Physical Health

Physical wellness recognizes that our daily habits and behaviors have an impact on our overall health, well-being, and quality of life. Explore resources for health insurance, health care, physical fitness, and nutrition.

On Campus Resources

  • Fitness Center Located on the ground floor of the Residence Hall, the Fitness Center is open to OSU-Cascades students, faculty and staff. Student attendants are present in the Fitness Center, and can help with proper body mechanics and injury prevention.
  • Cascades Adventures Cascades Adventures aims to provide enriching experiences for all levels of outdoor enthusiasts. This program provides students, faculty and staff with an opportunity to participate in outdoor activities, outings, programs and workshops. The office also offers inexpensive gear rentals, an adventure-based reference library, and discounted ski passes.

Off Campus Resources

  • Bend Memorial Clinic, (541) 382-2811 (West Side Clinic), Health care clinic providing primary and urgent care, as well as many other health related services.
  • Healthy Beginnings, (541) 383-6357, Health and developmental screening for children age 0-5.
  • Healthy Families of the High Desert, (541) 749-2133, Healthy start program that assists with giving their newborn children a “healthy start” in life.
  • Mosaic Medical Clinic, Not for profit organization offering comprehensive primary care and metal health care.
  • Oregon Health Plan (OHP), (541) 945-5722 or (800) 527-5772,, Health care plan for individuals who are uninsured.
  • Planned Parenthood, Bend Health Center, (888) 875-7820, Offers Abortion Services, Birth Control, HIV Testing, Men's Health Care, Morning-After Pill (Emergency Contraception), Pregnancy Testing & Services, STD Testing, Treatment & Vaccines, Women's health care.
  • Birth Control Services, (541) 322-7499, Deschutes County Health, offers free or low cost birth control (for women and men), annual exams for women, and STI/STD testing. Services are confidential. 
  • Women, Infants and Children (WIC), (541) 322-7400, Free health and nutrition program for women, nursing mothers, and children up to age 5.

Virtual Resources 

  • Apps
    • Bloom - Reminders to make healthy choices, stay connected with others, manage stress, strengthen your spirit, save money, advance your career, and enhance your creativity.
    • Breathe2Relax - Breathe2Relax is a portable stress management tool which provides detailed information on the effects of stress on the body and instructions and practice exercises to help users learn the stress management skill called diaphragmatic breathing
    • Daily Body Scan - This is a stand-alone iPod ready audio track featuring expert contributor Stephen Cope from Wild Divine the makers of Relaxing Rhythms
    • Equanimity - App times mediation and provides mindfulness practice sessions.
    • Fluid Monkey - Relax as you enjoy interacting with incredibly smooth and responsive pools of liquid. Use all ten fingers to smear paint, jiggle gelatin, or fling brightly-colored balls through puddles of mud
    • iQuarium - Chill out while watching your Parrot Cichlid fish swimming in its tank, feed it, play with it, interact with it
    • Panic Attack Aid - Contains tools for breathing, explanation of physical symptoms, and distraction exercises
    • Relax Melodies - white noise ambience for sleep, meditation & yoga
    • Simply Being Guided Meditation - Voice guided step-by-step instructions for meditation and relaxation
    • Simply Yoga - Contains 20, 40, or 60 minute yoga routines that step you through each pose. Each pose is demonstrated by a certified personal trainer, simply choose your workout length and follow along in the comfort of your own home
    • Sleep Machine - Ambient noise application
    • Transform Your Life: A Year of Awareness Practice by Cheri Huber - inspirational quotes, encouragement, and daily assignments supporting awareness practice focused on compassionate self-acceptance
  • Medical Apps
    • Medscape - Geared towards healthcare professionals, allows for organization of information.
    • Psych Drug - Information about psychotropic drugs
    • WebMD - Information to help you make health care choices