SEU Connect

December 2008

Headlines from the Hilltop

New Integrated Health & Counseling Center
Opening Spring 2009

Combining health and counseling services is a growing trend for universities throughout the country. St. Edward’s University is making this important transition to bring health and counseling under one roof.

Serving Students More Effectively

St. Edward’s Counseling Center Conveniently located in the upcoming Lady Bird Johnson Hall near the heart of campus, the university’s new Health & Counseling Center will provide enhanced services for students.

“With the integration of the two centers, students will feel that all needs can be promptly addressed in a more confidential and efficient manner,” says Selia Serviń-López, assistant director of the Counseling Center. Merging health and counseling will improve the communication between each department and provide a holistic healthcare approach that reflects the St. Edward’s mission.

It Starts with Education

“Our goals are not only to address the acute symptoms a student brings into our center but to provide educational programs that prepare the student to cope, problem solve, and choose and live a healthy life,” Serviń-López says.

The center will provide more space and technology to accommodate the growing St. Edward’s community along with a spectrum of services that support students in three ways:

    St. Edward’s Health Center
  • Health services provide a broad range of care — from treatment of minor acute illness and injuries to information about medications and medical conditions.
  • Counseling services include individual and group counseling and psychiatric evaluation.
  • Wellness services offer educational programs on relevant topics such as stress, anxiety and anger management, alcohol education and healthy lifestyle approaches.

Peace of Mind for Parents and Students

St. Edward’s recognizes that your student’s physical and mental health is a top priority, especially while away from home. The new Health & Counseling Center is one more reason you can feel confident that your student’s healthcare needs are being addressed — inside and outside the classroom.