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College of Medicine Office for Professional Mental Health shares COVID-19 well-being tips

Amid the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, Dr. Kelly Holder, Director of the Office for Professional Mental Health at Penn State College of Medicine, issued a reminder that the office is still available for support. The office serves learners and others across the College of Medicine through counseling, wellness programs, resources and other efforts.

“As much as possible, we will be working remotely. You can still contact each of us via phone or email,” Holder wrote.

During the COVID-19 emergency:

  • No new face-to-face non-urgent/emergent appointments will be taken, and will be scheduled after April 6. The office will schedule phone consultation or Zoom meetings to assess and triage.
  • Urgent appointments will be made on a case-by-case basis. The office will offer resources and triage to appropriate services and level of care. Teletherapy will remain as an option, as needed.
  • The office will continue to check in with existing clients. The Professional Mental Health team will determine if appointments already scheduled will require an in-person session, or if phone/Zoom will be adequate.

In order to help promote mental health, the Office for Professional Mental Health has compiled a set of COVID-19 self-care tips and resources, which are available on the office website.

See self-care tips and resources

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