This archived article was written by: Aryal Christmas
A new and improved USU Eastern Health and Wellness Center opened this fall for students, faculty and staff with Adam Callahan, owner of Peak Health Care, Inc., in Price, taking over the program. He will be assisted on campus by Hollie Stapely, PA-C.
Callahan is a certified and licensed physician’s assistant who graduated with honors from Pacific University in Oregon. Besides practicing family medicine, he provides DPT physicals, sports physicals, preventative medicine and disease management. He is a board member for the Utah Academy of Physician Assistants.
When he is not working, he likes spending time with his wife and 6-year-old son, biking and hunting. When he started college, his original intent was to become a physical therapist, then, after he started working at Castleview Hospital, he realized he wanted to become a physician assistant.
He will staff the college’s clinic on Tuesdays and Thursdays with plans to increasing his time spent here as the demand for the health service increases. He said he spent three days on campus last week because the demand was here to see students and the USU Eastern community. He will continue to provide health care at Peak Health Care, located at 590 East 100 North, suite #5.
Stapley is a certified and licensed physician’s assistant who graduated with honors from Butler University in Indiana. Born and raised in Helper, she is excited to be practicing in her hometown and more specifically at the college.
Her expertise is women’s health and preventative care. Her interests include boating, scuba diving, water skiing and spending time at her cabin in Scofield, Utah. Kristy Meyring, of Peak Healthcare, and Ronni Howard, of USU Eastern, make up the staff at the Price campus.
Under the new clinic, Callahan said he hopes to broaden their ranges to more urgent-care type situations.
Although the health professionals changed this year, the quality and hours of service will be better. The clinic uses Planned Parenthood funds which allows students to take the necessary safety precautions to stop unwanted pregnancies. They offer an array of options from the “Plan B” pill to the “Nuva Ring.”
The on-campus clinic now accepts insurance (including Summit Care) and students of USU Eastern will receive two free visits each semester, a benefit of the student fee they pay to the clinic. The clinic is located in the old Student Activity Center with hours of operation Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. To make an appointment, call 435.613.5629.