Counseling Services is committed to creating a safe and comfortable environment for all students and aiding the exploration of personal, social, and academic concerns. We provide free confidential counseling, emergency services, psychiatric services, consultations, self-help resources, educational programs, and workshops to help students gain the skills and insights they need to overcome adversity and thrive in their life and learning. In our work, we value students' unique perspectives based on their wide array of backgrounds, varying socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious beliefs, etc.
- Crises & emergencies
During Business Hours:
- Call Counseling Services at 717-337-6960.
After Business Hours and on Weekends:
- Call the Department of Public Safety at 717-337-6911 and ask the operator to contact the counselor on call
Call Wellspan Behavioral Health-Gettysburg Hospital (717-851-5320 or 1-800-673-2496) OR True North Wellness (717-637-7633 or 1-866-325-0339)
If you are able to do so, go to the nearest hospital emergency room. The Gettysburg Hospital is located on Washington Street, about 6 blocks south of campus.
- Student Patient Portal
Log in to the student patient portal here.
- Services offered
Individual and group counseling, referrals to local providers, consultations for students seeking information for how to help friends, educational programs
- Resources for helping a friend
Resources for students seeking information for how to help their friends.
- Resources for parents and families
Resources for parents regarding students and their transition to college.
Interested in solid self-help resources? Create a TAO account with your Gettysburg College email. TAO provides a variety of confidential self-help resources for anxiety, depression, relationships, mindfulness, and more!
Log In/Sign Up for Tao Self-Help
- Complete a screening for Mental Health
Interested in filling out a self-assessment screening for various mental health disorders? Each questionnaire will take 4-5 minutes to complete.
- Ask, Listen, Refer
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among college students. Of those students who are thinking of suicide, two of three will tell someone. Visit Ask, Listen, Refer to complete a 25-30 minute online suicide prevention training program.