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EFSCares Student Counseling

EFSCares is a free, confidential student counseling service available to all part- and full-time enrolled students that provides 24-hour counseling seven days a week. The service is a college partnership with BayCare Behavioral Health, a Florida community-based health care organization. When any enrolled EFSC student calls the toll free telephone number, 1-800-878-5470, a BayCare Life Management operator will explain how to access the EFSCares counseling service, also referred to as the Student Assistance Program (SAP). You'll be connected to a licensed mental health provider who will assess your personal situation and refer you to local face-to-face counseling providers, if needed.

EFSC students are eligible to receive unlimited free telephone assessments and up to three free, individual face-to-face counseling sessions per year. It's part of our commitment to show you that all of us at EFSC care. EFSC does not track your information. This is a private, confidential service to help you when you need it most. View information about EFSCares in Spanish.

Student Testimonial

"I did utilize this service last year and I had a great experience with it. It was very easy to do and everyone involved was pleasant. All I had to do was call the number and give them some basic information and they gave me a list of options on providers I could visit. I then simply chose my provider and called them back with that information. They faxed the papers right to the provider and I had three absolutely free counseling session. It was very confidential. I encourage more students to take advantage of this free service as they may receive help with a variety of different issues or concerns."
— Michele Graham, EFSC Student

Help is Available

For immediate assistance:
Call the EFSCares Hotline at

For additional information:

Dr. Laura Sidoran
Student Assistance Program Liaison

SAP website link


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