Counseling Workshops and Outreach Presentations
Our counseling staff offers a variety of workshops and outreach presentations (scheduled upon request and tailored to meet your needs). Some examples of outreach topics include: diversity, eating disorders/body image, weight management, relationships, sexuality, LGBTQ-related issues, sexual assault/sexual assault prevention, stress management, substance abuse, depression, suicide awareness, self-esteem building, assertiveness, study skills, overcoming procrastination, and career issues. To request a workshop or outreach presentation (or to suggest an outreach topic) please call (518) 388-6161.
General Counseling Services
Counseling services provided by our clinicians include: communication and relationship skill development, drug/alcohol and health education, individual & group counseling, relaxation training for anxiety, and training and consultation for students, staff, and faculty to recognize and respond to students who may be at serious risk.
General Health Services
Health services provided by our nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and collaborating physician include: care and treatment for illnesses and injuries, follow-up care as recommended by family physicians or specialists, free condoms, health education, laboratory testing (limited), medical equipment loans as needed (limited), TB skin testing, vaccines for immunization (limited), and vision tests for the DMV.
Medical Equipment Loans
The Wicker Wellness Center has certain medical equipment available for temporary loan (e.g. a wheelchair, crutches). Students in need of such equipment should contact the Wicker Center (please be prepared to provide medical records if necessary).
Looking for a simpler way to get your prescription medication while you're away from home? We collaborate with a local pharmacy called Lange's Pharmacy. If you provide Lange's Pharmacy with your current prescription and health insurance information, Lange's can deliver your medication directly to the Wicker Wellness Center. (You can also drop off the paper script for your prescription to us, and we can fax it over to Lange's). Your co-pay will be billed to your tuition, unless you set up a credit card payment option with Lange's. Click here for Lange's contact information.
Medication Pick-Up Times (no appointment necessary): 11am-12pm and 4pm-5pm daily
**Though nutrition counseling is free of charge, a "No-Show" fee of $30 will be billed to students' tuition for any appointment not cancelled at least 24 hours in advance (due to high demand of services).**
Are you looking for a quiet, comfortable place to relax? How would you like to spend some time in a massage chair? Call 388-6161 to sign out our Relaxation Room!
Term Abroad Physicals
At the beginning of each term, the Wicker Wellness Center will conduct Term Abroad physicals for students going abroad. These appointments are offered on a first come-first served basis, so call us at the beginning of the term to schedule. For information about Term Abroad, please contact the International Programs Office.
**We're sorry, but we are unable to reschedule TA physicals for students who miss their appointments (due to high demand of services).**
Transportation to Medical Appointments
For transportation to medical appointments within a six-block radius of campus, call Campus Safety. For medical appointments outside the six-block radius of campus, call the Wicker Wellness Center and we can set up a taxi-service at no cost to you.
Visiting Script Clinic
Our psychiatric nurse practitioner, Lois Lambrinos, is available every other Friday for students needing psychotropic medicines.
**Though appointments are free of charge, a "No-Show" fee of $35 for intake appointments or $25 for follow-up appointments will be billed to students' tuition for any appointment not cancelled by the close of business on the day prior to the appointment (due to high demand of services).**
**Effective 9/1/13: Lois Lambrinos, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, will NOT perform an initial diagnosis for ADHD/ADD. Therefore, she will NOT prescribe stimulant based drugs (i.e. Adderall) without a pre-existing diagnosis for ADHD/ADD. Medical records will be required.**
Women's Health Services
Women's health services are provided by our female nurse practitioners Tuesday-Friday. These services include: breast exams, care and treatment of gynecological problems, contraception and emergency contraception, health education, pregnancy testing, routine pap smears, and STD testing and treatment.