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Mission Statement

The Wellness Center of Mount St. Joseph University espouses a holistic approach to the ongoing process of human development. The Center is committed to providing a safe environment that advocates, educates, and encourages the physical, spiritual, and psychological well-being of the Mount students. We are a Safe Zone for all students.

Health & Counseling Services


The Wellness Center staff is following the directives of our administration to comply with all safety measures to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Please note resources specific to responding to COVID-19 are posted on this page, the Health Services page, and on the Counseling Services page as well. Our goal is to help you, our students, with as much care as we can during this unprecedented time. 

Location: Jean Patrice Harrington  Student Center, First Floor, track level

Office hours: Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 

Phone number: 513-244-4949          Fax number: 513-244-4594

Counseling Services are open for tele-counseling and in-person visits by appointment only.  Current options for free counseling for MSJ students can be found here. You can also call 513-244-4949 or email Peggy.Welge@msj.edu to for more information.  


Health Services are open for walk-in visits and scheduled appointments. If you are sick, please call for an appointment prior to coming into the office. Health Services can be reached at: 513-244-4769 or you can email the nurse at: Amy.Metzger@msj.edu
Nurse Hours (Fall & Spring Semester): Monday - Friday, 9:00 am  - 5:00 pm
Nurse Hours (Summer Semester): Monday and Wednesdays only, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
There is no charge to visit the nurse. 

Doctor Hours (Fall & Spring Semester):  
Tuesdays 12-1pm, Wednesdays 12-1pm, Fridays 12-1pm (appointments only)
Fee: $10.00 (this can be charged to your student account), and your insurance will not be billed.
For an appointment to see the doctor, call 244-4769.

Title IX/Sexual Violence

Privacy Statement

Mount St. Joseph University's Wellness Center is committed to safeguarding the privacy of its students. Although the Wellness Center and its staff do not transmit any personal health information (PHI) through this website or by electronic means, it is our policy to be in compliance with the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. Copies of our "Notice of Privacy Practices" (NPP) are given to all students receiving health or counseling services. The NPP can be obtained at our reception area in the Wellness Center Office or by calling (513) 244-4408.
Schwaiger Willig, Patsy Director, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor 513-244-4371 patsy.schwaiger@msj.edu
FAX, Wellness Center 513-244-4594  
Bechtol, Natalie Medical Assistant 513-244-4769 natalie.bechtol@msj.edu
McDaniel, Molly Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor 513-244-4206 molly.mcdaniel@msj.edu
Metzger, Amy Health Services Manager, Registered Nurse 513-244-4408 amy.metzger@msj.edu
Metzger, Ray Physician 513-244-4769  
Okragly, Rick Team Physician 513-244-4769 rick.okragly@msj.edu
Olson, Sarah Counselor-In-Training 513-244-4855 sarah.olson@msj.edu
Welge, Peggy Administrative Assistant 513-244-4949 peggy.welge@msj.edu

Wellness, Health and Safety Committee

Charge: To promote a campus climate that encourages wellness through a holistic approach to programming emphasizing individuals making health choices and decreasing high risk behaviors that may impede academic success.

In order to meet federal compliance requirements of The Drug Free Schools and Communities Act, (34 DVR, Part 86) and the Violence Against Women’s Act, the Committee designs and implements holistic, prevention programming for students focused on all dimensions of Wellness. The committee membership is divided into three sub-committees responsible for policy review and outreach program implementation and assessment that will promote optimal health for the campus community.

  1. Alcohol, tobacco and other drug use,
  2. Campus safety including sexual violence and
  3. Other dimensions of Wellness