Wellness Resources at Pomona College
According to the National Wellness Institute, wellness is considered, “an active process through which people become aware of, and make choices toward, a more successful existence.” Here at Pomona we want to partner with you as you achieve your academic goals by cultivating your overall wellness. The following resources can support your wellness process during your college experience here at Pomona.
Learn more about Student Accessibility Resources at Pomona.
TCCS Student Disability Resource Center: The SDRC works closely with the Disability Coordinators on all the campuses to ensure that students receive academic support services and accommodations to empower them to achieve their academic goals, while ensuing equitable treatment and access to all programs and activities across all campuses.
AIM is Pomona’s resource for requesting accommodations both academic and non-academic.
Mental Health Services
Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services is committed to promoting psychological wellness for all students served by The Claremont Colleges Consortium. Please note that during Fall 2020 there are geographical limitations to the clinical services that MCAPS may be able to provide to our students. Please contact MCAPS for more information. For off-campus therapy, fill out the off-campus therapy referral form. (For the Fall 2020 semester Aetna is waiving the referral requirement for the Claremont Colleges Student Health Insurance Plan.)
Student Assistance Program (SAP) - Is a free service available through AETNA for students with OR without SHIP. The SAP allows students to engage with a clinician for up to three “in-person” sessions. Therapists are available 24/7 for crisis support and for on-going clinical support. Students can cross reference networks to ensure they see a SAP counselor who also accepts whatever medical insurance plan they have. The easiest way to do this is for the student to have a list of providers covered by their insurance plan and when they call the SAP to set up counseling, they can ask if any of those providers are in the SAP plan as well. This way they have the 3 free SAP sessions and then transition to medical plan coverage without having to change counselors. For username and password information please contact your class dean.
Off Campus Therapy:
Step 1: For Students who have SHIP (Aetna, OA Elect Choice EPO) fill out the Insurance Referral Form in order to obtain the necessary referral by Monsour Counseling Center (909-621-8202) this will allow your deductible to be waived. (For the Fall 2020 semester Aetna is waiving the referral requirement for the Claremont Colleges Student Health Insurance Plan.)
For non-SHIP participants you will be responsible for paying your deductible out of pocket.
Step 2: Review options & based on your insurance select a provider.
Please note that all students are responsible for using their insurance to support their use of clinical services.
- Pomona will reimburse up to a maximum of $50 per attended appointment for co-payments and co-insurance.
- Pomona will only reimburse for 10 attended sessions per semester, August 24th, 2020 to December 4th, 2020 - Fall semester and January 25th, 2021 to May 14th, 2021- Spring semester.
- Reimbursement requests must be submitted with Original/Itemized Receipt.
- Receipts for reimbursement must be submitted no later than 30 days from date of your attended therapy appointment.
Step 3: Contact your provider of choice and call to schedule an appointment. If you leave a voice message, leave your name, insurance information, phone number & best time to be reached. It’s best practice to always verify that the provider takes your insurance plan before you attend your appointment.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255.
The EmPOWER Center aims to create a culture where all members of The Claremont Colleges respect and look out for each other, and where students impacted by sexual violence, dating/domestic violence, and stalking receive holistic support and care.
Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) is an online library of engaging, interactive programs to learn life skills and to help you bounce back from disappointments or stumbling blocks in life.
Morneau Shepell is an International Student Support Program where advisors are available 24/7 to help you succeed while studying abroad.
Student Physical Health Resources
Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP): SHIP is a health insurance plan designed just for students enrolled at The Claremont Colleges. If you get sick or injured, insufficient health insurance can lead to financial hardships that can threaten your ability to attend class, pay tuition, get student loans, or live away from home. Having health insurance is a safety net that helps ensure you are able to stay in school so you can graduate and achieve your professional goals. SHIP is available to all Pomona College students. For more information about SHIP and plan benefits and coverage visit the SHIP website. (For the Fall 2020 semester Aetna is waiving the referral requirement for the Claremont Colleges Student Health Insurance Plan.)
Student Health Services is committed to promoting the physical health and wellness of all students at The Claremont Colleges.
Health Education Outreach is dedicated to supporting the healthy lifestyle choices of students by providing health and wellness education resources.
The Chaplains invite all students to various worship services and events for community support. They are also available to meet one-on-one in their office or at a location around campus. You may drop by the Chaplains Office during their office hours from 9am-5pm, or visit The Chaplains contact page to e-mail a specific chaplain to schedule a time to meet. For more information, you can call them at (909) 621-8685.
Alcohol and Drug Use
Jasa Cocke is Pomona's confidential drug and alcohol counselor. Her office is in Wig Hall A-108, and she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more resources please visit our Alcohol and Drug Use website.
Social and Cultural Wellness
Academic Support Resources
Academic Support Resources provides expert peer instruction to help you develop strategic learning skills, assist in achieving your personal intellectual potential, and promoting leadership and service learning opportunities through the peer Fellows program.
Sexual Misconduct, Stalking, Dating and Domestic Violence Resources
Pomona College is committed to preventing and intervening in all forms of sexual misconduct, discrimination and harassment, which includes intimate partner violence, sexual assault and stalking. We strongly encourage individuals who have experienced any such harm to take action by using the College’s support services and/or pursuing administrative action through Title IX at the College and/or reporting criminal offenses to law enforcement.