SCC is committed to understanding the role of diverse experiences and backgrounds in order to best promote mental health and wellbeing in the lives of individuals and in our community. Read the Student Care Network’s solidarity statement here.
Student Care Coordination
Student Care Coordination (SCC), part of the Student Care Network at Vanderbilt, is the central and first point of contact for undergraduate, graduate, or professional students who may have an academic, personal, emotional, medical, and/or other concern. Students who pay the Student Health Fee are eligible for Student Care Network Services.
Student Care Coordinators individually assess each student’s needs and explore resources within Vanderbilt’s Student Care Network and/or the Nashville community to facilitate connections to the most appropriate supports. Because a successful plan may include multiple resources, Student Care Coordinators can provide continuity of care and accountability through supportive follow-up meetings with students to evaluate successes, barriers, and/or gaps in support.
It’s important to note that care coordination is not counseling or therapy. Rather, Student Care Coordinators have the opportunity to develop close helping relationships with students while coaching them toward appropriate resources, self-care, and self-advocacy.
**If you have visited SCC before, you do not need to complete an intake form again. Please reach out to the Student Care Coordinator you worked with previously by phone or email or contact SCC at the phone number or email address below to schedule a follow-up appointment. **
Student Care Coordination will be offering Drop-in Care Coordination during the Fall 2022 semester at various times and locations Monday – Friday as an alternative to a scheduled appointment.
SCC Drop-in will begin Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Mondays 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM at Student Care Coordination, Rand Hall Suite 305
Tuesdays 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Featheringill Hall, Room 104
Wednesdays 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM at E. Bronson Ingram Great Room, Seminar Room 1005
Thursdays 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM at Peabody Administration Building, Room 216
Fridays 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at KC Potter Center (all identities welcome)
Drop-in care coordination meetings are offered so that students can meet quickly with a care coordinator to discuss any immediate needs, including but not limited to:
- Planning for a successful semester
- Identifying and connecting with resources for support on or off-campus
- Discussing academic options, taking a Medical Leave of Absence (MLOA), and/or assistance with communicating with faculty/Dean’s office
- Connecting with the University Counseling Center (UCC)
Drop-in care coordination meetings are not therapy or counseling. If you have an immediate or urgent concern that may be best addressed by a therapist, please utilize the Drop-in Consultation sessions and/or Urgent Care services offered by the University Counseling Center.
During your first appointment with the Office of Student Care Coordination, you and your Care Coordinator may:
Discuss your current needs and any challenges you may be having.
Develop and implement a success plan for the future.
Explore referrals to campus and community resources, and assist with scheduling appointments.
Discuss your current concerns that may be causing you distress or adversity.
Schedule any follow-up appointments if needed.
Due to office construction and expansion, the OSCC will be providing virtual appointments only May 16 - July 11.
In an effort to meet students varying needs, the OSCC will be offering the following appointments types:
- In-person Appointments, located in Rand Hall, Suite 305
- Virtual Appointments, via zoom or phone
If you would like to meet with your Care Coordinator in person and on campus, please choose the In-Person option on the intake form AND select an In-Person Intake Appointment slot on the Student Portal.
If you would like to meet with your Care Coordinator by phone or zoom, please share your preference for zoom or phone on the intake form AND choose a Virtual Intake Appointment slot on the Student Portal. For all zoom appointments, the zoom link will be automatically sent to your Student Portal homepage at least 60 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time.
Additional Support Resources
At times, the OSCC may experience a high volume of student requests. We appreciate your patience as there may be a wait time for an appointment. We encourage students to consider using the following options for additional support while they are waiting for their appointment:
- Sign up for a FREE Headspace membership to help with reducing stress, improving focus, and increasing resiliency. Sign up for your membership.
- Take advantage of other self-directed resources that the Student Care Network offers to students.
- Consider whether a workshop offered by the UCC and/or CSW may be helpful with your current stressors. UCC Workshops, CSW Workshops, CSW Weekly Wellbeing Practices, including Drop-in Academic Coaching, and Online Academic Skills Support can provide students with valuable support before meeting one-on-one with their Care Coordinator.
Student Care Network
Students also have access to a wide range of additional on-campus and community resources through the Student Care Network. The Student Care Network is a holistic network of services and resources pertaining to health and wellness available to all Vanderbilt University students. The Office of Student Care Coordination is one of the primary offices that make up the Student Care Network, along with the University Counseling Center, the Student Health Center, and the Center for Student Wellbeing.
The Office of Student Care Coordination
Rand Hall, Suite 305
(615) 343-WELL (9355)