It is the Student Health Center's mission to provide the appropriate care to our patients in a timely manner. In order to receive appropriate services, please inform the front office receptionist of the correct issues that you need to see the provider for. If you inform the front office receptionist of false symptoms in order to been seen for another issue, your appointment may be canceled due to improper scheduling.
NEW PATIENT FORMS
All new students are required to print and complete the 4 New Patient Forms linked below PRIOR to arriving on time for their scheduled appointment. Failure to do so may result in a delay or cancelation of your appointment.
A WORD FROM THE DIRECTOR:
We LOVE Our Student Workers!!
June 2013 - Our sweet student worker, Keli King, is working so hard in preparation for the EMR system. Keli is tediously scanning all of our patient's records to ensure that our system is complete! She always has a positive attitude and smile on her face. I want to send a HUGE 'shout-out' to Keli for her hard work and efforts in making our transition as smooth as possible. THANK YOU KELI!
Let the Countdown Begin....
June 2013 - We have initiated our Beta testing for the EMR this week! It has gone so well and we want to send a HUGE thank you to our wonderful Nurse Practitioner, Kerri Cravey, and our LVN, Frieda Turner, for their hard work and contributions to the clinic. This week they began seeing patients strictly on the EMR system. We worked through the kinks and are developing systems to help the clinic's efficiency and can't wait to see how next week goes when our entire clinic goes paperless!
Thank you to our patients too. They have been so patient and willing to assist us in this new process. Without our students we wouldn't be here!
A Bearkat in Boston
May 2013 - This week I was able to attend an outstanding conference that is hosted annually by the American College Health Association (ACHA). I was also honored with the New Affiliate Professional Award for the Southwest College Health Association. As the Director of the clinic, this is an honor and something that couldn't have been possible without our clinical team and students at SHSU. This award has placed SHSU on the map of college health and is bringing great recognition to our expanding clinic and medical practices.
2013 - Look at our awesome nursing staff working so hard together to grow their knowledge of our new EHR system! They are so excited to start and are ready to get rid of the paper!!! It takes a lot of practice to reconfigure workflow and transition thought processes. There will be mistakes made, but our team knows their stuff! They can make it through anything and have such a great attitude about the new changes being made.
Implementation of Electronic Health Records (EHR)!
2013 - The SHC is working hard to improve the quality of care provided to our students. We are scheduled to begin the implementation of our new Electronic Health Records on June 10th! Our system has always been on paper and with this change, there have been some hard decisions to make. The clinic will have to back down our patient schedule significantly to allow our providers and nurses to learn the system and ensure that the patient records are documented correctly. As our staff learn the system, we will begin to add more patients into our schedules. Please be patient with us so that we can work through this exciting change. The average amount of time it takes for a system to be fully functional again after implementation is approximately 12 months. Our team will do their best to improve this 'lag time' and will make every effort to accommodate our patient's needs. We love our students and thank them for helping us through this transition!!
THE NEW STUDENT HEALTH AND COUNSELING CENTER IS APPROVED!!
~October 18, 2012
On Tuesday, October 16th and Wednesday, October 17th, students voted to increase the Medical Service Fee to build a new Student Health and Counseling Center to accommodate the growing student body at Sam Houston Student University. The approval of the health center came through a landslide 74.6 percent “yes” vote by students, with 21.93 percent saying “no”and 1.72 percent not participating.
The referendum approval will raise the student health fee $37 in spring semester of 2013 to offer new services to students such as same-day appointments, a 24-hour nursing and counseling hotline, and an expanded pharmacy. The new 28,000 square-foot building will house health services and the counseling center and is expected to be completed by summer 2014.
Although there will be some cosmetic changes to the exterior of the building, below are renderings of the exterior and interior of the new building.