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Would that be 10,000 sick days?

Monday, April 4, 2005

In a typical year, half of all SCSU students visit Student Health Services. As a result, the clinic's doctors, nurse practitioners, licensed practical nurses, lab technicians and support staff handle more than 10,000 student visits a year.

Now those students have been reminded that they're receiving the highest quality care. The clinic recently achieved the honor of being accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, which means the SCSU program meets nationally recognized standards for provision of quality health care. Not all ambulatory health care programs submit their programs for AAAHC review, and not all of those that have the on-site survey are granted the certification.

The campus clinic provides general medical care, a pharmacy, alcohol and drug assessments and counseling, immunizations, and educational programs. Student Health Services also reaches nearly 5,000 students a year with presentations on topics like alcohol/drug education, stress management, relationships and risky behavior.

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