for a student's mental health well-being that poses no apparent threat - those could first go to Counseling Services at 445-5331.

The CARE Team is not the appropriate place to direct concerns about a present or imminent emergency - those concerns should go directly to GC Public Safety at 445-4400.

If you are in distress and think that you may harm yourself or someone else go to the Emergency Room of any hospital, call 911 or contact contact Public Safety at 478-445-4400.

During office hours, you may come to Counseling Services or call us at 478-445-5331.  If you think that you may be in danger of harming yourself or someone else, tell us it is an emergency, and someone will see you immediately for a safety assessment. 

Limits of Confidentiality: Under normal circumstances, information disclosed in counseling is strictly confidential. However in emergencies, it is sometimes necessary to disclose information for the protection of those involved.  While we try to honor the student's wishes whenever we can, we will disclose information regardless of the student's preference if we believe that doing so is necessary to prevent harm.

Students Are Not Subject To Disciplinary Action For Merely Expressing Suicidal Thoughts (doc)

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