There are two possible ways to schedule appointments with a Counseling Service counselor or psychiatrist:
By Phone : Please call 725-3145 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday to speak with Administrative Coordinator Lindsay Jacobs, or leave a voice mail with her at any time.
In Person: Please come in anytime during our business hours. Note: the office is closed noon - 1p.m. daily. Map
We accommodate requests for initial appointments as soon as possible, usually within 5-7 days, depending on staff and student schedules. Please note that while we will do our best to honor a student's wish to meet with a specific staff member, this is not always possible.
Generally, an initial appointment with a counselor is necessary to determine appropriate referrals to off-campus services. As requested, or when otherwise appropriate, Counseling Service staff will make referrals to other mental health professionals, usually for specialized psychological testing, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, or private psychiatric medication management. Please call the Counseling Service at 725-3145 to discuss referral to an off-campus clinician. Information about referrals is considered confidential.
Important : You must get a referral from the Counseling Service for an off-campus mental health provider if you have the Bowdoin College Insurance Plan; otherwise, your sessions will not be paid for.