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Behavioral Health Urgent Care Center High Desert

If you need immediate crisis intervention or have an urgent need for mental health services please contact the Behavioral Health Urgent Care Center (BHUCC).  Supports are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 
Please call (661) 522-6770.  The BHUCC is located at 415 East Avenue I Lancaster, CA 93535.  

Virtual care from anywhere. For free.  Get on-demand support from counselors, doctors, nurse practioners and more, right at your fingertips. 

Visit TimelyCARE to create your free account. 

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Antelope Valley College offers 24/7 medical and mental telehealth for students. Click here to get started. 

Antelope Valley College offers a telehealth program for students called timely care Telehealth for AVC Students. The service provides access to 24/7 medical and mental telehealth care across the United States, with no cost at the time of visit all students.  Students can now choose to have 12 sessions per year with the same certified licensed counselor at no cost.  

Whether you're feeling sick or overwhelmed, you will be able to talk to a licensed provider from your smartphone or any web-enabled device. Licensed providers are available to diagnose non-emergent medical conditions, prescribe medications and offer mental health support via phone or secure video visits. Below are a few FAQs about CA Students Care. 

Please call TimelyCARE Customer Support at (833) 484-6359 if you are looking for a therapist that meets your specific criteria, so you get the right support for you.

Q. Who can use TimelyCARE Telehealth for AVC Students?

A. Any Antelope Valley College student, whether you are accessing instruction in person or remotely.

Q. What services are available through TimelyCARE?

A. There following services are available to all students:

  • Medical: 24/7, on-demand access to a medical provider that can treat a wide range of common illnesses like cold and flu, sinus infection, allergies and more
  • TalkNow: 24/7, on-demand access to a mental health professional to talk about anything at any time.  Students can now choose to have 12 sessions per year with the same certified licensed counselor at no cost.  
  • You are able to, at any time, switch to another counselor by selecting another provider within the forum.  Particularly if you are looking for a sooner appointment date, or different time to accomodate your schedule.  Questions? Please don't hesitate to contact TimelyCARE directly at   (833) 484-6359. 

Q. How can students access TimelyCARE Telehealth for AVC Students?

A. Go to  to register for and access telehealth services. You can then have visits from any web-enabled device throughout the United States – smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop. You must use your legal name as listed in Banner to create a profile. You may then change to a preferred name.

Q. How much does a visit cost?

A. There is no visit cost for Antelope Valley College students.

Q: Can CA Students Care services diagnose COVID-19?

A: CA Students Care will virtually assess symptoms and administer frontline care in a contained environment to limit the spread of illness. They will also give recommendations on need for testing vs. self-quarantine, and where to go if testing or further care is needed.

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Are you thriving or just surviving?

The COVID pandemic has created a concurrent crisis around mental health. We all need to be taking care of each other, but that includes ourselves. CA Student Care tele-mental health counseling services will help you address the anxiety and stress that can, if left unaddressed, deteriorate into crisis. Please connect today by registering for telehealth services here.

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