Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.34
Liaison Elaine Goetz
Submission Date March 11, 2015
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Ohio University
PA-11: Wellness Program

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Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Elaine Goetz
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Does the institution make counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all members of the following groups?:
Yes or No
Students Yes
Staff Yes
Faculty Yes

A brief description of the institution’s wellness and/or employee assistance program(s):

The WellWorks program offers wellness education and resources to university employees through prevention and rehabilitation.
Mission: To be the highest quality wellness program for our customers and to combine academic and experiential learning for our students.
Vision: WellWorks will be a regionally prominent wellness program that offers a continuum of lifestyle services to impact the health behaviors and wellness culture of our community.

The university also has an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) which features: Confidential 24/7 live professional assistance (1-800-227-6007); Unlimited provider referral assistance with issues such as: childcare, eldercare, parenting, financial & legal issues, health & wellness, emotional well-being, educational needs, daily living and much more; Professional face-to-face counseling with priority scheduling based on your needs; Unlimited telephone guidance, counseling, coaching and crisis intervention

Ping Recreation Center: The mission of the Charles J. Ping Student Recreation Center is to provide students, faculty, staff, and alumni with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment while supporting the various program areas within the Division of Campus Recreation. The Ping Center promotes healthy lifestyle choices by offering recreational and fitness opportunities which enhances the education experience. The recreation center is free for all students.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS): We provide mental health and adjustment services to students and also consultation to faculty, administrators and parents of students. Individual counseling, group counseling, and psychiatry are some of the services we offer at CPS, and we also make referrals to a wide range of other services both on and off campus.

Campus Involvement Center Health Promotion program: Health Promotion is committed to the advancement of the total health and well-being of Ohio University's diverse population. Health Promotion will assess and respond to the health and wellness needs of all students through the development and implementation of proactive health and wellness programs and services. Health Promotion recognizes its responsibility to promote the wellness concept throughout the university community.

Campus Care: All Ohio University undergraduate, graduate and medical students who are enrolled for one or more credit hours are eligible to use the services available at Campus Care. You do not have to be enrolled in the Ohio University Student Injury and Sickness Insurance to use the services. Campus Care physicians and nurse practitioners provide student focused care for acute and chronic illnesses. Services available include Campus Quick Care, Primary Care Clinic, Women’s Health Clinic, Allergy Injection and Immunization Clinic, Eating Disorder Clinic, Allergy Testing, Physicals, Tuberculosis Testing, Transgender Health Services, Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing and Treatment, Emergency Contraception, X-ray, Laboratory and Pharmacy services. Campus Care Providers will work with external primary care providers and/or specialists in the monitoring and evaluation of acute or chronic illnesses treated outside the university health service.

The WellBeing plan was created in 2008 as an optional enhancement to student health care. It works with medical insurance to reduce the costs of health services as well as expanding student health care options on campus. Every Athens campus student is automatically enrolled at registration for the term. Students may opt out of this service.


The website URL where information about the institution's wellness program(s) is available:

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