Health and Wellness updates

This notice appeared in the Weekly Phoenix between January 22, 2019 and January 31, 2019.

January 22, 2019

The college years are a time for change, exploration, and growth. Our health and wellness team strives to support students as they learn to cope with the stresses of college and prepare to thrive after graduation.

CARE Services

CARE Services (Florida Poly’s health and wellness program) can help students identify and overcome barriers that affect a student’s ability to be successful at Florida Poly. These barriers can be academically related, but they can also include mental health concerns, financial concerns, or personal concerns.

CARE services can help students get involved or connected on campus or within the community. Sometimes it can be difficult to navigate the University system in order to access services or resources. Staff can help students navigate these services or develop an action plan for academic success.

Campus Wellness/CARE Manager

The university’s campus wellness/CARE manager is Kristin Stokes.


Florida Polytechnic University maintains a CARE Team (Crisis-Assessment-Referral-Evaluation) that provides guidance and assistance to students who are experiencing crisis, displaying odd or unusual behaviors, or engaging in other behaviors that may be perceived as being harmful (either to the student individually or to others). The CARE team accepts referrals and responds to identified concerns for a student’s health, welfare, and safety.

The CARE Team’s committee is made up of representatives from across Florida Polytechnic University’s campus including the vice provost of academic success, university police, campus wellness/CARE manager, coordinator of Title IX services, director of student development, and legal representation. Additionally, the team may also consult with Disability Services or other campus resources, as needed.


  • Need help or know someone who does? Email [email protected]
  • Report an incident
  • BayCare Student Assistance Program: 800-878-5470
  • Peace River Center’s 24-hour Mobile Crisis Response Team in Lakeland: 863-519-3744
  • National Suicide Prevention Life-Line: 800-273-8255