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John and Ella Byrd McCain Health and Counseling Center

John and Ella Byrd McCain Health and Counseling Center

The mission of the Health & Counseling Center is to promote the well-being of the Alabama A&M University community and generate a healthy campus culture by providing integrative healthcare services based on industry best practices by promoting physical, emotional, and spiritual development in a safe, supportive, and confidential environment. Through strategic planning, we will seek to establish key priorities that integrate health into every aspect of campus life.

Creating a Culture of Campus Health on The Hill Strategic Plan

Establishing a culture of health on our campus is imperative, and aids in assuring academic success, improved retention and overall enhanced quality of life among our students.

Mental Health First Aid logo with TAKE A COURSE, BE AN INSTRUCTOR, and BE THE DIFFERENCE text

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

American College Health Association logo

ACHA stands at the forefront of issues that impact the health and wellness of our college students.


  • (256) 372-5601
  • (256) 372-5800

Office Hours

  Office Hours (August - May)
Monday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

*We are closed 12:00 pm-1:30pm for lunch

  Office Hours (June-July)
Monday 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Thursday 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Friday Closed

*We are closed 12:00 pm-1:30pm for lunch


After-Hours Emergency Contact

  • Medical: 256-425-4201
  • Counseling: 256-425-4554

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