Health and Wellness Services

Student Wellness Center

The Student Wellness Center, located on the first floor of North Shepler, offers both acute medical care and mental health counseling for students at no charge.  Contact the Student Wellness Center at 581-6725 if you are experiencing a medical condition that is interfering with your ability to attend class or a mental health condition that is interfering with your functioning in daily life. 

Counseling services are available to students enrolled in at least six hours and health care is available to all students enrolled on the Lawton campus.


Two licensed counselors are available to students enrolled in at least 6 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters or 3 hours in the summer. The counselors will meet with you to confidentially discuss your concerns and may be able to refer you to on or off campus resources that can help you to develop skills needed to decrease the current level of distress in order to be more successful.

Health Care

The university offers acute medical care through the Student Wellness Center, located on the 1st floor of North Shepler. Care is available for students enrolled on the Lawton campus.

Additionally, through a partnership with the Southwestern Medical Center, full-time students with a valid ID are able to 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.


Students are encouraged to seek medical attention at the Student Wellness Center or the Southwestern Medical Center for minor injuries and illnesses. 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 Southwestern Medical Center is located at 1202 NW Arlington and can be contacted at (580) 248-2288. CCMH is located immediately north of the Cameron University campus.

Health Insurance

We strongly encourage all students to carefully consider their health care options.  Visit for the Health Insurance Market Place to find coverage that meets your needs and budget. 

Vaccination Policy

For the purpose of students’ health and safety, Cameron University requires documentation of vaccinations.

To link to the full policy, please click here.

Alcohol and Drug Free Campus Policy

1.01 PURPOSE AND SCOPE:  The abuse of alcohol and other drugs interferes with the processes of learning, teaching, research and public service, which are the functions of Cameron University. In order to accomplish its mission, and further to comply with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, Cameron University has promulgated this policy and directed its distribution to each of its students.

2.01 POLICY:  Pursuant to local, state, and federal laws, and its own rules and regulations, Cameron University prohibits the unlawful possession, use, manufacture, or distribution of alcohol and other drugs by students and employees on university owned or controlled premises, as a part of any university sponsored activities, or in the work place.

3.01 INTERNAL SANCTIONS:  Any student or employee who violates this policy shall be subject to disciplinary action, including, without limitation, probation, expulsion, suspension, or termination of employment; may be required to participate satisfactorily in an appropriate rehabilitation program; or may be referred for prosecution.

4.01 EXTERNAL SANCTIONS:  Violation of applicable local, state, and federal laws governing the possession, use, manufacture, or distribution of alcohol and other drugs may subject students or employees to fines, imprisonment, and/or community service requirements. Convictions become part of an individual’s criminal record and may prohibit certain career and professional opportunities.

5.01 HEALTH RISKS:  Abuse of drugs and alcohol can result in behavioral changes; impairment of judgment and coordination; elevated or lowered blood pressure; depression; anxiety; hallucinations; convulsions; temporary and permanent loss of memory; damage to the heart, lungs, liver and brain; sterility; lowered immune system and increased infection; cancer, emphysema; chronic bronchitis, and death.

6.01 ALCOHOL/OTHER DRUG ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS:  Numerous programs are available in the Lawton area to help Cameron students and employees deal with substance abuse related issues. Federal laws insure all persons seeking help for alcohol and/or other drug problems will be treated with respect and in a confidential manner. Please contact the Student Wellness Center for information or assistance.

On Campus

Student Wellness Center, North Shepler 1st Floor (for counseling or referral)


Off Campus

Valley Hope Treatment


Taliaferro Community Health Center


Silver Lining (Adults)


Roadback, Inc. Halfway Houses


Marie Detty Youth & Family Services


Southwestern Behavioral Health Center


Christian Family Counseling Center


Goodyear Employee Assistance Program (for Goodyear Employees & Dependents)


Western Area Service Committee of Oklahoma 866-524-7068

Hot Lines - 7 Days A week, 24 Hours a Day

United Way Helpline


Reach-Out Hotline


Substance Abuse Helpline


 7.01 COORDINATION AND REFERENCE:  Other policies, rules and regulations of Cameron University also deal with drug and alcohol abuse and complement this Drug-Free Campus Policy statement (such as Appendix C). This policy is based on the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 (P.L. 100-690, Title V, Subtitle D) and the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (P.L. 101-226).

Student Handbook