February 18, 2008

INFOLIST: To Your Health!

After years of writing about the need for a student health center in The Ledger, I'm glad to post this message from the JCCC electronic mail server, Infolist:


JCCC’s long-awaited health clinic opens Monday, Feb. 18, in 312 COM. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; you don’t need an appointment. The clinic will be staffed by a nurse practitioner and an LPN, overseen by a physician (a graduate of JCCC). The cost is $25 or the amount of co-pay charged by your insurance carrier for seeing your primary care physician. The clinic can treat you for colds, flu, strains, sprains, women’s issues, immunization needs, TB skin tests and other general health needs. The clinic is not intended to replace your primary healthcare provider for the management of chronic health problems. However, blood pressure checks will be done free of charge for those individuals needing this service.