I appreciate the articles about the new Student Health Center that recently appeared in the Chronicle. The Sept. 13, story was very informative; however the concluding box contained two inaccuracies related to our after hours operation. First, the SHC is open on Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., when a limited, urgent care clinic is held. A SHC nurse coordinates this clinic and is available at 681-WELL. Secondly, UNC HealthLink is not available 24 hours a day, only when the SHC is closed.
I regret that letter writer Andrew Gerst had such difficulties accessing our weekend clinical services. Since our move to the Duke Clinic location off Flowers Drive in mid-August, a number of students have unfortunately experienced difficulty finding the SHC. Signage is on order and hopefully will be in place by early October. Currently, a sign is posted at the East Campus Wellness Clinic directing students to call 681-WELL when that office is closed. The best way to get this information is by dialing our main number 681-WELL or by visiting our website, http://healthydevil.studentaffairs.duke.edu lists our available services.