Wellness Services

Palmer Student Academic Support Centers complements chiropractic by assisting you in the goal of optimizing your level of functioning and well-being. We encourage and support your need for balance in a demanding professional program. Acknowledging that challenges in one area of your life will impact your overall experience, we encourage you to speak with an Academic Counselor for strategies to enhance success in all areas of your life.

Mental Health and Wellness Resources

We all have "issues" - our own and those of other people in our lives.

  • Personal Counseling Referral Program - A free and confidential community based counseling service is available for all Palmer students and immediate family. Palmer students seeking personal counseling resources for assistance with relationship issues, substance abuse, grief and loss, depression, anxiety or any other mental health issues are encouraged to make an appointment.

    For specific instructions choose your campus

    Main Campus
    West Campus
    Florida Campus

Confidential, free, online mental health and wellness resources are just clicks away. Visit these sites for more information:

Suicide Prevention

Mental Health and Well-being

  • ULifeline ( http://www.ulifeline.org ) - An anonymous, confidential, online resource center developed especially for college students. Find help and information regarding mental health and suicide prevention.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness ( https://www.nami.org/ ) - NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.  Local NAMI chapters offer educational programs for individuals and families.  Crisis help is available via text - text NAMI to 741-741.
  • American Psychological Association ( www.apa.org ) - The APA is the premier professional psychological association in the United States, which provides information on a wide variety of topics.
  • National Grad Crisis Line - 1-877-GRAD-HLP (472-3457) provides 24/7 support for urgent mental health care.
  • Learn Psychology Guides ( https://www.learnpsychology.org/resources/) provide tips and strategies for addressing stress, sleep issues and other mental health needs and concerns.
  • Postpartum Support International (https://www.postpartum.net/) provides support, education and local resource information for individuals experiencing postpartum depression. PSI's free helpline 800-944-4773,  available in English and Spanish, refers callers to appropriate local resources including emergency services. 

Addiction and Substance Abuse

Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Resources

LGBT National Health Center (https://www.glbthotline.org/): 1 (888) 843-4564

Suicide Prevention and Domestic Violence National 24-hour Crisis Lines

Rape and sexual violence resources and 24-hour crisis lines are available nationally and locally for all three Palmer campuses.

Rape is never the victim's fault.

20-25% of college aged women will be victims of sexual abuse at some point during their college careers.
1.3 women are sexually assaulted every minute.
Men and women are victims of sexual violence.

"Anyone can be hurt by sexual violence. Anyone can heal from sexual violence. Everyone can create a world free of sexual violence." - Florida Council Against Sexual Violence

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-HOPE (4673)
Rape Abuse Incest National Network ( www.rainn.org )

Main campus

Quad Cities Area

Survivor Resources of Family Resources 
(http://www.famres.org/services/survivor-services)

  • Iowa Walk-in Crisis Facilities (8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F): 2800 Eastern Avenue, Davenport, IA 52803
    563-468-2310
  • Iowa 24 Hour Crisis Line: 866-921-3354
  • Illinois Walk-in Crisis Facilities (8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F): 1521 47th Avenue, Moline, IL 61265
    309-797-6534
  • Illinois 24 Hour Crisis Line: 309-797-1777

    For further information about counseling resources, contact:

    Student Academic Support Centers
    563-884-5655
    Dr. Alex Margrave (alex.margrave@palmer.edu)

    West campus

    San Jose/Bay Area

    YWCA Silicon Valley Support Services 

    • Crisis assistance and counseling services: 408-295-4011
    • 24-hour Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking hotline: 1-800-572-2782
    • 375 S. Third Street, San Jose, CA 95112

      For further information about counseling resources, contact:

      Student Services
      408-944-6122
      Michael Crump (michael.crump@palmer.edu)

      Florida campus

      Port Orange Area

      Sexual Assault Response Team

      • Florida Council Against Sexual Violence: 1-888-956-RAPE (7273)
      • City of Port Orange, FL: 386-258-7273 or 386-239-7720

      Port Orange Police Department Victim Advocate Office

      • 4545 Clyde Morris Avenue, Port Orange, FL 32127
      • (368) 506-5820

      Domestic Abuse Council/Violence Intervention Counseling Services

      For further information about counseling resources, contact:

      Student Services
      386-763-2780
      Victor Hidalgo (victor.hidalgo@palmer.edu)

      Contact Us

      Main campus
      Student Academic Support
      1000 Brady St.
      Davenport, IA 52803-5214
      563-884-5655
      academicsupport.ia@palmer.edu

      Florida campus
      Student Academic Support
      4777 City Center Parkway
      Port Orange, FL 32129-4153
      386-763-2724
      academicsupport.fl@palmer.edu

      West campus
      Student Academic Support
      90 East Tasman Dr.
      San Jose, CA 95134-1617
      408-944-6025
      academicsupport.ca@palmer.edu

      Choose your program