CHC Blog

  1. “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…

  2. 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…

  3. CHC launches virtual health programming and Ask-an-Expert form

    While the COVID-19 pandemic is changing the ways in which Wayne State University students continue their academic work this spring and summer, the Campus Health Center (CHC) continues its dedication to serving the Wayne State community by taking its robust health programming into the virtual world. CHC’s “Health Programming Gone Virtual” initiative aims to transition…

  4. 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…

  5. What is PrEP and who should be taking it?

    If you haven’t heard already, the Campus Health Center (CHC) has recently launched a new HIV preventative program called pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). This is a very helpful program that you, as a student or faculty member, can get access to at CHC if you’re interested in lowering your risk of contracting HIV. Now, what exactly…

  6. Love Shouldn’t Hurt: Is This Abuse?

    Sometimes it can be difficult to tell if a relationship is abusive.  Some warning signs of an abusive partner might be someone who: Checks their partner’s phone without permission Isolates their partner from friends and/or family Physically hurts their partner Tells their partner what to do Pressures their partner into having sex When trying to…

  7. Love Shouldn’t Hurt: Dating Basics

    “Dating” is a term that can mean many different things to many different people. First off, dating can involve a long-term relationship, but it can also involve a short-term relationship. The relationship may be casual, such as a hookup, or it may be serious and committed to one person (or more than one person). It…

  8. Love Shouldn’t Hurt: Healthy Relationships

    Whether someone is engaging in a one-night hookup, or something more long-term, everyone deserves for their relationships to be safe and healthy. A “healthy” relationship should be built on constructive communication, trust, respect, and mutually-set boundaries. A healthy relationship isn’t controlling and doesn’t make anyone feel powerless. Healthy communication starts with finding the right place…

  9. The Dangers of Rave Drugs

    Also referred to as “club drugs,” these substances are taken most often to produce a feeling of euphoria. However, they come attached to a number of serious and dangerous risks. This article will provide a quick look at a few of the most commonly used club drugs and what users risk when taking them. 1….

  10. 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…