USA Student Health Encourages Students to “Be Jag Healthy”

Posted on September 16, 2015
Joy Washington

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Students are invited to “Be Jag Healthy" at the 2015 Jag Health and Wellness Day.

Free physicals and counseling are among the many services that will be available for students at the second annual "Be Jag Healthy" Jag Health and Wellness Day to be held at the University of South Alabama from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17, at the Student Health Center located at TRP III Building, Suite 1200 off USA North Drive. All students are invited.

The Student Health Center is collaborating with Housing-Dining Services, Lab Corp and Franklin Primary Health. Students will receive free food, T-shirts, prizes, physicals, STD screenings and other health screenings. In addition, students will receive a tour of the clinic, where they can make appointments, learn about health insurance and immunizations and meet the experienced Student Health staff. Student nurses and medical residents will assist the professional medical staff during the health and wellness event.

For those students who need transportation, the Jag Tran will run a continuous shuttle from the USA Student Center, Dining Hall, near residence halls, and the Student Recreation Center.

“We are extremely excited to sponsor this event again for our students,” said Beverly Kellen, practice director for the Student Health Center. “To have a well-rounded college experience, we want our students to maintain a healthy mind and body, and we are providing a day of fun and education for all students on health and wellness. We are also grateful to our sponsors and partners for supporting this important information and awareness event.”

Additional sponsors for this event are the Mobile County Health Department, College of Nursing, Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions, Physician Assistant Studies, Speech and Hearing, Family Medicine, Student Affairs, Counseling and Testing Services, Student Government Association, Faculty Senate and JagTran. The above USA departments and colleges along with community vendors will set up exhibit tables to share information with participating students.

For more information, call (251) 460-7151, or visit

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