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Welcome to Hope College Counseling & Psychological Services


The Hope College Counseling and Psychological Center is open only when classes are in session. The Counseling Center as well as on-call services will not be available to you during this time. The Center will be closed for the Christmas Break from Dec 13 until January 5.

In the event of a medical emergency, please …..

* Call 911 
* Or - refer to Holland Community Hospital Emergency Room 
602 Michigan Avenue, Holland, MI 49423

* Non-emergent health care needs may be referred to Prime Care. 
3235 N. Wellness Drive, Building A 
Walk-in medical care is available 7 days/week from 10 am - 10 pm 

In the event of a counseling crisis, please contact the appropriate community service (see the listing below):

For attempted suicide or immediate suicidal threat, contact Campus Safety for assistance in coordinating transportation to Holland Hospital Emergency Department. They will assist with contacting an ambulance. Please do not transport an actively suicidal student in your own vehicle. 

For distressed students, or students who need on-going counseling, the student can contact Holland Hospital’s Behavioral Health at 355-3926. The student will need their insurance information when they call for an appointment. 

For sexual assault or partner violence, contact Center for Women in Transition at 392-1970. This is a 24 hour crisis service and offers both medical and counseling care. 

If you are uncertain about where to begin, please consult with Richard Frost, VP for Student Life or John Jobson, Associate Dean of Students. 



The Counseling and Psychological Services exists, along with other departments and programs on campus, to help you attain holistic (physical, emotional, and spiritual) health.

The relationship between you (the student) and your counselor is a confidential partnership. Our function, as professionals, is to listen, understand, and be helpful to the fullest extent of our training. It is your responsibility to help us understand your life situation, physical and emotional concerns, and feelings. We offer professionally trained staff who provide counseling with clinical excellence and Christian integrity.

Counseling is available free of charge to all Degree Seeking students at Hope College.


If you are uncertain about where to begin, please consult with Richard Frost, VP for Student Life or John Jobson, Associate Dean of Students. 

Evening & Weekend Crisis Situations (During Academic Year)

  • Contact your RA/RD or cottage coordinator
  • Call the College operator ("0" from on-campus or 395-7770 from off-campus), and they will contact the on-call counselor for you.
  • Call Ottawa County Community Mental Health Services "Help Line" at 396-4357 (396-HELP).
  • Call Holland Community Hospital at 394-3202



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