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Wellbeing

Wellbeing is a university discount program that helps reduce patient costs for select services through Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS).

Update:

While classes are all online, some of the services CPS is offering:

Crisis/Emergency

Telehealth Counseling 

Online workshops 

Psychiatric Consultation

please see: www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/counseling for more information or call 740.593.1616 

 

How does Wellbeing work?

Students are automatically charged the wellbeing fee if they are registered for one or more credit hour through:

For students who enrolled at OHIO in or after Fall 2015:

Your wellbeing fee is included in the OHIO Guarantee. The fee cannot be waived and will not appear on your student account as an individual charge.

For students who enrolled at OHIO prior to Fall 2015:

Your wellbeing fee is automatically charged to your student account. Because you enrolled prior to implementation of the OHIO Guarantee, you have the option to waive the wellbeing fee by the posted deadline each semester.

Waiver deadlines for 2020-2021:

Fall Semester: September 11, 2020

Spring Semester: February 5, 2021

Summer Semester: May 28, 2021

Questions regarding the wellbeing fee may be directed to wellbeing@ohio.edu.

Contact Us

Campus Care  
 740.592.7100

Counseling and Psychological Services  
 740.593.1616

Student Health Insurance  
 740.593.1931

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the wellbeing fee for?

Ohio University Counseling and Psychological Services does not bill health insurance. The wellbeing fee discounts services provided by Ohio University Counseling and Psychiatric services. Discounts apply to students with and without the guaranteed tuition model.

 

How much does the wellbeing fee cost?

Students in the guaranteed tuition model have the wellbeing fee automatically included in the cost of their tuition at a reduced rate.

Students not in the guaranteed tuition model are charged $45.00 upon registration each semester for the wellbeing fee.

How does wellbeing help save money?

Students in the guaranteed tuition model are eligible for free treatment with Ohio University Counseling and Psychological Services. (Ohio University Counseling and Psychological Services does not bill health insurance.)

Students not in the guaranteed tuition model receive free treatment with Ohio University Counseling and Psychological Services by enrolling in WellBeing.

Students are eligible for services at Ohio University Counseling and Psychological Services. For more information about services, please visit www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/counseling or call 740.593.1616

As a student not in the guaranteed tuition model, is it worth keeping the wellbeing fee if my health insurance has no copays and a low annual deductible?

YES! Ohio University Counseling and Psychological Services does not bill health insurance. Students with and without the guaranteed tuition model receive treatment with Ohio University Counseling and Psychological Services with Wellbeing. Students not in the guaranteed tuition model receive the benefits with Counseling and Psychological services.

As a student not in the guaranteed tuition model with the student health insurance, is it worth it to purchase the wellbeing fee?

YES! Ohio University Counseling and Psychological Services does not bill health insurance. Students not in the guaranteed tuition model receive treatment at Ohio University Counseling and Psychological Services at no additional charge with Wellbeing. 

Are wellbeing benefits available all year long?

Wellbeing benefits are valid during the active semester for which a student is enrolled and charged the wellbeing fee. This includes students with and without the guaranteed tuition while the semester is active.

If a student not in the guaranteed tuition model purchases the wellbeing fee, are they still required to carry medical insurance?

YES. Wellbeing is not health insurance. All students at Ohio University are required to continuously carry active health insurance.

Can a student not in the guaranteed tuition model purchase wellbeing without purchasing Ohio University’s student health insurance?

YES! Students not in the guaranteed tuition model can purchase wellbeing each semester they are registered for 1 or more Athens campus credit hours. Ohio University Counseling and Psychological Services does not bill health insurance; however, purchasing wellbeing will allow students not in the guaranteed tuition model access to their services at no additional charge.

How do I enroll in wellbeing?

Students in the guaranteed tuition model already have the wellbeing fee included in the tuition rate at a reduced cost. Students not in the guaranteed tuition model are automatically billed for the wellbeing fee upon registration of (1) or more Athens campus credit hours. (Includes Athens online & HCOM students at all campuses; Excludes eCampus)

Can I purchase the wellbeing fee if I have waived it previously during the same semester?

Students not in the guaranteed tuition model can purchase wellbeing after waiving it if they are actively seeking treatment from Ohio University Counseling and Psychological Services. To re-enroll, students should visit Counseling and Psychological Services, located on the third floor of the Student Health Center.

How do I waive wellbeing?

Students in the guaranteed tuition model are not eligible to waive the wellbeing fee. The fee is included in the cost of the guaranteed tuition at a reduced rate, and is not a separate charge.

Students not in the guaranteed tuition model are eligible to waive the Ohio University wellbeing Fee. The fee must be waived online prior to the posted deadline:

  • Sign in to My Ohio
  • On the Accounts tab, click My OHIO Student Center
  • In the Finances section, click Waive WellBeing Plan
  • Follow the instructions to complete the waiver
  • Wait for the confirmation receipt to appear; print it for your records
How does wellbeing help ALL students?

Funds generated from Wellbeing are supporting these enhancements to Campus Care and Counseling and Psychological Services:

  • 24/7 Crisis Intervention Service: A student can call (740) 593-1616 and talk to a counselor any time of the day or night!
  • An increase in medical personnel
  • Additional psychiatrist hours
  • Appointments and walk-in service at both Campus Care and Counseling and Psychological Services
  • An additional psychologist on staff