August 19, 2008
University Health Center and Counseling Center Move to Patroon Creek
The move was prompted by the desire to provide a higher quality of service to students. Health Center Medical Director Dr. Peter Vellis said the new building "is a modern facility that is well-equipped to meet the primary care college health needs of UAlbany students." Counseling Center Director Dr. Estela Rivero noted that this move "is yet another indication of the increased commitment that we all have to the health and well-being of our students."
Shuttle service from the Science Library and Collins Circle to the new location is easy and convenient. The bus completes the loop every 30 minutes during the centers' hours of operation. The University Health Center is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday when classes are in session. University Counseling Center hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
At the new building, there is increased access to referral for medical subspecialty care. Other services in the building include cardiology, dermatology, hematology, ear, nose and throat (including allergy specialty services), laboratory (LabCorp), radiology services (PrimeCare Radiology) for plain X-rays, CT scans, ultrasound, and MRI.
The University Counseling Center continues to offer a wide range of services to students, faculty, staff, parents, and other members of the campus community. These services include free and confidential individual and group counseling and consultation services. In addition, the Counseling Center offers prevention and health promotion services in the areas of physical and mental health, sexuality, alcohol and other drug abuse prevention, sexual assault prevention, eating and body awareness, and reaching one's academic and personal goals.
The Middle Earth Peer Assistance Program, part of the University Counseling Center, as well as the Five Quad Ambulance Service, will remain in the current building until a new location is identified for them.
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