Campus Health Center at WCU
December 20th- January 11th (clinic reopening Monday January 13th at 9am)
If you have a non-emergent need that cannot wait until we reopen, please
call 970-642-8413 to be connected to our After Hours Answering Service
Our 2019 Hours of Operation:
Monday through Thursday: 9 am - 4 pm (Closed for lunch from Noon - 1pm)
Friday: 9 am - 1 pm
How to Schedule an Appointment:
- Call 970-943-2707 or stop by 104 Tomichi Hall.
- If the Campus Health Center is closed please call 970-642-8413 to speak
to staff at our Family Medicine Clinic location
Overview of our Clinic at WCU
The mission of Gunnison Valley Health is to effectively organize and provide
quality healthcare services that improve the health of our community.
Gunnison Valley Health (GVH) is the contracted provider for the WCU Campus
Health Center which provides medical coverage for current and incoming students.
- Gunnison Valley Health Family Medicine Clinic, is the primary care clinic
associated with Gunnison Valley Health.
- The Family Medicine Clinic oversees the Campus Health Center at a convenient
location on campus.
- Medical care is provided onsite by Erica Eaton, PA-C and medical oversight
is provided by Kenneth Anderson, DO of Internal Medicine.
Gunnison Valley Health Family Medicine is staffed with a total of 6 providers
and a team of support staff to provide quality care during this important
chapter of students’ lives!
The Western Colorado University Campus Health Center provides convenient,
barrier-free treatment of illness and injury to Western students. Services
provided include: routine medical care and management of common health
problems, acute/sick visits, treatment of minor injuries and accidents,
prescriptions, sports physicals, annual wellness exam, allergy shots,
emergency department follow ups, specialist referrals, and birth control
management. The Campus Health Center emphasizes health promotion, STD
prevention, and education.
The WCU Campus Health Center and GVH Family Medicine Clinic both operate
on scheduled appointments and reserve same day slots on a first-come,
first-served basis. It is recommended patients call first thing in the
day in order to schedule an appointment appropriate for their condition.
Please call 970-943-2707 for appointment availability at the Campus Health
Center and to complete initial registration. Although scheduled appointments are recommended, we understand the need
for unexpected medical care on a same day basis. Same day appointments
will be provided based on schedule and provider availability. During the
busy cold and flu season, there may be limited appointments available
on campus and we encourage students to contact the WCU Campus Health center.
Their care may be coordinated and transferred to the main Family Medicine
Clinic if necessary.
REGISTRATION AND BILLING
New patient paperwork is available on our website at www. gunnisonvalleyhealth.org/familymedicineclinic.
At the time of registration, students will be asked to indicate whether
billing statements may be sent to their parents. In such cases, the monthly
billing statements will be sent to the student in care of the parents’
home address. The student’s name and list of services received will
appear on the statement. Students will also be expected to provide a copy
of their own insurance card or a copy of the parent’s card if covered
under the same plan. They should also know the insured parent’s
date of birth, which the insurance company may use to locate coverage.
We do have the ability to securely store credit card information on file
so the patient can charge that card for copays or balance due at check
in. Please contact our clinic for more information.
Staff at the Campus Health Center will check eligibility and complete registration
for correct insurance claims. Billing staff at Gunnison Valley Health
will file claims as a courtesy to the patient, however all charges are
the patient’s responsibility. Not all services are covered benefits
under all insurance plans. The clinic will call for pre-certification;
however, this does not guarantee payment. We advise patients to contact
their insurance carrier directly to determine if services and referrals
are covered by their individual insurance plan.
Gunnison Valley Health is contracted with many insurance companies. These
insurance companies extend to providers working at the Family Medicine
Clinic as well as the Campus Health Center. If a student is covered by
their parent’s insurance and the Family Medicine Clinic accepts
this insurance, benefits and deductibles will apply as defined within
the plan. Copayments will be collected at the time of service and full
payment is expected for services rendered that will not be billed to insurance.
Please note: the clinic services are not included in student tuition and
fees and is considered a separate service.
Contracted Insurance Companies
- Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
- Rocky Mountain Health Plans
- United Healthcare
- Worker’s Compensation
Uninsured patients may apply for Financial Assistance through Gunnison
Valley Health. Information is available at the Campus Health Center, or
If you have Kaiser, call the number on your card to purchase a student
plan as we are out of network.
It is always in the patient's best interest to call their insurance
company (even if they have a PPO plan) to be certain they'll be covered
for services rendered at our clinic(s).
Hospital Main Line: 970-641-1456
Campus Health Center: 970-943-2707
Family Medicine Clinic: 970-642-8413
Billing questions or bill pay: Call customer service at 970-641-7264 or email
Medical Records: Medical Records releases are available at Campus Health
Center or online at www.gunnisonvalleyhealth. org . Please forward any
pertinent records to our office staff to continue quality medical care
and medication refills. For any questions with releasing records please
call 970-641-1456 and ask for medical records.
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