Alamo Colleges District Opens On-Campus Health Clinics
September 22, 2021
Together with UT Health San Antonio, the Alamo Colleges District is bridging a gap in health care by offering health services to all its students.
This partnership has expanded to now offer on-campus clinics providing a broad range of low-cost primary and preventive care services through in-person visits, as well as telehealth services.
The nurse practitioner-led clinics, called Wellness 360, offered through the UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing, offer a holistic approach to care that brings together the physical and mental health of the patient.
The partnership originally launched in 2020 with telehealth services to students, as the Alamo Colleges District physical sites were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the District continues its return to in-person classes this fall, two on-site clinics – one at Palo Alto College and the other at San Antonio College – have opened to serve students attending any of the five Alamo Colleges.
“A student’s success in college often means helping them overcome hurdles in everyday life – such as access to quality health care,” said Dr. Mike Flores, chancellor of the Alamo Colleges District. “This partnership provides affordable health services to students, whether or not they are insured, and is part of a multi-faceted approach to ensure our students’ basic needs are met.”
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 46.6% of students who visited the Alamo Colleges District’s five advocacy centers indicated that they needed medical and health care resources. The opening of the two on-campus Wellness 360 clinics has provided students with increased access to health services.
“We are very pleased to provide health care for students of the Alamo Colleges District, especially to bring much-needed health and wellness services to many first-generation college students in the area who otherwise might not have access to health care,” said Cindy Sickora, DNP, RN, vice dean of practice and engagement with the UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing. “Our commitment to patient-centered care is seen in the compassion of our nurse practitioners and licensed health experts of Wellness 360 who offer high-quality health care services.”
Comprehensive services include acute care, health screenings, immunizations, diagnostic bloodwork, nutrition/fitness education and counseling, annual physicals, well-women’s exams and other routine health assessments, LGBTQ+ health care services, and testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections.
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