This archived article was written by: Mike Overson
Starting fall semester 2007, Doris Christensen begins her new appointment as the director of College of Eastern Utah’s Health and Wellness Center. Few changes will occur, one being the new hours of operation. MondayThursdays, the center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with appointments being taken Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The clinic is closed Fridays.
She said if students call during this time and there is no answer, please leave a message and someone from the clinic will return the call.
Christensen said the center’s goal is to provice constant health care and to meet the needs of the students.
Planned Parenthood services will be availale as well as an ability to treat acute illness. Employees who will help Ms. Christensen include Shelle Allred and Doni VanBuren. Everyone in the local area as well as students and faculty are welcome to use the services provided. Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are advised due to the response of patients.
No insurance is accepted but with a rate of $25 per visit, cost is not a huge problem. Lab tests and extra services are not included in the initial fee. If the center is not open and an emergency occurs, the emergency room at Castle view Hospital should be contacted.
Christensen received her education at a variety of schools starting with an associate’s degree at CEU, bachelor’s at Weber State University and a master’s at the University of Utah.
Her job experience includes working as a nurse practitioner in a private clinic for a year and with an ear, nose and throat specialist six years. Her nursing experience includes working in home health, emergency room, intensive care and as a Life Flight nurse and ambulance service 10 years.
Teaching experience includes coordinator of the associate degree nursing classes for nine years and EMT classes at CEU 10 years.
Christensen is the proud mother of six children and nine grandchildren.