|University Health Services|
TO: All Students, Faculty, Staff and Employees of St. George’s University
FROM: Chancellor Charles R. Modica
RE: St. George’s University Health Services Center
DATE: September 15th, 2009
In an effort to address issues at the SGU Health Services Center (HSC) brought to our attention by members of the SGU Community, I have directed the implementation of significant changes in the administrative policies of the HSC. We expect these changes to alleviate what have been described to us as long wait times and to enhance our ability to provide medical care primarily to our students, faculty and staff, who were always the intended beneficiaries of our clinic in the first place.
After reviewing all options available to SGU, it was determined that a fee-for-service policy will best enable the HSC to reduce wait times that result, primarily, from the regular stream of uninsured, non-SGU patients who now regularly come to the HSC for treatment. This will ensure that the facility is not overstressed and all patients receive the expected level of care. It will also enable the HSC to improve the quality of care, which has always been its first priority. It is expected that all students, faculty and staff will have their fees covered in full, without the necessity of co-pays, and therefore, the result will be that they continue to receive treatment without charge.
Therefore, as of October, 1st, 2009, all medical consultations and treatment performed by the St. George’s University Health Services Center will be subject to a pre-determined fee.
Beginning October 1, 2009:
All students, faculty, staff and employees and their eligible family/dependents are requested to familiarize themselves with the terms of their respective health insurance policies in preparation for the October 1st, 2009 effective date of this notice.
We welcome input from the SGU community as to the effect of this new policy in regards to wait times as well as any other factors that are deemed relevant to the quality of care.
Locations of Automatic External Defribrilator (AED) at SGU
1. Chancellery Building (Receprion Area)
2. East Wing Library (Lobby)
3. Super Dorm 6 (Clinical Skills)
4. True Blue Security Booth
5. Veterinary Surgical Laboratory (Ground Floor)
6. University Club (Bar)
7.UHS Clinic (ER Pharmacy)
8.Small Animal Clinic (Reception Area)
9.Grand Anse Campus (Guard Office)