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The Student Health and Counseling Center is open for student appointments on Monday, March 28th, 2022, the first day of classes spring term. The Counseling Center is once again offering only telehealth sessions during spring term.
Even though the mask mandate was lifted in public places in Oregon, the Student Heath and Counseling Center is considered a “healthcare facility” and the counselors are considered “healthcare providers”. Therefore, the mask mandate is still in place for both us and for our patients. Rather than do therapy in person with masks on, we are opting to finish the year via Zoom sessions where we can see each others faces. Feel free to talk with your counselor if you have a problem with this arrangement.
To be eligible for counseling services, you need to have paid the Health Service Fee, and be in the state of Oregon at the time of your appointment (as our counselors are licensed/registered to practice therapy only within Oregon). We will be using Zoom’s HIPPA-secured platform for these sessions. To access these services, call 541.962.3524 and let the person at the front desk know that you would like to see a counselor. Your information will be forwarded to the counselors and someone will get back to you. Meanwhile, know that we continue to miss seeing you in person, yet are very grateful for the opportunity to offer Zoom sessions.
Please be aware that Counseling Center staff does not routinely access phone messages or email during non-business hours, and cannot guarantee an immediate response. Therefore, do not use phone messages or email to communicate emergency or urgent needs. If you have an after-hours emergency, please call 911, or the Center for Human Development (CHD) at 541-962-8800. This information above reflects current Counseling Center services until further notice. All other information on this website may or may not be reflective of current practice. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 541.962.3524.
Students come to the Counseling Center for a variety of reasons. Some are looking for help in coping with the pressures associated with a challenging academic environment or adjustment to college life. Others want to learn how to be more effective in developing, negotiating, or maintaining relationships with others. Counseling can be beneficial for students who are feeling depressed or anxious, as well as those who want to examine their beliefs or explore their current life situation.The Counseling Center offers students the opportunity to look at themselves and their environment and to change the way they think, feel, and behave so that they can make the most of their time at EOU. Our Counseling Center services are available to students who have been assessed the Health Service Fee. Some students who have not automatically been assessed the Health Service Fee may “opt in.” Please talk with the Student Health and Counseling Center front desk for more information.
The Counseling Center staff care deeply about the well-being of EOU students. We affirm the dignity, worth, and value of all individuals. We desire to create and hold space for students so they can explore, unpack and live out the very essence of who they are. To accomplish this, we commit to an ongoing process of learning that enables us to provide services that are sensitive to students’ diverse experience of themselves in their world. We humbly acknowledge the original inhabitants of the land Eastern Oregon University is upon: the Cayuse, Umatilla, Walla Walla, and Nez Perce people. We celebrate their traditions, languages, and stories. We acknowledge their continuing connection to this land, water, and community and pay our respects to these original stewards of Northeastern Oregon.
If you are interested in utilizing one of our services at the Counseling Center, please visit during one of our drop-in hours:
A counselor should be available to meet with you during these times. Drop-in times are typically the quickest way to meet with a counselor. Arrangements may be made if drop-in times do not work with your schedule.Drop-in appointments occur on a first-come first serve basis, so we encourage students to come in as early as possible during the drop-in time frame. If you present during drop-ins and are unable to see a counselor, you are encouraged to come in during another drop-in time. All information shared by clients is confidential, with few exceptions that you can speak with your counselor about. Please be aware that Counseling Center staff does not routinely access phone messages or email during non-business hours, and cannot guarantee an immediate response. Therefore, do not use phone messages or email to communicate emergency or urgent needs. If you have an after-hours emergency, please call 911, or the Center for Human Development (CHD) at 541-962-8800.
Center for Human Development (CHD) | 541- 962-8800Community mental health services
Shelter From the Storm | 541-963-9261Interpersonal/sexual violence & stalking
Union County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) | 541-963-9261 or 911Advocacy/reporting options/forensic exams
Oregon Sexual Assault TaskForce (SATF)Information/reporting options
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) | 1-800-656-HOPE (4637)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline | 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Student Health Center
Sexual Assault Information
EOU Counseling Center
Eastern Oregon University
6th Street & "L" Avenue
La Grande, OR 97850
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
(Closed 12 - 1 PM)
Monday and Wednesday:
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Tuesday and Thursday:
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM