Health and Wellness Services have planned several events for the month of February to help students with everything from physical and mental health to finding the best healthcare resources available.
On Feb. 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Be Well event in the student event center on the Taylorsville Redwood Campus will cover physical health, heart health and mental health.
There will be a focus on healthy eating and nutrition for college students, and there will be free depression screenings. These educational activities are only a small part of what Health and Wellness offers to students.
“Students don’t know about Health and Wellness Services now, and so they’ll go to an Instacare or an urgent care instead of coming here,” says Tatiana Burton, health promotion program manager for Salt Lake Community College Health and Wellness Services. “The benefits of coming here would be everything is really low cost. To see a medical provider if you’ve never been, there’s no charge. After that, it’s only $10.”
SLCC has a full service family practice clinic that is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Services provided by Health and Wellness include the medical clinic, counseling services including couples counseling, massage services and educational workshops.
“$14.50 of your student fees goes to Health and Wellness Services, which is why we offer a lot of discounted services and a lot of services that don’t cost any money,” says Burton. “That $14.50 covers all four of our services.”
The clinic doesn’t bill insurance. If any lab work needed to be done students will need to pay for that separately, but the cost for most things is lower than or the same price as the health department. The clinic can give students a receipt for any additional services that they can submit to their insurance company.
Students pay a flat fee or co-pay when they visit Health and Wellness.
“It’s $10. You can’t beat that,” says Burton. “Pretty much everything is done here. It is a fully serviced clinic. We do everything that your doctor’s office would do.”
Services offered include immunizations, STI testing, well-women exams, physical exams and family planning. For a complete list of services and to find hours and locations go to their web page at www.slcc.edu/hw/index.