LACEY, Wash. – As part of Saint Martin University’s ongoing efforts to prioritize the health and well-being of the campus community, undergraduate students now have free and immediate access to mental health support through TimelyCare, the leading telehealth company specializing in higher education.
"The Counseling and Wellness Center is thrilled to partner with TimelyCare, which provides students with on-demand access to a diverse community of mental health professionals 24/7," said Director of the Counseling and Wellness Center Lindsay Meyer, Ph.D. “TimelyCare launched at Saint Martin’s in early July and has already directly benefitted student mental health, helped normalize conversations on mental health, and provided peace of mind to students, families, and the community-at-large."
Saint Martin’s is committed to making mental health resources more accessible to students, especially as students navigate college life through this pandemic. In addition to providing resources, Saint Martin’s is actively seeking opportunities to expand its resources for its BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) students. 52% of our undergraduate students identify as being ethnically diverse. TimelyCare allows students to see the profiles, faces, and specialty care details of a diverse range of licensed physicians and counselors available to them. With these options, students will have the option to meet with a specific provider or select the first available.
“Increasing our mental health offerings to include virtual as well as face-to-face allows us to meet the demand as well as expand choices for all our students,” said Dean of Students Melanie Richardson.
TimelyMD developed its proprietary TimelyCare technology to offer students a 24/7 extension of campus health and counseling center resources that is as easy and convenient as making a video or phone call. Through the TimelyCare app on their phone or other devices, Saint Martin University students can now select from a wide-ranging menu of virtual care options from licensed physicians and counselors in all 50 states – at no cost to them and without the hassle of traditional insurance – including:
● On-demand mental health support (TalkNow)
● Appointment-based mental health counseling
Demand for teletherapy visits skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic and continues to be high even as everyday activities resume. Mental health remains the top concern of college and university presidents, and more than 60 percent of students who have sought mental health support from TimelyCare said they would have done nothing if the service were not available to them.
Saint Martin’s University is an independent coeducational university, with undergraduate and graduate offerings, located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 13 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 29 majors, 11 master’s programs, one doctorate program and seven certificate programs spanning the arts and sciences, business, counseling, education, engineering, nursing and leadership. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,300 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and more students to its extended campus located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
TimelyMD is the leading telehealth provider specializing in higher education. Its mission is to improve the well-being of college students by making virtual medical and mental health care accessible anytime, anywhere. The comprehensive TimelyCare solution optimizes campus resources and supports clinical staff by delivering continuity of care to hundreds of thousands of students at more than 100 colleges and universities. Customizable by school, TimelyCare’s wide-ranging telehealth and teletherapy services – including on-demand and scheduled medical care, on-demand and scheduled mental health counseling, psychiatric support, health coaching, and faculty and staff guidance – are designed to help students thrive in all aspects of their lives. Visit timely.md for more information.
For additional information:
Lindsay Meyer, Ph.D.
Director, Counseling and Wellness Center
Marketing and Social Media Manager