As students’ needs change and medical costs continue to increase nationally, Willamette began in 2016 the process of evaluating our model for health care delivery. Over the last year, Student Affairs has worked with community members to gather feedback and to consider alternatives.
Based on feedback from the Bishop Health Advisory Committee, ASWU and direct student feedback, the following important considerations were identified:
- Physical and mental health care options in close proximity to campus
- Physical and mental health care options for DACA students
- Women's’ health and sexual health resources and support available to students
- Student privacy considerations in billing
- Accessible and affordable options
After working with ASWU’s president and the representative Bishop Health Advisory Committee, Student Affairs proposes within the 2018-19 budget to increase the student health fee from $100 to $310, restoring 2017 Bishop Wellness Center service levels and the addition of a fifth mental health care provider.