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*** IN A CRISIS OR EMERGENCY, IF YOU FEEL THAT YOU MAY HARM YOURSELF OR OTHERS, DIAL 911 OR GO TO THE NEAREST HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM ***

Crisis Line and Suicide Prevention Resources:

  • National Hotline 1-800-SUICIDE
  • National Hotline 1-800-273-TALK
  • Spanish Speaking 1-888-628-9454
  • The Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1

NMSU Health and Wellness Center
The Aggie Health and Wellness Center provides counseling services with a staff of counselors and psychologists that are available to assist students with crisis, mental health, and personal growth and well-being issues. Services include group, individual, and couples counseling
Services are free and confidential for BCOM students.

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Closed 11:30 – 1:00 pm for lunch.
By appointment and urgent care walk-in.
Contact at:
575-646-1512
campus_health@nmsu.edu
https://wellness.nmsu.edu/counseling/

WellConnect

24/7 Counseling Support
WellConnect is a Student Assistance Program that gives students and their family members free, confidential access to a full range of life services:

  • 24-hour telephonic access to licensed mental health professionals at 866-640-4777 for in-the-moment support.
  • 5 in-person or telephonic counseling sessions
  • Professional help students identify key needs, problem solve, and find solutions to work through their concerns such as emotional stressors, test anxiety, or relationship issues.

WellConnect also offers free legal and financial consultations, referrals to local resources on daily living concerns (i.e., housing, utilities, childcare, etc.), and health and wellness consultations.
Visit WellConnect’s robust website at www.wellconnectbysrs.com to view articles, assessments, webinars, financial calculators, searchable databases, skill builders, and more.

1-866-640-4777
BCOM Code Wellconnect-BCOMNM-STU
www.wellconnectbysrs.com

NMSU Family Resource Center
General counseling services are offered to BCOM students at the NMSU Family Resource Center (FRC). The FRC is open to all BCOM students and provides therapy, resource information, education, activities and referral services to students and families.
Appointments can be made by calling: (575) 646-2065.

Mesilla Valley Hospital

Mesilla Valley Hospital is a private, free-standing psychiatric hospital in Las Cruces, New Mexico that provides comprehensive mental health and drug & alcohol addiction services for adolescents, adults, and seniors.

Mesilla Valley Hospital has been in operation since 1987, serving those in need of treatment for a variety of psychiatric and substance abuse issues, including, but not limited to:

Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),Suicidal and Homicidal Behaviors and Self-Harming Behaviors, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Alcohol and Drug Addiction Schizophrenia, Hallucinations/Psychosis

The hospital offers confidential assessments 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Assessments are conducted by qualified mental health professionals who will help determine the most appropriate level of care for each individual.

Any providers affiliated with BCOM or faculty, preceptor, or any other capacity, are advised to refrain from engaging in treatment of our students. This policy is included in the faculty handbook.

For appointments, call: 575-382-3500 or 800-877-3500 

http://mesillavalleyhospital.com

BCOM students are given priority and can call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The Veterans Crisis Line

Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.

Veterans Crisis Line Website

*** IN A CRISIS OR EMERGENCY, IF YOU FEEL THAT YOU MAY HARM YOURSELF OR OTHERS, DIAL 911 OR GO TO THE NEAREST HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM ***

Routine physical health services are provided for BCOM students at the NMSU Aggie Health & Wellness Center.

The NMSU Aggie Health & Wellness Center (AHWC) is a nationally accredited outpatient ambulatory health care center offering services in acute medical care, mental health, women’s health, immunizations, and health education. BCOM students have no charge for a routine office visit.

Contact information: (575) 646-1512
Academic Year Hours
Monday-Friday by Appointment: 8:00 – 11:30 and 1:00 – 5:00pm

 

General Care, Womens’ Health, Physicals and Immunization

Urgent Care Evaluation, Pharmacy, Lab & X-Ray: 8:00 – 11:30 and 1:00 – 5:00pm

Summer & Interim Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am – 11:30am, 1:00pm – 5:00pm

 

Services available to BCOM students at the NMSU Campus Health Center:

  1. Acute medical care services are available by appointment. The AHWC is closed for university holidays and breaks.
  2. Pharmaceutical services are available
  3. Mental Health Services are provided by the Campus Health Center. The AHWC has a nurse practitioner on staff specializing in mental health treatment. Appointments are required for mental health services along with a $35 office visit fee. The AHWC offers the following services:
  • Mental health evaluations
  • Prescribing of medications and medication management
  • Comprehensive treatment planning
  • Coordination of care/consultation with other professionals
  1. The NMSU Aggie Health & Wellness Center provides Women’s Health services, offered by physicians and nurse practitioners certified in women’s or family healthcare. Appointments are required for exams. https://wellness.nmsu.edu/

WellConnect is a Student Assistance Program that gives students and their family members free, confidential access to a full range of life services:

  •  24-hour telephonic access to licensed mental health professionals at 866-640-4777 for in-the-moment support.
  •  5 in-person or telephonic counseling sessions
  •  Professional help students identify key needs, problem solve, and find solutions to work through their concerns such as emotional stressors, test anxiety, or relationship issues.

WellConnect also offers free legal and financial consultations, referrals to local resources on daily living concerns (i.e., housing, utilities, childcare, etc.), and health and wellness consultations.

Visit WellConnect’s robust website at www.wellconnectbysrs.com to view articles, assessments, webinars, financial calculators, searchable databases, skill builders, and more.

Contact Student Affairs for the necessary Org Code.

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Vanessa Richardson, MA Ed
Executive Director of Student Affairs
vrichardson@bcomnm.org
575-674-2396
Armida Rachele
Administrative Assistant
arachele@bcomnm.org
575-674-2221
Brett Newcomer, MBA
Director of Student Life
bnewcomer@bcomnm.org
Work Cell: 575-520-5173 (Call or Text)
Jeremy Taulbee, M.Div.
Assistant Director of Student Affairs
jtaulbee@bcomnm.org
575-674-2227