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The Hope College Counseling and Psychological Services 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. 



Counseling services are oriented toward education, specialty services, crisis intervention, and short-term counseling. If specialized, intensive attention is needed, a client referral may be made to one of the many physicians or therapists in our community.

Although a family member, faculty, staff, or friend may suggest an appointment, you are encouraged to call the Counseling Center to make your own arrangements.

Groups are offered occassionally. Be sure to check the Events/Topics page of this website for upcoming groups.