Implementation of the new Student Wellness Fee would result in better response to students' physical and mental health needs, smaller co-pays for services, and the addition of new programs to enhance health and wellness:
Bringing it all together: Campus Recreation, the Student Health Center, and the Student Counseling Center will be co-located in the expanded recreation center, creating the opportunity for joint programming related to students' physical and mental health, nutrition and exercise.
Co-pays will be lowered from $30 to $15 per visit.
More providers will result in same-day appointments for acute and emergency crisis care visits and shorter wait times for all other appointments.
Increase in outreach with educational and preventative programming, including: o Additional health screening clinics o Dietary workshops and counseling o Workshops to help students manage anxiety, sleep problems and stress o Workshops in healthy food preparation, nutrition and eating o Alternative medicine options including chiropractic care, increased massage hours and acupuncture
The creation of a campus Wellness Coach position that will help students with specialized health care needs, as well as create programming to address overall student wellness.
Hiring of a part-time psychiatrist to increase student access to mental health care.
Increase in UCCS student intern and practicum experience opportunities.
More than 11,000 sq. ft. of student health and counseling space, including: o 15 private therapy rooms o 6 exam rooms o 2 group therapy rooms o Shared waiting area o Administrative space for records and offices