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Keeping you feeling your best

Preventative, proactive and holistic—from day 1

We take physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual health seriously. From the first day a student arrives, we provide a range of services to help students get and stay healthy. Our approach is preventative, proactive and holistic.

Physical Health

Campus Safety and EC-ERT

Our Campus Safety officers provide a safe environment 24 hours a day as well as a mass notification system for emergency communications and emergency preparedness training.

During the academic year, our student-run Eckerd College Emergency Response Team (EC-ERT) responds to medical emergencies on campus twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.


With 361 days of sunshine per year, our setting pretty much guarantees year-round outdoor living. You can join intramural games or club sports and take advantage of facilities such as our gymnasium, weight room, baseball stadium, beach volleyball courts, boathouse and more.

Health Services

From the flu to more serious illnesses, the nurse practitioner and medical director in the Health Center are ready to help. The Center accepts most medical insurance coverage and all services are completely confidential.

Yoga on South Beach
Regular health offerings include alcohol awareness and prevention, de-stress week, flu shots and immunizations, HIV testing and “Well Women” exams.
Need to get to a clinic off-campus? Grab a taxi voucher and go. No cash needed.
Our Spring Wellness Fair offers free massages, mental health checks, fun runs and acupuncture.

Psychological and Emotional Health

Accessible Accommodations

If you need classroom or housing accommodations, check in with the Office of Accessibility on how to get the support services you need.

Advocacy Services

We offer confidential information, assistance, and support to survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking. Whether you are on the path to healing, want to know more about your reporting options, or are supporting a friend, our Office of Advocacy Services can help.

Gender Equity and Inclusion (Title IX Office)

Eckerd College is committed to complying with all requirements as set forth by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.


We have counselors on staff to help you navigate the emotional ups and downs of college. Talking with one of them can give you insight into how to make good choices for yourself that will get you where you want to go. All services are free of charge to full-time students and completely confidential.

Religious Life

We foster a continuing and challenging campus conversation about spiritual issues, discussion focused on the role of religion and spiritual life in the contemporary world, enrichment of a student’s spiritual life and religious pluralism on campus.

Student Outreach and Support

We provide proactive and follow-up case management services for students referred to the CARE Team for personal, emotional, and academic concerns. Our staff are typically the first contact when gathering information about how to help a student or when trying to connect a student with resources on campus.