Health, Wellness and Preventative Care Center Opens on Metro Campus
September 03, 2014
Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) will offer expanded hours at its Community Health, Wellness and Preventative Care Center at Metropolitan Campus during fall semester to better meet local needs.
The care center provides low-cost health care services to uninsured or underinsured adults while giving Tri-C health career students experience in a clinical setting.
The center in Room 105 of the Health Careers and Sciences building at Metro Campus will be open 2-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 2 through Nov. 20. The center previously only accepted Tuesday appointments, which quickly filled.
“We had more requests than available appointments at Metro,” said Barb Mikuszewski, associate dean of the College’s health career and science programs. “The additional day should help meet community needs while providing learning and training opportunities for Tri-C students.”
The center is staffed by students studying to be medical assistants, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapy assistants and dietetic technicians. The students work under the supervision of licensed health care providers.
Services offered at the center include blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol screenings; physical therapy and occupational therapy; physical rehabilitation for daily living; pain management; bone density screenings; nutritional coaching; stress management; and exercise and education programs. No physician referrals are needed.
To schedule a visit or to find out about special health-related workshops, call 216-987-3555.
The care center serves as a key part of Tri-C’s allied health career programs. More than 2,200 appointments have been booked since the service began in 2009.
In prior years, the College operated a care center at Eastern Campus on Thursdays. Those hours shifted to Metro in response to community service demands and to open classroom space for the Emergency Medical Technician program at Eastern Campus.