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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

Health and Wellness Therapist

Michael Kershaw, Ed.S., LPCC

kershaw@treatnm.com

575-513-7766; Appointment: 575-993-5720

Wednesday & Thursday 12:00-5:00pm: BCOM 357 Student Affairs Office

Friday 12:00pm-5:00pm: Treatment Associates Inc., 1990 E. Lohman Suite 208

*Free service for BCOM students. Mention you are a BCOM student when scheduling an appointment with Health and Wellness Therapist*

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.

NMSU Campus Health Center

Mental Health Assessments are provided by the NMSU Campus Health Center. The CHC has a nurse practitioner on staff specializing in mental health assessment. The CHS offers the following services:

  • Mental health evaluations
  • Prescribing of medications and medication management
  • Comprehensive treatment planning
  • Coordination of care/consultation with other professionals

More serious behavioral health issues, including clinical psychiatry and substance abuse treatment, is offered for BCOM students through Mesilla Valley Hospital and Epoch. These services are confidential, providing assistance in issues that might impair a student’s personal or professional life. These services are independent of BCOM and students will utilize their personal health insurance plan for all costs associated with these services.

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 Campus Health Center.

The NMSU Campus Health Center 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 Walk-In Clinic: 8:00am – 5:00pm

 

General Care, Womens’ Health, Physicals and Immunization

By Appointment: 8:00am – 4:30pm

Urgent Care Evaluation, Pharmacy, Lab & X-Ray: 8:00am – 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 be appointment or walk-in. The CHC is closed for university holidays and breaks.
  2. Pharmaceutical services are available
  3. Mental Health Services are provided by the Campus Health Center. The CHC 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 CHS 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 Campus Health Center provides Women’s Health services, offered by physicians and nurse practitioners certified in women’s or family healthcare. Appointments are required for exams. Visit http://chc.nmsu.edu/clinic-services/womens-health/ (Links to an external site.) for a complete list of services offered.
Michael Kershaw, Ed.S., LPCC
Health and Wellness Therapist
kershaw@treatnm.com
575-513-7766 Appointment: 575-993-5720
Tania Arana, PhD
Associate Dean Student Affairs/Admissions
tarana@bcomnm.org
575-674-2222
Brett Newcomer, MBA
Director of Student Affairs
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
Armida Rachele
Administrative Assistant
arachele@bcomnm.org
575-674-2221