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LCCC opens new on-campus health clinic

Thursday, January 30, 2014
The clinic will be open from 6-8 p.m. every Tuesday.
Health care and health insurance are now available for Laramie County Community College students, and the college is holding an open house from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, in Health Science Room 324 to celebrate. The open house is an opportunity for students to meet the health care providers, get a good look at the clinic, and have some cake and punch.

The health clinic will be open from 6-8 p.m. every Tuesday starting Feb. 4 in Health Science Room 324. It will be staffed by third-year residents from the University of Wyoming Family Medicine Center. The service is free to current LCCC students who show a valid student ID at check-in. Patients can be treated for minor ailments such as coughs, sore throats, fevers, and minor injuries.

“This is a free service to students,” says Jerry Harris, LCCC’s director of contracting and procurement. “You get access to real doctors and a full family medicine center with the UW Family Medicine Center on a sliding fee scale. It’s a two-pronged approach – the on-campus clinic and the UW Family Medicine Center.”

As Harris notes, students can also visit the UW Family Medicine Center at 821 E. 18th St. in Cheyenne for more serious illnesses or injuries, and the treatment rates are based on a sliding scale.

To help pay for medical treatment, full-time students can now opt for health insurance. “Compared to other national student health insurance plans, it’s very affordable,” Harris says.

The insurance is provided by Student Assurance Services. Information about the insurance plan can be found on the LCCC website at lccc.wy.edu/services/health.