Hillsborough County Public Schools has partnered with Hazel Health to offer free virtual mental health services at home and school to all K-8, middle and high school students, with parental consent.
Hazel Health is a service that connects students with licensed, bilingual, culturally competent therapists for virtual counseling appointments. This service can help a student build coping skills for a short-term challenge or act as a bridge until students are successfully connected with longer-term resources.
After consent is granted, student services staff or legal guardians can refer students to Hazel for therapy, and an appointment can then be made by calling Hazel Health at (813) 213-4021.
Parents and guardians can also utilize Hazel's virtual physical health services at home Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. to address student health needs and help them feel better so they can return to learning.
Mental Health services are available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, from home, and in-school sessions will occur during designated hours chosen by each school administrator to ensure students do not miss core classes.
Starting August 10, 2023, with parental consent, Hazel Health Mental and Physical services will be available from home.
During school hours, Hazel Health Mental Services will begin the last week of August, with all K-8 middle and high school students having access to sessions by the end of October 2023.
All students under the age of 18 must have a Consent To Care form signed by their parent/guardian on file to begin receiving services.
For more information and to sign up, families and guardians can go to: https://my.hazel.co/hillsboroughschools