Transitioning to college can be overwhelming, and staying healthy, in heart, body, mind, and spirit is important to maintaining success in your academic life. Balance is an aspect of the Benedictine way of life, and it encourages us to embrace physical health, intellectual challenge, social interaction and personal reflection. We are here to support you in your journey of health and wellness at Saint Martin's University.
In need of emergency mental health or medical care?
Please call 911, or go directly to the nearest emergency room.
If you are on campus, Providence St. Peter Hospital is the closest location.
Saint Martin's Counseling and Wellness Services' response to COVID 19:
Saint Martin's is moving to online classes only while the campus remains open at this time.
The CWC is offering in-person counseling on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and phone and telehealth sessions Monday through Friday.
In the event campus is closed entirely:
Phone counseling as well as video and e-therapy (when available) sessions will be offered.
Please note: If you have returned home to an out of state location, CWC counselors may not be able to provide counseling due to the need to be licensed in the state they practice. If so, your counselor or one of the staff will assist you in locating counseling services in your area.
E-therapy insurance coverage:
- If you have current health insurance through Saint Martin's, your United Healthcare (UHC) policy covers 24/7 e-therapy through www.betterhelp.com.
- If you have private insurance, you can check to see if e-therapy is available through your plan.
If the CWC is closed, other resources include:
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
- Crisis services: 360-754-1338 (available 24/7 for mental health crisis)
- Crisis Text Line: Text HELLO to 741741, free 24/7
- Providence St. Peter Hospital: 360-491-9480 or 413 Lilly Road NE, Olympia, WA 98506
Tuberculosis screening and measles, mumps, rubella vaccination process
In order to maintain a healthy learning environment here at Saint Martin's, all incoming international students need to complete the Saint Martin's University Tuberculosis Questionnaire and the Student Immunization History and Emergency Information form.
If a student answers "yes" to any of the questions on page one of the Tuberculosis questionnaire and/or if a student’s clinician did not fully complete the Student Immunization History and Emergency Information form, then the SMU SHC Medical Director will require the following:
The clinician will review and verify the information in part one of the current TB Screening Questionnaire. Persons answering YES to any of the questions in part one are candidates for either Mantoux tuberculin skin test (TST), a $20 cost to the student, or Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA), billed to student’s health insurance by Quest Diagnostics, unless a previous positive test has been documented.
If there is a history of a positive TB skin test or BCG vaccination then the IGRA will automatically be obtained. If IGRA is positive then a chest x-ray will be obtained to evaluate for active TB infection versus latent.
Those students with no signs of active TB on chest x-ray will receive a recommendation to be treated for latent TB with appropriate medication.
All international students must also provide proof of two MMR vaccinations. If no vaccines have been given, then these will be administered at a cost of $80 per vaccine spaced at a minimum of 28 days apart, OR the student may have a blood test for titers of rubeola (measles) but test results must be included, OR have a physician sign that the student has had measles. If only one vaccine is documented, we will administer the second vaccine for the $80 fee.
All students living in the residence halls are required to have proof of meningitis vaccination. Vaccination is available at the Student Health Center for $100.