Centenary College launches free telehealth service for students
SHREVEPORT, LA — As part of Centenary College’s ongoing efforts to ensure the health and well-being of the campus community, students now have free, immediate, and unlimited access to medical and mental health counseling visits through TimelyMD, a telehealth company that specializes in higher education.
Centenary Care offers students a 24/7 extension of campus health and counseling center resources, with on-demand medical care, on-demand mental health counseling, appointment-based counseling, and health coaching programs specifically designed for college students. Whether they are experiencing an emotional crisis, a cold, or COVID-19, Centenary Care allows students to have 24/7 access to free medical and mental health counseling visits anytime, from licensed physicians and counselors anywhere in the United States.
“Centenary is very pleased to be able to offer greatly expanded access to physical and mental health care to our students, and to be able to do so without additional cost to them,” says Centenary president Dr. Christopher L. Holoman. “The pandemic has created new challenges for all of us, and we are confident that students will benefit from this addition to our excellent support services. And as we look forward to an extended break between semesters, knowing that our students have access to these services even when they are not on campus is particularly reassuring.”
TimelyMD enhances campus resources by helping limit the spread of illness, reduce the stigma of mental health counseling, and grant peace of mind to students and their families. While 75% of college students in a recent survey said their mental health has worsened since the course of the pandemic, less than 30% have tried teletherapy as a coping strategy. Centenary Care breaks down barriers and increases access for students in need.
Seeking care on-demand is as easy as making a video call. From an app on their phone or other device, students can see the profiles, faces, and basic identifying details of a diverse range of medical providers or mental health counselors available to them. They can choose to meet with a specific provider or select the first available. Typically, students are having a video consultation with someone within 5-10 minutes.
“Our mission at TimelyMD is to improve the well-being of college students by making virtual medical and mental health care accessible anytime, anywhere,” said CEO and co-founder Luke Hejl. “Providing telehealth services has never been more important, especially for college students who may be learning remotely, need care after hours, and prefer to do so privately on their own devices. TimelyMD is proud to partner with Centenary College to take quality medical and mental health care off everyone’s worry list.”
Focused on improving the health of student populations, TimelyMD offers universities and colleges a comprehensive, custom program centered around telehealth. TimelyMD’s campus-wide solution gives students one point of contact – anytime, anywhere – to get quality care and immediate treatment for medical or mental health concerns from board certified physicians and licensed counselors. TimelyMD’s telehealth programs optimize clinic resources and support clinic staff in delivering quality care to the right students at the right times. Visit timely.md for more information.