What We Offer
The Student Wellness Center is staffed by a Physician Assistant and Medical Assistant under the supervision of a Physician for quality health care service. Professionals who will strive to provide all of the services on would get from their own hometown healthcare provider in a supportive, friendly and understanding environment. Who are very knowledgeable about what it takes to be a successful healthy college student. Medical service offered to students is acute care (minor injuries and illnesses) to currently enrolled Cameron University students. We have two exam rooms in our conveniently located facility on the first floor of North Shepler. The medical services include but are not limited to the following:
- Physicals - ROTC, Athletic, Dance
- Glucose/Cholesterol/Blood Pressure screening
- Strep Tests
- Flu Tests
- Safe Sex Program
- ADHD Clinics
- Community Referrals with CU student discounts such as Prescription Medicines, Lab Work, Ongoing medical care, Vision and Dental
Medical and referral services provided here at the Student Wellness Center are covered by the Health Service Fee in the tuition paid at the beginning of the semester. All Cameron University students who are enrolled on the Lawton campus are eligible for medical services. Students must be enrolled in at least 3 credit hours each in the semester they are seen (Spring, Summer, Fall) to receive services. Unfortunately this excludes the OU and Western nursing students as well as online only and Duncan campus CU Students.
What to Expect
Medical services are available Monday through Friday on a walk-in only basis (see schedule below). Students are encouraged to seek medical attention at the Student Wellness Center. There is no need for a referral to be seen by the healthcare provider in the center. All new patients will be given an intake packet to complete. The information collected is then input into our electronic computer records system protected in compliance with all applicable privacy and confidentiality laws.
Anyone coming to the Student Wellness Center with an emergency illness or injury will be sent to Comanche County Memorial Hospital Emergency Room. Please use the Hospital emergency room only for bona fide emergencies or for minor injuries and illnesses which require immediate treatment during times when the other medical centers are closed.
Additionally, through a partnership with the Southwest Oklahoma Family Medical Residency Clinic, full-time students currently enrolled, are able to receive discounted health services for on-going care. Eligibility for student discounts shall be limited to full-time Cameron Students with no medical insurance. Cash payment is due at time of service. CU student discounts shall not apply to charges incurred by dependents of Cameron students.
If you are currently receiving treatment off campus, you will need to continue with that service. Medical Providers at the Student Wellness Center do not see students who are already in the care of another medical provider. If for some reason you discontinue outside care then you are welcome to receive service with us.
Medical Resources in the Community
Parents Can Help
Sending your student off to college can be hard enough. The Student Wellness Center, located conveniently on the first floor of the North Shepler building, Room 101, offers both acute medical care and mental health counseling for Cameron University students. Your student's information will be protected in compliance with all applicable privacy and confidentiality laws. Finally, if your student requires services not offered at Cameron University, our staff can refer your aggie to qualified professionals within the Lawton community.
We strongly encourage all students to carefully consider their health care believing they are young, in good health and relatively safe from illness. Unfortunately, there are some illnesses or accidents that occur regardless of age.
Parent's "To Do" List
The student conversion into college can sometimes be challenging. However, there are several things you can do to foster a smooth transition for your new aggies. Be sure your student has received the immunizations recommended for incoming students.
Review your insurance plan with your son or daughter. Most
students are not familiar with their insurance policy or how it works. Be certain to give them copies of their medical, prescription drug, dental and/or vision insurance cards. Parents should also take the time to explain the difference between in-network and out-of-network care. Be certain your student knows about any seasonal, food, or drug allergies, as well as their personal and family medical histories. They will need to be able to provide this information to healthcare providers.
Let them know to go to the SW Oklahoma Family Medicine Clinic for ongoing prescription medicine. Make life simple for your student by transferring their current and ongoing prescriptions. Make sure they know the importance of planning ahead for refills or renewals so they don't run out of medication and give them a list of contact information for healthcare providers who prescribe any of their medications. If you would like click SW Oklahoma Family Medicine Clinic for more information regarding the transfer of prescriptions.
Provide your student with a small first-aid and over-the-counter medications kit. Items can include but are not limited to band-aids, rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide solution, cotton swabs, gauze, Tylenol or Ibuprofen, antibiotic cream such as Neosporin, thermometer, and cough drops or throat lozenges. Students should also have plenty of contact solution, extra pairs of contacts, and a back-up pair of glasses.
Aggie Parent Association
For more information visit the Aggie Parent Association. Parents, grandparents or family members can receive important updates about Cameron University and have access to resources and support. You can also receive invitations to special events on campus including Homecoming festivities. Click to join Aggie Parent Association for monthly newsletters and resources.
Contact Information (copy)
Monday through Friday 8:00-5:00(580) 581-6725Medical Services availableMonday 1:00pm-4:30pmTuesday 8:00am-11:30amWednesday 8:00am-11:30amThursday 1:00pm-4:30pmFriday 9:00am-11:30am*Last patient will be seen 30 minutes to healthcare provider leavingSouthwest Oklahoma Family Medicine Clinic1202 NW Arlington Lawton OK 73507(580) 248-2288