PLEASE NOTE: This page is provided as a service, noting a variety of services and agencies available for aiding in a variety of situations. Listing does not indicate endorsement by TAMUG or the Office of Student Counseling. Any fees incurred by use of any of the services listed will be the responsibility of the person using those services. We strive to keep the list updated, so if you have more current or accurate information, please notify us at (409) 740-4736.
Private Psychotherapists, Counselors and Psychiatrists, for Children, Adults, Couples & Families
There are many private practitioners in the Galveston area. Look in the Yellow Pages under "counseling" for a directory of service provider listings. Most will accept insurance, and are on managed care panels. The UTMB Department of Psychiatry at (409) 772-0770 provides both private and sliding-scale services.
Sliding Fee Scale Mental Health Services
TAMUG Employee Assistance Program
EAP: (409) 740-4532, Confidential counseling is offered to all campus employees. Counseling and rehabilitation services are available for campus employees with alcohol or other drug problems through the EAP. Information is available to all employees in the Human Resources Office on campus. The services are contracted through UTMB.
12-Step Meeting Information (days, times, locations)
AIDS Counseling and Testing Sites
Bereavement Support Group
Hospice of Galveston County (409) 938-0070, sponsors two regularly scheduled luncheon discussion groups, one the last Wednesday of each month at IHOP on the Seawall in Galveston, at 11:30 am, and the other on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Denny's in the Nasa Bay Area at 11:30 am. Other bereavement groups meet at various times during the year; call for information and scheduling. Groups are free of charge and are open to anyone in the process of grieving who feels they can benefit from sharing with others who are going through similar feelings.
Abuse and Sexual Assault
Women's Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County: Galveston/Bolivar (409)765-SAFE, mainland Galveston County (888) 919-SAFE. Administrative office, Galveston (409) 763-1441. A resource for individuals (women and men) who are seeking refuge from abusive relationships, or who have been the victim of abuse or violence. Temporary shelter available. 24-hour crisis hotline. WRCC welcomes donations of clothing and household good for their thrift stores, which help support their services. They welcome volunteer help as well, call (409)763-1441 for information, or check their website.
Sexual Assault: Victims 24-hour hotline (409) 765-7233. Provides advice, someone to accompany you to the hospital, support, the Women's Crisis Center.
Women's Information and Referral Exchange (WIRES)
Information about a variety of programs and services in the Houston-Galveston area. (713) 528-2121.
UTMB Family Medical Clinic at the University Hospital Clinic, located behind the Emergency Room. Hours are 9am to 4pm, Monday through Friday, except holidays. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins accepted. Call (409) 772-2166.
Galveston County Health Clinic (4C's Clinic): 4700 Broadway, Galveston. Call (409) 765-2537 to make an appointment.
TAMUG Financial Aid: Always the first place to start. Visit their website or call (409) 740-4500 for information. Consumer Credit Counseling Service: Will help you with solutions to getting your finances back into shape. Call (800) 873-2227 or visit their website.
Other resources available in the community can be obtained in the Office of Student Counseling, (409) 740-4736, Building 3030, Suite104.