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Introducing the Cañada College Wellness Center




We would like to take a moment to introduce, or reintroduce, you to the Cañada College Wellness Center.  Located in Room 303 on the 3rd floor of Building 5 (around the corner from The Grove) the Wellness Center includes the Health Center, the Disability Resource Center (DRC), and the Personal Counseling Center (PCC).  The Wellness Center was rebranded to help unify all three programs and provide a safe and central place for students who need personal assistance. 

Health Center
Open Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Many services are 100% free to students! 
(650) 306-3309

Disability Resource Center (DRC)
Open Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Fridays from 8 a.m. to Noon. The DRC supports more than 300 Cañada College students with disabilities. 
(650) 306-3259

Personal Counseling Center (formerly known as Psychological Services)
Open Monday and Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The PCC offers a safe and trusting environment to facilitate mental health care for registered students at no charge.  To make an appointment call (650) 306-3259 or email Dr. Gena Rhodes at rhodesg@smccd.edu.  

CARES
If you are concerned about a student’s mental health or if you’ve noticed a pattern of disruptive or disturbing behavior you can make a report to our campus behavioral intervention team: CARES – Cañada Assessment, Response and Evaluation of Students.  Starting this semester students can make a CARES reports.  Please feel free the share the attachment with your students. 

On-line Resources
The California Community College Student Mental Health Program sponsors great interactive online resources entitled “Students At-Risk: Tools for Faculty and Staff & Student Leaders.”  The program covers 1) At Risk Students, 2) Veterans on Campus, and 3) LGBTQ on Campus.  You can access these interactive resources using this link: http://ccc.kognito.com/. You will need to sign up using your SMCCD email address, set a password, and provide some demographic information.

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