Student Heath Services branches out

Jessica Sun, Staff Writer

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Student Health Services go beyond the baskets of freebies to offer students activities and services worth notice.

Clinic staff have creatively devised new ways to make their services more visible and comprehensive.

Santa Clara University partnered up with De Anza bringing a petting fest with furry-tail-wagging friends to the de-stressing pilot event this spring.

With some help from the Furry Friends dogs, the Stresstown pilot event last spring was a smashing hit. Mary Sullivan, Director of Health Education and Wellness, confirmed there will be similar de-stressing event during finals week of every quarter.

The staff now brings more resources and services out to campus, holding events such as the annual fall flu clinic providing free flu shots outside of the campus center.

“We are looking at how we can give more to the students, and we want to make it fun and splashy,” said Sullivan.

The staff has expanded programs and health education to encompass full spectrum of health and wellness.

“We try to help student to understand their health in general, from sleep health, nutritional health, sexual health to skin health,” Sullivan said.

So whether you are looking for help to quit smoking or to develop good time-management habits, Student Health Services may have some programs developed and perhaps a goodie bag or two.

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