University of Hawai'i - West O'ahu

Health and Wellness

The University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu believes that a healthy lifestyle contributes to the success of its students. Explore the free and confidential programs and services we offer to students, faculty, and staff.

UH West Oʻahu promotes awareness of health and wellness activities and supports the needs of its students in their quest to create and maintain healthy, well-balanced lifestyles.

Mental Health Center

UH West Oʻahu offers free and confidential mental health services for all enrolled students. Services are provided by a qualified mental health professional and include individual and group therapy, couples counseling, and psychological assessment. Walk-in appointments are welcome and participation is completely voluntary. General inquiries about health and wellness are encouraged.

Appointment slots are offered 7 days a week, except for state holidays, between 7:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  To make an appointment, please email uhwotalk@hawaii.edu. Availability of appointments may vary based on the volume and service needs.  We are committed to meeting with students within 2 weeks of the initial request. For new clients, please email uhwotalk@hawaii.edu if there are less than 2 available appointment times to choose from during the week. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday from 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Call (808) 689-2661 to schedule an appointment or visit room B216 in the UH West Oʻahu Library for more information.

When to get help

If you have general mental health questions, desire health information or simply do not feel you are living up to your full potential, email uhwotalk@hawaii.edu to schedule an appointment for treatment or consultation. Be sure to make an immediate appointment if:

  • as a result of psychological issues, family problems, or other life stressors, there is a significant decline in your ability to function at work or school.
  • you have had recent thoughts of suicide or wish you were dead.
  • you are afraid you may not be able to control your impulse to hurt someone else.
  • there are noticeable changes in your appetite or sleeping patterns.
  • you have or have had a previous mental health diagnosis or if you have ever taken psychotropic medications.
  • your anxiety makes it difficult or uncomfortable to socialize or establish friendships.
  • you have a loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities.
  • you feel distress.
  • you have unusual experiences that you cannot rationally explain.
  • people important to you have expressed recent concerns about your substance abuse.

Wellness Groups

Wellness groups are encouraged and may be offered at a studentʻs request. Please contact uhwotalk@hawaii.edu if you are interested.

Contact
Mental Health Center
University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu
Library 2nd Floor, B216
Hours: 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m (M-F)
Phone: (808) 689-2661
Email: uhwotalk@hawaii.edu

Campus Health Services

The Campus Health Services office provides basic health care for UH West O‘ahu students on campus. Non-emergency supplies such as Band-Aids, feminine products, bacitracin, and up-to-date health information are available.

Contact
Campus Health Services
University of Hawai’i–West O’ahu
Campus Center 2nd Floor, C229
Hours: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (M-F)
Phone: (808) 689-2679
Email: skelly3@hawaii.edu
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