Sacramento, Calif., December 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – California Community Colleges are transform the way their students have access to medical and mental health care, in partnership with The California Community College Foundation (FondationCCC) and TimelyÂ®, the leading provider of telehealth specializing in higher education.
California’s Budget Act 2021 includes $ 30 million in ongoing local aid funds to support expanding the availability of mental health services available to California community college students. This continued support comes at a critical time as approximately 60% of California community college students suffer from basic needs insecurity.
As a partner of more than 150 campuses across the country, including 20 California community colleges, TimelyMD serves as a virtual 24/7 extension of existing campus health and counseling resources with the goal of ” increase student well-being, engagement and retention. This new partnership with FoundationCCC aims to provide 24/7 access to TimelyMD telehealth services to all community colleges in California.
Current California Community Colleges, in partnership with TimelyMD, ensure students have 24-hour access to on-demand, scheduled medical and mental support from approved providers at no cost to them and without the hassle of a traditional insurance. TimelyMD works closely with campus staff to help fill the gaps where students need by providing on-the-spot care, therapeutic counseling, psychiatric services, or preventative care such as health coaching, virtual yoga, meditation and group bereavement sessions.
âWe care deeply about our students and the past two years have been exceptionally difficult for them. Providing telehealth and teletherapy services to students is no longer a question of if, but when. Between funding from the CARES Act and state allocations, resources are available, âsaid Dr. Karen Engelsen, vice president of student development at Victor Valley College, whose district has started providing medical care. and student mental health through TimelyMD in the spring semester of 2021. âThe FCCC CollegeBuys program cuts through bureaucracy by making it easier for community college districts like ours to provide high quality virtual care to meet needs. student needs, anytime, anywhere. â
In addition, TimelyÂ® facilitates access to basic needs support, such as in-person health care, food assistance, housing assistance, transit assistance, bill payment, child care, and legal services to help students stay healthy. good health and focus on their journey towards achieving their educational goals.
Students can access TimelyMD’s services using the TimelyCare app from their phone or other device, allowing them to see profiles, faces and specialist care details from a wide range. range of physicians and licensed counselors available to them. They can choose to meet with a specific supplier or select the first available. Typical consultations begin within 5-10 minutes – less than the time it takes to walk across campus.
âWe are passionate about equitable access to health care for all students, and we will continue to champion the health and well-being of community college students,â said Luke Hejl, CEO and co-founder of TimelyMD. “Our vision at TimelyMD is to enable students to be well and thrive in all aspects of their lives, and we look forward to enabling more community college students in California to have access to care,” when and where they need it. “
Campuses interested in partnership details can send an email [email protected] Where [email protected] to receive more information and learn how to take advantage of TimelyMD’s services on their campus. To learn more about the partnership and its benefits for California community college students, visit https://timely.md/fccc/.
About the California Community College Foundation
The California Community College Foundation is the official non-profit foundation of the Board of Governors and the Office of the Chancellor of California Community Colleges. The Foundation’s mission is to benefit, support and enhance the missions of the California Community Colleges system, the largest higher education system in the country. Incorporated in 1998, the Foundation works to benefit all students of California Community College, colleges, university foundations, and the system as a whole by accelerating pathways of economic and social mobility, strengthening communities, and reducing barriers. to opportunities for all Californians. The Foundation is a tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. For more information visit www.fondationccc.org.
CollegeBuys is the Foundation’s system-wide procurement program for California Community Colleges that leverages the purchasing power of 116 California community colleges to guarantee and offer discounts of up to 85% on a wide range of educational products, from advanced software and technologies to high quality. office and classroom furniture. For more information visit www.collegebuys.org.
TimelyMD is the leading provider of telehealth specializing in higher education. Its mission is to improve the well-being of students by making virtual medical and mental health care accessible anytime, anywhere. The complete TimelyCare solution optimizes campus resources and supports clinical staff by ensuring continuity of care for hundreds of thousands of students on more than 150 college and university campuses. Customizable by school, TimelyCare’s telehealth and teletherapy services – including on-demand and scheduled medical care, on-demand and scheduled mental health counseling, psychiatric support, health coaching and counseling. Faculty and Staff – are designed to help students thrive in all aspects of their lives. Visit opportune.md for more information.
CONTACT: Katie Neal TimelyMD 336-662-3080 [email protected]