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Staying Healthy

Staying healthy while away from home shouldn’t be difficult. Beacon’s team of health professionals keeps you living an active lifestyle, so you can be focused on classes and activities. With health services, counseling, campus safety, and more working together — we’re committed to providing access to resources, tools, and services that benefit your overall physical and mental well-being throughout your time at Beacon

Student Health

For all your physical healthcare needs, Beacon has partnered with Community Health Centers–Leesburg. This gorgeous center provides comprehensive, non-emergency medical, dental, behavioral, and vision services in a holistic, patient-centered facility — most services are available at one location across the street from our newest residence halls.

Appointments

With CHC, students enjoy care in a way that works best for the individual student through access to an onsite Beacon nurse, timely referrals to dentists and board-certified physicians, and access to the University of Florida Health System’s Leesburg Hospital or AdventHealth Waterman Hospital in Tavares. With CHC, students also gain access to some telemedicine services, plus an on-campus weekend nurse who can assist students with medication management.

Appointments: 352-638-9701

Hours:

  • Monday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Friday 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

After hours:
CHC providers are available for after-hours emergency calls (for established patients) through an answering service at 352-314-7400. In the event of an emergency, please call 911.

Meet the Health Team

Tekayiha Innocent-Coleman

Director of Health Promotion

352-638-9745tcoleman@beaconcollege.edu

Aubrey Cash

College Nurse

352-638-9793acash@beaconcollege.edu

Veronica Simpkins

Life Skills Educator and Case Manager

352-638-9798vsimpkins@beaconcollege.edu

Peace of Mind

Have you met Sully? Sully is a handsome Goldendoodle, and he is a registered emotional support animal. Students can schedule 1-on-1 visits with Sully and see him at the Center for Student Success.

Counseling

Helping you reduce psychological distress, develop interpersonal skills, and nurture a stable sense of self is the focus of our Counseling and Wellness team — all to help you accomplish your academic and personal goals.

Commonly addressed concerns include emotional issues, developmental issues, substance use, and academic performance. Our team offers a multitude of services, including short-term individual counseling, group counseling, skill-building workshops, crisis intervention, and on-campus screenings.

Meet the Counseling Team

Dana Manzo

Vice President of Student Affairs

352-638-9751dmanzo@beaconcollege.edu

Sommer Mooneyhan

Assistant Director of Counseling

352-638-9766smooneyhan@beaconcollege.edu

Bethanie Sylvaince

Counselor

352-787-0685bsylvaince@beaconcollege.edu

Crystal Boone

Counselor

cboone@beaconcollege.edu

Contact Information 

Appointments: 352-638-9787 or email counseling@beaconcollege.edu

The Beacon Wellness Line: 833-434-1217

A 24/7, confidential support line designed to offer immediate services to help you manage your concerns. You will be connected to a licensed mental health professional ready to help you.

Confidentiality Notice

The counselors at the Counseling and Wellness Center take confidentiality very seriously. Health privacy laws protect each student’s mental health records. Student information cannot be shared with a third party without written and signed consent.

Occupational Therapy

In addition to physical health and mental well-being, you’ll have the supportive educational environment to help you succeed through defined occupational therapy.

Commonly addressed concerns include review of needs and treatment options for fine/gross motor skill development, sensory motor integration, self-care, and emotional regulation. Our occupational therapist will work with your faculty and learning specialists to further assist in accessibility and integrate additional assistive technology. Individual and group therapy sessions are available.

Additionally, you’ll be able to utilize the new Sensory and Mindfulness Room located in the Counseling and Wellness Center. The 324-square-foot room serves as a quiet space for students who might need to get away from the hectic education environment.

Meet the Occupational Therapy Team

Jennifer Castilloveitia

Occupational Therapist

352-638-9727jcastillovetia@beaconcollege.edu
Fitness and Recreation

Learn more about how to stay healthy with a fitness plan.

Safety

Your safety is our priority. Explore how our dedicated team works for you.

Recreation

Staying active keeps your body and mind at its peak. Check out the many ways to get involved.