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The Wellness Center

Director of the Wellness Center


Melissa Baron, M.Ed, RN, BSN
Phone: 946-7927
  email

 

Location


Ground floor of Shaw Hall

 

Health Services Hours


Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

 

College Physician Hours:


Monday: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday:
8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Thursday: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

 

Counseling Services Hours:


Monday - Friday:
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

Downloadable Forms:


  Mandatory meningitis immunization and waiver form
  Admission Physical Form
  Authorization for Release of Protected Health Information Form

The Wellness Center is an integrated health care facility that provides general health services for illnesses and accidents, short term mental health counseling services, and wellness promotion for the students of Westminster. Clinical services are available for undergraduate students who pay the student activity fee.

Mission:

The Wellness Center at Westminster College is committed to fostering the personal growth and development of all Westminster students by providing high quality, holistic and integrated medical, mental health, and health promotion services. We strive to promote student academic and personal success by empowering students to make informed choices regarding their overall health and well-being.

  • We believe that physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual well-being areinterconnected and related to our student’s ability to learn and maintain health in acollegiate environment.

  • We encourage students to adopt a lifelong commitment to wellness and healthy living through education and outreach programs.

 

Confidentiality:
Visits to the Wellness Center are confidential. If students wish to have medical or mental health information disclosed to another person/entity, a signed consent must be filed.

 

Health Services 


Our health services clinic operates much like a doctor’s office. The clinic is staffed byexperienced registered nurses who are available for consultation on a walk-in basis. The college physician or physician assistant holds daily clinic hours by appointment. Diagnosis and treatment for acute and chronic health issues is available as well as referral to community providers for more complex health care needs.

Services offered:

  • Illness/injury care and follow-up
  • Diagnostic laboratory testing

  • Health promotion counseling and education

  • Allergy injections (additional fee, students provide own serum)

  • Flu vaccine clinics

  • TB testing

  • Referral to community health care providers and services

  • Free walk-in self care cold clinic

  • Monthly reproductive health care clinic for exams, contraception and STI testing (additional fee may apply) 

 

Counseling Services:


Short term counseling services are offered at the Wellness Center by licensed professional counselors. While on campus, college students face numerous challenges and transitions. Our services are designed to assist students in addressing their emotional and psychological needs and to empower them to succeed socially and academically. Some of the concerns that can be addressed with the counselor are: relationship and family issues, academic and personal stress, depression, anxiety, test anxiety, coping with past or present abusive situations, sexual assault, substance abuse, grief, sexuality, and body image issues.

 Services may be offered in the form of individual sessions, group meetings or family meetings, depending on what the student wishes and what best matches their needs. Counselors also offer consultation to faculty, staff, and students who are concerned about a student in distress. Students with complex mental health needs that require long term or specialty care will be referred to community providers.

 

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