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Free and immediate well-being support available to some college students on Central Coast

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Students at Hancock College are being offered 24/7 medical and mental health support

A Central Coast college is offering access to round-the-clock mental health support to students.

Even as everyday activities resume during the pandemic, demand for medical and well-being support via telephone or the web, has sky-rocketed.

It’s hoped that the free access to 24/7 medical and mental health care for students at Hancock College in Santa Maria, via a leading telehealth company, will support students physically and mentally on their track to graduation.

Stephanie Crosby is director of Student Health Services at Hancock College.

"We are fortunate to have a very robust student services program but unfortunately those services aren't available 24 hours.

"So we want to make sure to bring equity and access to our students and their healthcare including their physical and mental health," she told KCLU.

Hancock students can learn more about TimelyCare and sign up at https://bit.ly/timelymd.

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