The Wellness Center offers holistic wrap-around case management services in an inclusive and judgement free environment to support Gateway’s overall mission and purpose.

We are committed to supporting student’s development in problem solving skills, coping techniques and self-advocacy. All counseling sessions are provided in a supportive, empathetic, collaborative and confidential environment.


  • Solution Focused Brief Counseling (SFBC) to support the the needs of GCC’s diverse population;
  • Crisis Intervention Counseling and referral services;
  • Comprehensive campus wide programs to support students in mind, body and spirit;
  • Case management services to address basic needs, financial stability and access to public benefits screenings

Scheduling an Appointment

Counselors are available to help students obtain the most from their college experience. Contact the Wellness Center at 203-285-2480,, or stop by N114 to make an appointment.

Please complete this request form and bring it with you to your scheduled appointment.

Lounge for Nursing Mothers

Students, faculty, staff, and visitors who are breastfeeding are invited to utilize a clean, private lactation room. A refrigerator and sink are available for your convenience. Reservations are encouraged but not necessary; contact the Wellness Center at 203-285-2480,, or stop by N114.


Personal Support Resources

Addiction & Substance Abuse Basic Needs: Food/Clothing/Shelter
Behavioral & Mental Health Interpersonal Violence & Emergency Housing
Health Insurance & Access to Care Sexual Assault Resources
Spiritual Communities  Transportation

Counseling & Personal Support Frequently Asked Questions

CARE Report

QPR Suicide Prevention Training

Interpersonal Violence & Emergency Housing


Walk-in Services for Mental Health

CT Mental Health Center
34 Park Street, 1st Fl
New Haven, CT
(203) 974-7300
MonFri 9:00 AM4:00 PM
West Haven Mental Health
270 Center Street
West Haven, CT
(203) 974-5900
MonWed & Fri  9:00 AM3:00 PM
Th 11:00 AM3:00 PM
941 Bridgeport Avenue
Milford, CT
(203) 878-6365
MonFri 8:00 AM5:00 PM
Walk-in Services for Health/Urgent Care
Cornell Scott – Hill Health
400 Columbus Avenue
New Haven, CT 06519
Mon-Thur 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat 8:30 – 12:00 PM
Concentra Urgent Care
370 James Street
New Haven, CT 06513
Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat and Sun CLOSED
New Haven Medical Center
77 Grand Avenue
New Haven, CT 06513
Mon -Fri 9:00 AM–12:00 PM,
                2:00 PM–5:30 PM
Sat 9:00 AM–12:00 PM



Referrals for Personal Counseling

The Wellness Center encourages faculty and staff to refer students who appear to be struggling either emotionally or academically. Our counselors are prepared to assist students in handling transition and change more effectively, as well as sharpening time management and problem-solving skills to enhance academic and personal growth. Referrals can be made through the CARE Report system.


Referring a Friend for Personal Counseling

It can be very difficult when someone you care about is in pain. You might find yourself feeling helpless, frightened, frustrated, or angry. You can't make your friend seek help if they don't want to or don't feel they need it, but here are some things you might offer them as a friend:

  • Let your friend know, in a private setting, that you are concerned. Suggest that he or she make an appointment with a counselor to see if we can be of help. Try to phrase your communications in "I" language, rather than "you" language: for example, "I care about you and I am distressed when I see you hurting" rather than "You are in trouble and you need help."
  • Offer to sit with your friend while he/she calls for an appointment.
  • Offer to accompany your friend to the first appointment and either wait in the waiting area or go in to the appointment with him/her.
  • File a Care Report (Care Reports are used to "report" students who are exhibiting issues or behavior causing some concern).

You may come to the Wellness Center and talk with a counselor about your worries about your friend. You need not tell the counselor your friend's name if you think it might upset him/her. By coming in yourself, you will be showing your friend how to seek out consultation and support, making it possible for them to do the same.

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Other HELP Lines

Crisis Line
Alcoholics Anonymous
Cocaine Anonymous
Gamblers Anonymous
Narcotics Anonymous
Sex Addicts Anonymous
Crisis Text Line
(The free, 24/7, confidential text message service for people in crisis)

Online Mental Health Resources

Students seeking information and/or resources in the areas of health, mental health, and wellness will find these listed websites helpful. Be sure to check out their free online depression and anxiety screenings.