MBU Expands Mental Health Resources Through Virtual Provider TimelyCare

Mary Baldwin University has partnered with TimelyCare, higher education’s most trusted virtual health and well-being provider, to offer all students free, 24/7 access to mental health support.

Serving more than two million students at 300 campuses nationwide, TimelyCare provides a comprehensive suite of services, including mental health counseling, on-demand emotional support, a peer support community, and self-guided wellness tools.

Efficient and equitable access to high-quality care is an important priority for college students nationwide. Among those undergraduates who considered dropping out, 69% cited emotional stress as their reason, according to a recent report by Gallup and the Lumina Foundation. Removing barriers to care leads to more engagement, both academically and socially, and improved student outcomes.

Through TimelyCare on their phone or other device, MBU students can access virtual care options from licensed physicians and counselors in all 50 states — at no cost and without the barrier of traditional insurance — including:

The partnership extends the MBU Student Counseling Services’ resources, and the university will continue to offer in-person counseling options in addition to TimelyCare.

This hybrid model of care gives students many benefits, such as:

“There is no greater priority than the health and wellbeing of our students at MBU,” said Vice President of Student Engagement Ernest Jeffries. “We’re excited to offer TimelyCare in addition to our campus resources, making quality care more readily available to students when they need it and granting peace of mind to them and their families.”

Three-quarters of college students who accessed virtual mental health and well-being interventions through TimelyCare reported mental health improvements. More than half (53%) of all students who have sought mental health support through TimelyCare said they would have done nothing if the service were not available.

“TimelyCare is proud to serve as an extension of MBU Student Counseling Services to create a comprehensive, whole-student care solution that empowers students to seek care in a way that feels comfortable and convenient for them,” said Luke Hejl, TimelyCare CEO and co-founder.

MBU students: Get started using TimelyCare by signing up here! (Use your MBU email address to log-in.)
You can also download the TimelyCare app from the Apple App Store or Google Play App Store.