Thomas Health System to Provide Health Care Services at West Virginia State

8/14/2015
Contact: Kimberly Osborne
(304) 766-3363
kosborne@wvstateu.edu
 
 
Aug. 14, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Thomas Health System to Provide Health Care Services at West Virginia State

INSTITUTE, W.Va. – Thomas Health System will begin serving West Virginia State University (WVSU) students, faculty, staff and the greater Institute community at an on-campus Thomas Care Clinic.

Located in the James C. Wilson University Union, the health clinic will begin seeing patients on Monday, August 17, 2015, which is the first day for fall classes at WVSU.

The walk-in Thomas Care Clinic at WVSU will be staffed Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with nurse practitioners and physician assistants in consultation with physicians.

“To enhance learning and living experience, we at State strive to meet our student’s needs and that of the faculty and staff. The Thomas Care Clinic will enable us to better meet the State family’s needs while also strengthening our commitment to serving our local community through walk-in services for our friends and neighbors,” said Katherine McCarthy, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs at WVSU.

“Providing quality care is part of our mission and West Virginia State University is helping us achieve that goal. We are very excited to be working with West Virginia State University to provide them with access to the Thomas Care Clinic, conveniently on their campus,” said Dan Lauffer, President and CEO of Thomas Health System.

Services available at the Thomas Care Clinic will include treatment for minor abrasions, bronchitis, asthma treatment and therapy, as well as wellness visits, health screenings, immunizations, vaccination and comprehensive physicals.
No appointments are necessary. Walk-ins are welcome.

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West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
 
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