Career Counseling

Counselors at Inver Hills provide professional career, academic, and personal counseling services to enable students to achieve greater success in the academic environment.

Counseling Services

IHCC counselors are available to talk with students who are seeking support or assistance. Counselors can connect via email, phone, chat, and Zoom video conference. Please see information below on scheduling appointments.

If there is a threat for immediate safety for yourself or others call 911.

If you are having a mental health crisis please call 1-800-273-8255 or text MN to 741741 or utilize one of the below county crisis resources:

Anoka: 763-755-3801

Dakota: 952-891-7171

Washington: 651-777-5222

Carver/Scott: 952-442-7601

Hennepin: 612-596-1223

Ramsey: 651-266-7900

If you have and urgent counseling need for an IHCC counselor

Call Kelly Reibert, our front desk manager at 651-450-3548 and she will connect you with an available counselor.

If it is not an immediate need

schedule an appointment please call 651-450-3548, email or click here to schedule an appointment online using Starfish.

If you are already connected with a specific counselor

Reach out using the phone, email or appointment scheduling links below:

Additional Mental Health and Self-Care Resources


Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The service is free of charge. Toll-free helpline number: 866-342-6892.

Walk-In Counseling Center

Free and accessible mental health counseling offered Via Zoom. See website for detailed contact information and instructions.

National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI): Resource Guide

National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI): Support Groups

Center for Disease Control: Managing Stress and Anxiety

Center for Disease Control: Taking Care of your Emotional Health

Child Mind Institute: Talking to your kids about COVID-19

The Jed Foundation: Tips for Managing Stress and Worries

Allina Health Mindfulness and Resilience Building Program: Change to Chill

Mindful: Free mindfulness resources to reduce stress and promote relaxation

Food Resources

Mobile Pantry

The Mobile Pantry bus will not be coming to campus in its typical fashion at this time. However, if you are in need of food please contact and our counselors can help. While campus remains open we will provide per-packaged bags of non-perishable food items to students in need. The bags can be picked up at the Welcome Center on 2nd floor of College Center between 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The Open Door Appointment Info

Please call to make an appointment for pick up at 651-686-0787.

Neighbors Inc

Please visit website or call 651-455-5000 to get updates and to discuss eligibility.

Hunger Solutions Meals for Kids during COVID-19

Restaurants offering free lunches

Here's a list of restaurants offering free lunches to students while K-12 schools are closed

Free Meals for Dakota County Kids

Unemployment Resources

Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Program

If your job is affected by the closures you may be eligible for unemployment resources. It's highly recommended to apply online instead of calling as they cannot handle the volume of calls at this time. Visit

Emergency Grants

Students may apply for an “Acts of Kindness” emergency grant to bridge the gap during a financial crisis affecting academic success (e.g. unexpected car repair or medical bill). For more information, or to complete an application, students should schedule an appointment with an IHCC counselor. To schedule an appointment email, call 651-450-3548 or click here to schedule online via Starfish.

Scholly COVID-19: Student Relief Fund

HealthCare Resources

IHCC Health Services

Providing services via zoom. See website for details.

MNSure coverage

All four medical insurance companies that sell private health insurance plans on MNsure are waiving co-pays, co-insurance and deductibles related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) diagnostic testing.

COVID-19 Free Testing Resources

Many insurance providers have waived cost of telemedicine for COVID19. Check directly with your insurance or visit:

Uninsured patients that are concerned can get FREE screening: or

Additional Resources

United Way 211

Dial 2-1-1 anywhere in Minnesota or visit free and confidential health and human services information for people in Minnesota. The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to connect individuals with the resources and information they need.

Comprehensive Resource List From MN Department of Education

Academic Calendar