Student Health Center offers affordable, quality care

6/29/2007 7:00:00 AM

Did you know just $79 a semester provides students the opportunity to receive care from some of the very best physicians in Reno?

Students taking six or more credits at the University of Nevada, Reno pay a health fee which provides them access to the Student Health Center located on the north end of campus at the Redfield Building. Operated by the University of Nevada School of Medicine, students visiting the health clinic are treated by faculty physicians who not only practice medicine but teach as well. These physicians are at the forefront of medical technology and technique and are well-equipped to provide students the best possible care.

Unlike many university health clinics, Nevada's clinic offers a wide variety of services including specialty care for men and women, dermatology, sports medicine, and counseling services. In addition to unlimited visits to the clinic, the mandatory health fee covers dermatology services, some lab work and immunizations, allergy shots, suture removal, some minor surgical procedures including shave biopsies, and women's health services including gynecological problems and pelvic examinations. Additional services, such as x-rays, orthopedic casting, asthma therapy, pap smears, EKGs, pathology reading for biopsies, pulmonary function tests, counseling and psychiatric services, and pharmacy services, are also available to students at cost or reduced rates.

Students taking less than six credits or students attending TMCC and WNCC who wish to utilize the service of the Student Health Center can voluntarily pay the health fee along with a $5 co-payment for each visit. Enrolled students who have paid their health fee may also choose to pay the student health fee for their spouse.

The Student Health Clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with walk-ins welcome between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Night clinics are held throughout the fall and spring semesters and are available by appointment only. General appointments do not require an appointment. Students attending a night clinic or who wish to receive services in psychiatry, counseling, dermatology, or nutrition need to make an appointment. To make an appointment call (775) 784-6598.


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