School can be difficult. Getting counseling shouldn’t be.
Student Support Services
Richland is teaming with Memorial Behavioral Health to deliver in-person and/or telehealth counseling with a licensed professional, Joe Drew, MA, LPC. Students will receive these services for free.
|Monday||9a – 3:30p|
|Tuesday||12p – 6p|
|Wednesday||9a – 3:30p|
|Thursday||12p – 6p|
|Friday||9a – 3:30p|
Open EAP Hours (can be used for Richland EAP or any other EAP)
|Monday||8a – 9a|
|Tuesday||8a – 11:30a|
|Wednesday||8a – 9a|
|Thursday||8a – 11:30a|
|Friday||8a – 9a|
Location will be on Richland’s campus at the Macon County Soil and Water Conservation Building, 4004 E. College Park, Decatur, IL 62521
To schedule an appointment, call 217-876-4646. Voicemail will be available for after hours, and callers will be contacted by the end of the next business day. From there, MBH intake staff will gather information and schedule an appointment.
Teletherapy Mental Health Services
Richland Community College has partnered with two organizations, META and TimelyCare, to provide an array of mental health services to students. Read more about each one below.
We have partnered with META, a teletherapy platform for mental wellness and help with depression issues, to provide students with confidential and easy access to mental wellness providers. Choose your counselor. Connect whenever and wherever works for you, from the privacy of your phone. With META you’re in control.
META is a mobile app that delivers easy access to private and confidential counseling services – when and how you want.
The META app includes:
- Access to licensed providers of your choice
- Video, phone, and chat counseling
- Payment by insurance or out-of-pocket
- Completely private interactions
META provides articles, videos and other content created just for college students. It also allows you to connect with a provider of your choice, in total privacy. All you would have to do is download the app, identify an Illinois provider of your choosing, and inform them that you are a current student of Richland Community College.
Even if you don’t need help today, we’ve got your back if you ever do.
Download META for Free Today
Richland Community College is now partnered with TimelyCare to deliver a new virtual health and well-being platform for students. Through either a mobile app or your desktop, TimelyCare provides 24/7 access to virtual care from anywhere in the United States at no cost.
Whether you’re feeling anxious or overwhelmed, you can talk to a licensed provider to get the care you need via phone or secure video visits.
How can I access TimelyCare?
Visit timelycare.com/richland or download the TimelyCare app from your app store and register with your school email address. You can then start visits from any web-enabled device – smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop – anywhere in the United States.
Who can use TimelyCare?
Any enrolled student.
What services are available?
- TalkNow – 24/7, on-demand emotional support.
- Scheduled Counseling – Select the day, time, and mental health provider of your choice. (6 visits per year)
- Health Coaching – Support for developing healthy behaviors.
- Basic Needs Support – Get connected to low or reduced-cost community resources.
- Self-Care Content – Yoga and meditation sessions and group conversations with our providers on a variety of health and well-being topics.
How much does a visit cost?
TimelyCare services are available at no cost to Richland Community College students.
Contact Our Team
Joseph "Joe" Drew
Mental and Behavioral Health Clinician, MA, LPC