Health Services

Medical and Counseling

We provide all full-time students with medical and counseling services in a caring and confidential environment.

 

Medical

Our medical team treats a range of injuries and illnesses that require immediate attention, as well as everyday health needs.  We also offer more specific services such as chronic illness management, women’s health, sports medicine, vaccinations, and preventative care. Our Emergency Medical Service, staffed by Academy students, provides after-hours care during the academic year.

Counseling

Counseling is a free and confidential resource.  Our counseling team supports cadet mental health and well-being via individual counseling, crisis intervention, consultation, advocacy, training, and wellness programming.  We are committed to helping students achieve personal growth while facing challenges related to academic, developmental, and life transitions.

Pharmacy

Community Health Center of Cape Cod will deliver your prescription and over-the-counter medications to campus.  Learn more about CHCCC’s services, prices, and products.

 

COVID Resources

 

MMA Counseling Center

The Counseling Center remains open. We are here to support you in any way that we can. Please reach out!

We can be reached:

Your call will be directed to the monitored Health Services phone line and someone will get back to you shortly. Alternatively, there are options for connecting with a Mental Health Provider in your community:

  • Contact your primary care physician for a referral
  • Contact your insurance company to find an in-network provider
  • TeleMental Health (see one of the providers below)
  • Psychology Today's find a therapist tool can be accessed at:

Find a Therapist

In the case of a mental health emergency, students should call 911 or contact their local emergency department. The following are additional crisis resources.

Crisis Text Line – Text Hello to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - The lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress and prevention and crisis services.

  • Contact by calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
  • More information can be found on their website:

Suicide Prevention Life Line
 


Navigating this uncertain time can be challenging. News about Coronavirus, along with concerns the virus could become more widespread, can leave us feeling unsettled, anxious and overwhelmed. It’s important to recognize and be aware of our thoughts, feelings and behaviors and find ways to manage varying levels of distress. The following information, tools and resources can be helpful in putting information and concerns in perspective, managing anxiety, and maintaining a positive outlook. Many people across the country have pulled together to make the following resources available. We are all in this together and will make it through together. Let’s stay strong and healthy!
 

Recognizing Distress – A Self-Check List

  • Increased anxiety, worry, fear, and feelings of being overwhelmed
  • Depressive symptoms that persist and/or intensify
  • An inability to focus or concentrate that interrupts daily living
  • A fear of hopelessness and/or a paralyzing fear about the future
  • Sudden anger and disruptive behaviors or noticeable changes in personality
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Excessive crying
  • Isolating or withdrawing from others or fears of going out in public
  • Unhealthy coping (e.g., increased alcohol or drug use, engaging in risky/impulsive behaviors)
     

Mental Health Tips

  • Acknowledge reactions. Allow yourself time to reflect on what you’re feeling and how you may be reacting to any fears and uncertainties about the future.
  • Maintain structure and routine. Resist withdrawing and isolating yourself from the caring and support that others can provide.
  • Seek accurate information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and limit exposure to social media and news reports that provide no new information.
  • Pay attention to positive news, instead of only focusing on negative and fear producing reports.
  • Practice calming rituals and stay grounded in the present moment, which can help you maintain an internal sense of stability and balance when outside events feel threatening.
  • Eat well, exercise regularly and keep consistent sleep hours.
  • Maintain connection with supportive family and friends
     

Avoid Stigmatizing or Generalizing

  • Be aware of your attitude changes towards others from another country
  • Avoid generalizing that anyone who is sick has the Coronavirus
  • Examine any irrational or rigid thoughts that can exist when there is uncertainty