Published: January 24, 2006
There are boxes stacked up against the wall that have yet to be unpacked in the lobby of the Pensacola campus clinic. But the news is that there is a lobby at all.
“This used to be all outside,” RN Judy Harrington said.
The clinic, run by Harrington, has been long overdue for a makeover. In fact the whole building has been under renovation since March of 2006.
“My area desperately needed it because it wasn’t exactly up to handicap codes,” Harrington said. The hallways were too small for a wheel chair or gurney should EMS been called. “It was embarrassing.”
Now, not only is the clinic up to code, but it also sports a treatment room and rest area that has a brand new hospital bed from Sacred Heart, replacing the 30-year-old bed that once occupied it.
After moving in just last week, Harrington is finding the renovations a big improvement to the clinic and hopes for news to reach students about the clinic services.
Harrington has been at the Pensacola campus Health Clinic since 1992 and offers students, faculty, and staff free medical services. As a nurse she can help anything from the common headache to emergencies. She also helps with the athletic department and visits other PJC campuses. But she wants to point out that she “is really here for the students.”
The clinic is free and offers free over the counter medications. Harrington is also available for any medical questions and can offer information on health insurance for students as well.
Clinic hours are weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters. During the summer courses the hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
With only a few more boxes to be unpacked, the clinic is up and ready to accept patients .