As part of EFSC's commitment to provide a safe and positive college experience for every student, EFSC now requires all currently enrolled students to participate in an important online training program called "Think About It." Visit the course information page to learn more about its content and login to the myEFSC Portal before the December 1 deadline to begin the course.

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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