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RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY ANNOUNCED FOR STUDENT HEALTH CENTER AT CONCORD UNIVERSITY

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RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY ANNOUNCED FOR
STUDENT HEALTH CENTER AT CONCORD UNIVERSITY
 
 
ATHENS, W.Va. – A ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Student Health Center at Concord University will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 11 a.m. The center is located on the first floor of Wooddell Hall on the Athens campus.
           
Wooddell Hall, which has been a men’s residence hall, is not currently being used for student housing, and with the space available, a decision was made to offer students a convenient on-campus location for their medical needs.
           
“It is an exciting time at Concord University,” stated Dr. David Campbell, Director of Medical Services. “The university is committed to meeting the holistic health needs of the students we serve.”  
           
Physician assistant Ruth Rhodes and Jennifer Stull, a registered nurse, will staff the health center. It will be open for use by Concord students on days that classes are in session at the university. Hours will be Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and Friday, 8:30 a.m. – noon.
           
The center will begin taking walk-ins and appointments on Sept. 1. From the start of the Fall 2019 Semester on Aug. 19 until that date, students who need care can still be seen by calling to set up an appointment at 304-384-6355. The facility will be for use by Concord University students only.
           
“Through the new student health center, we can now provide accessible drop in care centered around both preventative and acute services.  This is especially true for many CU students who come from underserved populations,” Campbell said.   
           
“As a health services fee is included in the students tuition packaging, accessing most of the services provided through the student health center will come at no additional costs,” he said.
           
Students will be responsible, however, for costs incurred outside of the health center including lab work, x-rays and prescriptions. In the event that medical care beyond what can be provided by the on-campus health center is deemed necessary, referrals will be made to area health care facilities for specialty care and other procedures.
           
“We are equally excited to continue our strategic partnerships with the Athens Medical Center, Princeton Community Hospital, and other local health care providers who are dedicated to meeting the well-being and health related needs of our shared local community,” Campbell said. 
 
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