UH Health Center holds open house during Weeks of Welcome
The University Health Center held an open house as part of the Weeks of Welcome, which began Thursday, Aug. 22 and ran through Friday, Sept. 6.
The Health Center open house, which took place Thursday, September 5, was an all-day affair. Students were encouraged to see what the Health Center has to offer. Those who attended received a free first aid kit.
“I think the event was extremely successful,” said Jennifer Graham, the medical records supervisor at the Health Center. “It was geared towards parents and students, but I noticed more students in attendance — which is a good thing, as the event was to make them aware of our services.”
The staff at the Health Center conducted the open house. They felt it was important that the physicians, nurses and pharmacists hold this event so students and their families can get to know who will be caring for them while they are on campus.
“I would encourage all students to use their health center. We provide medical, mental and dental care to all, with or without insurance,” said Health Center Director Floyd Robinson.
Resource tables were set up with information about Health Center services. Medical flyers and hand sanitizer were given out to anyone who stopped by.
General medicinal services are offered on a walk-in basis. These services include treatment of minor injuries, physicals, dressing changes and incision and drainage. Physicals are by appointment.
The men’s clinic offers a variety of testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases and general health screenings. The women’s clinic also offers appointment-only visits relating to wellness exams, gynecological complaints, contraception and STD evaluations.
The orthopedic clinic offers treatment by appointment only for sports injuries.
The psychiatry clinic has a board of certified psychiatric physicians who treat mood disorders, anxiety disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders, eating disorders and alcohol or drug abuse.
“Be a proactive student and seek care at a very affordable price,” Robinson said.
The Health Center has outgrown their space and is currently working on a proposal for a new health facility in which they hope to house more than just a health center.
“As far as having future events goes, there is always something that we are constantly planning,” Graham said.