As part of our campus wellness initiative, the counseling center and our medical staff have joined forces to help our campus community make positive, healthy, lifestyle choices.
This newly integrated team of wellness professionals will be providing many of the same services that have always been available to our students.
The Counseling and Wellness staff will continue to provide free counseling, educational programming, and outreach services for our students in our new Wilcox Medical Center North location. Counseling services for faculty and staff will continue to be provided through our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offered through the Alma College's Human Resource office.
Providing Health Services to the campus community will be our two medical professionals, Maggie Ross, P.A. and Amber Herman R.N., who provide a variety of health related services in a clinic setting. These services will include primary health care such as immunizations, acute illness care, women's health care, diet and nutrition, treatment of minor injuries, and public health issues.
An important change in our health care delivery system is the College's new contractual partnership with Gratiot Medical Center. This arrangement will help us provide more comprehensive services, a seamless referral base for our students, faculty, and staff, and will ensure the sustainability of quality medical care on our campus.
For the most part services will remain unchanged. However, one noticeable difference is the establishment of a fee for service structure for office visits and procedures.
Our administration has worked with Gratiot Medical Center to assure that fees are reasonable and customary and adhere to the standards used by most colleges and universities. As is customary in most medical practices, co-pays will be collected and insurances will be billed at the time of service.
We are excited about this partnership and our new proactive approach to health and wellness at Alma College. The collaboration between counseling and medical services will enable us to increase our focus on health education, illness prevention, and healthy lifestyle choices.
The Counseling, Wellness and Health Services goal is to promote the health and well-being of our community. We believe that wellness should be a conscious choice and is associated with emotional stability and good physical health.
Our staff invites you to stop by to meet us and take a look at the new Counseling and Wellness Center. If you have any questions concerning wellness at Alma College, or if we can be of any other assistance, please contact the Counseling and Wellness office at (989) 463-7225, the health center may be reached by calling (989) 463-7181 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or you may contact Dr. Nick Piccolo at (989) 463-7333 or by email at email@example.com