Health and Wellness Center
The University of Olivet Health and Wellness Center’s mission is to strengthen and support our students in all areas of wellness to help students thrive. We recognize the negative impact on health and wellness created by racism and discrimination in any form. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do.
The Health and Wellness Center, located in 212 of the Mott Academic Center, is the wellness warehouse for three service areas designed to help maintain a healthy lifestyle: counseling and psychological services, health services, and wellness services.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
There are times when everyone needs a little support. Sometimes a student needs assistance in developing an action plan to resolve an issue, discuss a concern, process a transition, or learn a skill or technique to reduce stress. There are other instances in which the struggle may go a little deeper. A free confidential intake assessment completed by a licensed professional counselor is available to students with any of these circumstances. Through this confidential intake assessment, the student and clinician will develop a support plan together.
After the assessment, any necessary referrals to the appropriate resource(s) will occur. The University of Olivet students may be eligible for up to five free counseling sessions at the Health and Wellness Center, depending on the need and treatment plan determined at the intake assessment. Service referrals off-campus are also available for students needing ongoing treatment or support.
In addition, group counseling is available for various topics throughout the week. Information regarding enrollment in one of these groups is available by email at Counseling@UOlivet.edu. Information about the groups is posted throughout the college campus, including the bulletin board area outside the Health and Wellness Center.
To request and/or schedule an assessment, please email Counseling@UOlivet.edu. Students will receive a reply within 24 hours to set up the initial appointment.
In the event of a mental health emergency or the need for immediate support, please contact the 24-hour crisis services hotline through Clinton-Eaton-Ingham Community Mental Health at 517-346-8318 or text the word “Hello” to the National Crisis text line at 741741.
The University of Olivet and Sparrow Health System have partnered to provide virtual health services through MySparrow to students, faculty, and staff. MySparrow services include a symptom checker to determine if COVID-19 testing is needed and access to on-demand video visits with an urgent care provider from your smartphone, tablet, or computer for non-emergencies. Access to test results provided through MySparrow is also available through the virtual health service site. Virtual health visits are available Monday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Students who utilize insulin or epi pens may partner with the Health and Wellness Center and/or the residence hall regarding proper disposal of needles.
For our nursing parents students, the Health and Wellness Center is a safe and private pumping station.
The Health and Wellness Center can assist students in scheduling appointments if needed. There is also a telemedicine station available at the Health and Wellness Center to facilitate privacy and confidentiality for medical appointments. Prior to a video visit, please have information regarding insurance available to ensure the insurance provider participates with Sparrow or call 517-364-7999 to speak to a billing representative.
To schedule an appointment independently with a Sparrow medical provider, visit sparrow.org/olivetcollege and create an account. For help or questions regarding this process, please contact 269-749-7745 and the Health and Wellness Center will be happy to assist.
In the event of a medical emergency, please call 911 or contact one of the following locations:
Sparrow Eaton Hospital
321 Harris St.
Oaklawn Medical Group
202 N. Main St.
Each semester, the Health and Wellness Center offers presentations and workshops on various wellness topics within eight dimensions of wellness. New programs are offered during the year in response to student and faculty requests or needs. These services are provided to support students in their personal and academic success. The Health and Wellness Center partners with other departments and areas within The University of Olivet to ensure a comprehensive and collaborative approach to well-being.
An ongoing service provided by the Health and Wellness Center is the Mind Spa. This is a private and safe space for relaxation and wellness at no charge to students, faculty, and staff. The Mind Spa is located within the Health and Wellness Center and provides various tools and resources to practice mindfulness, manage stress, and recharge.
The following resources are available in the Mind Spa room:
- Light therapy box
- Meditation pillow and mat
- Affirmation cards
- Coloring books and markers
- Zen garden
- Weighted blanket
- Nature sound machine
- Mindfulness meditation videos
The Mind Spa is open from Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To schedule a 20-minute time slot, email Counseling@UOlivet.edu. Walk-ins are welcome, but please note that this room is also used for counseling sessions, so scheduling a session in advance is the best practice.
Area Health Care Resources
Oaklawn Medical Group
202 N. Main St., Olivet
116 N. Main St., Olivet
Main Street Dental
123 S. Main St., Olivet
106 Washington St., Olivet
117 S. Main St., Bellevue
Teresa A. Koch, DDS
120 N. Man St., Bellevue
200 N. Madison, Marshall
Van Der Meulen Douglas, DDS
207 Winston Dr., Marshall
Sparrow Eaton Hospital
321 Harris St., Charlotte
Sparrow Urgent Care
616 Meijer St., Charlotte
301 S. Cochran Ave., Charlotte
Great Lakes Family Dental Group
917 W. Lawrence Ave., Charlotte
Davis Chiropractic Center
432 N. Cochran Ave., Charlotte
1167 E. Clinton Trail, Charlotte
Students’ health insurance will be billed when seen by a medical professional. Depending on the therapeutic need and referral, some of the mental health providers will also bill insurance. Most forms of insurance are accepted. Students are responsible for all expenses related to treatment, including co-pays and tests. All costs accrued due to medical and/or safety reasons are the student’s responsibility. Students may choose to see their own primary care physician or counselor. These visits can also be facilitated at one of the telemedicine stations within the Health and Wellness Center for privacy and confidentiality. Students are responsible for following their doctor’s instructions.
The University of Olivet and its employees are not responsible for administering, storing, managing, or providing any medication or medical records.
All student-athletes must have proof of medical insurance and a physical examination prior to being allowed to practice or compete within the intercollegiate athletic program. Please contact the Athletic Department for more details.
More information can be found by visiting the Health and Wellness Center and by accessing the The University of Olivet mobile app.