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Midshipmen Development Center

How to Schedule an Appointment:

  1. Please email MDC at mdc@usna.edu to complete a Counseling Intake, Sports/ Psych Intake or Nutrition Intake questionnaire.This is required for all first-time appointments, regardless of your reason for coming to see us and for those who have not been seen for an appointment with in a 12 month timeframe .
  2. Read through our confidentiality information below (this will also be provided with the MDC Intake questionnaire). 
  3. Once your intake questionnaire is complete and you have read through the confidentiality page, our office manager will help you schedule an appointment with a counselor.  
  4. You may schedule follow up appointments with either your counselor or with our office manager . If you don't want a follow-up appointment right away, you can always reach out to your counselor or the office manager at a later date.

Need to be seen today? 

The staff at MDC is aware that emergencies requiring immediate attention exist. For clients who need same-day services, we have limited appointments available every weekday during lunch hour (1200-1330) and after classes (1530-1600). Other times might also be available for same-day appointments. 

Our same-day services are designed to assist students who are confronting life-threatening circumstances, current or recent traumatic events, or serious mental illness. Please read below to see if same-day services are right for you. 

Circumstances that might require same-day services:

  • Suicidal thoughts or recent suicidal attempt
  • Thoughts about harming another person
  • Recent assault or abuse
  • Concern about your own safety
  • Experiencing panic, feeling faint, or believing that you might die
  • Hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that aren't there)
  • Knowledge of another person being abused or assaulted
  • Knowledge of another person's suicidal thoughts
  • Recent death of a loved one
  • Witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event

If you believe your situation is a crisis that cannot wait for a regularly scheduled appointment, please email MDC mdc@usna.edu. We will help make recommendations as to how to proceed.

If you are reading this after our normal office hours, contact Main Office 410-293-5001 to reach the Duty Chaplain. Or, you may reach out to a peer advisor, who can get you in contact with the duty chaplain. 


Confidentiality:

Below is a link to a detailed description of our limits to confidentiality.

Informed Consent and Limits of Confidentiality.pdf


Still not sure?

Feel free to call 410-293-4897 to speak with a counselor at MDC. 

You may also reach out to a Peer Advisor

You can also email MDC at mdc@usna.edu, or walk down to MDC to speak to us in person to ask your questions. 

If you're still having doubts, you may ask a counselor all your questions at the beginning of your appointment. If you are not comfortable with the answers, you may leave, no questions asked. 


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