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Health and Wellness

Counseling And Wellness

The mission of the Counseling and Wellness Program is to provide counseling and comprehensive and integrated health education, resources, and services, in order to promote healthy lifestyles, create opportunities for positive behavior modification, and enhance academic success.

Services Offered:

personal counseling
career counseling
stress management and biofeedback training
self-help and outreach
consultation and referral

Eligibility for Services
Counseling services are available free for any currently enrolled Texas A&M at Qatar student. During the first counseling session the counselor and student will together determine if other services are more appropriate based on student’s situation and concerns.
 
How To Make an Appointment
There are three ways in which Texas A&M at Qatar students may make an appointment for counseling:
  1. Visit the Department of Student Affairs in the Texas A&M Engineering Building
  2. Call +974.4423.0047
  3. Email Dr. Steve Wilson at steve.wilson@qatar.tamu.edu

Appointments are available from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.

Confidentiality
Records of your counseling sessions are not part of your educational records. Release of these counseling records requires your written permission. Confidentiality is respected to the limits allowed by Texas state law, which include:

  • The counselor believes that you are likely to harm yourself and/or another person, he or she may take action necessary to protect you or others by contacting law enforcement officers or a physician.
  • The counselor believes that a child has been or may be abused or neglected, the clinician is required to make a report to the appropriate state agency.
  • The counselor believes that an elderly or disabled person has been or may be abused, neglected, or subject to financial exploitation.
  • If you are a minor (under the age of 18).

Crisis Intervention Services

The crisis counseling service is for students who are experiencing severe emotional distress and who are in life-threatening or life-altering situations.

Students who are experiencing severe emotional distress should:

  • Visit office 338E to see a counselor

If you need crisis counseling after business hours, on weekends or holidays, call 999 or visit the nearest hospital emergency room.

Qatar Foundation Care Clinic

QF Primary Health Care Center in the Hamad bin Khalifa Student Center
Tel: +974.4454.1244 or +974.4423.4454.1240
Call to find out days and hours of operation.

QF Dental Primary Health Care Center in the Hamad bin Khalifa Student Center
Tel: +974.4454.1244
By appointment only

Kulud Pharmacy in the Hamad bin Khalifa Student Center
Tel: +974.4037.8029 or +974.5560.6956

Other medical services

Students may also seek medical services at any of the Hamad Medical Corporation Primary Health Care Centres in Doha. Al Gharafah Health Centre is the closest one to Education City.

Directions: go towards QF housing from Education City, at the fourth round about make a u-turn and the clinic building is on your immediate right. Basic health, dental (is open morning and evening, but come early as they do not take appointments and they only take 25 patients per shift), an OB/GYN (for pregnant women is open on Sunday mornings), the “special women’s doctor “(for women’s issues is available on Monday-Wednesday with appointment, but you have to go there to make the appointment) and diabetic clinic (Monday mornings- takes appointments, but you must go there to make the appointment) services are all covered by the National Health Card.

It is QAR 30 without a health card. The clinic offer vaccinations on Wednesdays for children 2 months to 4 years old. There is a lab on site. The hours of operation are from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. until 11 p.m., Sunday-Thursday. The clinic is closed on Fridays and Saturdays. Students should take their valid National Health Card and passport and present these upon arrival.

For information about the other Primary Health Care Centers in Doha, contact the Primary Health Care Department of Hamad Medical Corporation at +974.4447.8911. The information is also located on the HMC website.

Immunizations

Health and wellness is the matter of obtaining and recording the immunizations and vaccines you have had over the years. Qatar Foundation and Texas A&M University at Qatar respectfully require that you complete the Student Health and Immunization Record. Every incoming and current student who attends a branch affiliate must submit proof of certain vaccinations/immunizations (i.e., copy of childhood or current immunization records) and/or proof of immunity (i.e., copies of the blood titer results) to their respective Counseling and Wellness staff.

This information must be compiled and confirmed by your Health Care Provider in English. If you do not have the documents in English, you may have them translated. Translations of non-English documents must be certified. This policy went into effect 1 August 2009. The required vaccinations are described in the document which is included with this letter (Immunization and Tuberculosis Screening Certificate). You are required to return the appropriate documents before you begin classes at Texas A&M at Qatar. Please submit them by 13 July 2017. You will be blocked from registering for classes until you are in complete compliance with the Qatar Foundation policy.

There are three ways you can return the information to the Counseling and Wellness Program

  1. Bring forms to Suite 053 of the Texas A&M Engineering Building
  2. Scan and email the forms/copies to immunizations@qatar.tamu.edu
  3. Fax the forms and copies to us at +974.4423.0011.

Forms:

Immunization Letter

2011-2012 Immunization and Tuberculosis Form

Map to Mesaimeer