Students at Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) in west-central Wisconsin have easy access to outstanding, affordable primary care, thanks to a long-standing partnership in which UW Health Eau Claire Family Medicine serves as the CVTC Student Health Service.
CVTC a Leader in Student Health Services
Launched in 2004, the CVTC Student Health Service was the first of its kind at a Wisconsin technical college. Student health services are commonly found at four-year universities, but not at two-year technical and community colleges.
Any student carrying at least six credits during the spring and fall semester, or three credits during the summer, can use the service. That’s about 4,100 eligible students during the academic year, and about 800 during the summer.
For $36 per term, students receive access to primary care delivered by a physician-led care team. To keep out-of-pocket costs low, most services performed in the clinic are covered. For example, a student who has an acute illness requiring an office visit and in-house labs would have no additional out-of-pocket costs.