Health and Wellness

Our health and counseling offices offer a variety of free, confidential services to all currently enrolled undergraduate students. It is our goal to provide resources to students allowing them to make better decisions regarding both their physical and mental health. The office hours for both are listed to the side. If you need to see either Cristy or Kalista outside of these hours, please contact them to arrange a different time.

Services Offered

  • Basic First Aid
  • Individual, Couples, and Group Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Consultation Services and Workshops
  • Nursing Assessment and Physician/Dental Referrals
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Annual Flu Vaccination (minimal fee for this service)

College Life can be both exciting and stressful, here are some everyday actions you can follow to help prevent illness.

  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or use alcohol based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Practice other good health habits such as get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious foods.
  • If you become sick, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when sneezing and coughing, and avoid close contact with others.

Flu season can begin as early as October; we encourage students to get a Flu Vaccination as soon as it becomes available.


  • First aid for minor injuries
  • Nursing assessment and physician/dental referrals as needed
  • Annual flu vaccinations for minimal fee
  • Blood pressure screening
  • General health and wellness consultation

Office Hours

Tuesday & Thursday

8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Walk-in Service

No Appointment Necessary


Urgent Care Providers

  • Regional Family Medical Center
    (812) 232-3225
  • Regional Hospital Emergency Room
    (812) 237-1622
  • Union Hospital Emergency Room
    (812) 238-7523

The Saint Mary-of-the Woods Student Counseling Center offers a variety of free services to currently enrolled students. These services include confidential individual, couples, and group counseling, crisis intervention, and consultation services. Consultation services and workshops are available to student groups, faculty, and staff.

Students are encouraged to call the Counseling Center office at (812) 535-5102 to make an appointment for the initial consultation. If the counselor is not available, please leave a voice mail with your contact information. The counselor will attempt to contact you as soon as possible. Initial appointments are generally made within one week from the time the counselor is contacted.

Who is it for?

Any student who is registered for credit-bearing classes at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is eligible for counseling services.

What does it cost?

There is no charge for currently enrolled students for any of the services: counseling, group programs, presentations, or consultations.

Why go there?

Counseling Center staff work with students experiencing a wide variety of personal problems and conflicts. Examples of common difficulties that can be addressed by the counselor include:

  • Low self-confidence
  • Adjusting to college life
  • Poor academic performance, including study skills, learning disabilities, and test taking anxiety
  • Relationship difficulties with family, friends, or romantic partners
  • Roommate problems
  • Balancing responsibilities- academic, personal, and social
  • Career interests, abilities, and goals
  • Gay, lesbian, and bisexual issues
  • Alcohol and drug use
  • Managing time and /or stress
  • Dealing with troublesome feelings such as depression, anxiety, loneliness, shyness, fear, and anger
  • Food problems and eating disorders
  • Dealing with sexual assault or rape
  • Dealing with death and loss
  • Concerns about helping a friend

How do I make an appointment?

Appointments can be arranged by calling 812-535-5102 during Counseling Center hours, coming by the office, or through email. At other times, a message can be left on voice mail. The student will receive a return call to help arrange the initial visit.

Is it confidential?

Yes. All information gathered in counseling, including the fact a student has come to the Counseling Center, is held in strict confidence. No information is released to anyone unless (a) the student requests in writing that the information be released; (b) an immediate danger of serious harm to someone requires that information be released to prevent harm from happening; or (c) information about child, handicapped, or elder abuse is revealed that must be reported to the proper authorities.

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Kalista Lawrence

Kalista Lawrence , M.Ed.

Campus Counselor

  • (812) 535-5102