Crisis Support


Please do one of the following, depending on the nature and severity of your concern.

Medical or Mental Health Emergency - Call 911 or go to

  • Maine Medical Center: 22 Bramhall Street, Portland / 207.662.0111
  • Mercy Hospital: 144 State Street (corner of Spring St.) / 207.879.3236

Crisis (any type)

  • Text HOME from anywhere in the USA to 741741 about any type of crisis
  • Call the Maine Crisis Hotline 888.568.1112

LGBTQ Crisis

  • Call the Trevor Lifeline 866.488.7386

Sexual Assault

  • Call the Maine Sexual Assault Helpline 800.871.7741

Suicide Prevention

  • Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800.273.8255 (800.273.TALK)

Note: If you live on campus and it seems appropriate to do so in you situation, consult with an RA.

For help finding other resources, call 211

Additional Hotlines and Helplines

  • Maine HIV/STD Hotline (Frannie Peabody Center): 207.774.6877
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800.273.TALK (8255)
  • Maine Crisis Line: 207.774.HELP (4357)
  • Poison Control Center: 800.222.1222
  • Maine Sexual Assault Helpline: 800.871.7741

Additional On-Campus Resources

Off-Campus Resources

Online Resources

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 myriad other topics.

Half of Us Mental Health Information
National website developed for college students by MTV in conjunction with mental health providers. You can search topics and watch videos on topics such as bipolar and eating disorders, depression, anxiety, cutting, suicide, drugs, and alcohol.

Student Health Insurance

MECA&D students are required to have health insurance, and all full-time enrolled BFA, MFA, and MAT students are eligible for the plan.  Please contact for more information.

If you are a MECA&D student and need your insurance card through the student health insurance plan we offer, please follow this instructions:
Need your Insurance Card?  Go online!
To create an account with Wellfleet and to access your insurance information:

  1. Go to this page: the Maine College of Art & Design page on the site 
  2. Click on the menu button in the upper right hand corner
  3. Click on “My Account”.  
  4. Click on and follow the steps to “Create a New Account”.

Contact Numbers
Cross Insurance Agent at #800-537-6444 or
The Wellfleet Group at #877-657-5030, or