Extended Health Care Services

Amanda Krehbiel, Assistant Website Editor

Many students take advantage of the health services offered by Wayne State College. Now, the student health office is going out of its way to expand these services to students in need.

Extended services include reproductive health services. The services, which took effect last week, cater to both men and women, and include pap smears, breast exams, pregnancy testing, birth control, abstinence counseling and STD testing and treatment.

Midtown Health Center will staff the office, which is located at Providence Medical Center. The reproductive health services offered may be utilized during office hours: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., on the fourth Thursday of each month.

Regina Korth, Registered Nurse and Director of Student Health, is excited about the expansion. Her main vision for bringing these medical services within reach of the student body comes from a care for the students.

The expanded services have been issued so students “don’t have to drive to Sioux City or Norfolk,” Korth said.

Midtown Health accepts uninsured, unemployed, single parents, homeless, Medicaid, Medicare and private insurance.

“The center is committed to serving the insured and uninsured and offers a sliding fee scale to make treatment available to those without insurance,” Korth said. “Fees are calculated based on household size and documented annual income level.”

Since the announcement of the expansion, the office has seen an increase in the amount of visitors. Last Thursday, Jan. 22, was the first day the office was open with reproductive health services, and according to Korth, brought a large crowd.

“We have a full schedule and are already scheduling for February,” she said.

The next date the office will be open is Feb. 26, and appointments are required. To make an appointment or for more information about the services, call the Student Health Office at 402-375-7470.