At the corner of Maple Street and Pratt Drive, beneath the distinctive clock tower of the Suites on Maple East, the Center for Health and Well-Being is a facility like never before.
Included in one place are the Health Service (formerly Pechan Health Center), Counseling Center (formerly Center for Counseling and Psychological Services), Health Awareness, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs, and Nutrition Connection.
In an examination room in the Health Service, Registered Nurse Debbie Armstrong, left, and Nurse Practitioner Nancy Mantini prepare equipment.
Although each retains its identity within the cluster, together these entities provide all kinds of services to the campus community: health services, individual and group counseling, nutrition counseling, smoking cessation, and outreach and education. The new facility even has a library with health education resources and a speakers’ bureau staffed with students who share information with other students.
Before students arrived in late summer, sophomore Tim Barnes helped Registered Nurse Kim Kucinski set up the Health Service waiting room.