Student Health Center Relocates, Expands Services

A brief look inside the new Student Health and Counseling Center in the Houstonian (Sep. 4):
After nearly half a century of treating and taking care of students in the same facility, the Sam Houston State University Student Health Center has relocated to a brand new building which opened Aug. 25.

With a growing student population, reaching close to 20,000, nearly every aspect of campus is in the process of expansion. According to Sarah Hanel, director of Health Services, relocating the Student Health Center was inevitable in keeping up with campus progress.

“It was time,” Hanel said. “Our previous building was about 47 years old. We ran out of space to house more providers and nursing staff which limited ways to expand our services.”

Services offered in the new building include an allergy injection clinic, medical clinic, nursing clinic, traveling health and preventative clinic, and a women’s health clinic. In addition the center also conducts laboratory services, pharmacy services and dental services.


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