FILE: A statue of Louis Frederick Moench, founder and first principal of Weber State College, is pictured on the Weber State College campus in Ogden on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret Information)
(Kristin Murphy, Deseret Information)
OGDEN, Utah — Weber State College is exploring the choice of shutting down its on-campus well being heart and outsourcing pupil well being care to close by suppliers.
Whether or not college students can be higher served by one other system is the query for directors.
“Are we getting the most effective worth for our college students by having this mannequin on campus?” stated College President Brad Mortensen.
“Might we put these sources to higher use, possibly a use that will have a broader impression for all of our college students?”
Proper now, the middle supplies low-cost care to college students and doesn’t require any type of insurance coverage. That isn’t misplaced on Government Director of Well being and Wellness, Diana Abel.
“We’re very properly conscious that not all of our college students have insurance coverage,” she stated.
Abel stated entry to insurance coverage is an element they are going to contemplate as they transfer nearer to a choice about outsourcing pupil well being care.
Administration officers are additionally contemplating how the present well being heart is funded. A portion of the working bills come from pupil charges which must be reviewed and reworked by a Scholar Payment Suggestion committee.
“We’d work very carefully with that group to verify how these charges had been getting used,” Mortensen stated.
“It could be very clear,” he stated.
Mortensen admitted the method of shutting down the on-campus well being heart is a prolonged one. He stated it can require enter from a number of events.
If outsourced, Weber State would be the second college in Utah that doesn’t provide on-campus healthcare. Southern Utah College is at present the one Utah college and not using a well being care heart.
Contributing: Simone Seikaly