Mental Health Services

The Counseling Department reflects South Texas College’s commitment to provide access to higher education and support the educational goals of students from diverse backgrounds. Our staff help achieve academic success through the following services: academic counseling, career and mental health counseling, and assistance to vulnerable populations.

The Counseling Department offers students and the campus community a variety of professional services. Most services are pre-paid through your student service fee. These services are offered in a confidential atmosphere where the student may discuss concerns that are important to their educational and personal success.

Counselors are available during the day on a walk-in basis or by appointment; however, appointments are preferred. Services for evening hours are by appointment only. Counselors are available at the Pecan Campus, Nursing and Allied Health Campus, Technology Campus, Mid-Valley Campus, and Starr County Campus locations.

24 Hour Crisis Line

Tropical Texas Behavioral Health 24-hour crisis line is available to assist you and provide information on resources during stressful times. Please know that 24-hour help is available by calling 1-877-289-7199 for Hidalgo County. Help is also available for Starr County by calling Border Region Behavioral Health Center at 1-800-643-1102. Screenings and assessments are provided as needed to include determination of need for hospitalization or diversion to other less restrictive treatment alternatives.

Hidalgo County Residents

Tropical Texas Behavioral Health

1901 S 24th Ave, Edinburg, TX 78539

1-877-289-7199

Starr County Residents

Border Region Behavioral Health Center

2751 Pharmacy Road, Rio Grande City, TX 78582

1-800-643-1102