Operations During the Pandemic
Due to COVID-19 the Counseling Center staff will continue to offer services virtually throughout the spring semester. The best way to contact the Counseling Center is by phone at 410-543-6070 or email at email@example.com.
Due to applicable mental health licensure laws, please be advised that the Salisbury University Counseling Center can only provide ongoing counseling services to students who are physically located in the State of Maryland at the time of service. If you are located outside of Maryland, we can provide short-term crisis support and/or referral assistance to a provider located within your state.
When the Counseling Center is closed, you still have access to support
If you have mental health concerns outside of regular business hours and wish to speak with someone from our After-Hours Support Line, please call 833-631-1066. The support line is available to support students experiencing any kind of mental health crisis.
If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please call 911, call University Police at 410-543-6222, or proceed to your nearest emergency department. You can find additional crisis response resources on our Crisis Resources web page.
For the most up to date information about Salisbury University’s response to the pandemic, please visit SU’s COVID-19 webpage.
How to Initiate Counseling During COVID-19
To schedule an initial appointment (also referred to as an intake appointment) students can call the Center at 410-543-6070 during regular business hours. After scheduling, a reminder email will be sent to the student’s SU email address. Another email will be sent 30 to 45 minutes prior to the start time of the scheduled appointment. This email will include a link which directs students to a secure site where they will complete forms necessary for the intake process. Once the forms have been completed, the clinician to whom the student is assigned will begin the virtual session. This initial appointment, including completing necessary forms, typically takes approximately 90 minutes, so students should plan accordingly when requesting an appointment.
Self-Help Resources for Coping During the Pandemic
- EAP and COVID-19: Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook (PDF)
- SAMSHA coping with infectious disease outbreak (PDF)
- Mental Health and Coping During COVID (PDF)
- COVID 19 Stigma Guide (PDF)
- SAMHSA mobile app and information for disaster responders and survivors including infectious disease outbreaks
- SAMHSA most recent behavioral health toolkit materials for disaster response including infectious disease outbreaks
- CDC main website for coronavirus for ongoing updates and information