After Hours Care

The Cox Health and Counseling Center along with campus partners provides after-hours care in several forms. 

Campus Safety

Full-time campus safety officers are trained as emergency medical responders (EMR) and can be reached by contacting 740-427-5555.

ProtoCall

ProtoCall is a service provided to all students (on campus, learning remotely or abroad) by Kenyon. Students have 24/7 access to a licensed clinical behavioral health professional who can assist the caller with immediate support, crisis intervention and stabilization. ProtoCall can be reached by calling Campus Safety at 740-427-5555.

ProtoCall works in concert with counseling staff and provide confidential reports to our counseling team members at the end of every student support session. If you are connected with a Kenyon counselor, your ProtoCall report may be discussed during your next scheduled appointment. If you are not connected with a Kenyon counselor, your ProtoCall report will prompt a follow-up communication from a member of Kenyon's counseling services staff.

There are three outcomes to a ProtoCall support session:

  1. The student's needs are met; Kenyon's counseling team receives a call summary report to be added to the student’s treatment file.
  2. The student's needs are met, and ProtoCall recommends a follow-up appointment; Kenyon's counseling team receives a call summary report to be added to the student’s treatment file. Follow-up appointments will be the first available appointment.
  3. The student's needs exceed the support ProtoCall can provide and Campus Safety is contacted to coordinate transport to Knox Community Hospital by ambulance; Kenyon's counseling team receives a call summary report to be added to the student’s treatment file.

Note: The only crisis transportation alternative is the county sheriff's deputy. The deputy will search a student’s person and bags to ensure their safety during transport.

College Township Fire Department

All Kenyon students can receive a “soft-billed” medical transport from College Township Fire Department (aka Squad) to Knox Community Hospital (KCH) when deemed medically necessary by Squad’s emergency medical technicians (EMT).

Soft-billed means Squad will use the student’s health insurance to cover maximum allowable costs per the insurance plan benefit and any remaining cost for the transport will be waived.

This transport includes sexual assault support such as sexual assault nurse examination (SANE) and support by New Directions of Knox County (a domestic violence and rape crisis shelter) at Knox Community Hospital.

Local Health Care Services

If you choose to access these services off campus, be sure to have a copy of your insurance card with you.

Knox Public Health Community Health Center

11660 Upper Gilchrist Road, Mount Vernon, OH 
740-399-8008
M-R: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
F: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Evening hours: open every third Tuesday of every month until 6 p.m.
Free transportation can be provided using the health department's voucher program. For more information, please call the above number.

Knox Community Hospital Urgent Care

1490 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon, OH
740-393-9111
M-F: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sat-Sun: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Knox Area Transit (KAT) route can be used for transportation to this resource.

Knox Community Hospital Emergency Department

1330 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon, OH
740-393-9000
Open 24 hours/day
Knox Area Transit (KAT) route can be used for transportation to this resource.

Family Urgent Care

855 Coshocton Ave., Suite H-17, Mount Vernon, OH 
740-326-6552
M-F: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sat-Sun: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

CVS Minute Clinic

900 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon, OH
740-397-5505
M-F: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.; 2:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sun: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Equitas Health: Care for All

(LGBTQ+ community health center)
Proximal locations: Columbus, Mansfield, Newark
Services: Behavioral health, dentistry, HIV supportive services, legal services, medical and pharmacy.

Dental Services

Knox Public Community Health Center - Dental Clinic

11660 Upper Gilchrist Road, Mount Vernon, OH
740-399-8008
M-F: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Free transportation can be provided using the health department's voucher program. For more information, please call the above number.

Counseling Services

ProtoCall

24/7 access to a clinical behavioral health professional. This service can be accessed through Campus Safety at 740-427-5555. ProtoCall provides immediate support, crisis intervention and stabilization.

ProtoCall is a support service provided to Kenyon students (on- and off-campus) at no charge.

Knox Public Health Community Health Center Mental & Behavioral Health Services

11660 Upper Gilchrist Road, Mount Vernon, OH
740-399-8008
M-R: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
F: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Evening hours: open every third Tuesday of every month until 6 p.m.
Free transportation can be provided using the health department's voucher program. For more information, please call the above number.

Behavioral Healthcare Partners

8402 Blackjack Road, Mount Vernon, OH
740-397-0442
Services offered: Crisis services, mental health treatment, psychiatry, alcohol and drug treatment.

The Freedom Center

106 E. Gambier St., Mount Vernon, OH
740-397-2660
Services offered: Mental health, adult intensive outpatient and substance abuse.

New Directions

740-397-HELP (4357)
24/7 hotline
Services offered: Sexual assault crisis hotline, domestic shelter, sexual violence advocacy, support groups and community resources.

Christine Tuck

MA, LPCC, Licensed Clinical Counselor and Life Coach
102 W. Woodside Dr., Gambier, OH
740-507-6607
mctuck@columbus.rr.com
Description: Specializes in anxiety, depression and trauma in a clinical setting. Specializes in transitions and relationships as a life coach. By appointment only, hours and days may vary.

Equitas Health: Care for All

(LGBTQ+ community health center)
Proximal locations: Columbus, Mansfield, Newark
Services: Behavioral health, dentistry, HIV supportive services, legal services, medical and pharmacy.

The Center for Balanced Living

(Disordered eating support and treatment)
8001 Ravines Edge Court #201, Columbus, OH
614-896-8222
www.centerforbalancedliving.org

The Emily Program 

(Eating disorder outpatient treatment)
8001 Ravines Edge Court, Columbus, OH 

(Eating disorder outpatient, day & residential treatment)
2141 Overlook Road, Cleveland Heights, OH 
888-364-5977
www.emilyprogram.com