Words and Photograph by Charles Greenberg
Romey Fabal waits for students to walk into the Campus Health Center on the fourth floor of Marshak. The staff registered nurse points out that students know about the academic offerings on campus, the gym, the fitness center and where to get something to eat. But, the nurse notes, they don’t know about the free health services offered.
Nurse Jennifer Neiding and Romey can see students Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm. “This is a service you should know about before you are not feeling great, regardless if you have a doctor or any type of insurance,” Romey said.
The Health and Wellness Center offers free immunizations during the flu season and hepatitis B and tetanus immunizations throughout the year – at no cost. They also provide free confidential HIV testing to help students. You can also get free health education coaching and referrals to doctors if needed.
Nurse Fabal said students should understand their insurance options. During this spring semester, the center arranged for health insurance certified counselors to visit and discuss various avenues. You can find them in the North Academic Center rotunda on specific days, which are posted on flyers and signs around campus. They will answer student questions and provide referrals to resources.
Further, The Health & Wellness Center offers a gender resources program to support the LGBTQ community.