College Of Health & Human Sciences

Clinics and Service

Students working in the physical therapy clinic

Students working in the physical therapy clinic

Inter-Professional Clinics

The interdisciplinary clinics on the ground floor host the nationally recognized Speech and Hearing Clinic and specialized clinics related to physical therapy, nursing, social work, nutrition, athletic training and recreational therapy. The clinics’ specialized diagnostic and rehabilitation services are provided with a primary emphasis on student education and training. The CHHS building houses both university owned and privately owned clinics that serve the residents of the region. The privately owned clinics are integrated into the mission of the university and collaborate with WCU faculty and students.  Current clinics include:

Research

CHHS faculty and students are actively engaged in research that makes meaningful contributions to society. Current projects include increasing diversity in nursing, the study of mosquitos that carry LaCrosse encephalitis in Western North Carolina, and better understanding the diabetes and mental health issues in older native Americans.

Community Service

CHHS faculty and students provide a broad range of community service throughout the year with a variety of organizations. Examples of community partners include:

  • The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
  • Good Samaritan Clinic
  • Healthy Carolinians Partnership
  • Mission Healthcare
  • Vecinos Farmworker Health Program
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