[Source: Arizona State University] — The ASU Health Center in downtown Phoenix is offering students, residents, and the local business community a way to meet their healthcare needs at an affordable rate. Located in the heart of downtown Phoenix in Suite 155 on the first floor of the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at 500 N. 3rd Street, the 4,000-square-foot center is hosting an open house and breakfast on Thursday, Nov. 12 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. The open house is free and is an opportunity to learn about the center’s services, meet the staff and healthcare providers, and ask questions.
The ASU Health Center is a full service site that includes six exam rooms, a special procedure room, four mental health consultation rooms, and space for research and ASU student education. The healthcare provider staff includes practitioners who specialize in family practice and behavioral and mental healthcare. They can also write prescriptions and provide quick access to quality, professional healthcare. “Two weeks ago, I came down with something and I couldn’t get into see my doctor,” said David Roderique, president and CEO, Downtown Phoenix Partnership. “I called the ASU Health Center and they were able to see me later that day. They gave me thorough and professional advice, wrote me a prescription and I recovered two days later. It’s a great resource for the downtown community.”
Services include men and women’s health exams, counseling and mental healthcare, minor illness care, chronic disease management, family planning/emergency contraception, healthy lifestyles education, stress management, tobacco cessation, nutrition advice, on-site EKG, sexually transmitted infection testing/treatment and referrals to other medical and health services. “We offer quality healthcare at an affordable rate, said Dr. Denise Link, associate dean for Clinical Practice and Community Partnerships in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation. “Students, faculty and staff from any ASU campus, as well as the public, are able to access quality, healthcare while studying or working in the downtown Phoenix area. We want to be a primary source for healthcare in this community.”
Patients can use their health insurance to pay for services as well as cash, credit card, Sun Card or have their student account charged for the cost of the services. For employers, the Nurse Care Health Plan offers packages to provide their employees with quality and accessible health insurance plans tailored to fit each businesses size. For students, residents, families and employees who do not have insurance, the Nurse Care Health Plan offers a discounted fee on services. Enrollment in the plan has an annual fee of $50 (single), $75 (couples), $100 (families) or organizational memberships and businesses ($500) that makes them eligible for discounted fees. For more information or to enroll in the Nurse Care Health Plan, visit the ASU Health Center at 500 N. 3rd St., Phoenix or call (480) 496-0721 or click here.