While the COVID-19 pandemic is changing the ways in which Wayne State University students continue their academic work, the Campus Health Center (CHC) continues its dedication to serving the Wayne State community by taking its robust health programming into the virtual world.
CHC’s “Health Programming Gone Virtual” initiative aims to transition and create new ways to reach the WSU community. Instead of attending wellness events on campus, Wayne State students, faculty and staff can access valuable health resources and information from the comfort of their homes.
“While we miss having the face-to-face engagement with students and our WSU community, we are making our programming available online and in different formats to best serve the changing needs of our campus,” said Community Outreach Nurse Erika Blaskay.
Currently, all health care resources are available via PowerPoint presentation and handouts on CHC’s Health Programming webpage. Some programs now feature recorded webinars to provide in-depth learning about these important health topics. CHC is also launching live webinars that allow the community to engage in real-time interaction with a nurse practitioner or registered nurse.
CHC also launched an “Ask-an-Expert” engagement form that allows the Wayne State community to ask specific questions anonymously. A qualified health care provider will respond on CHC’s social media platforms the Wednesday following the form’s submission. The goal is to create a fun way to engage with each other and the CHC in a virtual environment, but Blaskay said it is important to remember that these tools are meant to help guide conversations with health care providers, not replace them.
The CHC is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to -5:30 p.m. and can see patients for physical appointments, as well as telehealth (phone) and telemedicine (video) appointments. Contact the CHC with any questions or for more information at 313-577-5041.