A message from the Wicker Wellness Center

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It’s already mid-October and here at the Health Center we have finally settled into our amazing new space at the Wicker Center. This article will go over the treatments and wellness services that are available here at the Health Center.

First and foremost we offer treatment for illnesses and injury. Our staff of Nurse Practitioners see students Monday through Friday. We offer in-house testing for common illnesses such as strep throat.

In addition, we have a broad supply of medications available for a nominal fee. There is no charge to be seen at the Health Center. Our medical records are electronic, confidential and completely separate from the student’s college record.

If a student requires consultation with a specialist, Campus Safety provides transportation to appointments close to campus. For appointments further away, we have a taxi voucher system.

The Health Center provides sexual and reproductive care including gynecological exams, birth control, STD testing and Plan B. All of these services are provided in a safe, supportive, and confidential environment.

Our dietitian Diane, is here every Wednesday. She treats students with eating disorders, athletes, students trying to lose weight and those with food intolerances. There is no change to see Diane, but there is a $30 “No-show” fee as the demand for her services is high.

Students are encouraged to stop in for a visit with our therapy dog, Jenna on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays. Jenna has also attended some outreach events, most recently participating in Life Safety Day.

For students with long-term medication needs or those requiring a medication outside our formulary, a local pharmacy, Lange’s, delivers medications to us twice daily. These medications are available for pick up between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. and again from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Every Tuesday in October is when we hold our flu shot clinics from 1 to 4 p.m. They are held outside the library when weather permits, or insude the Wold Center when it doesn’t. The cost is $10 and can be billed to tuition.

Our goal is to keep you healthy and help students develop a lifetime of good health habits.

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