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.
Hours of operation
Summer hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
Contact our office
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 2023 services
Students are eligible for services during the Summer if they are registered for Summer classes or living in the Binghamton area. Please call to set up an appointment or to learn more. There is a one-time summer health fee of $40 which covers both health and counseling.
The UCC will continue to support students through offering a combination of in-person and telehealth services. Most of our services will be performed in person, but some students may prefer telehealth in certain circumstances, and this will be accommodated within our scope of service and within the state guidelines of telehealth service.
Call us at 607-777-2772 with questions about eligibility, to set up an appointment or to find out more about our services, including:
- Individual counseling
- Group 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.
Students will not be required to wear a face mask in the UCC lobby or common areas, but we ask that students and staff respect either other's request for masking during face-to-face individual meetings. Students may be asked to conduct sessions via telehealth if needed in some circumstances.
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. You must be in N.Y. state at the time of the appointment
in order to receive clinical services at the UCC through tele-health.
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 Health and Counseling Services.
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:
- Find a full list of COVID-related resources
- Care for your Coronavirus Anxiety
- On self-care in the face of uncertainty: Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty
- From the CDC on how to manage anxiety: Manage Anxiety and Stress
- On coping with stress during infectious disease outbreaks: Coping with Stress during Infectious Disease Outbreaks
- 7 science-based strategies for coping: 7 Science Based Strategies to Cope with Coronavirus Anxiety
- Mindfulness for coping with COVID-19: How Mindfulness Can Help You Navigate the Coronavirus Panic
- SUNY Mental Health Resource Finder
Our office location
Screen yourself for depression, bipolar disorder, alcohol, eating disorders, generalized anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
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.
International and domestic students with UnitedHealthcare insurance have unlimited access to both telehealth and telecounseling services