May 12, 2020

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,

Since PCC has transitioned to alternative modes of teaching and learning to keep our community safe in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Personal Counseling remains open and will be operating during normal business hours posted on our website.

The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff is of upmost importance to us. In an effort to support our community, we have transitioned to remote services as of Wednesday, March 18, 2020 until campus reopens. To that end, we will be providing telephone triage services to assist with continuity of care and brief check-ins.

If you would like to speak with one of our clinicians, please call (626) 585-7273 and leave a message with your full name, student identification number, and call back number. Please note that one of our staff members will give a call back to arrange the telephone triage appointment and that this call will be coming from a blocked number.

For life threatening emergencies, please call 9-1-1 or Campus Police (626) 585-7484 or go to the nearest emergency room. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, you can also text “COURAGE” to the Crisis Text line 741741 or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-TALK (8255).

If you are not feeling well and showing signs of Coronavirus (COVID-19), please  take care of yourself and contact your healthcare provider or Student Health Services at (626) 585-7244. Updates regarding PCC’s response to the COVID-19 Health Crisis can be found here.

As you cope with the COVID-19 updates on a daily basis, news about the number of cases, the need for social distancing, quarantine, or other isolation measures may impact people in a variety of ways. The American Psychological Association has recently provided some tips on how to cope during this difficult time.

Please visit our self-help resources for additional strategies as well. If you are looking for access to mental health services in the community, please see our list of resources.

Take good care and be well.

Warmly,

Dr. Jason Vasquez