Health Services awaits students
Published: Sunday, September 23, 2012
Updated: Sunday, September 23, 2012 19:09
Healthcare is a big topic on the national stage, but were you aware much of the day-to-day coverage you need in your life is covered by your enrollment at Laney? Each semester, every student is required to pay a $17 “Health and Wellness” fee, yet many students do not take full advantage of the system set up for them.
Indra Thadani, director of the
Last spring, Laney was host to the successful Wellness Fair and HipHop4HIV concert, both of which she says we can expect to see again next spring. Right now, her efforts are focused on increasing the services available and ensuring they are fully taken advantage of by students.
The Health Center, which is located on the fourth floor of the Student Center (room 412), offers daily services ranging from free bandages and aspirin to reproductive screenings and addiction counseling.
According to Thadani, the majority of students use the
Female students should note that on-site services include birth control (including Plan B), physical examinations, and freely available feminine hygiene products. Condoms and other safe-sex devices are provided free to interested
Across the state, school budgets are under stress, and Laney is no different, but Thadani says the
Students with poor eyesight will be pleased to note that Laney also has a deal with the UC Berkeley School of Optometry, offering eye-exam and corrective lens vouchers to registered students.
Tuesday through Friday, a licensed Nurse Practitioner is available to treat student’s medical needs. Mondays, a practicing MD can be seen, though scheduling an appointment beforehand is recommended.
Other services of-
fered include Tuberculosis skin tests, nutritional and diet counseling, and several activities aimed at increasing general well being including a meditation service on Thursdays in the
If you are interested in working for the health center, several position are open to students, who are urged to contact Thadani at the