Student Wellness Center: Adapting to COVID-19

Student Wellness Center: Adapting to COVID-19

By Alison Malawey

Staff Writer

The Student Wellness Center has new protocols to protect students, faculty and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Student Wellness Center offers services including medical care for select conditions, mental health counseling, monthly education programs and interactive workshops.

Medical provider hours are 1-4:30 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays, 8-11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 9- 11:30 a.m. on Fridays.

Medical care includes but is not limited to physicals, urinalysis, strep tests, flu tests, glucose/cholesterol/blood pressure screening and more.

Starting this semester, medical services are by appointment only. Students will need to call the Wellness Center to set up an appointment in advance.

A student being seen for the first time will need to arrive fifteen minutes prior to their appointment time to complete paperwork.

The Student Wellness Center does not provide tests for COVID-19. If a student suspects that they have COVID-19, they should contact the Health Department for testing.

The Student Wellness Center offers counseling services over Zoom 9-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, by appointment only. Students in crisis take precedence.

Due to the high demand for counseling services, there is currently a waiting list.

LPC Kathryn Nichols said counselors will contact students to schedule appointments when there is an opening.

Once an appointment has been made, students will need to pick up intake packets to bring back before their first appointments.

Students should call ahead to let the office administration know they need to drop off their paperwork.

The Student Wellness Center is open 8-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Students can call (580) 581-6725 during these times to set up appointments for medical or counseling needs.

Additionally, there are several resources available online through the Student Wellness Center website,, for issues concerning bullying, depression, domestic abuse, drug or alcohol abuse, LGBT, nutrition, sexual assault, sexual health, stalking, stress, suicide and more.

Should a student have any questions or concerns about COVID-19, they can contact the Coronavirus Hotline directly by calling (580) 581-2676 or via email to

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