The Student Bar Association wishes to assist students with their Health and Wellness. Law school is a very stressful time as we all know, and so we think it is really important that students take care of their bodies and minds.
Like a machine, we need certain things to survive. Sure something like food and water is essential, but so is making an effort to establish and visit a primary care doctor, in addition to any specialists you may require. Likewise, mental health is a concern of SBAs and it is our mission to help every student at McGeorge succeed in getting whatever kind of help they need.
SBA formed a sub-committee to tackle Health and Mental Health Services. Your representatives are working hard to make sure students are finding the right resources and information available.
Health Services on Campus
The Silveracre Wellness Center has a Nurse Practitioner that is available to provide routine medical treatment to our students. The Nurse Practitioner provides treatment for minor illnesses and injuries, immunizations, well-woman care, and prescription medications. She will be available to see students from 9 am to 5pm every Thursday. Appointments can be scheduled through the Cowell Wellness Center on the Stockton campus at 209.946.2315.
In order to avail yourself of these services, you must first pay the Pacific student health fee of $120.00 per semester. Once the fee is paid, you are entitled to ongoing appointments with either our nurse practitioner and/or our psychological counselors while you are attending classes. You may also access any of the other health and counseling services offered at Cowell Wellness Center without additional charge. Information about these services is available at the Dean of Students Office and on the Student Life Portal under Cowell Wellness Center Health Services.
Mental Health Services on Campus
McGeorge has two counselors on campus to help students manage the issues that law school may create or aggravate. Dr. Dale Brody, a local clinical psychologist and Dr. Stacie Turks, Associate Director of Clinical Services and Staff Psychologist from the Cowell Wellness Center at our Stockton Campus will accept student appointments. Both Dr. Brody and Dr. Turks have a wealth of experience in counseling law students on anxiety, depression and stress management.You can schedule an appointment with either Dr. Brody or Dr. Turks by calling the Cowell Wellness Center on the Stockton campus at (209) 946-2315. In order to avail yourself of these services, you must first pay the Pacific student health fee of $120.00 per semester. Once the fee is paid, you are entitled to schedule ongoing appointments with either counselor and may access any of the other health and counseling services offered at Cowell Wellness Center without additional charge. Information about these services is available from any of your SBA Reps or at the Office of the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs.
Counseling Services provides specialized assistance to students who are encountering adjustment problems or who are experiencing emotional distress. Our counselors are trained to aid students in building self-confidence, building assertiveness, relating to others, reducing stress, solving problems, and finding options.
Some reasons individuals seek counseling:
- Relationship challenges
- Time management
- Stress management
- Decision making and goal setting
- Eating disorders/ body image concerns
- Roommate disputes
- Isolation and loneliness
- Death and loss
- Physical and sexual abuse
- Divorce and /or parental divorce
- Alcohol and substance abuse
- Sexuality issues
Your personal information cannot be released without your written consent. Your student medical and health records are confidential