Health Services 

Located on the ground floor of the Olive Swann Porter building, Health Services is staffed by a women's health nurse practitioner who provides medical treatment for common, non-life-threatening illnesses, treatment of minor injuries, and physical examinations. The nurse practitioner also provides personal health education and coordinates programs on health related topics. A physician is available on campus by a scheduled appointment. There is no charge for Health Services visits for full-time students. All medical information in Health Services is confidential.

All new students must comply college medical requirements including immunizations, a tuberculosis test, and a physical examination. All full-time students,  and all students living on campus are required to have health insurance that meets our college waiver requirements. Health insurance with coverage in Macon is required for all students to cover off-campus medical care. Students with chronic illnesses may be referred to local physicians for management. Off-campus referrals may be needed for diagnostic tests or treatment beyond the scope of Health Services.

There are several medical facilities close to campus that provide treatment when Health Services is closed. Navicent Health Urgent Care, located 925 Zebulon Road, is available for urgent medical care. Coliseum Northside Hospital Emergency Room, located at 400 Charter Boulevard is available for emergency treatment. 

Medical and Health Insurance Forms

Health Services Director
Ashlie L. Pullen
apullen@wesleyancollege.edu
(478) 757-4025

 


MORE AVAILABLE SERVICES

Campus Health & Wellness Resources

There are so many factors involved in staying healthy beyond our physical health. In these times of busy schedules and compounding distractions it is crucial to make our happiness a priority. Luckily Wesleyan is here to help. See a list below of programs and contacts available to get you started.

  • Jill Amos, director of disability and advocacy services, promotes and advocates for a welcoming environment while encouraging access and appropriate accommodations. She serves as the ADA compliance coordinator and oversees special funding sources for students with extenuating circumstances. She assists with problem solving, helping to identify appropriate resources on and off campus as students learn to advocate for themselves. You can book Jill Amos at https://disabilityadvocacyservices.youcanbook.me/.
  • Myrana Craig is a licensed counselor who uses dialectical behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, and various research based therapeutic approaches to empower students with the resources to make positive changes in their lives. The counselor will work with you to discuss personal issues and aid in defining your personal goals. Counseling can help you overcome obstacles which may be preventing you from reaching your full potential. For more information see the Student Counseling Services website or other website resources. You can book Myrana Craig at https://myrana-craig-counseling.youcanbook.me/.
  • Dr. Steve Haberlin, assistant professor of education, facilitates meditation and mindfulness workshops during the semester. Research shows that meditation and mindfulness practices can reduce stress and anxiety, improve concentration, and provide other benefits. For workshop requests or to talk about the benefits of meditation and mindfulness, contact Steve Haberlin at shaberlin@wesleyancollege.edu
  • Kathy Malone is director of Mathews Athletic Center and the HPE coordinator. She is available to coach you toward long-term health and wellness goals. Kathy can also assist with nutrition counseling, weight room orientations, take your BMI and body fat measurements, and teach group or individual CPR/AED classes. For more information and a schedule of classes, see the MAC website. Contact Kathy Malone at kmalone@wesleyancollege.edu.
  • Inclusion Practitioner®, Tonya Parker, is our campus equity and inclusion leader. Her office provides support, advocacy, trainings, and other learning opportunities for campus members to be informed, engaged, and intentional about inclusive behaviors and practices. She assists community members with reports of Title IX and Title VI violations, including harassment, sexual misconduct, and discrimination, and works with the human resources director for Title VII investigations. Tonya handles these sensitive matters with empathy and attention to detail. She works with a team of trained investigators and deputies to investigate Title IX violation reports while providing resources and support for all involved in the process. Students should make an appointment to see Tonya Parker via email at tparker@wesleyancollege.edu
  • Director of Health Services Ashlie Pullen is the student resource for health-related information. She can assist with the medical management of some mental health conditions, nutrition counseling, weight management, sleep hygiene, women's health, minor illnesses, and injuries. She also handles referrals to both our on-campus physician and off-campus rescources for mental health care and treatment. Telehealth appointments are available. Book an appointment with Ashlie Pullen today.
  • As the college chaplain, Dr. Tyler Schwaller can help students process life's big questions. Whether a student is trying to make sense of self-identity, wrestling with questions of faith or doubt, or just needs to talk, Tyler provides a non-judgmental space for reflection, emotional and spiritual support, and affirmation. Students should make an appointment to see Tyler Schwaller via email at tschwaller@wesleyancollege.edu.    

Other Resources:

Meditation Space

Wesleyan’s meditation space is located on the third floor of OSP (near campus police). Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to use the space for meditation, quiet time, or reflection during business hours (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday). However, due to new COVID guidelines, we ask that no more than three people use the space at any given time and that you bring your own towel or blanket to put over the meditation cushions. To receive a meditation space agreement form, which must be completed prior to using the space, please email: shaberlin@wesleyancollege.edu.

Think Happy Thoughts! SilverCloud Behavioral Health Platform

All Wesleyan College students have access to the SilverCloud program. SilverCloud provides students with a broad library of online therapy programs to promote and support behavior change and overall mental wellness. The SilverCloud Health platform delivers clinically-proven, evidenced-based programs organized by condition topic through SilverCloud’s secure, anonymous, technology platform. The programs available include “space” from the following: anxiety, depression, stress, resilience, and insomnia and sleep. Sign up today at SilverCloud and then download the app.

Student Health Insurance Plan Benefits

Students on the student health insurance plan have access to free online professional licensed counselors and medical doctors through HealthiestYou at www.telehealth4students.com.  

Local Resources

Coliseum Center for Behavioral Health
LifeLine 24-Hour Crisis Help Line
478-741-1355 or 800-548-4221
340 Hospital Drive, Bldg E
Macon, GA 31217
coliseumhealthsystem.com/our-services/behavioral-health/

River Edge Behavioral Health Center
175 Emery Highway
Macon, Georgia 31217
478-803-7600
www.river-edge.org/

Crisis Line & Safe House of Central Georgia
(Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence)
24-Hour Crisis Hotline
478-745-9292
cl-sh.org/

Navicent Health
777 Hemlock Street
Macon, GA 31201
478-633-1000
www.navicenthealth.org/

 

Alcohol and Other Drugs Resource List

River Edge Recovery Center
3575 Fulton Mill Road
Macon, Georgia 31206
(478) 803-7600
www.river-edge.org/addiction-recovery

Twin Lakes Recovery Center
Monroe, GA
twinlakesrecoverycenter.com

Bluff Plantation
Augusta, GA
www.bluffplantation.com/

Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery
Ball Ground, GA
www.blueridgemountainrecovery.com

Georgia Pines
Thomasville, GA
georgiapines.net

Willingway
Statesboro, GA
willingway.com

Ridgeway Institute
Smyrna, GA
ridgeviewinstitute.com



Support Groups:


Bipolar Support Groups

Hosted by Dr. Ali Ahmadi and Coliseum Psychiatric Center
For patients, family and friends who want to better understand how to live more productively with bipolar disorder;

  • When: Meets weekly from 6:00-7:30 pm
  • Where: Coliseum Center for Behavioral Health, 340 Hospital Drive
  • For more information, call (478) 741-1355


Hosted by the Coliseum Center for Behavioral Health
Our bipolar support group meets weekly to give patients, family and friends more information about this behavioral disorder. This is the perfect program for people who want to better understand how to live more productively with bipolar disorder or how to give support to a loved one who is suffering from bipolar disorder.

  • When: Meets every Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Coliseum Center for Behavioral Health, 340 Hospital Dr., Macon, GA 31217
  • For more information, call (478) 741-1355

Grief Support Group
 

Helping Hands Grief Support
This group offers emotional support for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one.

  • When: Every Monday, 2:30 p.m. Every fourth Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Coliseum Medical Centers, Bldg. C, Suite 120

For more information, call (478) 464-1401.


Survivors of Suicide
This group provides support for family and friends of persons whose deaths were intentional.

  • When: Second Tuesday of the month, 6 - 7 p.m.
  • Where: Coliseum Center for Behavioral Health, 340 Hospital Drive

For more information, call (478) 741-1355.

 
Eating Disorders

Tamy J. Blanding
Phone: (478) 714-9803
Email: anadmiddlega@aol.com

  • Meeting time: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays
  • Meeting location: Call or e-mail Tamy for meeting location.
  • Group is for ages 19 and older.


Eating Disorders Anonymous
Eating Disorders Anonymous meets in the St. Gregory room (look for a building named "Parish Hall") Contact 912-541-1679 (Kristi Baston) for more information.

  • Meet at St. Francis Episcopal Church
  • 432 Forest Hill Road, Macon, GA 31210
  • every Wednesday at 6:30 pm.

 

National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI)

namiga.org/affiliate-locations/

Website Resources

Self-Help:

counsellingresource.com
www.dr-bob.org/vpc/virtulets.html
goaskalice.columbia.edu

General Information:

www.helpguide.org
www.mentalhealth.gov
www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml
teenmentalhealth.org
psychcentral.com
www.nami.org
https://addiction-counselor.org/resources/mental-health/

College Students and Mental Health:

www.activeminds.org/index.php
www.ulifeline.org
www.jedfoundation.org
www.halfofus.com
www.loveislouder.com

Transition to College:

www.transitionyear.org/
www.psychologytoday.com

Alcohol and Other Drugs Resource List

River Edge Recovery Center
3575 Fulton Mill Road
Macon, Georgia 31206
478-803-7600
www.river-edge.org/addiction-recovery

Twin Lakes Recovery Center, Monroe, GA
twinlakesrecoverycenter.com

Bluff Plantation, Augusta, GA
www.bluffplantation.com

Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery, Ball Ground, GA
www.blueridgemountainrecovery.com

Georgia Pines, Thomasville, GA
georgiapines.net

Willingway, Statesboro, GA
https://willingway.com

Ridgeway Institute, Smyrna, GA
ridgeviewinstitute.com

Addiction:  

www.drugabuse.gov
www.addictioneducationsociety.org
www.addictioncenter.com/addiction

ADHD:

www.additudemag.com
www.help4adhd.org
www.totallyadd.com

Anxiety:

www.anxietynetwork.com
www.adaa.org
www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/anxiety-disorders

Bipolar Disorder:

www.bphope.com
www.dbsalliance.org/site/PageServer?pagename=home

Depression:

www.helpguide.org/articles/depression/dealing-with-depression.htm
studentsagainstdepression.org

Eating Disorders:

www.anad.org
www.nationaleatingdisorders.org
www.eatingdisorderhope.com/programs
www.something-fishy.org

LBGTQ:

www.campuspride.org
www.thetrevorproject.org
www.glaad.org
www.glbthotline.org/hotline.html

Psychosis:

www.nami.org/psychosis
www.psychguides.com/guides/psychosis-symptoms-causes-and-effects/
www.mentalhealthamerica.net/conditions/psychosis

Self-Injury:

www.sioutreach.org
www.twloha.com
www.selfinjury.com

Sexual Assault:

www.metoomvmt.org
www.rainn.org

Suicide:

www.thetrevorproject.org
www.sprc.org
www.afsp.org
www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
www.suicide.org/college-student-suicide.html

Self-Help Booklists from Goodreads.com

www.goodreads.com/list/tag/self-help

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