College to showcase health/wellness clinic at open house
02.02.2015 | By Rob Vanya
San Jacinto College allied health students Wilson Singh and Elizabeth Gonzalez learn proper procedures for checking blood pressure at the College’s health/wellness clinic. There will be similar live demonstrations at an upcoming open house. Photo credit: Rob Vanya, San Jacinto College marketing, public relations, and government affairs department.
Public invited to attend Tuesday, Feb. 24
San Jacinto College will host an open house to showcase a new health/wellness clinic, an on-campus facility that provides a variety of medical and wellness services for students and employees of the College.
The open house will take place in the clinic on Tuesday, Feb. 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The clinic is located on the North Campus, 5800 Uvalde Road, in the Burleson Classroom Building in Room 150. There will be live demonstrations of health screenings, medical exams, and minor medical procedures. Light refreshments will be served, and people are encouraged to come and go as their schedules permit.
The clinic provides services to San Jacinto College students and employees only, and is not open to the general public. “The purpose of the open house is to allow people in the community to get a first-hand view of some of the valuable educational training our students can receive now that the College has a fully-functional clinic,” commented Rhonda Bell, North Campus health science department chair. “Our allied health students have access to high-tech, advanced simulated equipment, which enables them to receive very life-like training. At the new clinic, students can supplement the excellent simulated training and get an introduction to working with people.”
Some of the services provided at the clinic include minor first aid treatment, smoking cessation training, and various health screenings, such as blood pressure and diabetes. The clinic also occasionally serves as a “holding” station for some patients treated by members of the College’s unique First Responders Organization (FRO). San Jacinto College is the first community college in Texas to offer a student-operated FRO, in which certified students provide on-campus emergency medical care to any faculty, staff, students, or visitors who are injured or become ill while on campus, and who may need ambulance transport for more advanced treatment.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.