Collaboration brings Prevea medical expertise to students
Green Bay, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and Prevea Health have announced a partnership that will provide health and wellness support to UW-Green Bay students at all four campuses (Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan).
Beginning July 1, 2020, UW-Green Bay’s Counseling and Health Center will be renamed The UW-Green Bay Wellness Center and will remain in Student Services (SS1400) on the Green Bay Campus. Counseling services will continue to be provided by UW-Green Bay staff and will remain within The UW-Green Bay Wellness Center. In the same location, primary medical care will now be provided by Prevea Health.
“We are grateful to have a distinguished partner like Prevea to provide for the health and wellness needs of our students,” said UW-Green Bay Chancellor Mike Alexander. “Prevea President and CEO, Dr. Ashok Rai has shown his ability to guide our community and provide reassurance during this pandemic. We are fortunate to have the support of the Prevea team as we move ahead as a University. Our Phoenix family will certainly benefit from this partnership as we continue to make student safety, health and wellness a top priority.”
The Wellness Center will be closed for in person services from July 1 through August 16, 2020 as University personnel prepare to bring students back to campus in August. However, counseling services will remain available to students this summer by phone. On-campus in person medical and counseling services will resume on August 17, 2020. Prevea Health will also provide medical care to students in the Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan communities. Prevea Health will also provide medical care to students in the Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan communities.
Additionally, students will have access to:
- Prevea Urgent Care locations throughout the region
- Care online for common conditions through Prevea Virtual Care: www.prevea.com/virtualcare
- Prevea Care After Hours, which allows students to reach a nurse by phone 24/7
- Psychiatric services to provide diagnostic assessment and medication management
“Prevea Health has been a longtime partner of UW-Green Bay and is honored to embark on this new journey with the University to enhance student health care services,” said Prevea’s Dr. Rai. “We have the experts and resources on hand to provide students high-quality health care that is close, convenient and reliable. We look forward to serving their health care needs.”
About Prevea Health
Founded in Green Bay, Wis. in 1996, Prevea Health is a health care organization that provides high-quality, primary and specialty health care in 80+ locations across Northern, Eastern and Western Wisconsin in clinic and hospital settings. It is partnered with six Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) hospitals across Wisconsin to provide patients a system of highly-coordinated care, close to home: HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center in Green Bay; HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan; HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls; HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire; and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls. For more information, visit www.prevea.com.
About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,700 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, D-I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.