Student Wellness

Student Wellness offers a variety of direct services to help students navigate their needs. Counseling services are offered free of charge for current OSU-Cascades students. Health navigation and promotion includes individual meetings with current OSU-Cascades students to offer help in obtaining health insurance and navigating the insurance system, assisting students who are experiencing food insecurity, and helping students access affordable health services. In working to support students in their physical well-being Student Wellness offers free connection to telehealth services. 

Student wellness offers active programming for students to participate within to engage in health and wellness education and connect to resources on and off campus. 

Natalie Bowker 

Assistant Director of Student Care and Intervention

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Natalie is an Oregon Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a counselor for OSU-Cascades. She received her master’s degree from Saint Mary’s University in Minnesota in 2006. Her approach to counseling is to be collaborative, curious, and relational. Natalie is also a trained yoga instructor and mindfulness educator.

COunseling

Many times students are able to meet life’s challenges and deal with them on their own. Other times students are faced with issues that requires help from others. Short-term individual and group counseling is free for current OSU-Cascades students and is provided by licensed professionals. OSU E-campus students are eligible if they pay the student fees for the term they are seeking services.

Concerns addressed in counseling include depression and anxiety, relationship difficulties, grief and loss, academic problems, LGBTQIA support, self-worth, discrimination, eating issues and stress management. For students who are considering whether they should seek counseling, free and anonymous online screening is available for anxiety disorders, depression, alcohol abuse and eating disorders. 

Counseling is free for current OSU-Cascades students. To make an appointment email studentwellness@osucascades.edu

Health Navigation and Promotion

OSU-Cascades health referral and navigation assistance offer students opportunities to get connected with health and wellness resources within our Central Oregon community. Health navigation includes helping students obtain health insurance and navigate the insurance system, assisting students who are experiencing food insecurity, and helping students access affordable health services.

Made possible by relationships with health and social service providers in the region, health navigation services are free for students and offer connections to resources, health navigation, and education, and public benefits enrollment.