|Student Health Services receives full accreditation|
Student Health Services has achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), according to Robert Boyd, vice president for student and outreach services. Status as an accredited organization means Student Health Services has passed a series of rigorous and nationally recognized standards for providing quality health care. Student Health Services is the first university health clinic in North Dakota to receive this recognition. “Accreditation underscores our long-standing commitment to providing the highest possible levels of quality care to the UND community," said Lillian Elsinga, associate vice president for student services. "We are pleased and proud to have our efforts recognized with this accreditation." "Ambulatory health care organizations seeking accreditation by the AAHC undergo an extensive on-site, peer-based survey of the facilities and services," explained Pat Campbell, Student Health Services health care analyst. "UND Student Health Services is a full-service medical clinic and health promotion program staffed by licensed and certified health professionals," said Mark Christenson, Student Health Services medical director. UND Student Health Services provides comprehensive medical care, including general office visits, physicals, men’s and women’s health exams, x-rays, and laboratory tests. Pharmacy services and over-the-counter medications are also available. Students receive free office calls as part of their fees. A variety of health promotion and prevention services are offered, including: health information, help in accessing services, one-to-one tobacco cessation support, online assessments, presentations, events, and a self-care station.