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Auburn University Health Care and Education Clinic


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400 Boykin Street, Suite 700 | 334-844-8911 | boykinc@auburn.edu


Hours of Operation:

Monday: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. | 1 - 5 p.m.

Tuesday: 1 - 5 p.m.

Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. | 1 - 5 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.


Address

Located on the north end of the Boykin Community Center
400 Boykin Street, Suite 700
Auburn, Al 36832

The Auburn University Health Care and Education Clinic, or AUHEC, is a collaborative project between the university and the City of Auburn. Located within the Boykin Community Center in Northwest Auburn, the clinic offers health care services for Auburn residents who are uninsured, underinsured or prefer to access health care in Northwest Auburn.

Additionally, the clinic serves as an education and training center, offering a site for Auburn University students from multiple disciplines to engage with each other and learn how to treat patients from a variety of backgrounds in a real-life setting.


Services

The AUHEC offers a variety of services, including health and wellness screenings, chronic disease state management, psychosocial assessments, wellness programs, and immunizations to patients 3 years of age or older. Our team of medical professionals is dedicated to providing the highest quality care and excellent service while encouraging a continued relationship with your own personal physician. Learn more about these services below:

Health and Wellness Screenings

This screening includes an evaluation of several health risk factors including blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose (blood sugar), weight, and BMI.

Acute/Urgent Care Services

Treatment is available for common illnesses including, but not limited to

  • Flu
  • Strep Throat
  • Common Cold
  • Bladder Infections
  • Eye Infections
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat Infections
  • Allergies

Patients can also receive treatment of minor wounds, abrasions, and skin conditions like poison ivy/oak and shingles. Women’s Health Services area also available.

Routine Physicals, including those for: Sports, Pre-employment, Police Academy, Camps, and Adoption/Foster Care are available.

Chronic Disease State Management

The AU Health Care and Education Clinic can help with your chronic medical conditions, such as high blood pressure (hypertension), high cholesterol (dyslipidemia), asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and many others. You will receive personalized counseling discussing the aspects of the disease and how to properly manage it with medication and lifestyle changes. We can also work with your primary healthcare provider in optimizing your care and management.

Psychosocial Assessment

This assessment is a comprehensive evaluation of your physical, mental, and emotional health.

Childhood Wellness Program

Nourish Wellness will offer a multidisciplinary approach to treatment and prevention of lifestyle illness in children and families. Services will include a customized wellness plan, nutrition and exercise classes, mindfulness program, and much more.

Immunizations: Screening and Administration.

The AUHEC conveniently provides recommended childhood and adult vaccinations. Common vaccines available are listed below. Other routine childhood vaccines upon request. Call to check availability and set up your appointment.

Immunizations

Each year, beginning in the fall, we offer vaccination against the flu. This vaccination is recommended yearly in all people over the age of 6 months who are able to take it.

Influenza virus causes fever, headache, cough, chills, fatigue, and muscle soreness. It can also lead to serious complications, especially in children, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems. Vaccination protects both you and those around you from the spread of the virus.

Vaccine series for COVID-19 are available, as well as vaccine boosters. Vaccination protects both you and those around you from the spread of the virus.

A series of these vaccinations are recommended for all individuals age 65 and older or individuals 19-64 with certain medical conditions.

Pneumonia mainly affects the lungs and can range from mild to life-threatening infections. Anyone can get pneumococcal disease, but some people are at greater risk for disease than others. Being a certain age or having the above medical conditions can put you at increased risk for pneumococcal disease. The best way to prevent pneumonia is by getting vaccinated.

Vaccination against tetanus is recommended once every 10 years in people of all ages.

Tetanus (also known as “lockjaw”) is a bacterial disease that causes painful muscle contractions that can interfere with breathing and lead to death.

A one-time immunization is recommended for all patients over 10 years old and for women between weeks 27 through 36 of each pregnancy. This vaccine is especially important for anyone who will be in contact with children less than two years of age. TDaP takes the place of one tetanus (Td) vaccination, which is recommended for one dose every 10 years.

Tetanus (also known as lockjaw) is a bacterial disease that causes painful muscle contractions that can interfere with breathing and lead to death.

Diphtheria causes a thick covering in the back of the throat leading to breathing problems, paralysis, heart failure, and even death. Diphtheria is spread from person to person, usually through respiratory droplets from coughing or sneezing, or by touching any object contaminated with the bacteria that cause diphtheria. Even with treatment, about one in 10 people with diphtheria die.

Whooping Cough (pertussis) is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection that can become a very serious infection, particularly in infants. People with whooping cough usually spread the disease by coughing or sneezing while in close contact with others, who then breathe in the bacteria that can cause the disease. When babies catch whooping cough, the symptoms can be very serious. Young babies could get pneumonia (lung infection), and many have trouble breathing. About half of babies younger than 1-year-old who get whooping cough end up hospitalized. This infection can cause babies to stop breathing, and a few have even died from the disease.

This vaccine is recommended for patients aged 50 years and older to protect against the virus that causes shingles and the related complications. The vaccine is a 2 dose serious separated by 2 to 6 months in most patients.

Patients previously infected with chickenpox are at risk of developing shingles. Shingles appears as a blistering rash that develops on one side of the face or body, typically scabbing over in 7 to 10 days, and clearing up within 2 to 4 weeks. About 1 to 5 days before the rash appears, people will often have pain, itching, or tingling in the area where the rash will develop. The most common complication is severe pain where the shingles rash was located. Shingles can also involve the eye, possibly leading to a loss of vision.

Hepatitis B vaccination is a 2- or 3- dose series and is recommended for all people who may be exposed to bodily fluids, including people who work in a healthcare setting. Additionally, those who are increased risk of developing hepatitis B infection through social or environmental exposure should receive the vaccine.

Hepatitis B is a contagious and serious disease caused by a virus that attacks the liver. The hepatitis B virus (HBV) can cause lifelong infection, cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver, liver cancer, liver failure, and death. HBV spreads through blood or other body fluids that contain small amounts of blood from an infected person. People can spread the virus even when they have no symptoms. The best way to protect against hepatitis B is by getting the hepatitis B vaccine.

The MMR vaccine is typically given in childhood as a two-dose series, with one dose given between 12 and 15 months, and the second dose given between 4 and 6 years. Adults with no evidence of immunity to measles, mumps, or rubella are recommended to receive one dose of the MMR vaccine, with certain special populations requiring two doses.

Measles is a very contagious respiratory (lung) disease spread through the air by cough, sneezing, or breathing respiratory droplets. In addition, a rash starting at the head and spreading to the rest of the body may occur. About one in five people who develop the measles will be hospitalized, and in serious cases, may result in death.

Mumps are spread through respiratory droplets and present with symptoms for roughly seven to 10 days. Symptoms of mumps can be swollen glands under the jaw or ears, muscle ache, fever, and tiredness.

Rubella is spread through respiratory droplets and can present as a low grade fever, rash, aching joints, swollen glands, cough, and runny nose. Though rubella is typically mild in children, it can cause brain infections in rare cases.

The HPV vaccine is recommended for patients between the ages of 9 and 26 years and is given as a two- or three- shot series, depending on the age at which you are first vaccinated.

HPV is a group of more than 150 related viruses, with some types causing genital warts and cancer, especially cervical cancer. HPV is a very common virus that is transmitted through intimate skin-to-skin contact, with it being the most common sexually transmitted infection. Symptoms can develop years after you have been infected. Though most HPV infections go away on their own, some HPV infections persist. HPV infections that do not go away can cause changes in the cells of the infected area that can lead to genital warts or cancer, which may not have signs or symptoms until it is quite advanced and hard to treat.

The quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine (Menactra® or Menveo®) should be given to adolescents aged 11 or 12 years old with a booster given at age 16 years. Adults at an increased risk of developing meningococcal disease are recommended to receive the vaccine as well.

Meningococcal disease is caused by a bacterium called Neisseria meningitidis and is spread from person to person, mainly during close contact with the exchange of respiratory or throat secretions (eg. coughing or kissing), or lengthy contact. Certain people are at increased risk for meningococcal disease, including children, adolescents, and young adults, and other certain environmental conditions. Keeping up to date with recommended vaccinations is the best defense against meningococcal disease.


Interprofessional Education (IPE) Healthcare Team Collaborators

A key component to the Auburn University Healthcare and Education Clinic is the interprofessional collaboration between students and faculty from health professions. Collaborators at the clinic include representatives from nursing, pharmacy, social work, nutrition, and medicine, as well as other disciplines to provide comprehensive, patient-centered health care visits.

Pharmacy

Founded in 1885, the Harrison School of Pharmacy (HSOP) is committed to making medications work through innovative research, teaching, and outreach. The school ranks among the top 25 percent in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report. The Auburn Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree program is a four-year course of study that requires the completion of the pre-pharmacy curriculum prior to enrollment. The curriculum is designed to facilitate the development of those abilities necessary for entry-level practitioners in various practice settings. The goal of the curriculum is to prepare students who can provide pharmaceutical care and are life-long learners. To accomplish this, the curriculum involves students in continuous patient care responsibilities starting upon entry into the school. Students also participate as active, self-directed learners in interdisciplinary teaching models.

Nursing

The Auburn University School of Nursing (AUSON) was established in 1979 and aims to advance health and health care for all, though excellence in practice, teaching, research, and outreach. The school is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Currently, the AUSON offers degrees at the baccalaureate (traditional BSN and RN-to-BSN), master’s (Nurse Educator and Primary Care Nurse Practitioner), and doctoral (Doctorate of Nursing Practice) levels. The curriculum for all programs, BSN to DNP, focus on six key curricular outcomes: communication and collaboration skills, critical thinking and clinical judgment in clinical practice, scholarship for evidenced based practice skills, clinical prevention and population health skills, diversity skills, and leadership skills. Learning experiences embedded throughout curricula at all levels are designed to prepare nurse leaders and excellent patient care providers.

Social Work

Social work is a practice profession and academic discipline dedicated to social welfare through scholarship, professional practice, and advocacy. The practice of social work requires the understanding of human development and behavior and how social, economic, and cultural institutions interact with these factors. Social workers are concerned with hands-on application of research and practice methods that promote engagement, assessment and intervention with individuals who are economically, physically, mentally or socially disadvantaged. A social worker may link people to tangible services; counsel individuals, families and groups; and help communities or groups provide services to improve quality of life.

Nutrition

Dietetic education at Auburn University dates back to 1921, shortly after the inception of the American Dietetic Association in 1917 dedicating the profession to helping the government conserve food and improve the public's health and nutrition. The Nutrition/Dietetics program is designed to prepare students interested in completing the requirements to become a Registered Dietitian (RD) and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). This program prepares students for careers in clinical nutrition, community nutrition, public health, wellness, nutrition education and counseling, foodservice management, and food and nutrition in industry.

Medicine

Built in 2014 in the Auburn University research park, the VCOM-Auburn campus features a state-of-the art simulation center, anatomy lab, OMM lab, and other medical teaching facilities designed specifically for training DO students. Graduates of VCOM-Auburn go on to pursue residencies in various general and specialized practice areas.

 
Last Updated: September 14, 2022