Health & Wellness Services / Fitness Center
Student Union Building 105
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Nurse Glenda Davis, LVN
Luis Palacios, M.D.
Available every Wednesday, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Student Union Building 109
Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 1:00 -5:00 p.m. and 6:00-10 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday – 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
PQC’s health services provides healthcare to students, faculty and staff. Health services are provided by a licensed vocational nurse and a medical doctor who provides free medical treatment one half day weekly.
Insurance is required for all students and Paul Quinn College offers all students insurance. All student athletes must participate in the College's insurance. Any student who has personal insurance or coverage from a parent’s insurance must provide proof of coverage along with identification and a copy of an insurance card at time of registration. Students must provide proof of coverage in order to waive the College's coverage. Out-of-state students are encouraged to check with their insurance providers about Texas health care providers.
The center dispenses only over-the-counter medication. If needed, external medical appointments can be made by the campus nurse during office hours. When a student receives external medical treatment, his/her co-pay is to be paid by the clinic or ER providing medical treatment at that time. If a student takes prescribed medication he/she is responsible for taking the medication and acquiring the refill as needed. Some medication can be refilled by Paul Quinn's doctor.
Outside Medical Treatment
We suggest Baylor Hospital and Methodist Central Hospital Emergency Rooms for emergency treatment. The student or PQC's doctor may choose his/her primary care provider. CareNow is a choice for primary emergency medical treatment use after health services have closed on campus and on weekends.
Paul Quinn College promotes good health through campus events and programs in collaboration with:
· Dallas County Health Department
· Dallas County Health and Human Services
· ImmTrac Texas Immunization Registry
· AIDS Arms Inc.
· UNT South Western Hospital Research
· Parkland Women’s Clinics
· Blutt Flowers Women Clinic
· Methodist Hospital Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention Program
· Susan B. Komen Foundation
· Baylor Hospital
· Be The Match Donor Program
· American Red Cross
· Parkland Nutritional Dietician Health Program
· American Heart Association
· STD/HIV Awareness
Paul Quinn College ensures confidentiality related to personal medical information in accordance with HIPPA law. Students' health records are only released with a witness's signature or a court order. All medical records are confidential through the nurse and doctor. The only time confidentiality is broken is if the student becomes a threat to the campus or him or herself. The president of the College, the Dean of Students and the Vice President of Academic Affairs would be notified for proper and appropriate action to be taken.
Medical Records for Admissions
Health records and information are needed before a student can enroll (access forms here). Texas state law that requires “all new students entering a public, private, or independent institution of higher education in Texas beginning in January 2012 must provide proof of immunization for bacterial meningitis” (Senate Bill 1107) before beginning classes. The law applies to all new and transfer students under 30 years of age entering college.
Please submit proof of vaccination at least ten (10) days before moving into campus housing or before the first day of class. Students cannot move into the dormitory or register for classes until they have provided proof of meningitis and all other required vaccinations. Students 30 years of age or older are exempted from the meningitis shot. All immunization records have to be up-to-date with in the last ten (10) years. It is possible that a physical can be provided on campus. Health records can be mailed or faxed to the Health and Wellness Center to the attention of Nurse Davis.
PQC Health and Wellness Center
Glenda Davis, Campus Nurse
3837 Simpson Stuart Road
Dallas, TX 75241
(214) 379- 5526
(214) 379-5448 Fax