Student Support Resources

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Disability Resource Center

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) ensures universal access to classes, programs and activities. Purdue has designated the DRC to determine reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. 

The DRC uses an interactive process designed to be convenient for students. It starts with a simple conversation. Our first goal is to better understand your unique experience. We then partner with faculty to make accommodations or redesign aspects of the classroom.

Contact the DRC to make an appointment with a staff member to discuss the barriers you have experienced and/or anticipate. Be sure to tell them that you are Polytechnic Statewide student in Columbus and they'll work with you remotely. 
Phone: (765) - 494 -1247
Email: drc@purdue.edu

 

Accommodations and Services

Documentation

Perspectives on Disability

 


Purdue Columbus Counseling & Psychological Services (PCCAPS)

Sometimes life presents you with circumstances that challenge your ability to cope. Balancing your studies with work, family, and other responsibilities can be hectic. Don’t become overwhelmed - PCCAPS is available to help you develop strategies to meet your personal and academic goals..

If you find yourself struggling with anxiety, worry, depression, and other challenges, take advantage of free sessions with a licensed counselor.

         

PCCAPS Service Provider: Centerstone Solutions

PCCAPS is a free and confidential service offered through Centerstone Solutions. Centerstone Solutions provides short-term problem-solving services to help you identify issues that may be interfering with your ability to perform your best at school, work, or home.

 

Eligibility & What to Expect
All Purdue Polytechnic Columbus students are eligible to access PCCAPS. You will receive up to five (5) free counseling sessions per issue. You will meet with a licensed clinician to develop goals and create a plan to achieve the biggest impact in the shortest amount of time so that you are better able to meet the demands of school, work, or personal life. Sessions are available as face-to-face, tele-health (video), or telephonic sessions.

 

Reasons to Access PCCAPS

PCCAPS is a valuable resource to help you deal with the everyday challenges of life and to enhance overall well-being. There are many reasons to access PCCAPS, including but not limited to:

  • School/Work/Life balance
  • Academic challenges, test anxiety, and other school concerns
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Relational issues
  • Communication
  • Time management
  • Substance use
  • Attention and concentration 


Referrals and Resources
If additional support or treatment is recommended beyond the five sessions, a referral will be offered. The student’s health insurance will be considered as part of the referral process.  

 

Crisis Access & After Hours

After hours and crisis calls are handled by licensed professionals. If an emergency, call 911 immediately.


Scheduling an Appointment
To schedule an appointment, contact Centerstone Solutions at 800-766-0068.


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Wellness & Health Services

Purdue Polytechnic Columbus is a promoter of good health, wellness, and personal fitness among students, faculty, and staff. 

 

 Health & Medical Services the following services are available to students utilizing their individual medical and health insurance.

          WellConnect is a health and wellness resource center open to the public in downtown Columbus, where you can connect with specialists who help establish relationships with healthcare providers, navigate health insurance and access Columbus  Regional Health services. 

 

          PromptMed is an urgent care walk-in clinic that accepts unscheduled patients during all hours of operations. X-ray, Lab services,and licensed providers can treat cuts, burns, sprains, fractures and can perform minor procedures such as splinting and suturing. They also offer quick and convenient care for common ailments, including sore throat, ear infection, and strep tests.

 

          MinuteClinic can diagnose and treat illnesses, injuries and skin conditions, and provides wellness services including vaccinations, physicals, screenings and monitoring for chronic conditions. They provide services for both adults and children 18 months and over. For a complete list of what MinuteClinic offers, including service availability and any restrictions, visit our services page.

 

          VIMCare Clinic is a primary care clinic providing access to healthcare to HIP 2.0 patients as well as the uninsured. They provide acute primary care (such as ear infections and sore throat), annual physicals, chronic care management, behavioral  health (such as mental health and substance misuses), self care resources, and lifestyle an education programs. 

 

Sports & Fitness as a Purdue student, we encourage you to explore a variety of options for healthy living and maintaining your personal fitness. The following gyms and fitness centers are conveniently located in our community and may have special cost-saving offers for Purdue students.  

     

  Gyms and Fitness Centers  Yoga, Pilates, Barre           Martial Arts & Sports

Anytime Fitness

Columbus Fit 

Tipton Lakes Athletic Club

Total Fitness

Planet Fitness

Zen Fitness

Pure Barre

Uptown Yoga

Sky Sport Fitness Indoor Cycling

Ko's Martial Arts Academy

PAL Boxing

Browns Jiu Jitsu

CrossFit Ripcord

Deathproof CrossFit

 

 

University Health Initiatives 

Purdue University has a variety of resources and educational and wellness programs (from nutrition to alcohol education to mindfulness) that help you achieve your health and wellness goals.

           Recreation & Wellness  

           Wellness Podcasts for wellness tips on the go or at home.

           Nutrition Services: Ask a Dietitian get basic nutrition information or just ask a quick question.

           Sexual Health information to get informed about your sexual health.

           Purdue Alcohol and Other Drug Policy Guide