Changes to UT Main Campus Medical Center announced

May 5, 2017 | News, UToday
By Christine Billau

Changes are on the way for the Main Campus Medical Center at The University of Toledo.

Student Health Services will be closing in the Main Campus Medical Center building during summer term, and fall, winter and spring breaks in response to low usage.

“This is a cost-saving measure because patient visits often drop to less than 10 encounters per day during these times,” Dr. Linda Speer, interim chief medical officer of The University of Toledo Medical Center and chair of the Family Medicine Department, said. “There are insufficient patient visits to warrant keeping it open, and we have excellent facilities available to serve students on the Health Science Campus.”

Students on campus during breaks will be able to access medical services in the Student Wellness Center located in the lower level of the Ruppert Health Center on UT’s Health Science Campus. Students can use the UT transit loop that provides a free shuttle between campuses and has a direct stop at the Ruppert Health Center.

Student Health Services at the Main Campus Medical Center will close later this month and reopen in the fall with new, reduced hours of operation, which will be Monday through Thursday from noon to 6 p.m. and Friday from 1 to 5 p.m.

A UT Physicians Family Medicine practice also is located in the Main Campus Medical Center that offers primary care for UT students, faculty and staff, as well as the general public. That location will close permanently Monday, June 19.

The two doctors who practice there will move to other UT Physicians locations – one at Glendale Medical East and one at Regency off Talmadge Road. Those doctors will notify patients of their new location and continued service.

The changes to the Main Campus Medical Center are estimated to save $500,000.

No changes are being made to Main Campus Pharmacy operations.

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