Starting August 9, the new Belmont University Health Services and Pharmacy Care Center will open their doors in the nearly-completed academic building on the northeast corner of campus, adjacent to the Inman Center. The collaborative initiative between Belmont’s expanded Health Services Center and the new Pharmacy Care Center will create a unique interdisciplinary approach to servicing the needs of Belmont University while also providing a working classroom for Belmont’s student pharmacists.
In addition to traditional prescription filling and or compounding services, the pharmacy will offer many healthcare items found in retail pharmacies (over-the-counter products, vitamins, first-aid items, etc.). The Pharmacy Care Center will also provide various pharmacist consultation, education and wellness programs such as smoking cessation, diabetic counseling and Medication Therapy Management (MTM).
The pharmacy will share a waiting room with Health Services, which will move into the new building from its current location in the Gabhart Student Center. The new Health Services location allows for a significant expansion in space, from two exam rooms to five, and expanded hours to 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. throughout the year.
Dr. Ronda Bryant, Pharmacy Care Center manager and assistant professor of pharmacy practice, said, “Our Pharmacy and Health Services partnership offers collaborative care and convenience. Belmont University is offering this benefit to greatly enhance the quality of campus living and simplify the demands on Belmont employees and their dependents. This unique endeavor enables us to tailor services to the specific needs of the Belmont University community. As our Center evolves, there will be many opportunities to develop new programs to provide enhanced patient care and wellness resources.”
Katy Wilson, Health Services director, added, “Over the past four years, Belmont’s Health Services has grown dramatically and has served the Belmont University community with continuous improvement in access and quality. The pairing of pharmacy and clinic services will enable excellent and convenient care to faculty, staff and students. It also represents an exciting opportunity to further engage health science students in mentored clinical rotations with an emphasis on professionalism. Health Services offers comprehensive travel consultations and administration of the necessary vaccines, and as the medical advisor to Belmont Study Abroad, is committed to establishing a variety of learning opportunities for students, both in the community and abroad.”