In Honor of National Eating Disorders Week

What are Eating Disorders? Eating disorders are psychological conditions that cause the development of unhealthy eating habits. Most eating disorders begin with an obsession with an individual’s body shape or weight. Although the disorders do not usually have health implications, severe cases can cause many problems all over your body. People with eating disorders demonstrate…

CHC Wins National and State College Flu Vaccination Challenge

Wayne State University’s Campus Health Center (CHC) has won the Alana Yaksich National and State College and University Flu Challenge in the Large School category for the 2020-21 year. This is the seventh straight year CHC has won the state challenge and the second year they have won the national challenge. According to Erika Blaskay,…

CHC Patient Portal reduces visit times and enables safer visits

The launch of the Campus Health Center’s (CHC) Patient Portal is more imperative now than ever in ensuring the efficiency and safety of all patients in the wake of COVID-19. The Patient Portal allows patients to pay bills, fill out important paperwork and access personal medical information entirely online, with no face-to-face interaction needed. “Being…

Free Webinar: Mental Health & Suicide Prevention During the Coronavirus Pandemic

As part of the Wayne State University Campus Health Center’s (CHC) mission to transition its health programming online, the CHC, the Suicide Prevention Initiative, and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) will host an hour-long webinar titled Suicide Prevention 101: Mental Health & Suicide Prevention During the Coronavirus Pandemic. This webinar is designed to teach how…

“Get Yourself Tested” at the Campus Health Center

Nearly half of all sexually transmitted infections (STIs) reported in the United States are from people between the ages of 15 and 24, and just because there’s a COVID-19 pandemic occurring doesn’t mean they should be ignored. The Get Yourself Tested (GYT) campaign is a nationwide effort to raise awareness and emphasize the importance of…

Free Webinar: Mindfulness Techniques to Cope with the Effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Wayne State University’s Campus Health Center (CHC) is excited to announce its first webinar: Mindfulness Techniques to Cope with the Effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic. This hour-long webinar will be led by Adult Nurse Practitioner Jennifer Ahlquist (MSN, ANP-BC), who will demonstrate basic mindfulness techniques for adjusting to the “new normal” of social distancing and…

WSU Campus Health Center Now Offering Telehealth and Telemedicine Appointments

Wayne State University’s Campus Health Center (CHC) is devoted to maintaining the health and well-being of the campus community during the COVID-19 pandemic. To keep campus as safe as possible, CHC has launched telehealth and telemedicine appointments. These visits are safe, secure and confidential. “The launch of our telehealth and telemedicine visits will greatly increase…

New HIV preventative program at the Campus Health Center

Wayne State University’s Campus Health Center (CHC) has implemented the Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) program to prevent the spread of HIV and to continue offering high-quality, inclusive health care to the campus community. Leading the initiative was Jennifer Ahlquist, an adult nurse practitioner at CHC: “I was ultimately inspired to start the PrEP program after diagnosing…

Love Shouldn’t Hurt

New domestic abuse campaign launched at Wayne State University Wayne State University is taking steps to address domestic violence through a new campuswide initiative. The university’s Campus Health Center (CHC) and the Title IX office secured the Chris Labyk Award through the Mid-America College Health Association. Using funds from the award, they partnered with Counseling…

Wayne State University wins the Michigan Flu Vaccination Challenge for the sixth consecutive year

Wayne State University’s Campus Health Center (CHC) has won the Michigan Flu Vaccination Challenge for the sixth straight year in in the Medium School division. According to Gloria “Lita” Smith, CHC’s interim chief nursing officer, the center hosted nearly 50 outreach events from September to January to allow the Warrior community easy access to the…