Wellness provides affordable resources

Certain items, such as Band-Aids and thermometers, are available at the front desk free of charge. (Photo by Kaitlyn Rollyson)

As the transition into spring brings changes in temperature, students may begin to feel under the weather. To prevent catching

Visit the Wellness Center to utilize all of the resources for health-related issues. (Photo by Kaitlyn Rollyson)

Students can visit the Wellness Center to utilize all of the resources for health-related issues. (Photo by Kaitlyn Rollyson)

what your roommate might have, or to alleviate a variety of symptoms, the Wellness Center located in the Caves Sports and Recreation Center on the Owings Mills campus offers a wide variety of health-related resources to students.

The Wellness Center offers assistance for common illnesses (common cold, flu, stomach bug, women’s health information and STD testing) as well as clinical aids. The Wellness Center has a psychologist, a psychiatrist, a counselor and a registered dietitian on staff who can support students suffering from depression, stress, anxiety, Attention Deficit Disorder, nutrition issues and more.

Outside of Stevenson, these services can equate to a semester’s worth of textbook costs; however, for students, most of the services offered cost under $10, and antibiotics are usually $5.

This is very affordable for the college student’s budget. The Wellness Center can also provide students with Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Band-Aids, thermometers and cough drops in the front reception area – free of charge.

Certain items, such as Band-Aids and thermometers, are available at the front desk free of charge. (Photo by Kaitlyn Rollyson)

Certain items, such as Band-Aids and thermometers, are available at the front desk free of charge. (Photo by Kaitlyn Rollyson)

The Wellness Center prides itself on its flexibility, as well. Students can call to make an appointment, which can be the same day, but most likely within 24 hours of the phone call.

Brenda Boggs, a nurse practitioner at the Wellness Center, encourages others to take advantage of the free services offered outside of the center to prevent illness and stress, such as yoga and meditation.

Two yoga sessions are offered every week, Wednesday and Friday, at 11 a.m. and one meditation session every Thursday at 11 a.m., both at the Menning Meditation Center on the Greenspring campus. These sessions are free to students who need only to arrive on time with a yoga mat. Practicing yoga and meditation will help reduce stress, improve flexibility and strength and encourage rejuvenation.  The Wellness Center is a reliable resource that all students can utilize.

 

 

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