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The mission of the Health & Wellness Center is to optimize the college experience for all students by addressing their physical and mental health concerns and by promoting healthy behaviors and lifestyle choices. To achieve optimal health in our campus community, the Center provides a team of health professionals including a nurse practitioner, physician assistant, medical assistant, and licensed mental health counselors.

Our licensed counselors offer free, short-term, confidential counseling services while creating a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment for all students. We support student mental health and wellness through individual counseling, community referrals, and educational programming. In the event that the student requires more intensive medical or mental health needs, students will be referred to a local provider.


  • In-person counseling
  • Rotating group counseling
  • Educational programming
  • Community referrals
  • Telehealth counseling through TimelyCare
  • Referrals to Peer Health Advocates
  • Sensory Room Space
  • Lactation Room Space

Contact Us

Email: [email protected] 
Fax: (208) 459-5108 
Mailing Address: College of Idaho 
ATTN: Health & Wellness Center 
2112 Cleveland Blvd, Box 40 
Caldwell, Idaho 83605 

Hours & Location  

The Health & Wellness Center is located in the rear of Hendren Hall, past the Business Office and across from the Residence Life offices. Click here to view the campus map. 

The first step in getting started is to schedule your initial appointment. To get started, please e-mail your availability to [email protected] to be matched with an available counselor. You may also email one of our counselors directly to schedule an appointment.


We offer free Telehealth appointments through TimelyCare for medical and mental health support! Get on-demand support form counselors, doctors, nurse practitioners, and more, right at your fingertips. Access the following services through our free TimelyCare providers:

  • MedicalNow: Access medical providers on demand, 24/7, from anywhere in the country. Get support for common health issues, including cold, flu, and allergies.
  • TalkNow: Access a mental health provider on demand, 24/7, from anywhere in the country. Get emotional support to talk about anything, including anxiety, relationships, depression, and school-related stressors.
  • Scheduled Medical: Choose the day, time, and medical provider that works best for you.
  • Scheduled Counseling: Visit with a mental health provider regularly (12 visits per year) with “Scheduled Counseling”. Choose the day, time, and mental health provider that works best for you.
  • Health Coaching: Develop health lifestyle behaviors for nutrition, sleep habits, time management, and mindfulness.
  • Self-Care Content: Visit the Explore page within TimelyCare for guided self-care content.

New to TimelyCare? Follow these steps to get registered:

  1. Visit or download the TimelyCare app.
  2. Click “Get registered”
  3. Create your profile using your school email.
  4. Follow the prompts to start your first visit.

Crisis Intervention 

If you need immediate or urgent help, please call 911, Campus Safety (208-459-5151), or seek care at your nearest Emergency Room. Please seek immediate professional care if:

  • You have thoughts of killing (or otherwise harming) yourself or others.
  • You are unable to care for yourself or those in your care.
  • You are abusing substances or have an addiction.
  • You or someone else is in danger of harm.
  • You or a loved one is in need of an intervention.

Crisis Hotlines 

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Call or text: 988

Crisis Text Line

Text: HOME to 741-741

Trevor Project (LGBTQ+)

Call: 1-866-488-7386
Text: START to 678-678
Connect to a crisis counselor 24/7 that understands the challenges LGBTQ+ identities face.

Peer Health Advocates

Call or text: 208-459-5555
Email: [email protected]
Connect with a college peer to discuss the difficulties of academic and life demands.

Community Resources 

Students whose needs cannot be accommodated within the overall scope of our short-term counseling services are referred to community resources. Similarly, students whose needs require a particular type of expertise that is not offered within the scope of our short-term counseling services are also referred to the community. These resources can help you find a psychologist, psychiatrist, or support group near you. 


All information discussed in the Health & Wellness Center is CONFIDENTIAL. The exception to confidentiality is as listed under Idaho Rule of Evidence 517(d) requiring counseling professionals to report limited information if there is a reasonable suspicion that a minor, handicapped, or elderly person is being abused, if ordered to do so, in a court of law, or if a person presents a serious danger of harming themselves or others. 

Sensory Room

The Sensory Room is a safe space in the Health & Wellness Center open to all students for relaxation, studying, and sensory stimulation, stress management. Sensory rooms are specifically designed to provide immersive, multisensory experiences to help students with sensory integration disorders, as well as students experiencing stress and anxiety.

The Sensory Room is generally open Monday – Friday 8 AM to 6 PM. During the school week, no appointment is necessary to visit the Sensory Room though the Sensory Room may be closed intermittently for counseling appointments and as a safe room for students to decompress during difficult situations. Contact [email protected] to request a visit outside of the regularly scheduled hours. The Wellness Center front desk student employee can always assist you to access the Sensory Room.

Sensory Rooms provide a safe and interactive environment for students to explore their senses and improve the way they process new information. Sensory rooms aim to create a feeling of safety where sensory stimulation is within a student's control.

Although sensory rooms have historically been designed for children, research indicates people of all ages benefit from the use of sensory rooms when coping with stress, anxiety, emotional regulation, and sensory stimulation. Sensory rooms can also provide neurodiverse students the opportunity to manage emotions and cope with overwhelming situations in a healthy way. Research shows that providing a stimulating environment can increase concentration and focus attention, improve coordination and motor development, promote mental and physical relaxation, promote cognitive development and increased brain function, foster creativity, promote social interactions, and provide a safe environment where students can freely express themselves.