Student Assistance Program

For Students of Higher Education

A happy, well balanced student is the one who stays in school. The Student Assistance Program (SAP) provides comprehensive support services to help students cope with the challenges which might otherwise interfere with completing a successful college experience. SAP offers a variety of resources to help guide students successfully through life’s ups and downs. Studies have shown that providing SAP services has resulted in increased retention among college students.

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For the Student

Today’s college students often face challenges which were pretty much non-existent when their parents were in school. Balancing a variety of roles and responsibilities can be overwhelming. The BayCare Student Assistance Program (SAP) provides a variety of resources to help students meet challenges which might otherwise interfere with a productive and successful college experience.

In order to provide support through life’s ups and downs the following services are available:

  • Toll-free confidential helpline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
  • Problem identification
  • Assessment
  • Referral to face-to-face counseling
  • Referral to community resources
  • Online services

SAP provides students access to online resources to address:

  • Emotional well-being
  • Relationship issues
  • Personal growth
  • Self-help mental health materials

A network of licensed mental health professionals is available for help with:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Drug and alcohol use
  • Family issues
  • Grief/loss
  • Relationship issues
  • Communication issues
  • Peer pressure
  • Building self esteem
  • Sleep difficulties
For more information on SAP, please call (800) 878-5470 or email