COUNSELING, HEALTH, & WELLNESS SERVICES (CHWS)

COUNSELING, HEALTH, & WELLNESS SERVICES (CHWS)

Located in the Wheelock Student Center Room 216

Counseling, Health, & Wellness Services

 

Announcements

  • Hand-Foot-Mouth (HFM) which is a very contagious virus has been occurring in our campus community. With HFM disease, at first you may feel tired, get a sore throat, or have a fever. After a day or two, sores or blisters may appear. In some cases, a rash may show up before the blisters. The blisters may break open and crust over. The sores and blisters usually go away in a week or so. In some cases, people have no symptoms or very mild symptoms. The virus spread through contact with an infected individuals nose and throat secretions, blister fluids, and feces. Symptoms typically occur 3-6 days after exposure to the virus.  HFM is very contagious. If you have the disease, limit exposure to others, especially while you have active symptoms like fever or blisters. To reduce the risk of spreading the illness, wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using the toilet. Clean and disinfect surfaces. Avoid close contact like kissing, hugging, or sharing eating utensils or water bottles.  Generally people recover without any special treatment. Drink a lot of fluids, rest, try cold foods or ice if you have mouth sores that are painful. It is important to keep hydrated even if it hurts to swallow. You can take Tylenol for fever or aches.

  • Flu season is upon us! The flu is a contagious respiratory illness that can cause fever, cough, sore throat, and body aches. If you have the flu, please send a friend to CHWS to pick up a flu pack full of symptom relieving over-the-counter medications. We recommend you take a break from classes and work to prevent the spread of the virus and help you recover quickly. Drink a lot of fluids and abstain from alcohol, cannabis, and tobacco. If your symptoms worsen or you develop a deep cough, seek medical care. And don’t forget to get your flu vaccine from a local pharmacy; it’s not too late! Check the CDC for more information.
  • Initial counseling screenings are offered Monday through Friday from 1-4 p.m. without an appointment. Up to 6 students can be seen during this time on a first come, first serve basis.  This screening may be a one-time session for short-term acute issues, but it is also the process for initiating longer term ongoing counseling with CHWS therapists.

Appointments

  • To make or cancel an appointment, call CHWS at 253.879.1555, stop by our office, or visit the CHWS Communication Portal on myPugetSound under the Resources menu.
    Read more about CHWS appointments.
  • Medical appointments can often be seen within 24 hours; check early for same-day appointments.
  • Counseling appointments will be scheduled as needed based on the initial counseling screening sessions listed above.

Emergency?

On Campus?
Call Security Services at x3311.

Off Campus?
Call 911.

Learn what to do in case of a medical or mental health emergency.

 

What We Provide

--Primary medical care 
--Mental health services including individual and group treatment
--Referrals to community treatment for anything beyond our scope of practice

Scope of Services

Hours

MONDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY
8 a.m. - Noon & 1 - 5 p.m.

TUESDAY 
8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

WEDNESDAY
10 a.m. - Noon & 1 - 5 p.m.

Resource for Incoming Students and Families

As incoming students and families prepare for college, we strongly recommend checking out the resources at this site about maintaining mental health and emotional readiness for the transition ahead.  

Consult with an insurance broker, at no cost to you, Jeff Johnson has worked with many Puget Sound students and families over the years!