Center for Health and Well-being
CHW nurtures a campus culture of resilience based upon the SWOSU’s value of respect, by fostering a safe, healthy, and diverse intellectual, cultural, and social environment that encourages emotional well-being.
Pictured are Kim Quintero, LPC; Susan Ellis, LPC/Director; and Kirby Hood, RN/BSN.
We are a proud member of the JED Campus community, a signature program of The Jed Foundation (JED) designed to create positive, systemic change on university campuses. JED is a comprehensive approach to mental health promotion and suicide prevention for colleges and universities across the nation.
Stepped Care Model
The Stepped Care Model is referenced in the JED Playbook as a holistic approach that provides flexible access to wellness and mental health resources. We recognize that a student is flourishing when they are healthy in all aspects of their life. Stepped Care gives individuals the opportunity to step their care up, or step it down, depending on their health needs. It is an individualized approach.
Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) provides 24/7 access to resources to help you feel your best emotionally. TAO contains videos, activity logs, and other tools that can be completed anytime and anywhere you have internet access.
TAO is free to the campus community. TAO modules and tools are available as self-help tools, or can be assigned by a faculty/staff member. Alternatively, SWOSU counselors may assign TAO as a therapy tool in conjunction with personal sessions.
- TAO Self-Help: Exploring TAO on your own? Click the self-help button and follow instructions.
- TAO Assigned: Assigned TAO content by an SWOSU faculty or staff member? Enter the enrollment key they provided to you.
- TAO Therapy: Signed up by a counselor at Counseling & Wellness for TAO therapy sessions? Enter the password you received by email.
Once you’ve logged in, you will find a variety of resources to explore – videos, mindfulness guides, and activity logs. We hope that you find TAO to be a useful tool in your wellness journey!
Hours, Location & Contact Information
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 1 - 5 p.m.
while classes are in session
Separate entrance to the right of the main entrance
SWOSU collaborates with Weatherford Regional Hospital (WRH) in order to promote student health. As a component of this co-sourcing model, a WRH nurse maintains an office in the Center for Health and Well-being. Services include minor first aid, immunizations, testing for pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, and CLIA-waived testing including Strep, Influenza, and Urine Analysis. There is not a charge for SWOSU students to see the university nurse. A $10 copay is charged to a student’s bursar account if a physician’s appointment is scheduled through the university. Telemedicine options are available.