Sonoran Basic Health and Counseling Services

Graduate school is an exciting challenge, but sometimes it can all get a little overwhelming. To support our community's emotional and physical well-being, Sonoran University has contracted with The Virtual Care Group to provide virtual counseling and basic medical health services to all our current students. Features include:

  • 100% confidential medical and counseling appointments
  • Available 24/7 on an unlimited basis*.
  • Crisis Management Coaches for urgent situations.
  • Life Coaching Services for longer term goals, like weight loss or stress reduction.
  • Ability to select a broad range of individualized features such as characteristics, specialties, and languages of your therapist. 
  • Prompt turnaround for appointments.
  • Get official documentation for absences.
  • Prescriptions, if needed, sent directly to your Pharmacy.

Sign up today for your account, so the myriad of options available will be ready whenever you need it. (Note: For account set up, use Sonoran's zip code - 85282.)

If you have any additional questions about the counseling and health services program, please contact the Dean of Students at


*Service is meant for short-term, acute issues. Your Care Advocate will assess your clinical needs, and determine how you can best be served. If the short-term solution-focused counseling of the Virtual Care Group is not the best resource, or the situation requires long-term specialized treatment, they will assist you in connecting with an appropriate healthcare provider vie your insurance network, or within your community if uninsured.

Free Nutrition and Diet Consulting Program

Sometimes with the stresses of graduate school, students often do not take care of their nutritional needs. Whether it is a perceived lack of time, or simple convenience, the role of nutritional wellbeing is often overlooked. Nutrition impacts your ability to think clearly and logically, perform at peak capacity while under stress, bounce back from fatigue and injury, and fight off illness. It’s a critical part of your health and just as important as your studies.

Sonoran University offers all students access to free evidence-based, personalized nutrition care through our Virtual Center for Personalized Nutrition. All consultations and follow-up visits are provided at no cost, and all appointments are virtual so there is no need to be in the Tempe area to use this service. Please use the following link to schedule your appointment:

Please note this service is also available at no cost to your friends, family, and the public across most states, nationwide. Our goal is to eliminate the greatest barrier to accessing high quality, evidence based, personalized nutrition care – cost.  So, there is absolutely no cost for care, for anyone. The only time a cost may be associated with a visit is if a client opts to purchase a dietary supplement or other item recommended by the provider as part of their care plan, but this is not required – it is an option.  So, for clients who do not wish to use supplements or cannot afford – their provider can focus recommendations on foods & lifestyle only. 

General Health and Wellness Resources

Mental Health and Personal Safety



  • Tools and Apps for Mental Health:
  • 7cups app and online resource that lets you chat with a trained listener for emotional support and counseling. It also offers online therapy with a licensed mental health professional. Services are also offered in Spanish.
  • Psych Central online mental health resources, quizzes, news, and an “Ask the Therapist” function.
  • Calm- #1 app for sleep and meditation. Join the millions experiencing better sleep, lower stress, and less anxiety 

Physical Health and Wellness

  • On-campus Medical Services

    As a commitment to the health and well-being of our students, Sonoran University's Medical Center and Neil Riordan Center for Regenerative Medicine offer students who reside in or visit Arizona two free visits per year and discounted medical care to students for in-person visits and certain services such as laboratory IVs and injectables.

  • Discounts are also available at Sonoran University's Medicinary. For more information, call the Medical Center at 480-970-0000.

  • Additionally, students have access to basic medical services, provided in a virtual format, through the Virtual Care Group, including but not limited to doctor visits for common colds, infections, and other common, non-acute ailments.




Financial and Material Support

Veterans and Military Services

  • AZ 211 - Veterans & Military Services AZ 211 offers veterans and military personnel resources for locating services, programs, and hotlines.
  • Veterans First, Ltd. Helps vulnerable veterans in the metro Phoenix area who are in need of getting the essentials delivered to them. Financial donations from the public are greatly appreciated.
  • Be Connected A resource for veterans, service members, family members, providers, and helpers to seek information, support, and resources
  • Veterans National Homeless Call Center: 1‐877‐424‐3838


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