Concord University will soon provide quality health care on campus. The ribbon was cut Wednesday morning for the Student Health Center located on the first floor of Wooddell Hall.
The idea is to meet the holistic health needs of the students through easy and accessible health care. A physician assistant and registered nurse will be on hand Monday through Friday from 8:30-2:30 p.m. when class is in session with the exception of other services including x-rays, lab work and prescriptions.
Students will have no additional costs as they will have already paid a health services fee in their tuition package.
“It’s going to help as far as financially, it’s affordable for them. It’s free healthcare. We can provide medications, testing. It’s going to improve their quality of life. We’re going to try and push healthy lifestyles,” said Ruthie Rhodes, a physician assistant.
The new health center will start taking appointments as well as walk-ins at the beginning of next week.