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Student Wellness Center

The Student Wellness Center is a holistic place that encourages, educates, facilitates, and connects students with needed resources. Students are empowered to make informed decisions about their health and cultivate well-being through education and outreach.

Our Mission
The mission of the Student Wellness Center at Kingsborough Community College is to support students and encourage the pursuit of healthier lifestyles.  The Student Wellness Center provides consultations and education on how to balance study, relationships and life commitments.  It also provides guidance on how to incorporate the interaction between mind and body.  The Student Wellness Center offers a holistic approach and creates an environment that fosters positive change.  

Our history
The Student Wellness Center is a merger of two services, the HELM Center and the outreach initiatives formerly organized by Counseling Services.  The two services blended and now provide a more holistic approach to helping Kingsborough’s students. 

Ilona Fridson, LCSW, is the Student Wellness Center Program Manager.  She is responsible for overseeing the overall day-to-day operations of the Center.  Maribel Mendoza is the Student Wellness Center’s Health Educator.

What is a Wellness appointment?
During wellness visit(s), a counselor will help to facilitate an environment where the student will be able to address their concerns, create a plan, problem solve, and develop healthy solutions targeted toward positive changes and transformations.

There are no trivial or complex questions about a student’s well-being whether it is emotional, health related or an academic issue.

How to make an appointment?

  • the Student Wellness Center is located in A-108 (Rooms E & F)
  • You can make a Wellness appointment by calling (718) 368-5975 or coming to D-102
  • All services provided by the Student Wellness Center are free to KBCC students

The Student Wellness Center hours are:

Monday 9a-7p
Tuesday 9a-7p
Wednesday 9a-5p
Thursday 9a-6p
Friday 9a-5p

Walk-in hours are (no appointment required):

Monday 11a-3p
Tuesday 11a-3p
Thursday 10a-1:30p


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