An Interdisciplinary Approach to a Well-Rounded Campus Healthcare Delivery System

in Kinesiology Review
Restricted access

Purchase article

USD  $24.95

Student 1 year subscription

USD  $41.00

1 year subscription

USD  $54.00

Student 2 year subscription

USD  $77.00

2 year subscription

USD  $101.00

An injury care clinic (ICC) as part of a comprehensive campus-wide healthcare system is a cost-effective way to optimize the flow of patient care utilizing a collaborative model of healthcare in a time of physician shortage. Services include: basic first aid, injury evaluation, acute injury care, basic rehabilitation, preventative techniques including taping and stretching, and professional referrals. The ICC provides care to previously underserved campus community members, focusing on: club sport and intramural athletes, recreation center users, and the general student body, in addition to faculty and staff, going beyond the varsity athlete. The ICC functions through the efforts of athletic trainers, physicians, fitness specialists, administrators, faculty, and students across disciplines. After 3 years, the clinic has serviced more than 2,500 unique patients exceeding 4,800 patient encounters, demonstrating outcomes that access to affordable healthcare options with a licensed healthcare provider are warranted and needed.

Bartz-Smith is program director of Athletic Training, Movement Science Department, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI. Campbell is associate director of Campus Recreation, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI.

Address author correspondence to Shari D. Bartz-Smith at bartzs@gvsu.edu
All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 22 22 1
Full Text Views 1 1 0
PDF Downloads 1 1 0