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Oct. 13, 2004

RSU Student Health Center Opens

Rogers State University has opened a Student Health Center to provide on-campus services to students for consultation, assessment and treatment of minor injuries and illnesses.

The health center is located in Downs Hall, which is adjacent to the west side of the Health Sciences Building on the Claremore campus. The center is also accessible through the Health Sciences Building, Room 164.

Services provided by the clinic include first aid, hearing and vision screening, blood pressure screenings, over the counter medications, allergy shots, vaccinations, lab tests and health education.

The university has contracted with F.C. "Jumbo" Eaton, D.O., to provide medical services at the health center. Eaton, who is board certified in emergency medicine, will be scheduled at the clinic on Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to noon.

Health services are available free of charge to all students, faculty and staff from all three campuses. Some fees may be incurred to cover the cost of supplies, when applicable.

The center is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to noon and from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Services may be obtained on a walk-in or appointment basis.

The center will also provide students with access to individual counseling, which is also free of charge.

"Students have expressed strong interest in having a campus health facility available to them, as well as providing them with counseling when personal difficulties arise," said RSU President Dr. Joe Wiley. "This new Student Health Center will meet those needs, allowing our students to lead healthy lives and be able to concentrate more fully on their studies."

The center will be staffed by Lisa Martin, R.N., director of the student health center, and counselor Christopher Morgan.

Martin joined the RSU staff in August after working as a school nurse for Claremore Public Schools, where she coordinated the care for seven school sites. She has more than 20 years of health care experience, including service with Claremore Regional Hospital, Broken Arrow Medical Center and St. John Medical Center. She holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and ethics from Mid-America Bible College in Oklahoma City and an associate's degree in nursing from RSU.

Morgan, who has been with RSU since 2000, is a licensed professional counselor who holds a master's degree in counseling psychology from Southern Nazarene University. He has a bachelor's degree in psychology from John Brown University and an associate's degree from RSU. Prior to joining the university, he worked for seven years as a youth and family counselor.

For more information, contact the RSU Student Health Center at (918) 343-7614.