Health and Wellness at Oregon Tech

The Oregon Tech Student Health Center is dedicated to providing an array of health and wellness services, programs, and activities to help you to be healthy. In the spirit of Oregon Tech’s mission to develop work-force ready graduates, we are also committed to help you to be a better health care consumer. Click on the links in the sidebar on the right for more information re: various topics and events.

World AIDS Day

The ISHC is offering free HIV Testing. The tests are completely confidential and results are ready within 15 minutes.

World Aids Day Testing Information

Call 541-885-1800 to schedule an appointment. Testing is done from 8am - 11am on the two testing days.

Ever wonder if your depression or anxiety are at unhealthy levels?
Or if your frustration and stress are really symptoms of a larger problem?

Take the CCAPS Screening and find out.

  • This FREE Mental Health Screening will take less than 5 minutes to complete.
  • Results are provided to you immediately.
  • If you would like to talk with someone about your results, contact the Integrated Student Health  Center at 541-885-1800 and make an appointment with a Professional Counselor

We have counseling appointments available by telephone, zoom, and in-person. Appointments are FREE of charge and are confidential.

Just click on the link below and start your FREE mental health screening today!

 

Please note: Due to the anonymous nature of the screening, ISHC is not provided individual results. If you are struggling or having thoughts of ending your life, please call us at 541-885-1800 or utilize the crisis resources listed on your results page.

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Check Out Our Health Promotion Video Tribute to the Women of Oregon Tech!

 

Relieving Stress One Color at a Time

Are you feeling Zoom exhausted? Are you feeling closed in and stressed out? There are some very basic health benefits to adult coloring - check them out below.

IMPROVE MOTOR SKILLS AND VISION - Coloring goes beyond being a fun activity for relaxation. It requires the two hemispheres of the brain to communicate. While logic helps us stay inside the lines, choosing colors generates a creative thought process.

IMPROVE SLEEP - We know we get a better night’s sleep when avoiding engaging with electronics at night, because exposure to the emitted light reduces your levels of the sleep hormone, melatonin. Coloring is a relaxing and electronic-free bedtime ritual that won’t disturb your melatonin level.

IMPROVE FOCUS - Coloring requires you to focus, but not so much that it’s stressful. It opens up your frontal lobe, which controls organizing and problem solving, and allows you to put everything else aside and live in the moment, generating focus.

REDUCE STRESS AND ANXIETY - Coloring has the ability to relax the fear center of your brain, the amygdala. It induces the same state as meditating by reducing the thoughts of a restless mind. This generates mindfulness and quietness, which allows your mind to get some rest after a long day at work.

So, grab those crayons or map pencils and get to coloring. Here are a couple of pictures to get you started: Owl Coloring Sheets

Test your Knowledge of Sexually Transmitted Diseases!

Check out our crossword puzzle here: STI Crossword  If you want a hint (or the answers if you get stuck), e-mail the Health Educator at Jennifer.Bavarskas@oit.edu

Take the Women's Health Choose Well Survey

Click here to take the short Women's Health Choose Well survey to be entered into a drawing for swag from the Oregon Tech Bookstore! Choose Well Survey