On-campus clinic to open at Victoria College

Citizens Medical Center and VC announced their partnership
An on-campus clinic to open at VC

An on-campus clinic to open at VC – Pictured are, seated from left, Jennifer Kent, VC president; and Mike Olson, Citizens Medical Center CEO. Standing are Keith Blundell, VC vice president of administrative services; Edrel Stoneham, VC vice president of student services; and Duane Woods, Citizens Medical Center CFO.

VICTORIA, Texas – Victoria College and Citizens Medical Center signed an interlocal agreement on Monday, Aug. 16. The two entities are partnering to create a medical clinic for VC students and employees that will provide on-campus care.

Citizens Convenient Care at Victoria College, a primary care clinic, will offer wellness and sick visits, treat acute and chronic illnesses and coordinate care with specialists.

“Many of our students face numerous challenges balancing college and everyday life, such as arranging childcare, keeping food on the table and staying healthy,” said VC President Jennifer Kent, who was joined by Mike Olson, CEO of Citizens Medical Center, to sign the interlocal agreement Monday. “This partnership with Citizens will help ensure affordable medical care is accessible for our students as well as employees.”

The clinic will be located on the first floor of VC’s Continuing Education Center. The space was remodeled by Victoria College’s Physical Plant staff. It will include two examination rooms, an office, a reception area and a restroom. The clinic is expected to open in September.

“We are committed to improving the health and wellness of our community and embraced the opportunity to care for the students and staff at Victoria College,” Olson said.

Through the partnership, Citizens will provide a nurse practitioner and medical assistant. It will also contribute medical equipment and supplies for the examination rooms. Victoria College will offer utilities, internet access, routine maintenance and housekeeping.

“We understand that the decision of whether or not to seek medical care is often determined by whether or not it’s convenient. By placing a clinic right on campus, we are able to make that choice easier for the college’s busy students and professionals,” Olson said.

VC students and employees are invited to the grand opening of the clinic in September. The date and time is to be determined.

“The health and wellbeing of our students and employees is crucial, so we’re excited to partner with Citizens to ensure the VC family is able to get the care they need,” Kent said.