Eagle Physicians to Provide Student Health Services
May 10, 2013
Eagle Physicians will become the sole provider of traditional student health services through their new facility on New Garden Road northwest of campus beginning Aug. 1. Counseling services will continue to be provided on the campus.
“We are thrilled about this new partnership for many reasons, and especially because students will have ready access to board-certified physicians,” said Aaron Fetrow, vice president for student affairs and dean of students. “This is very unusual for residential colleges.”
Eagle Physicians will provide services 8 a.m.-9 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. A list of covered services (no co-pay required) will be posted on the Student Health website prior to Aug. 1. Students can be seen with or without an appointment for covered services.
Eagle Physicians will also accept Guilford Student Health Insurance for complicated testing and major issues not on the covered services list. Some of these services will require an appointment.
Two other features of this arrangement are distinctive. Physicians will be available to provide wellness programming on campus during the academic year, and Eagle will provide internship opportunities for students considering careers in health services.
Eagle Physicians is located about a quarter mile from the center of campus, and is easy to reach by the sidewalk along New Garden Road. The College is creating a walking path to Eagle running by the Guilford Farm. A plan is being developed to assist students who cannot walk or transport themselves to the clinic
As a result of the movement of student health services to Eagle Physicians, Helen Rice’s position as director of student health is no longer needed. She has been director since August 2004.
“We appreciate Helen’s good work over the past eight-plus years and wish her the very best in her future work,” Aaron said.
Eagle Physicians purchased approximately 2.8 acres of land from the College in 2012 to build the new facility. The property sale was reported in the Beacon last March and June.