Counseling Services

Confidential counseling

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The university provides free, voluntary and confidential counseling services for Florida Poly students facing personal issues that interfere with their academic success. Services are provided by BayCare Behavioral Health.

To schedule an appointment email baycaresap@baycare.org or call 800-878-5470.

Counselors can help students work through most personal issues that may affect their success at Florida Poly,  including:

  • Anxiety
  • Conflict resolution
  • Managing stress
  • Overcoming procrastination
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Substance abuse
  • Time management

Need Help?

If you are in crisis and need immediate help, dial 9-1-1 or visit Lakeland Regional Medical Center’s emergency room.

If you are experiencing a psychological crisis and it is during normal business hours, visit the Health Clinic immediately. In the event that crisis counseling is not immediately available, contact an after-hours provider listed below.

If you are experiencing a psychological crisis outside of normal business hours (or other help is not currently available) call:

  • Lakeland Regional Medical Center’s 24-hour Crisis Hotline: 863-687-1112
  • Peace River Center’s 24-hour Mobile Crisis Response Team in Lakeland: 863-519-3744
  • National Suicide Prevention Life-Line: 800-273-8255