Student Health is an a vital part of a students experience at Maine College of Art. The Student Health page is designed to provide students with information on health care providers, student health insurance, resources, and influenza including the H1N1 influenza virus. Please visit the Counseling tab for more information on counseling and mental health and the Resources tab for local physicians and health care providers.
At MECA, counselors are available on-site during the academic year to provide free and confidential clinical counseling, crisis intervention, and outreach to students. They are also available to consult with faculty and staff. Students who would prefer to see a counselor off campus, may contact the Counseling Office at 207.699.5056 for referrals to local providers. The counseling office also maintains a list of local psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, and primary care physicians.
If it is after hours and your need is urgent, please call 911 or call 207.774.HELP (207.774.4357) for 24 hr. crisis support, or visit your local emergency room. The ER closest to MECA is at Mercy Hospital, 144 State Street, at the corner of State and Spring Streets. You may also call the MECA answering service at 207.842.4758.
Social Work Intern
At MECA, counselors are available on-site during the academic year to provide free clinical counseling, crisis intervention, and outreach to students; they are also available to consult with faculty and staff. All services are confidential. Students may contact Student Affairs (studentaffairs@MECA.edu) for referrals to local therapists.
Insurance + Dental Resources
Student Health Insurance
Student Health Insurance is available from Cross Insurance.
Maine Medical Program
This program provides full or partial coverage to Maine residents or if you are a recipient of AFDC, Social Security income, State supplement, or are under 21 years of age. Contact DHS at 207.822.2000.
Community Dental Health Ctr,
813 Washington Ave.
Westbrook Dental Clinic
This program offers basic dental hygiene services. This is a teaching clinic, so appointments take longer (2 -4 hours).
By appointment only.
Hotlines, Emergencies + Help
Maine Suicide Lifeline and Prevention
970 Forest Ave.
Portland Street Clinic,
Southern Maine Sexual Assault Response Information & Hotline
Tobacco Free Help
Westbrook Community Hospital
Go Ask Alice!
Go Ask Alice is a health question and answer site from Columbia University developed for college students to ask questions about alcohol, sexuality, sexual relationships, emotional health, and fitness. Any question you can think of, there is an answer!
Half of Us Mental Health Information
National website developed by MTV in conjunction with mental health providers. You can search topics and watch videos on topics such with bipolar, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, cutting, suicide, drugs, and alcohol. The site is designed for college students.