Pat Walker Health Center is committed to providing a safe, comfortable environment for patients and staff. We recognize patients can find some consultations, examinations, or procedures distressing, and may prefer to have a chaperone present for support.
Chaperones are available to all patients, and signs are posted in all exam rooms to let patients know they can request one at any time during their visit.
Not sure if you need come to the health center or the emergency room? View our when to call, when to go resource.
Primary Care Clinic
Our outpatient services offer more medical solutions than other local community clinics, and better meet the needs of our diverse campus. Board-certified physicians and nurse practitioners are available to treat both acute and chronic illnesses/injuries. Our medical clinic offers many services including minor office surgical procedures, IV fluids, wound care, laceration repair, evaluation/treatment of orthopedic injuries and more. We also offer routine wellness physical exams, screening for infectious diseases, integrated behavioral health and dietitian counseling.
If you are currently being treated by a medical specialist from your community, we can assist you with a referral to a local specialist.
GYN (Women's) Clinic
With the unique needs of each patient in mind, our GYN Clinic offers comprehensive and personalized health care for our community using best practices in gynecological health services.
Gynecological health care involves much more than routine breast exams, pelvic exams and pap smears, which is why our professional staff partners with you to ensure you have the care and support you need. Our GYN health providers are available to discuss contraceptive options including long-acting, reversible contraceptives. We do not provide prenatal care, but can assist with local referrals.
Allergy, Immunization & Travel Clinic
The AIT Clinic assists students with required immunizations, TB testing and other screenings required by graduate programs or clinical assignments. As public health advocates, we partner closely with county, state and national health departments to prevent the spread of disease through education and advocacy.
If you are currently receiving allergy desensitization and need to continue with your injections, we can collaborate with your allergist to provide injections. We do not offer allergy testing, but can assist with a referral to a local specialist.
The AIT Clinic also administers a variety of immunizations including those needed for foreign travel. We also offer convenient walk-in hours for flu vaccines each season.
With record numbers of students traveling abroad, the AIT Clinic provides advice on health and safety conditions for several countries. Our pre-travel consultations include vaccination recommendations and infectious disease prophylactic measures. As is appropriate, travel immunizations are administered and advice about medications when traveling are provided.
As a part of the student health and wellness fee, students can meet with a registered dietitian and review their nutritional needs. A referral from a PWHC provider is needed to meet with the dietitian. Our dietitian offers educational and therapeutic options for students striving to improve underlying medical conditions and their overall health and well-being.
While the Pat Walker Health Center primary care medical providers treat a broad spectrum of orthopedic conditions, your provider may refer you to one of our orthopedic specialists. The student health and wellness fee allows for us to waive the office visit fee for orthopedic services. Other ancillary services such as x-ray and medical equipment (crutches, walking boots, etc) still have charges associated with them. For more information regarding charges, view our Billing & Insurance page.
Emotional Support Animals
We understand the value of having an animal, however, Pat Walker Health Center is unable to diagnose a specific mental health disability for the purpose of obtaining an Emotional Support Animal (ESA).
Documents or forms asking for this type of diagnosis or language cannot be completed by the Health Center medical or mental health providers.
Students interested in discussing how an ESA may be part of their medical treatment plan must:
- Have established care with a Pat Walker Health Center medical provider (more than one visit with that provider) regarding the issues they expect an ESA will address.
- Meet with your provider to discuss your experience with your animal and why you feel you would benefit from having an emotional support animal live with you.
There are often circumstances and situations when this may not be in your best interest. A few things to consider:
- Owning and caring for an animal is a big responsibility and will likely require much of your valuable time and finances.
- Will this impact others that may live with you or in your building?
- Is your home the best and safest place for your animal?
To establish care with a Pat Walker Health Center provider and/or make an appointment please call 479-575-4451, option 1.