Mercy Health and Youngstown State University have enhanced their partnership to provide students increased, on campus access to high-quality, compassionate health care.
Students can seek care 5 days a week on campus with evening and weekend availability only 15 minutes from YSU’s campus. “We want to enable and empower students to seek care when they need it.” Said Dr. James Kravec, Chief Clinical Officer of Mercy Health. “Students who live on campus and even those who commute are able to access services that are part of a large health system directly on campus. Our goal is to continue to help foster healthy lifestyles and serve students both mind and body.”
In addition to primary care access, Mercy Health will provide mental health services during limited hours throughout the semester. Mercy Health and YSU plan to unveil a brand new Student Health Center on the corner of Wick Avenue and Lincoln which is planned to open in January 2019. “I‘m extremely proud of the continuous partnership between YSU and Mercy Health. The upcoming Wick Primary Care Office and Student Health Center will be a great addition for our campus and the students we serve.” Said Eddie J. Howard, Jr., Vice President for Student Affairs”
“With the new building, we will be introducing MyChart; access to their medical records, the ability to message their care team and schedule appointments all from their mobile device or tablet is how we can help make health care easier for these students.” Said Dr. Kravec.
On Friday, August 31 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mercy Health will be holding an open house at the current student health center in Kilcawley House for students and parents to meet the Physicians, an opportunity to get a sneak peek at Mercy Health MyChart as well as tech and t-shirt giveaways for those who attend.
Youngstown State University and Mercy Health have served the Mahoning Valley for more than a century through access to education and health care.