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UTSA Student Health Services offers range of care and wellness programs

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Recreation and Wellness Center, UTSA Main Campus

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(Sept. 16, 2013) -- UTSA Student Health Services provides medical care and wellness programs to currently registered students. Staffed with physicians, a physician assistant, nurses and health educators, Student Health Services is committed to providing quality medical care and innovative health education to empower and support student success. There are two locations including a Downtown Campus clinic in Buena Vista Street Building Room 1.308 and the Main Campus clinic in Recreation and Wellness Center Room 1.500.

Student Health Services has developed an innovative phone-in triage program designed to improve service to students.

"We have now instituted a phone-in appointment system in which we no longer exclusively triage patients on a walk-in basis," said Beth Wichman, M.D., director of health services. "Patients can call us at 210-458-4142 to speak directly to a nurse and receive an appointment with a medical provider. Our commitment to excellence in service is about improving access to care and services with an emphasis on patient education while expediting necessary medical treatment."

A significant factor in the ability to implement these improvements is the use of the student electronic health record utilizing the Point and Click Solution system.  This system has streamlined patient charting, security of records and patient flow in the clinics. This program also has streamlined patient appointments.

Student Health Services also announced the start of a flu vaccine campaign, which began Sept. 3. Vaccine is available for $10 for students and $15 for faculty and staff by appointment only. Appointments are available 8 a.m.-3:45 p.m., Monday and Friday, and 8 a.m.-2:15 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, by calling 210-458-4142 (Main Campus) and 210-458-2930 (Downtown Campus).

In the effort to further accommodate breastfeeding mothers on campus, Student Health Services also announces the creation of a new resource Web page that lists available room options at the Main and Downtown campuses that can be used for lactation purposes. For more information, contact Barbara Reyes, assistant director of health promotions and marketing, at 210-458-6419.

Student Health Services offers these medical services:

  • general medical care
  • immunizations
  • laboratory
  • women's health services

The Health Education office provides wellness programs including:

  • AlcoholEdu online program
  • Health education presentations
  • Health fairs and screening events
  • Internship positions
  • Individual health education consultations
  • Women's Resource Center

The following additional activities are offered this semester:

  • Dental screenings in collaboration with the UT Health Science Center San Antonio Dental School
  • Sex in the Dark, an open-discussion event separating sexual health myths from the facts

Additionally, student health insurance is available for purchase at the Academic HealthPlans website, which includes coverage information, rates and a link to enroll. Enrollment is completed online.

For more information, visit the UTSA Student Health Services website or call 210-458-4142 (Main Campus), 210-458-2930 (Downtown Campus) or 210-458-6428 (Health Education).



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First Friday Stargazing

Visit the Curtis Vaughan Observatory and see the wonders of the sky over San Antonio with experienced astronomers.
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Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m.

Where Ink Does Not Show: A Celebration of the New State Poet Laureate

A fun and festive evening featuring Corridos from Texas and Northern Mexico sung by AZUL and a reading of new and classic works by Carmen Tafolla, the new State Poet Laureate.
Buena Vista Theater (1.326), Downtown Campus

Oct. 5, 1:30 p.m.

Campus Carry Listening Session

Listening session will seek input on the places, events and special circumstances that should be considered in determining whether concealed handguns may be prohibited.
John Peace Library, Faculty Center Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus

Oct. 5, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Civic Engagement Summit

This summit is an opportunity to showcase and share the variety of community engagement activities of UTSA students, faculty, and staff. The summit is currently accepting proposals for poster presentations. The Call for Posters deadline is Friday, Sept. 11.
University Center Denman Room (2.01.28), Main Campus

Oct. 5, 6 p.m.

Film Screening: The Head of Joaquin Murrieta by John Valadez

The Mexican American Studies Program will host a screening of this irreverent, entertaining and often disturbing tale that uses both fiction and documentary story telling devices to tear open a painful and long ignored history: the lynching of Mexican Americans in the southwest.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

Oct. 6, 3 p.m.

State of the University

Join President Ricardo Romo as he gives his address to the UTSA community.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (UC 1.104), Main Campus

Oct. 8, 10 a.m.

Graduate Fair

Graduate School representatives from across the country will provide information on options after earning a bachelor's degree. Students, alumni and community members are welcome.
University Center Retama Galleria, Main Campus

Oct. 9, 8 a.m.

College of Sciences Research Conference

The day-long research conference will include a keynote address, faculty and student oral presentations, poster sessions, and an awards ceremony. Lunch will be provided for those who register. Abstract submission deadline is September 20, 2015. Event registration deadline is October 4, 2015.
H-E-B University Center, Main Campus

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