PVCC Partners with TimelyMD to Offer Students 24/7 Mental Health Care

Charlottesville, Va. – January 12, 2022 – Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC), as part of the Virginia Community College System (VCCS), announces its partnership with TimelyMD, which offers students 24/7 mental health care. In support of ongoing efforts to prioritize the health and well-being of the campus community, students at PVCC and all VCCS schools now have free and immediate access to mental health support through TimelyMD, the leading telehealth company specializing in higher education.

TimelyMD developed its proprietary TimelyCare technology to offer students a 24/7 extension of campus health and counseling center resources. Through the TimelyCare app on a phone or other device, students can select from a wide-ranging menu of virtual care options from licensed physicians and counselors in all 50 states – at no cost and without the hassle of traditional insurance – including:

  • On-demand mental health support (TalkNow)
  • Appointment-based mental health counseling (Scheduled Counseling)
  • Psychiatric support
  • Health coaching

Additionally, faculty and staff have access to support that empowers them to help students achieve a sense of well-being, live healthier lifestyles and improve their mental health.

TimelyCare’s ease of use, convenience and immediacy make it easier than ever for PVCC students to get the help they need, when they need it. In fact, 60 percent of all students who have sought mental health support from TimelyMD said they would have done nothing if the service were not available to them.

“We know the continued pandemic has left many of our PVCC students anxious and overwhelmed. We believe this valuable service will provide the support that these students need and ultimately help them successfully achieve their educational and professional goals,” shared PVCC Dean of Student Services Andrew Renshaw.

Demand for teletherapy visits in particular skyrocketed during the pandemic and mental health remains a concern of college and university presidents. A recent survey found the majority of college students feel more stress and anxiety than they did a year ago as COVID-19 continues to disrupt their plans to resume everyday activities and enjoy a more “normal” semester.

“College students said the number one thing their campuses can do to support them right now is provide more virtual services focused on their health and well-being, such as telehealth and teletherapy,” said Luke Hejl, TimelyMD CEO and co-founder. “Through TimelyCare, we are proud to deliver best-in-class virtual care to help students thrive.”

Visit www.pvcc.edu/student-services/mental-health-services to learn more about TimelyMD at PVCC.

About TimelyMD
TimelyMD is the leading telehealth provider specializing in higher education. Its mission is to improve the well-being of college students by making virtual medical and mental health care accessible anytime, anywhere. The comprehensive TimelyCare solution optimizes campus resources and supports clinical staff by delivering continuity of care to hundreds of thousands of students at more than 130 colleges and universities. Customizable by school, TimelyCare’s wide-ranging telehealth and teletherapy services – including on-demand and scheduled medical care, on-demand and scheduled mental health counseling, psychiatric support, health coaching, and faculty and staff guidance – are designed to help students thrive in all aspects of their lives. Visit Timely.MD for more information.

About Piedmont Virginia Community College
Established in 1972, Piedmont Virginia Community College is a nonresidential two-year institution of higher education that serves Central Virginia – principally, residents of the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson. PVCC is committed to providing access to a college education for all who can benefit, an opportunity for each student to reach her/his potential, and excellence in all programs and services. Visit www.pvcc.edu.

 

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Susian Brooks
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434.961.6574 | sbrooks@pvcc.edu

 

 

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