Primary Medical Care

What Is Primary Care?

In medicine, primary care is a term used for a health care provider who acts as a first point of consultation for all patients. Generally, primary care physicians are based in the community, as opposed to the hospital. (Source: Wikipedia)

Primary Care at Student Health Services is provided by physicians and nurse practitioners. It refers to a wide variety of services:

  • Appointments for illness and injury including ordering appropriate lab work, x-rays, prescriptions, physical therapy and other referrals as needed.
  • Preventive care — routine physicals and immunizations; physicals for study abroad or clinical affiliations
  • Gynecological care — routine care including gynecologic exams, infection screening, reproductive health issues
  • Confidential HIV counseling and testing (more info)
  • Confidential STD counseling and testing (more info)
  • International screenings and follow-up of positive PPD tests
  • Eating disorder support team (more info)
  • Smoking Cessation (more info)

Accessing Care

  • Location
    Student Health Services Building
    First Floor
    234 Glenbrook Road
  • Hours
    Monday – Friday
    8:30am – 4:30pm
  • Appointments
    (860) 486-2719

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