Where is the Center for Health Promotion located, and when is it open?
The Center for Health Promotion (CHP) is one of three units in the Center for Counseling, Health and Wellness. We're all located in the Hammond Health Center building on the Ithaca campus, adjacent to the Campus Center and across the parking lot from Williams Hall. CHP is located on the lower (basement) level, down the hallway from CAPS (our counseling center). Normal operating schedule is 8:30am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday, during the academic year only (closed during the summer months). Throughout the fall 2020 semester, the CHP physical space is closed as we work remotely.
I've heard that wellness coaching is provided in the Center for Health Promotion. What is wellness coaching?
Wellness coaching is a nonjudgmental, compassionate conversation in which a student can explore their strengths and challenges with regard to wellness practices and identify new strategies for moving forward. Topics that are commonly addressed in wellness coaching include getting good sleep, eating healthy, and time management -- but no topic is off the table! A student can engage in a single session, or a short series of sessions over time. The wellness coaches at CHP are national-board certified, and the sessions are free and confidential. During the fall 2020 semester, wellness coaching sessions are provided virtually, via Zoom.
What is the BASICS Program, and what can I expect from a BASICS session?
BASICS stands for "Balancing Alcohol and Other Substance Use to Improve College Success." The goal of BASICS is to give students a confidential, nonjudgmental space to explore their experiences and concerns about substance use and find practical strategies for reducing harm. Typically, BASICS involves 2 sessions, with completion of a brief, confidential online survey in between. This survey generates a Personalized Feedback Report that is reviewed with the student in the second session. The feedback report can be a valuable tool for identifying harm reduction (safer use) strategies that are relevant to the individual student and practical. During the fall 2020 semester, BASICS sessions are being offered virtually, via Zoom.
Are wellness coaching and BASICS sessions confidential?
Yes. As a unit of the Center for Counseling, Health and Wellness, the Center for Health Promotion abides by strict privacy practices governed by federal laws such as HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996). This means that the care you receive in our Center is confidential. Our session notes, from BASICS, wellness coaching, or any other service, are maintained through a secure electronic health records (EHR) system that is accessible only by the staff of the Center for Health Promotion. Your information will only be disclosed to outside parties with your consent, unless we deem that sharing information is necessary to protect you or others from a serious threat to health or safety.
If you are required to complete BASICS by the Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards, or another party, we can confirm your completion if you request that we do so.
Are appointments recommended for Center for Health Promotion services?
Yes - but it's easy to schedule with us! To request an appointment, or just to receive more information, simply email us at email@example.com.
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