Learn about the Wellness Center

by Katie Bogusz on August 15, 2017

The Wellness Center is located in Weygand hall and includes Health Services, Counseling Services, and Outreach Education.  The Wellness Center is open Monday and Friday 8:30am-4:30pm, Tuesday and Wednesday 8:30am-5:00pm, and Thursday 9:30am-5:00pm.  Read on to find out about the services offered at the Wellness Center!

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Health Services

The mission of health services is to provide all Bridgewater State University students with services that will assist them in maintaining optimal physical and emotional health, by making available comprehensive high quality, easily accessible, cost effective care.  BSU Health Services is committed to working collaboratively with students to assist them in acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary to develop and enhance healthy attitudes and behaviors that will promote high-level wellness.  Health Services will support students in their personal and academic development, consistent with the mission of Bridgewater State University.  They offer the following services for students to access:

  • Same day sick visits
  • Evaluation and treatment of injuries
  • Gynecologic care
  • Contraceptive counseling
  • STI testing and treatment
  • Laboratory testing
  • Physical exams (sports, employment, routine)
  • Immunizations

If you would like to schedule an appointment with Health Services please call 508-531-1252.  The staff of the wellness center includes registered nurses, nurse practitioners, administrative/support staff, and a consulting physician.  All visits to Health Services and conversations with staff are confidential.

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Counseling Services:

The goal of the counseling center is to promote the personal growth and academic success of all BSU students.  The services are free and confidential, available to all currently enrolled students.  They include short-term counseling, crisis intervention, group therapy, referrals, resources, workshops, trainings, and consultations to the campus community.

If you would like to schedule an appointment you can call 508-531-1252.  If you’d prefer to walk in and schedule an appointment, see the receptionist at the Wellness Center.  Counseling services do not release information about a student with-out that student’s written permission, except in the case of imminent danger to self or others, child/dependent abuse, court order, or where otherwise required by law.  Notations from a counseling session are not part of a student’s academic record.

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Outreach Education

Outreach Education’s objective is to prepare individuals and groups to take meaningful actions to reduce negative, and increase positive, health related behavior.  Working with the BSU Peer Educators, the staff provides individual consultation, prevention efforts, and educational outreach to the university community.  Outreach Education’s aim is to support and encourage the university community and individual students to think critically about healthy decision-making. The Outreach Education office provides a variety of events, programs, and tables for the BSU community as well as educational handouts and flyers for students.  If you’d like to learn more about Outreach Education and the BSU Peer Educators check out our blog post on them scheduled for September 12th!

Come on By!

Feel free to visit the Wellness Center during its operating hours to access any of the services listed in this blog.  If you’d like to learn more about Health Services please visit: https://my.bridgew.edu/departments/HealthServices/SitePages/Home.aspx, if you’d like to learn more about Counseling Services please visit: https://my.bridgew.edu/departments/CounselingCenter/SitePages/Home.aspx,  and if you’d like to learn more about Outreach Education https://my.bridgew.edu/departments/OutreachEducation/SitePages/Home.aspx and check out our calendar for upcoming events on the Involvement (IN) Network by visiting  https://bridgew.collegiatelink.net/ and searching for the BSU Peer Educators.

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