Welcome! The Merritt Wellness Center is OPEN in R-106

Fall and Spring Semester Hours:

Mondays: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesdays:   8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Wednesdays:   8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Thursdays: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Fridays:  Video counseling by appointment

FREE mental health counseling is available in face-to-face and virtual formats to all Merritt students. Scroll down to “Services We Offer” for more information.

Crisis Support

If you currently feel unsafe or need immediate assistance, use these resources 24/7:

  • Crisis Support Services of Alameda County: Call 1-800-309-2131 or 9-8-8 for live 24/7 crisis counseling. More info: https://www.crisissupport.org/
  • 2-1-1 Bay Area: Call 2-1-1 from anywhere in the Bay Area for up-to-the-minute referrals for help with food, shelter, medical/mental health care, finances, and legal issues.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255, or in Spanish at 1-888-628-9454. This is a 24-hour crisis hotline for anyone in the country.
  • Crisis Text Line: Text “Home” to 741741. Chat through text with a trained Crisis Counselor.
  • Peer-to-Peer Warmline: Anyone in California can call 1-855-845-7415 to speak with a trained peer counselor or chat online at https://www.mentalhealthsf.org/peer-run-warmline/
  • For all life-threatening emergencies, call 9-1-1
Services We Offer

We provide FREE, short-term, confidential mental health counseling for Merritt students needing assistance with:

  • Stress management
  • Anxiety, depression, grief, and other emotional challenges
  • Recovery from trauma, relationship violence, and abuse
  • Addiction counseling and sobriety support
  • Referrals for help with material needs like shelter, food, and safety
  • Assessments for disability accommodations and services

Mental health counseling is available in two formats: remotely (via video appointment) and in-person (at the Merritt Wellness Center, R-106).  To request an appointment, click here:

Appointment Request Form

We will respond within 24 hours, Monday – Friday.


We look forward to meeting you!