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Mental Health Wellness

Counseling and Mental Health Support

Ohio University provides crisis and mental health counseling services to its students at the Eastern Campus. Counseling is confidential and totally free. Students do not need insurance to take advantage of counseling services. Referral services also available.

A Qualified Behavioral Health Specialist is available to assist students face-to-face or remotely for mental health education, crisis intervention and referral services.

Megan Talkington, a Qualified Behavioral Health Specialist from Tri-County Help Center is available to assist students face-to-face or remotely for mental health education, crisis intervention and referral services.

Spring and Fall Semester Office Hours

  • Location: Shannon Hall, Room 334 A 
  • Mondays: 9:00 AM - Noon
  • Tuesday: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

To schedule an appointment contact: or (740.695.5441)

Suicide & Crisis Intervention

Call 988

National Suicide Prevention Hotline or Text 4HOPE to 741-741


Ohio University 24/7 Counselor Hotline 740.593.1616

Survivor Advocacy Program (SAP)

Provides confidential support and advocacy services to student survivors of sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating/domestic violence, and stalking. SAP works to increase student survivors' access to support and resources through survivor-centered advocacy and empowerment.

Visit here to learn more about SAP and how to meet with an advocate.


Ohio University is now partnered with TimelyCare to deliver a new virtual health and well-being platform for eligible students.  Through either a mobile app or your desktop, TimelyCare provides 24/7 access to virtual care from anywhere in the United States at no cost.  

Whether you're feeling anxious or overwhelmed, you can talk to a licensed provider to get the care you need via phone or secure video visits.  Check out the FAQ's below to learn more.  

How can I access TimelyCare? 
Visit or download the TimelyCare app from your app store and register with your school email address.  You can then start visits from any web-enabled device- smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop- anywhere in the United States.   

Who can use TimelyCare? 
Any enrolled student in an online program or enrolled student through one of our regional campuses is eligible to use TimelyCare. That's you! 

What services are available? 

  • TalkNow- 24/7, on demand emotional support. 
  • Scheduled Counseling- Select the day, time, and mental health provider or your choice. (6 visits per year)
  • Health Coaching- Support for developing healthy behaviors. 
  • Self-Care Content- 24/7 access to self-care tools and resources, such as meditation and yoga sessions, helpful videos, and short articles from experts.  

How much does a visit cost? 
TimelyCare services are available at no cost to eligible Ohio University students. 

Other resources:

For access to wellness & mental health apps, online self-paced workshops, and more visit

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):1.800.662.4357

Visit here to learn more about additional services that are available for regional campus students.