Health Education Counseling

Individual Counseling

Appointments are 40 minutes and are available in-clinic, on the phone, or over Zoom. Please refer to the Appointments tab on the left to schedule an appointment with the Health Educator. More information for each topic is available below. 

Student Health Services offers in-clinic health educations visits where students receive guidance and support on various health-related topics.

These visits aim to promote overall wellness, disease prevention, and healthy lifestyle choices. During these sessions, the Health Educator provides information, answer questions, and offer personalized advice based on the students' individual health needs.

Common areas covered during these visits include:

  • contraception and sexual health
  • nutrition
  • general health
  • disease management

Our goal is to empower college students with the knowledge and resources to make informed decisions and maintain their well-being while navigating the challenges of college life.

    Contraception and Sexual Health (CASH)

    CASH appointments address the specific needs and concerns related to sexual health. These sessions provide a safe and judgement-free space where students can discuss their sexual health, seek information, receive counseling, and access necessary healthcare services. CASH appointments can cover:

    • contraception options
    • sexually transmitted infection prevention and treatment
    • general reproductive system education, such as pelvic exams, Pap tests, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), hygiene, and recommended reproductive health screenings
    • pregnancy options

    Nutrition education appointments are designed to provide valuable information on maintaining a healthy and balanced diet while navigating the unique challenges of campus life. During a nutrition education appointment, the health educator works with the student to assess their current eating habits, lifestyle factors, and health goals. The sessions address:

    • understanding a well-balanced diet
    • cooking and food prep tips
    • snacking
    • physical activity
    • reading food labels
    • grocery shopping and budgeting
    • vitamin deficiencies 

    General Health

    General health appointments aim to promote and support a student's overall well-being and provide them with the tools and resources to lead a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Some topics covered include:

    • stress management
    • sleep health
    • self-care and personal development
    • hygiene
    • cold and flu prevention
    Disease Management

    Disease management appointments are designed to provide information, guidance, and support in managing chronic or acute medical conditions through lifestyle changes. These appointments aim to empower students to take control of their health, make informed decisions, and improve their overall well-being while navigating the demands of college life. Topics addressed during these sessions can include:

    • high blood pressure (hypertension)
    • fatty liver disease
    • diabetes or pre-diabetes
    • high cholesterol
    • anemia
    • vitamin deficiencies