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New Student Health and Wellness Center to be celebrated Jan. 13

The new Student Health and Wellness Center on Health Science Campus gives students access to a variety of health services conveniently in a space just for them.

The center will be celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, Jan. 13, at 2 p.m. in the lower level of the Ruppert Health Center in Suite 0013.

“Any student would like to feel accommodated,” said Cara Elmer, a member of the Medical Student Council who worked to set up the center. “Medical students have busy schedules and long study hours, so they need a quick and helpful service readily available.”

In the past, students on Health Science Campus would receive services at the Ruppert Health Center with the general public. The new Student Health and Wellness Center allows them access to a number of services, such as immunizations, travel health, and nutrition and behavior health, in a medical office just for them.

“The services provided to the students won’t change; they’ll still get the great care they receive now from our UT physicians,” said Rick Waugh, supervisor for the center. “We’re simply moving it to a brand-new, beautiful facility centered around our students’ health and wellness. We are committed to providing quality services, including protecting confidentiality and other patient rights.”

The facility includes two exam rooms and a behavioral health room. Additional services, such as lab work and radiology services, will be available through referrals to specialty clinics. The center will accept medical insurance, including the Aetna plans available to UT students.

“Students are the most important part of The University of Toledo, and it was important to provide them with a place to go on Health Science Campus where their health issues could be addressed appropriately,” said Dr. Jeffrey P. Gold, chancellor, executive vice president for biosciences and health affairs, and dean of the College of Medicine and Life Sciences. “The wellness center will provide students with services they need with additional privacy and convenience.”

Feedback about the Student Health and Wellness Center is encouraged by the Medical Student Council to ensure student needs have been met and they were seen in a timely manner, Elmer said.

Call 419.383.3777 to make an appoint at the Student Health and Wellness Center.


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