Welcome to the Student Health and Wellness Center

Granoff Health Center photoNo one has to tell you the importance of good health.  Keeping fit plays a big part in feeling healthy, but healthiness also requires common sense, wise eating habits, and an awareness of what's happening to mind and body.

You will find our facilities to be very similar to those of your family physician.  The professional staff is here to assist you with your ambulatory medical needs and help you make positive health care decisions.  We ask you to make an appointment for all visits. Most times an appointment can be obtained on the same day that you call. Urgent walk-ins will be accommodated in order of priority. We have qualified medical practitioners in the areas of family practice, gynecology,  and HIV/STI counseling and testing.

At Southern's Student Health and Wellness Center, you will find a physician, advanced practice nurses, and nurses to help you stay in tune with your physical and emotional self.  The staff of the Student Health and Wellness Center can treat illnesses, refer you to specialists, answer your questions, and help you handle medical problems.

Location

The Student Health and Wellness Center is on Wintergreen Avenue near university residence halls and across the street from Moore Fieldhouse.

Staffing

A Physician, Nurse Practitioners (APRN) and Nurses (RN) are available year round.

Contact us:

(203) 392-6300 Main; (203) 392-6301 Fax; email healthservices@southernct.edu (email is not to be used for appointments or emergencies)

After Hours Care: To access 24/7 medical advice…call Aetna Healthline 1-800-556-1555

                                                                                                                

Academic Calendar Year Hours

 

Monday             8:00 a.m. -  6:00 p.m.
 
Tuesday             8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 
Wednesday        8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 
Thursday           8:00 a.m. - 4:30p.m.
 
Friday                9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 


 Smoking Cessation Study

Researchers from Yale University are currently conducting a smoking cessation study for college students.  The purpose of this study is to determine how to best help college students help quit smoking cigarettes.  Eligible participants will meet with a provider in the student health center and receive 15 minutes of counseling, and for smokers who smoke 5 or more cigarettes per day, a 6 week supply of the nicotine patch.

This visit will take about 45-60 minutes.

The nicotine patch is FDA approved for adults and can be used by adults to help quit smoking.

Participants will be randomly assigned to either receive an educational brochure or be enrolled in a 6 week text messaging program to help smokers quit.

There will also be a 12 week follow up period. Participants will have follow up visits 6 and 12 weeks after enrolling in the study.  During the study visits, participants will be asked questions about smoking, mood, drug and alcohol use and be asked about their opinions of the text messaging program.

Participants are paid $20 for each visit for a total of $60.

For More Information contact Deepa Camenga, MD at:
Phone: 203.737.8310
Email: deepa.camenga@yale.edu

Or fill out a secure online form to provide your contact information and we will call you back: https://yalesurvey.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_4UsVx6P5RDArVkN

 

*** Measles UPDATE ***

 

In light of the recent report of an increase in measles cases in the United States, we would like to refer you to the CDC website to obtain the most accurate information http://www.cdc.gov/measles/

Since two doses of measles (MMR) vaccine for those born after 1957 is a CT State requirement of enrollment, the majority of students have been adequately immunized.  If you are unsure of your immunization status, or have not received immunizations for either religious or medical reasons, please contact Health Services at (203) 392-6300 for any questions.

Students are always encouraged to schedule an appointment at Health Services for any illness or medical concerns.