Welcome to your health center, Bobcats!

We promote the physical and mental health of the STU community in a professional and confidential manner covered by the student health insurance, including the Supplemental Plan. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome.

Staff Schedule and Services

Registered Nurse and Advanced Nurse Practitioner


  • Emergency first aid
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Screenings (HIV, vision, breast exams)
  • Chronic disease management (diabetes, high blood pressure)
  • Medication prescriptions
  • Referrals (as needed)


Jessie Trice Community Health Centers, Inc.
Monday – Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Provides individual therapy sessions to address

  • Depression
  • Suicide ideas or intentions
  • Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Eating Disorders
  • Dating / Domestic Violence
  • Grief and loss
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)


Monday – Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm

Maria Garavito-Bedoya, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

St. Thomas University- Temporary Student Counselor

16401 NW 37 Avenue, Student Center

Miami Gardens, FL 33054

(O) 305.628.6695 | mgaravito@stu.edu


Suicide and Violence Prevention

The only risk is not taking action

The Student Health Center is devoted to promoting a healthy and safe environment at STU. Helping to prevent suicide and violence is among our goals. The most effective way to prevent them is to know its warning signs, take them seriously and access the appropriate resources. If you or someone you know is suffering, call the Suicide Prevention hotline (1-800-273-TALK (8255) or 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) or ulifeline.org.

Additional Community Resources

Switchboard of Miami

  • HELPlines for: Veterans, LGBTQ, & Alcoholic Anonymous
  • 24/7 in English, Spanish, & Haitian Creole
  • 305-358-4357
  • switchboardmiami.org


Alcohol, Drugs, & Other Substances


Dating/Domestic Violence