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Health/Mental Health Resources

OU Health Services

Goddard Health Center is still open Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm.

People with fevers or respiratory symptoms must call ahead before entering the building. 405-325-8732

  • Pharmacy is still open for prescriptions and over the counter items 405-325-5165
  • Counselors and dietitian are still visiting with patients via Zoom and/or Telehealth. Appointments are scheduled like normal.
    • Counseling 405-325-2911
    • General appts 405-325-4611

Health Insurance

For information about your health coverage as an international student, visit the HR Student Health Plan webpage, or contact the Student Health Plan office by phone at (405) 325-2961. Additionally, please visit

The ISS website has additional information about healthcare for international students.

Information for new students: You will be covered by the OU Student Health Plan starting on August 19, 2020. If you arrive in the US prior to August 19th, we strongly recommend that you get travel insurance coverage until August 19th. Due to the pandemic and expensive healthcare in the US, we recommend purchasing traveler’s insurance that would cover a medical travel emergency or COVID-related expenses. 

Online Health Resources

Digital Resources and Health Promotion is expanding resources online every day.

Community Resources

Food Pantry

The University of Oklahoma Food Pantry provides free supplemental food assistance to OU Norman Campus students, faculty and staff. 

  • All OU community is eligible for the OU Food Pantry
  • Food, toiletries, and household items are available.
  • For more information and to request items, please visit their website.
Meals for children

Norman Public Schools has a free meal option for any child under the age of 18 regardless of where the child attends school. 

Mental Health Resources

  • University Counseling Center - able to do same-day appointments via phone or zoom, and they are extending counseling services through the summer for students who are graduating in May. Currently there’s no copay for mental health services due to COVID-19 and UCC will waive fees for students who graduated once their insurance expires.
  • Emotional Wellness During the COVID-19 Outbreak for International Students
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline - 1-800-799-7233
  • OU Advocates - 405-615-0013 (can also accept WhatsApp) 
  • International Student Support Group - every Friday at 12 (information below)
OU Counseling International Student Support Group, Fridays at 12 p.m. To join the virtual support group, call 405-325-2911.

In addition to calling into the International Student Support Group, you can also email Dr. Avina Khiatani at

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255. No matter what problems you’re dealing with, whether or not you’re thinking about suicide, if you need someone to lean on for emotional support, you can call the Lifeline. People call to talk about lots of things: substance abuse, economic worries, relationships, sexual identity, getting over abuse, depression, mental and physical illness, and loneliness, etc..
What happens when I call the Lifeline? 1. First, you'll hear a message telling you that you've reached the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. 2. We'll play you a little hold music while we connect you. 3. A skilled, trained crisis worker who works at the Lifeline network crisis center closest to you will answer the phone. 4. This person will listen to you, understand how your problem is affecting you, provide support, and share any resources that may be helpful. Remember, your call is confidential and free.

Updated 7/8/20