University Counseling Center

The University Counseling Center (UCC) provides comprehensive clinical and referral services to Binghamton University's undergraduate students, graduate students and affiliated entities. Our goal is to enhance the psychological well-being of our students so they can take full advantage of the educational opportunities at the University.

Explore our services

Summer hours of operation

8 a.m.–4 p.m. Monday–Friday

Masks are still required in all healthcare settings, including the University Counseling Center.

Contact our office

Phone: 607-777-2772
Fax: 607-777-2708

Health portal

Access the UCC health portal at: https://binghamton.medicatconnect.com.

Log in with your BU login id to view upcoming appointments, fill out forms, send secure messages and use mobile check in.

Summer 2022 services

The UCC will continue to offer a combination of in-person and telehealth services. Summer services are generally for students enrolled in summer classes in Binghamton or remotely, in conjunction with our scope of service.

Call us at 607-777-2772 with questions about eligibility, to set up an appointment or to find out more about our services.

In summer 2022 we will offer our usual wide range of services including:

  • Individual counseling
  • Same-day urgent counseling
  • Consultation for concerned parents, guardians, friends and family
  • Referrals to providers and treatment coordination

For more information, visit our Services webpage.

All students will be required to wear a face mask throughout in-person therapy sessions, regardless of vaccination status. If a student is experiencing any illness or symptoms, they may be asked to leave and resume sessions via telehealth until illness or symptoms have relieved.

Telemental health service options are being delivered primarily through the Zoom platform, and may also include some telephone calls depending upon the technology available to students and/or staff. The UCC uses procedures and settings in Zoom to ensure full IT security of sessions.
 
Experiencing urgent symptoms?

We will provide same-day urgent service, with emergencies triaged to determine the appropriate level of care. Same-day urgent appointments will be offered in person and via telehealth. After-hours support remains available through the main counseling number at 607-777-2772, then press 2. 

For life threatening emergency assistance call 911 or your local hospital, or see the emergencies webpage for other resources.

Looking for private space for a telehealth appointment?

Reserve a quiet and confidential space on campus through Decker Student Health Services Center.

Learn more.

Tips for how to find a counselor if you are looking for one in your home area.

Ways to cope and practice self-care, some selected some helpful links and articles:

For learning modules, screening tools and Q&A:

Our office location

Old O'Connor 264

HCI Campus Partner

Online screenings

Screen yourself for depression, bipolar disorder, alcohol, eating disorders, generalized anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

online Screening

How to make a referral to the UCC

Are you interested in helping your friend, student or child? Are you worried about their well-being? Know your limits as a help-giver; only go as far as your expertise, training and resources allow. When a student needs more help than you are able or willing to give, it is time to make a referral to a professional.

Telehealth

International and domestic students with UnitedHealthcare insurance have unlimited access to both telehealth and telecounseling services

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