May 14, 2020

Campus Health Center now offering telehealth and telemedicine appointments

To keep campus as safe as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic, Wayne State University's Campus Health Center has launched 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 our ability to treat the WSU community and continue to keep patients healthy during the pandemic,” said Gloria “Lita” Smith, CHC’s interim chief nursing officer. “We have remained open during the pandemic and are able to see patients in the clinic if needed, but the introduction of these virtual delivery methods of care will allow us to continue our important work of keeping our patients cared for during this unprecedented time.”

For simple questions or medical discussions — such as a prescription refill — a patient may talk to a health care professional by phone for a telehealth visit. For a more extensive visit, a telemedicine visit may be needed and will take place through webcam options, such as FaceTime or Microsoft Teams. The traditional in-person visit in the clinic will be used for visit types such as sexual health testing, immunizations, or when a physical examination is required.

If an in-person visit is needed, strict safety precautions are in effect. All staff wear appropriate personal protective equipment and aggressive cleaning measures have been put into place. All patients are required to sanitize their hands upon entering the clinic and participate in a screening process.

Please note that all WSU students are eligible for one free illness visit per semester while enrolled at WSU. Insurance companies will also be billed as applicable. 

To inquire about telehealth and telemedicine appointments, contact the CHC at 313-577-5041.