On Sept. 20 , the health center will hold its annual open house to let students know what kinds of health-related services are available at the center and on campus , Health Center Education Director Paula Staight
Although the open house is primarily aimed at new students , anyone interested is welcome to come , she
said.Throughout the day , tours of the facility will be given , and visitors can learn about the types of services the health center offers.
Representatives from various campus services , including the University Counseling Center
, Sexual Assault Support Services , and Physical Activity and Recreation Services will also be on hand to answer students' questions.
As an added incentive , Staight
said , refreshments will be served , and there will be a raffle drawing for prizes.
By raising awareness about the services available on campus , health center officials hope to encourage students to use them , she
Ideally , if [ students ] know us and know where we're at ... they're more apt to come back when they need us , she
Last year , Fleischli said , nearly two-thirds of University students visited the health center.All students pay for health center services indirectly because the facility is subsidized by incidental fees.
With the exception of major surgery , he
said , the health center provides nearly all medical services students might need.
Physicians on staff at the health center specialize in a variety of fields , including family practice , internal medicine , sports medicine , allergy and asthma , and psychiatry.