Beginning this fall the Counseling and Health Center has been rebranded as the UW-Green Bay Wellness Center and will continue to be located in the Student Services building on the Green Bay campus. Counseling services will continue to be provided to UW-Green Bay through the course of the summer, however primary medical care will now be provided by Prevea Health. Prevea Health will also be providing medical care to students in the Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan communities in their local Urgent Care centers.
Hello UWGB, my name is Gail Sims-Aubert, and I’m proud to serve as your interim vice chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Climate. I’m joining you today to announce UWGB’s partnership with Prevea Health to provide medical services and wellness support to all of our students at our four campuses.
Beginning this fall the Counseling and Health Center has been rebranded as the UW-Green Bay Wellness Center and will continue to be located here in the Student Services building on the Green Bay campus. Counseling services will continue to be provided to UW-Green Bay through the course of the summer, however primary medical care will now be provided by Prevea Health.
As I said, counseling services will remain open to our students this summer telephonically and soon virtually and Prevea Health’s medical services and UWGB’s counseling services are scheduled to be open for in-person services beginning August 17th here on the Green Bay campus. Prevea Health will also be providing medical care to students in the Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan communities in their local Urgent Care centers.
Additionally, all enrolled students will have access to Prevea Urgent Care locations throughout the region, care online for common conditions through Prevea virtual care and Prevea care after-hours, which allows students to reach a nurse by phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Be sure to check our Wellness Center website (https://www.uwgb.edu/wellness-center) for details or call the Wellness Center directly (920-465-2380) to schedule a session with a counselor, to schedule a medical appointment with Prevea Health or to inquire about general questions or resources.
Our Wellness Center staff welcomes the opportunity to begin working with you so please help me in welcoming Prevea Health to our UW-Green Bay team.
Until next time, stay safe, stay well and go Phoenix!
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).
UW-Green Bay has announced a partnership with Prevea Health that they say will provide health and wellness support to students at all four UWGB campuses.
Under the partnership, students will be able to access Prevea Urgent Care locations throughout the region, find care online for common conditions through the Prevea Virtual Care system, and use Prevea Care After Hours, where students can reach a nurse by phone 24 hours a day each day of the week.
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.
The University has partnered with Prevea Health to provide health and wellness support to UW-Green Bay students. Beginning July 1, 2020, the 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. The same counseling staff and services students have come to know and trust will remain within The UW-Green Bay Wellness Center.
During the academic year, there will be extended hours of care: open through 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. After July 1, 2020, The Wellness Center will be closed due to COVID-19 for the safety of our staff and students. On-campus medical services will resume on August 17, 2020. In addition, Prevea Health will also provide medical care to students in the Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan communities.
- Students will continue to receive lab services and prescriptions at reduced costs;
- Students will have the ability to have their health care fees billed to their insurance carrier or self-pay at time of service (Prevea Health is an in-network provider within many insurance networks);
- There will be more types of prescriptions available for dispensing on campus;
- Prevea Health will provide year-round 24-hour access to Prevea Care After Hours for medical advice at (888) 277-3832 for all UW-Green Bay students;
- There will be year-round 24/7 Prevea Virtual Care for all students at www.prevea.com/virtualcare;
- Regional students will have access to Prevea Urgent Care/Health Centers in Sheboygan, Manitowoc and Marinette;
- And, Prevea Health will now provide psychiatric services for medication monitoring by referral.
More information will be provided as details become available.
A thank you was also extended to Counseling and Health Center staff for “their dedication and continued service during this time of transition. UW-Green Bay is fortunate to have these professionals in positions of care when it comes to the physical and behavioral health of our students.”
I am Amy Henniges, the Director of our Counseling and Health Center. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all of you who are helping to flatten the curve of the spread of COVID 19 by following the guidelines of Staying Safer at home.
Additionally, I would like to thank all of the employees that are too essential to our campus operations to stay at home, for taking all the extra precautions to keep us safe.
Safer-at-home is our currently our best option for slowing the spread of the virus and flattening the curve so that our health care system has enough beds, critical care capacity, and healthy front line health care workers to take care of those most critically ill.
It is more critical than ever to maintain at least 6-feet social distancing and to continue to cover our cough and to wash our hands and disinfect surfaces.
New this week, the CDC is also advising the use of simple cloth face coverings to wear in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores). Simple masks or face coverings can slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it, from transmitting it to others. You also really want to minimize how often you are going out on essential errands.
Simple cloth face covering can be made out of made at home from common materials at low cost, like a bandana.
The COVID-19 pandemic, and the resulting changes to our lifestyles, can make anyone overwhelmed, anxious or even depressed. Please don’t hesitate to ask for help. Our campus support services remain open by phone. Our counselors, nurses and nurse practitioner are available for phone consultations with students.
Employees have access to counselors by phone through our EAP program.
Finding healthy ways to cope and stay connected is so important. I also encourage you to check out the resilient.wisconsin.gov for additional tools to encourage self-care, maintain social connections, and reduce stress.
Staying Safer at Home is more important than ever, and we know it is not easy. We are all in this together and we are here to help.
On-site Counseling and Health Services are discontinued through the semester. Brief phone consultations with a counselor, a nurse or nurse practitioner, will be available by appointment instead Monday-Fr iday from 8 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m. Current clients with an upcoming appointment will receive a phone call at that time. Make or cancel an appointment at 920-465-2380. If you have respiratory symptoms and are concerned about COVID-19, you may:
- Utilize Prevea Virtual Care($0 for COVID-19 related concerns) using the following website: www.Prevea.com\virtualcare
- Call Prevea Health Nurse Triage at 888-277-3832 free of charge 24 hours a day/7 days a week. You will be connected with a registered nurse who will listen to your concerns, ask questions, consult with a physician if needed and recommend appropriate next steps based on your symptoms.
- Call your own medical provider or local nurse triage line.
- If you have an emergency, call 911 or the local Crisis Center at 920-436-8888.
In accordance with UW-Green Bay’s Emergency Management Plan (which includes a pandemic response and a Continuity of Operations Plan), University personnel continue to monitor the Coronavirus outbreak for any potential impact on University community members and University operations. Plans will be activated should the virus spread in Wisconsin.
Updates to the University’s Counseling and Health webpage regarding the virus continue, and the site now contains Centers for Disease Control (CDC) information on travel. Please refer to the UW-Green Bay Counseling and Health website for answers to questions that arise on this evolving situation. The University will share additional information from the CDC, the UW System or campus Emergency Operations Council as they become available.
Health officials are seeing an increase in respiratory viruses on the UW-Green Bay campuses ranging from the common cold to influenza. Please remember to follow the CDC’s everyday precautions to prevent the spread of germs: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/prevention.htm. The viruses are also highly prevalent in the community and state. Last Friday’s (Feb. 14, 2020) Wisconsin Respiratory Report provides additional details. The Wisconsin Department of Health report this morning stated the risk of contracting the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) remains low in Wisconsin. COVID-19 symptoms are similar to those of influenza (e.g., fever, cough, or sore throat), and the outbreak is occurring during a time of year when respiratory illnesses from influenza, respiratory syncytial virus, and other respiratory viruses are highly prevalent.
What to do if you do get sick: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/treatment/takingcare.htm. If you are in a high risk group for developing complications, contact your medical provider. UW-Green Bay students may also call the Counseling and Health Center during regular business hours at 920-465-2380 for assistance.