DSC opens new Health and Wellness Center

Standing L-to-R: DSC Dean of Students Del Beatty, nurse practitioners Vicky O’Neil, Jennifer Fisher and Phyllis Swift, and DSC Wellness Center Coordinator Barbara Johnson. Sitting: Dr. Thomas Bigham | Photo courtesy of Dixie State College of Utah

ST. GEORGE – Dixie State College of Utah will open its Health and Wellness Center in a new and larger facility Friday, Sept. 30, with an Open House from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The new center, located just off campus at 34 North 600 East, will be open to serve the campus community weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Del Beatty, DSC Dean of Students, said the center would make available low-cost acute medical services to DSC students, faculty and staff; the services will be provided by three nurse practitioners and local family practice physician Thomas Bigham.  Bigham will serve as the consulting physician.

The nurse practitioner staff will be available at the center Mondays and Wednesdays from 8-11 a.m., and Friday afternoons from 1-4 p.m.

Beatty added that, in addition to providing low-cost medical care, DSC will continue to offer counseling and other health services, service offerings that began last fall.

He also said that the center would provide limited laboratory testing beginning next month (October).

“The opening of this new Center is a huge step toward meeting the emotional and medical health needs of our students,” Beatty said. “We are grateful to have such experienced and qualified professionals on board with us.”

DSC students can utilize medical and mental health services for just $5 per visit, while faculty and staff will pay $20 per visit as part of their health benefit co-pay.

For more information, please contact Barbara Johnson at the DSC Health and Wellness Center at 435-652-7755.

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