Student Health Services is a unit in the division of Student Affairs located in the Browne Infirmary Building on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. It uses a collaborative approach toward total student development, ensuring that students who use this facility will maintain an optimal level of health.
The hours for services are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday during the fall and spring semesters. The center is staffed by Registered Nurse and a secretary, and a contracted part-time Advance Practice Nurse and a registered nurse practitioner in reproductive health (who is on campus twice a month).
The Advance Practice Nurse hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. All in-house episodic services are covered by the student’s health services fee. However, if the Advance Practice Nurse writes a prescription or sees the need to refer to an outside agency for specialized services such as X-ray, laboratory, psychiatric care, dental, or major eye problems, payment is the student’s responsibility. Free medicine samples are often available.
Student Health Services’ mission is supported by four goals:
- To ensure optimal health by providing full-time and part-time students that use the Health Services Center an individual plan of care.
- To emphasize prevention strategies to students on a level of his/her understanding to avoid recurring health problems.
- To ensure that each primary and ancillary staff receives ongoing education and training on current health trends to support Health Services’ Mission.
- To assess the quality and quantity of activities in Student Health Services and confirm the appropriateness of the mission that users of Student Health Services maintain the optimal level of health.