FAQ about RIT’s Clinical Health Sciences Center




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Question: What is the Clinical Health Sciences Center?
Answer: The Clinical Health Sciences Center is the new home to the College of Health Science and Technology’s clinical programs, the Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition and the Rochester Regional Health Family Medicine practice.

Q: Where is the facility located?
A: The Clinical Health Sciences Center is a 45,000 square-foot extension at the north end of Louise Slaughter Hall.

Q: What programs have moved into the Clinical Health Sciences Center?
A: The center brings together the clinical programs in the College of Health Sciences and Technology and include diagnostic medical sonography, the physician assistant program, the Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition, and behavioral health programs in clinical psychology focusing on clinical psychology and the Center for Applied Psychophysiology and Self-regulation.

Q: Why is a Rochester Regional Health physician office opening on campus? Will it replace RIT’s Student Health Center?
A:
The Rochester Regional Health Family Medicine practice extends the RIT & Rochester Regional Health Alliance. The 2008 initiative formed the Institute of Health Sciences and Technology as a framework for collaborative research, outreach and academics. In 2011, RIT opened the College of Health Sciences and Technology to focus on education related to wellness and preventive approaches to maintaining and enhancing the population’s health.

Faculty and staff responded positively when surveyed about access to medical services on campus. Starting Oct. 19, Rochester Regional Health Family Medicine will provide primary care and same-day scheduling for RIT faculty, staff and dependents, and community members. The RIT Student Health Center will remain the primary care facility for undergraduate and graduate students.