UTEP students looking for health and wellness services can turn to the UTEP Health and Wellness Center (SHWC) right here on campus.
UTEP students looking for health and wellness services can turn to the UTEP Health and Wellness Center (SHWC) right here on campus. Located in Room 100 of the Union Building East, SHWC provides convenient access to a wide range of basic physical and mental health care services for students.
Located in Room 100 of the Union Building East, SHWC provides convenient access to a wide range of basic physical and mental health care services for students. Services include vaccinations, STD testing for men and women, contraceptive care, checkups, screenings and more.
“High-quality health services are delivered by a team of experienced, knowledgeable and caring health professionals,” said Leticia Paez, Executive Associate Dean of the College of Health Sciences. “Health services are not limited to the physical health needs of the student. The center also offers mental health counselling, nutrition services, wellness programs and a discounted pharmaceutical program in conjunction with our partners at the University Medical Center.
Students with or without health insurance are welcome to use the services offered by the SHWC. Students are asked to pay an office visit fee of $30, which may be covered by health insurance plans. Services are then provided on a fee-for-service basis. Students can have these costs billed to their insurance or pay out of pocket. Students who are unable to pay at the time of their visit may have their fees posted to their Goldmine account.
“Unlike most community medical practices, access to health services at the Student Health and Wellness Center can be arranged within 24 hours or the same day in some cases,” Paez said. “Additionally, students are close to the Student Health and Wellness Center without having to leave campus. Many appointments can be accommodated between a student’s class schedule. »
All services are provided on a confidential basis, increasing students’ access to the care they need.
“It’s a practical way the College of Health Sciences lives the mission of helping others in an approach that serves all of our students at UTEP,” said William Robertson, Ph.D., Dean of the College. health sciences. “One thing I know about our UTEP community around health issues, which includes the Student Health and Wellness Center, is the individual connection that each student, faculty and staff have with the health sciences, at both personally and collectively to help others.
Alexa Magdaleno, a student at UTEP, used the services provided by SHWC to obtain important services required by the nursing program at UTEP, which she said was easy, regardless of her nursing status. assurance.
“Even if you pay out of pocket, it’s quite cheap and they offer a lot of services,” Magdaleno said. “I got my COVID booster here, for free, and a lot of the labs I needed for the nursing program.”
SHWC is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), the leading primary care accreditation standard. The AAAHC accredits organizations that provide high quality care and promote patient safety. Accreditation is granted after a full review of documented evidence of care, extensive staff and patient interviews, patient care, and on-site observations.
The Student Health and Wellness Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit www.utep.edu/chs/shc or call 915-747-5624.
Last update on April 26, 2023 at 00:00 | Originally published on April 26, 2023
By Julia Hettiger
UTEP Marketing and Communication