The Student Wellness Center, located in North Shepler Room 101 or at 580-581-6725, is your headquarters for healthcare on campus.
The Student Wellness Center’s mission is to provide services that enhance the physical and mental health of CU students. Our health and wellness programs are designed to improve the quality of campus life and to improve your success in achieving your academic goals.
Services available at the Student Wellness Center include medical care for acute conditions, mental health counseling, hypnosis services, monthly education programs, and interactive workshops.
The Student Wellness Center is open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. Medical hours vary semester to semester but can be found on the SWC web site, www.cameron.edu/wellnesscenter. Medical services are provided on a walk-in basis. Counseling services are available Monday through Friday by appointment only. All students who are actively enrolled on the Lawton campus are eligible for medical services.
All students who are enrolled at the Lawton or Duncan campuses are eligible for counseling services.
Personal counseling services are available exclusively for students for the one-time health and wellness fee paid with tuition. You must be enrolled in at least 3 credit hours on campus to receive services. The Student Wellness Center is staffed by two licensed professional counselors who provide confidential, short-term counseling to currently enrolled Cameron University students.
Counseling Services Offered:
- EMDR - Learn more about EMDR at EMDRIA.ORG or EMDR.com
- Adjustment to university life
- Substance use and abuse
- Grief and loss
Recent surveys indicate 80% of students who have received counseling services are satisfied with the services they have received. 90% of students who have received counseling services have improved in their overall ability to function.
The services provided at our center are covered by the Health Service Fee paid at the beginning of the semester. Our center has a physician assistant and nurse practitioner and offers acute care to students enrolled on the Lawton campus.
This includes but is not limited to:
- Prescription medicines
- Athletic and ROTC physicals
- Lab work
- Pregnancy testing
- Birth control
- Strep and flu tests
- Flu shots
- ADHD clinics
- Community referrals with CU student discounts
Additionally, through a partnership with the Southwest Oklahoma Family Medicine Clinic, fulltime students with a valid ID can receive discounted health services. Eligibility for student discounts shall be limited to full-time Cameron students only and shall not apply to charges incurred by dependents of Cameron students.
You are encouraged to seek medical attention at the Student Wellness Center or the Southwest Oklahoma Family Medicine Clinic for minor injuries and illnesses. In addition, we send patients to the Comanche County Health Department for STD’s and immunizations. Please use the Comanche County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) emergency room only for bona fide emergencies or for minor injuries and illnesses which require treatment during times when the other medical centers are closed.
The Southwest Oklahoma Family Medicine Clinic is located at 1202 NW Arlington and can be contacted at (580) 248-2288.
CCMH is located immediately north of the Cameron University campus.
The Comanche County Health Department is located at 1010 SW Sheridan Rd and can be contacted at (580) 248-5890.
A Licensed Massage Therapist provides massage therapy in the Student Wellness Center every Friday from 9-1 and 3-4 for students, faculty and staff.
Massage is by appointment only. You must pre-pay half or all of your massage at the time of scheduling the appointment.
- 30 minute chair massage to students for $10, faculty and staff for $20.
- 1 hour table massage to students for $20, faculty and staff for $25.
- hour hot stone available to students for $35, faculty and staff for $40.
In addition, reflexology, specialty massages, and gift certificates are offered. Cash or check only
HEALTHY AGGIES ARE SUCCESSFUL AGGIES
The American College Health Association* has identified the top five health impediments to academic success:
- Sleep difficulties
- Cold/flu/sore throat
*executive summary, Fall 2009.
Cameron University provides students with many options to address these issues and maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.