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Getting Started

Welcome! We are glad you are here and we hope this information helps you find out more about Behavioral Health Counseling Services and how to make your first appointment.

Eligibility, Hours and Location

Behavioral Health Counseling Services offers on-site short term counseling for currently enrolled Palomar College students, whom have paid the current semester health fee: $19 Fall or Spring and $16 for Summer semester. Behavioral Health Counseling Services is located in the NB Building at the north end of the San Marcos campus as well as in the Student Health Clinics at both Escondido and Rancho Bernardo Centers and in the Student Services Center at the Fallbrook Center.

San Marcos Campus

NB Building, Room 2
1140 West Mission Road
San Marcos, CA 92069

Escondido Center

Student Health Clinic, Room 203
1951 East Valley Parkway
Escondido, CA 92025

Rancho Bernardo Center

First Floor, Room 142
11111 Rancho Bernardo Road
San Diego, CA 92127

Fallbrook Center

A Building, Room FEC-A04
35090 Horse Ranch Creek Road
Fallbrook, CA  92028

How to Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with a Behavioral Health Therapist, please call (760) 891-7531.

If your need for counseling is urgent, please contact Behavioral Health Counseling Services to speak with the receptionist at (760) 891-7531.

What does Short Term Counseling Mean?

Short term counseling means that sessions are limited to once a week, lasting 45 minutes per session. Sessions will be scheduled consecutively unless otherwise arranged with the therapist. A “no-show” or late cancellation will count as one of the sessions.

Our goal is to provide an appropriate, focused course of therapy within the given period of time. Referrals and resources will be provided for those students whose needs extend beyond that given time.

*BHCS reserves the right to limit number or frequency of sessions when responding to high service demands. 

To learn more about the Behavioral Health Counseling process we recommend the link Frequently Asked Questions.

Behavioral Health Counseling Policies

Although we try to arrange initial counseling appointments promptly, a wait for appointments is common during busy periods of the year. If you consider your situation an emergency that will not allow a delay, please tell our staff.

Please schedule appointments during times that you are not scheduled to be in class. Please arrive on time for your appointments. Missed appointments result in a $5 No-Show fee and reduce our capacity to provide services to other students. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please call to cancel or reschedule as far in advance as possible.  Same day cancellations and no-shows will count against the session limit for that semester. Repeated cancellations or missed appointments may result in the termination of services.

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