Student Health and Wellness Center

Our Hours Open 'til 5:00pm.
Call us (940) 565-2333

Emergency – Call 911

The Student Health & Wellness Center is NOT an Emergency Room.  By calling 911, first responders will provide you with the most prompt response to an emergency, whether on or off campus.

UNT Vaccination Requirements

Meningitis FAQ

Click here to find out where to submit
immunization documentation.


West Nile Virus information

Mission

The Student Health and Wellness Center is committed to providing excellent healthcare to our students. Student success, development, and preparation for global citizenship is dependent on the many facets of good health. Mindful of our diverse population we promote responsible personal health choices to enhance each individual's lifelong health and well being.

Within our purpose we support the mission of the University to ensure service and quality in teaching performance, public service and outreach.

Access

Students enrolled in the current semester who have paid the medical service fee are eligible for services at the SHWC.

Medical visits are by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call (940) 565-2333 or schedule through the MyOsh online service. A student ID card is required at check-in. Students with University-endorsed insurance should bring their insurance card as well. Click to see other pages for more information on hourslocation and parking, or pricing.

Staff

Our professional staff includes licensed physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, certified lab technologists, radiology technician, pharmacists, administrative, business, and medical records personnel. Part time staff includes psychiatrists, registered dietitian, and a massage therapist.

Medical Services

Our licensed medical and support staff provides primary health care and additional services, including but not limited to:

Please be aware when requesting a prescription refill that it may take up to 48 hours to fill that request.

Patient Privacy and Confidentiality

The Student Health and Wellness Center is compliant with HIPAA, FERPA, and other state and federal law. Our staff takes all possible steps to protect the privacy and confidentiality of patients' Protected Health Information. For more information, visit our medical records department.

Billing and Insurance

The visit with a general practitioner is free but the SHWC offers competitive pricing on ancillary services such as pharmacy, lab work and x-ray. Payment is expected at the time of service and may be made by cash, check, or by credit card (AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, or Visa).

As an extension of our customer service, the SHWC files medical insurance claims for the University endorsed student insurance policy underwritten by United Healthcare Student Resources. The pharmacy also accepts some prescription insurance plans.

Meadows Center for Health Resources

The Meadows Center for Health Resources offers a wide variety of health and wellness opportunities including:

  • Individual Health Counseling
  • Presentations, Seminars, Lectures
  • Free anonymous HIV Test Site
  • Internship
  • Massage Therapy
  • Condom Club for receiving education on sexual health and how to protect yourself

For more information about specific programs and events, visit the Meadows Center for Health Resources.

International Students

The SHWC has specialized information for international students. Please visit the international students page or call 940-565-2333 for more information.

Accommodations

If special accommodations are needed to fully participate in an educational service, please call (940) 565-2333 to arrange accommodation.

Emergencies

For emergencies call 911 or go directly to a hospital emergency room.

Main Clinic Business Hours

Fall and Spring

Fall hours will begin on September 8, 2015

Monday-Thursday 8:00AM-5:30PM
Friday 9:15AM-5:30PM

Appointments are available 8:00AM-5:00PM Monday-Thursday, Friday 9:30AM-5:00PM

Summer and Mini-mester

Monday-Thursday 8:00AM-5:00PM
Friday 9:15AM-5:00PM

Appointments are available 8:00AM-4:30PM Monday-Thursday, Friday 9:30AM-4:30PM

Nurse Visit Hours

Monday-Thursday 8:00AM-11:15AM and 1:00PM-4:30PM
Friday 9:30AM-11:15AM and 1:00PM - 4:30PM

*Students must be checked in by 11:15AM / 4:30PM to be seen.

Allergy Clinic Hours

Monday-Thursday 8:00AM-11:15AM and 2:00PM-4:30PM
Friday 9:30AM-11:15AM and 2:00PM-4:30PM

*Students must be checked in by 11:15AM / 4:30PM to be seen.

Pharmacy Hours

Fall and Spring

Monday-Thursday 8:00AM-6:00PM
Friday 9:30AM-6:00PM

Summer

Monday-Thursday 8:00AM-5:00PM
Friday- 9:30AM-5:00PM

Closures for Holidays and Between Semesters

The Student Health and Wellness Center clinic and pharmacy is closed between semesters and on University holidays.

The 2015-2016 academic year has the following closures:

  • Labor Day, September 7, 2015
  • Thanksgiving, November 26-27, 2015
  • Winter Break, December 14, 2015-January 1, 2016
    • Administrative Areas Open December 14-23, 2015
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day- January 18, 2016
  • Spring Break- March 14, 2016
  • Memorial Day- May 30, 2016
  • Independence Day- July 4, 2016

Options When the Clinic is Closed

You can call the 24-hour nurse call line at 855-984-3803, PIN 1072 to speak with a registered nurse.  They can provide phone triage to determine if your issue constitutes an emergency that requires immediate medical attention or if you can wait until the clinic reopens.  They can also provide suggestions for treating symptoms until you come in to see us.

If you find yourself in need of medical treatment when we are closed, you can visit the local hospital or minor emergency clinic of your choice. In Denton, you can choose from:

Area Hospitals


Minor Emergency Clinics - these facilities will NOT treat concussions/head injuries; perform MRI services; perform severe surgeries; or major additional testing.


24-hours Pharmacies

  • Medical Emergencies - 911
  • Nurse Call Line for after hours - 855-894-3803 PIN 1072
  • Health and Wellness Center - Main Line - (940) 565-2333
  • Administration - (940) 565-2786
  • Appointments - (940) 565-2333
  • Billing - (940) 369-8543
  • Laboratory - (940) 565-2779
  • Meadows Center for Health Resources - (940) 565-2787
  • Medical Records - (940) 565-3744
  • Pharmacy - (940) 565-2790
  • Radiology - (940) 565-2783
  • Web and Online Support - (940) 565-2786 or e-mail: askSHWC@unt.edu

Please DO NOT e-mail specific health information -
e-mail is not a secure medium.

The UNT Student Health and Wellness Center is located just east of the Pohl Recreation Center on the corner of Ave. D and Chestnut Street at 1800 West Chestnut.

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Parking

A limited number of designated parking spaces are available for students using services at the SHWC. Students who utilize these spaces will need to request a parking validation at the time of check-out.

Request an Appointment

Additional charges may be incurred during your visit.

 

We do not file insurance to outside insurance companies.

 

All UNT students can use the 24-hour nurse call line at 855-894-3803, PIN 1072.

Upcoming Events

There are currently no events scheduled.
 
 

Executive Director

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Dr. Herschel L. Voorhees, D.O.

Executive Director

Dr. Voorhees is the Student Health and Wellness Center's Executive Director as well as a board certified physician who provides general family medicine services.  He received his DO from UNT Health Science Center and has been with the Student Health and Wellness Center for over 20 years.

 

Medical Provider

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Dr. Cynthia D. Hermann, M.D.

Director of Clinical Services

Dr. Hermann is a licensed gynecologist.  She provides general women's health services, as well as specialized procedures, including colposcopies and long-term contraceptive (intrauterine device [IUD] and implant) insertions and removals.  She received her MD from Texas Tech School of Medicine and has been with the Student Health and Wellness Center since 2011.

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Dr. John S. Shelton, M.D.

Assistant Director of Clinical Services

Dr. Shelton is a board certified physician who provides general family medicine services.  He received his MD from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and has been with the Student Health and Wellness Center since 2009.



 

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Pat Davis, RN, MSN, FnP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Ms. Davis is a certified Nurse Practitioner who provides general family medicine services.  She attended the University of Texas at Arlington and has been with the Student Health and Wellness Center since 2008.




 

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Jennifer DiVecchia, RN, MSN, FnP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Ms. DiVecchia is a certified Nurse Practitioner who provides general family medicine services.  She attended Vanderbilt University and has been with the Student Health and Wellness Center since 2003.




 

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Dr. Kelly Lynn Irvin, D.O.

Psychiatrist

Dr. Irvin is a board certified psychiatrist who received her DO from UNT Health Science Center and has been with the Student Health and Wellness Center since 2013.  She performs psychotherapy and psychotropic medication management, as well as ADD/ADHD management.


 

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Amanda B. Paul, MPAS, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Ms. Paul is a certified Physician Assistant who provides general family medicine services.  She attended the University of Texas Medical Branch and has been with the Student Health and Wellness Center since 2014.




 

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Dr. Betsy Schenck, D.O.

Part-Time Staff Physician

Dr. Schenck is a board certified ER physician who provides general family medicine services and specialty travel medicine.  She does not perform gynecology exams.  Dr. Schenck received her DO from UNT Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and has worked part-time for the Student Health and Wellness Center since 2006.
 

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Dr. Rae Dianne White, D.O.

Staff Physician

Dr. White is a board certified physician.  She performs general family medicine, gynecology, orthopedic, dermatology, psychotropic medication management, and cardiovascular and pulmondary, as well as seeing new allergy patients.  Dr. White received her DO from the College of Osteopathic Medicine Pacific and has been with the Student Health and Wellness Center since 1995.  
 

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Dr. Sajid Surve, D.O. (UNT HSC)

Physician

Dr. Surve is a triple board certified specialist in Performing Arts Medicine.  He provides a wide range of services such as osteopathic manipulation, acupuncture, injections, bracing, practice recommendations, and general counseling.  His services are limited at this time to performing arts students.  He received his DO from Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine.
 

Nursing

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Kathy Brewer

Director of Nursing

Kathy is a licensed vocational nurse who assists with patient care and supervises the Student Health and Wellness Center's excellent team of nurses.  She has been with the Student Health and Wellness Center for over 20 years.

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Comedra Daniels

Assistant Director of Nursing

Comedra is a licensed vocational nurse who assists with patient care and assists with the supervision of the Student Health and Wellness Center's team of nurses.  She has been with the Student Health and Wellness Center since 2011.

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Audrey Amerson

Staff Nurse

Audrey is a licensed vocational nurse who assists with patient care and has worked at the Student Health and Wellness Center since 2007.


 

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Arleine Battle-Thomas

Referral Nurse

Arleine is a licensed vocational nurse who assists patients with referrals to outside specialists and providers.  She has been with the Student Health and Wellness Center since 2000.

 

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Amy Boyd

Staff Nurse

Amy is a licensed vocational nurse who assists with patient care and has been with the Student Health and Wellness Center since 2014.


 

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Mary Burger

Staff Nurse

Mary is a licensed vocational nurse who assists with patient care.  She has been with the Student Health and Wellness Center since 2008.


 

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Judy France

Treatments Nurse

Judy is a licensed vocational nurse who assists with patient care in the Treatments area of the Clinic.  She has been with the Student Health and Wellness Center since 2010.

 

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Kim Head

Staff Nurse

Kim is a licensed vocational nurse who assists with patient care and has been with the Student Health and Wellness Center since 2006.


 

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Deanne Hyde

Medical Assistant

Deanne is a licensed Medical Assistant who assists with patient care.  She has been with the Student Health and Wellness Center since 2006.


 

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Kim Ledesma

Part-Time Nurse

Kim is a licensed vocational nurse who assists with patient care.  She has been with the Student Health and Wellness Center part-time since 2014.


 

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Tammy Puckett

Staff Nurse

Tammy is a licensed vocational nurse who assists with patient care.  She has been with the Student Health and Wellness Center since 2011.


 

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Jansi Raj

Staff Nurse

Jansi is a licensed vocational nurse who assists with patient care.  She has been with the Student Health and Wellness Center since 2015.


 

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Laura Stapleton

Treatments Nurse

Laura is a licensed vocational nurse who assists with patient care in the Treatments area of the Clinic.  She has been with the Student Health and Wellness Center since 2015.

 

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Greta Taylor

Staff Nurse

Greta is a licensed vocational nurse who assists with patient care.  She has been with the Student Health and Wellness Center since 2001.


 

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Nancy Whitaker

Staff Nurse

Nancy is a licensed vocational nurse who assists with patient care.  She has been with the Student Health and Wellness Center since 2008.


 

Pharmacy

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Karen Knotts, RPh

Director of Pharmacy

Karen is the Chief Pharmacist in charge of all Pharmacy functions.  She received her RPh from Butler University and has been with the Student Health and Wellness Center since 2011.

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Steven Nash, RPh

Staff Pharmacist

Steve is a licensed Pharmacist who has been with the Student Health and Wellness Center since 2014.  He received his RPh from the University of Houston.
 

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Staci Sprabary, CPht

Certified Pharmacy Technician

Staci is a Certified Pharmacy Technician who has been with the Student Health and Wellness Center since 2003.

Auxiliary Services

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Carol Frederick, MT, ASCP

Medical Technologist

Carol is a licensed medical technologist in the Student Health and Wellness Center CLIA-certified Laboratory.  She has been with the Student Health and Wellness Center since 2010.

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Danielle Gemoets, MS, RDN, LD

Part-Time Dietitian

Danielle is a certified dietitian who has been with the Student Health and Wellness Center part-time since 2013.

 

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Nancy Warnell, MT, AMT

Medical Technologist

Nancy is a licensed medical technologist in the Student Health and Wellness Center CLIA-certified Laboratory.  She has been with the Student Health and Wellness Center since 2006.

Administrative

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Dana Sachs

Director of Administration

Dana supervises all Administrative functions of the Student Health and Wellness Center, as well as assisting with the supervision of all health center functions in general.  She has been with the Student Health and Wellness Center since 2000.

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Israel Chavarria

Coordinator of MCHR

Israel supervises the Meadows Center for Health Resources, which includes the Student Health and Wellness Center's wellness resources such as Condom Club and the Mean Green Screen.  He has been with the Student Health and Wellness Center since 2014.

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Linda Clisso

Administrative Assistant

Linda provides administrative functions such as payroll, as well as being Safety Officer.  She has been with the Student Health and Wellness Center since 2002.


 

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Donna Felton

Assistant Coordinator of HIM

Donna assists with the supervision of the Health Information Management Department as well as being a main points of contact for askSHWC and the health center's social media accounts.  She has been with the Student Health and Wellness Center for over 10 years.

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Stephanie Fields-Hawkins

Administrative Assistant

Stephanie assists with all health center administrative functions, including payroll, human resources, daily operations, etc.  She has been with the Student Health and Wellness Center since 2009 and received her MA from UNT shortly after.

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Nathan Finley

Coordinator of Billing

Nathan supervises the Student Health and Wellness Center Billing Department, including managing the University-endorsed student insurance plan.  He has been with the Student Health and Wellness Center since 2012.
 

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Darlene Hargove

Billing Specialist

Darlene is a part of the Billing Department team.  She has been with the Student Health and Wellness Center since 2011.



 

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Jonathan Hons

IT Specialist

Jonathan has been the Student Health and Wellness Center's IT Specialist since 2009 and is responsible for the health center's IT functions.

 

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Breanna Peel

HIM Front Line Supervisor

Breanna assists with the supervision of the Health Information Management Department.  She has been with the Student Health and Wellness Center since 2014.

 

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Tricia Raper-Combs

Coordinator of HIM/HIPAA Privacy Officer

Tricia has worked at the health center for over 20 years and currently serves as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Officer and Coordinator of Health Information Management. 

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Shari Ruhberg

Materials Management Supervisor

Shari has worked at the Student Health and Wellness Center since 2009, first in the Billing department and more recently as the Materials Management Supervisor.

 

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Kerry Stanhope

Assistant Director of Outreach

Kerry attended the University of North Texas where he earned a BA in Journalism and MEd in Higher Education.  He has been at the UNT Student Health and Wellness Center since 2005 and currently manages marketing and outreach. 

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Cathy Thompson

Coordinator of Accounting and Purchasing

Cathy supervises all aspects of accounting and purchasing for the Student Health and Wellness Center.  She has been with the health center since 1999.

 

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Stephanie Wilson

Insurance Specialist

Stephanie is a part of the Billing Department team and assists with the management of the University-endorsed student insurance plan.  She has been with the Student Health and Wellness Center since 2012.

 

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Regina Wolfington

Coordinator of Auditing and Compliance

Gina is responsible for health center audits, compliance, medical staff credentialing, and medical coding.  She has  been with the Student Health and Wellness Center since 1997.

 

Request an Appointment

Additional charges may be incurred during your visit.

 

We do not file insurance to outside insurance companies.

 

All UNT students can use the 24-hour nurse call line at 855-894-3803, PIN 1072.

Upcoming Events

There are currently no events scheduled.
 
 

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Online Health Resources

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Ready to Quit?

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04/14/2014 - 11:20

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Starting January 1, 2013, The University of North Texas will be a Smoke-Free Campus. In order to provide students, faculty, staff, and visitors with a healthy, welcoming environment, UNT’s Smoke-Free Campus Policy prohibits smoking...

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Health Center Pricing

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Health Center Forms

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Allergy Injections

The SHWC can give regular allergy injections to UNT students. The SHWC does not do allergy testing. You must be under the care...
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Billing & Insurance

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Dental Services

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Dietitian

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Health Education Programming

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Immunization Requirements

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Laboratory

(940) 565-2779 The Student Health and Wellness Center operates a full-service clinical laboratory which provides hematological,...
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Massage Therapy Services

Affordable massage therapy services to faculty, staff and students School can often be a major form of stress for college students. To...
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Meadows Center for Health Resources

(940) 565-2787 Located in Suite 301 of Chestnut Hall The Meadows Center for Health Resources is the health education...
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Mean Green Screen, Free HIV Test Site

The Mean Green Screen began in 1993 when the Student Health & Wellness Center implemented a free, anonymous HIV test site. HIV...
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Medical Records

(940) 565-3541 The Medical Records department collects, distributes, stores, and retrieves medical information from the...
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Medical Services

(940) 565-2333 Primary Health Care Our licensed, medical staff provides primary health care and additional services, including but...
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Men's Health

Statistically men do not seek health services as often as women, although most men’s health risks are preventable and...
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Optometry

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Pharmacy

(940) 565-2790 The Student Health and Wellness Center Pharmacy is a non-profit, state owned and fully licensed pharmacy. ...
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Psychiatry

(940) 565-2778 A full-time psychiatrist and part-time resident psychiatrists provide psychiatric care, which includes...
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Radiology

(940) 565-2783 The Radiology department provides basic radiographic examinations and diagnostic x-rays with a Student Health and...
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The Meadows Center for Health Resources sponsors the Conversation, a peer health education student organization, to assist with educating...
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Travel Medicine

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