ACU Medical and Counseling Care Center

ACU Medical and Counseling Care Center Quality medical and counseling care serving ACU faculty, staff, students and their dependents 2 and over.
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We pray you are all well and staying healthy!  If you are in Texas, being away doesn't mean you can't still have a visit...
04/23/2020

We pray you are all well and staying healthy! If you are in Texas, being away doesn't mean you can't still have a visit with Shelby Hanigan, FNP our amazing Nurse Practitioner! She is also available to see you in person at the ACU Medical Clinic if necessary. Call 325-674-2625 for more information.
Wildcat Care is also available 24/7 free to all ACU students from anywhere in the United States for medical and counseling care. Download the TimelyMD app and register using your ACU email address.

04/06/2020
Maintaining Mental and Emotional Health

It's normal to feel unexpected emotions such as anxiety and depression during these difficult times. Tyson Alexander, Director of the Counseling Center, has put together many helpful resources to help you maintain your mental and emotional health. You can access these by going to https://acu.instructure.com/courses/2881421
Resources include:
Helpful links/apps
Anxiety Toolbox
Mindfulness 101
Discovering Hope
Self-Care
Videos
And More!

The ACU Medical Clinic and Counseling Center are open and available to all students and employees. We are utilizing tele...
04/03/2020
Counseling Center

The ACU Medical Clinic and Counseling Center are open and available to all students and employees. We are utilizing telehealth to stay connected to our patients and clients Monday-Friday from 8-5.
To access services, simply call 325-674-2625.
If you would like to talk to one of our counselors, go to acu.edu/counseling
and click on the purple "Counseling Intake" button.
Wildcat Care is also available for online medical and counseling visits 24/7. It can be accessed by downloading the TimelyMD app and registering using your ACU email address.

Includes services and FAQ's, staff, forms, self-help, help and healing, eating disorder workshop, other workshops, groups, calendar, and referral sources.

Your health and well-being are vitally important and we are here to help you. Call 325-674-2625 to be screened and sched...
04/02/2020

Your health and well-being are vitally important and we are here to help you. Call 325-674-2625 to be screened and scheduled for either a telehealth or in-person appointment.

We are here to serve you - we are just doing it a little differently!If you are still in Abilene and are seeking medical...
03/24/2020
Counseling Center

We are here to serve you - we are just doing it a little differently!
If you are still in Abilene and are seeking medical care, call 325-674-2625 to be screened and scheduled for an appointment.
You can call the number above to schedule with or request a refill from Dr. Casada, our psychiatrist.
You can also send us messages through the portal - myACU>Quicklinks>Medical Clinic Patient Portal and click the Messages tab.
For counseling, call 325-674-2626 or go to acu.edu/counseling to complete an intake
Not in Abilene and still need medical care or counseling services? WILDCAT CARE is available FREE 24/7 from anywhere in the United States!
We may not be together, but we are still here to support and care for you.
Be well, Wildcats. 💜
#LeavingTheLightsOn

Includes services and FAQ's, staff, forms, self-help, help and healing, eating disorder workshop, other workshops, groups, calendar, and referral sources.

IT"S FINALLY HERE!  As you leave campus, remember Wildcat Care is going with you - anywhere you are in the United States...
03/06/2020

IT"S FINALLY HERE! As you leave campus, remember Wildcat Care is going with you - anywhere you are in the United States! If you need medical or mental health care while you are away, simply download the TimelyMD app and register using your ACU email address. Within minutes, you can visit with a licensed medical or mental health provider for FREE!
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MACCC Spring Break Hours
Medical Clinic: Monday and Tuesday 9-12
Counseling Center: Monday - Thursday 9-12
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Have a safe and happy break!

We are still seeing flu and strep on campus.  As you travel over Spring Break, continue to be vigilant in protecting you...
03/06/2020

We are still seeing flu and strep on campus. As you travel over Spring Break, continue to be vigilant in protecting yourself from infections and illnesses! Have a safe and happy break!
SPRING BREAK HOURS
Medical Clinic - Monday and Tuesday 9-12
Counseling Center - Monday - Thursday 9-12

Great job this weekend, Wildcats!  You gave us a show we will always remember.  We know you put in a LOT of hours and wo...
02/24/2020

Great job this weekend, Wildcats! You gave us a show we will always remember. We know you put in a LOT of hours and work to make it happen.
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It's time to check in with yourself. How are you feeling?
If you are feeling sick or struggling with anxiety, depression or feel overwhelmed, we have a great solution: WILDCAT CARE - 24/7 FREE medical and mental health care!
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Just download the TimelyMD app to your phone and register using your ACU email address if you haven't already. Within minutes, you will be talking to a licensed medical or mental health provider for FREE!

We are so thankful this new bench welcomes all to the Medical and Counseling Care Center and for those who made it possi...
02/18/2020

We are so thankful this new bench welcomes all to the Medical and Counseling Care Center and for those who made it possible.
From Steve Eller:
"What a blessing to witness the installation of this bench on campus to honor and remember @juliedwhaley.
I am thankful to Scott, Corey and Samantha for helping make this happen.
It is more than cast iron. And for those who donated, supported, and have sat with us...thank you for knowing it is well."

Happy Valentine's Day! Regardless of your relationship status or even how you are feeling about yourself today, the TRUT...
02/14/2020

Happy Valentine's Day! Regardless of your relationship status or even how you are feeling about yourself today, the TRUTH is YOU ARE LOVED with the most perfect love and YOU MATTER. We pray you will claim this and believe this with every fiber of your being!
"The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness." Jeremiah 31:3 NIV

The ACU Medical Clinic specializes in Women's Health.  We offer deeply discounted pricing and access to pelvic exams, pa...
02/13/2020

The ACU Medical Clinic specializes in Women's Health. We offer deeply discounted pricing and access to pelvic exams, pap smears, mammograms and much more! The CDC recommends a woman's first cervical cancer and HPV screen should occur at age 21. It is our goal to make all exams, including your first, as comfortable as possible. Our highly trained providers can answer your women's health questions and make referrals if necessary. If you are interested in more information, call us at 325-674-2625. You may schedule a Well Woman Exam appointment by going to myACU > Quicklinks > Medical Clinic Patient Portal and clicking on the appointment tab.

Streptococcal bacteria and the flu virus are highly contagious. They can spread through airborne droplets from up to 6 f...
02/12/2020

Streptococcal bacteria and the flu virus are highly contagious. They can spread through airborne droplets from up to 6 feet away when someone with the infection coughs or sneezes, or through shared food or drinks. You can also pick up the infections from a doorknob or other surface and transfer them to your nose, mouth or eyes.
So how do you stay well? Wash your hands frequently and don't share food, drink, cosmetics, towels, etc. Get plenty of rest and water. If you are infected, stay away from others as much as possible and cover your mouth if you need to cough or sneeze.

Lonnie Bristow, MD. was the first black physician elected president of the American Medical Association. Lonnie Bristow ...
02/12/2020

Lonnie Bristow, MD. was the first black physician elected president of the American Medical Association. Lonnie Bristow earned his medical degree at New York University and practiced as an internist in San Pablo, Calif., for more than 30 years. Dr. Bristow joined the AMA in 1968 after the organization banned racial discrimination within its ranks and allowed black membership. In 1994, Dr. Bristow became the first black physician to lead the organization. Under his leadership, the organization focused on many of the issues Dr. Bristow dedicated his career to, including sickle cell anemia, coronary care and socioeconomic issues impacting healthcare.
https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-management-administration/21-medical-pioneers-to-celebrate-this-black-history-month.html

Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Learn when and how you should...
02/07/2020

Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy.
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HOW should you wash your hands?
Follow these five steps every time.
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WET your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
LATHER your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
SCRUB your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
RINSE your hands well under clean, running water.
DRY your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.
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WHEN should you wash your hands?
• After using the bathroom
• Before, during, and after preparing food
• Before eating food
• After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
• After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste
• After handling pet food or pet treats
• After touching garbage
https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/when-how-handwashing.html

Dr. Alexa Irene Canady became the first African-American neurosurgeon in the United States in 1981. Her research in chil...
02/06/2020

Dr. Alexa Irene Canady became the first African-American neurosurgeon in the United States in 1981. Her research in children includes studies on the effects of hydrocephalus, a condition characterized by the excessive accumulation of fluid in the brain.

SNOW DAY!! The ACU Medical and Counseling Care Center is closed Wednesday, February 5 due to inclement weather. If you n...
02/05/2020

SNOW DAY!! The ACU Medical and Counseling Care Center is closed Wednesday, February 5 due to inclement weather. If you need medical care or someone to talk to, online help is available FREE to all undergrad, graduate and online students. Download the TimelyMD app to your smartphone and register using your ACU email to access care. You’ll be visiting with a licensed medical or mental health care provider in minutes! Be safe out there, Wildcats! ❄️

This month we will pay tribute to a few Black Americans who have impacted the health industry and this country.  First u...
02/03/2020

This month we will pay tribute to a few Black Americans who have impacted the health industry and this country. First up is James P. Comer, M.D., MPH.
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Dr. James P. Comer is the Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine's Child Study Center in New Haven, Connecticut.
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He is the author of ten books, including Maggie's American Dream and Leave No Child Behind and the recipient of many honors and awards, including forty seven honorary degrees.
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In 2014 President Barack Obama appointed Dr. Comer to the President's Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans.
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https://medicine.yale.edu/profile/james_comer/

Happy Friday Wildcats!  One of the best things you can do for your health and wellness is get 8-9 hours of sleep per nig...
01/31/2020

Happy Friday Wildcats! One of the best things you can do for your health and wellness is get 8-9 hours of sleep per night. HOW??
Here are some tip to develop health sleep habits:
1. Go to bed and wake up at the same time each day.
2. Make your bedroom dark, quiet and comfortable.
3. Keep screens out of your bedroom.
4. Don't eat a big meal right before bedtime.
5.Try not to nap.
6. Avoid caffeine at least 6 hours before bedtime.

Anxiety is your body's natural response to stress and can be normal.  If anxiety symptoms are occurring often and are in...
01/30/2020

Anxiety is your body's natural response to stress and can be normal. If anxiety symptoms are occurring often and are interfering with your daily life, it may be beneficial to ask for help.
ANXIETY SYMPTOMS include:
nervousness, restlessness, or being tense
feelings of danger, panic, or dread
rapid heart rate
rapid breathing, or hyperventilation
increased or heavy sweating
trembling or muscle twitching
weakness and lethargy
difficulty focusing or thinking clearly about anything other than the thing you’re worried about
insomnia
digestive or gastrointestinal problems, such as gas, constipation, or diarrhea
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LOOKING FOR HELP?
If you are struggling with anxiety, ACU offers students and employees some great affordable, convenient options.
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WILDCAT CARE: you can talk to a licensed provider online for FREE by utilizing Wildcat Care and choosing the "Therapy Now" or "Scheduled Counseling" option.
To access Wildcat Care: Download the TimelyMD app to your smartphone and register using your ACU email address.
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ACU COUNSELING CENTER
Visit acu.edu/counseling and click on the "Counseling Intake" button to confidentially let us know what is going on and when you are available to talk to one of our counselors in person. You will receive an email with a date and time for your appointment. 50 minute sessions are only $20 and can be billed to your ACU Banner Account.

YOU ARE NOT ALONE! We are here to help.

It is most definitely flu (and strep) season! How can you tell if you need to come to the clinic? This chart from the CD...
01/29/2020

It is most definitely flu (and strep) season! How can you tell if you need to come to the clinic? This chart from the CDC can help. Be sure to wash your hands WITH SOAP frequently, avoid contact with those who are sick, drink plenty of water and do not share drinks, cosmetics, etc. Stay healthy Wildcats!

Need to talk to someone but finances or a busy schedule are preventing you from seeking care? How do FREE online session...
01/28/2020

Need to talk to someone but finances or a busy schedule are preventing you from seeking care? How do FREE online sessions that fit your schedule sound? Wildcat Care’s licensed mental health care providers are available to all ACU and ACU Dallas students. Download the TimelyMD app to your smartphone, register with your ACU email address and click on “Scheduled Counseling” to choose your provider and a time to talk that works for you. Call us at 325-674-2625 for more information.

Need a quiet escape? Reserve our relaxation room for 45 minutes at no cost. Enjoy our massage chair and rest under a wei...
01/27/2020

Need a quiet escape? Reserve our relaxation room for 45 minutes at no cost. Enjoy our massage chair and rest under a weighted blanket. Listen to a guided meditation from our library. Just call 325-674-2625 to take a few quiet, restorative moments for yourself.

Laughter is the best medicine!  Share the joy and improve your health and mood because it's National Belly Laugh Day!
01/24/2020

Laughter is the best medicine! Share the joy and improve your health and mood because it's National Belly Laugh Day!

Don't wait!  Travel medications take time to work and many have to be taken/administered several weeks BEFORE you leave ...
01/23/2020

Don't wait! Travel medications take time to work and many have to be taken/administered several weeks BEFORE you leave the country. Schedule an appointment today online by going to myACU > Quicklinks > Medical Clinic Patient Portal or call us at 325-674-2625. Bring back memories, not illness!

We are your most convenient, affordable medical care option for excellent medical care.  We cater exclusively to the ACU...
01/22/2020

We are your most convenient, affordable medical care option for excellent medical care. We cater exclusively to the ACU community and understand your needs! Schedule an appointment online by going to myACU > Quicklinks > Medical Clinic Patient Portal or call us at 325-674-2625. Be well!

01/20/2020
Need medical or counseling care this weekend?  Get it online for free from anywhere in the United States 24/7 by downloa...
01/17/2020

Need medical or counseling care this weekend? Get it online for free from anywhere in the United States 24/7 by downloading the TimelyMD app and register using your ACU student email address! Within minutes you will be visiting with a licensed professional. Our medical providers can even e-prescribe any necessary prescription medications to a pharmacy near you.

Much of the United States is experiencing high instances of flu.  Your best protection is the flu shot.  Come by the Med...
01/15/2020

Much of the United States is experiencing high instances of flu. Your best protection is the flu shot. Come by the Medical Clinic today to get yours! Employees on ACU insurance: the vaccine is free AND you receive a wellness credit for protecting yourself with the flu shot! For more information, visit https://www.cdc.gov/flu/season/faq-flu-season-2019-2020.htm

We are THRILLED that one of our licensed counselors, Steve Eller, is partnering with ACU's Department of Agriculture and...
01/14/2020

We are THRILLED that one of our licensed counselors, Steve Eller, is partnering with ACU's Department of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences to offer Equine Assisted Counseling Workshops! Check back here Thursday for upcoming dates and times. Check out our page at https://www.facebook.com/acueacl/

Welcome back Wildcats!  We are praying blessings on your new decade, year and semester!  New starts equal new hopes.  Ma...
01/13/2020

Welcome back Wildcats! We are praying blessings on your new decade, year and semester! New starts equal new hopes. Make the most of this one!

Welcome to ACU new Wildcats! We are praying for your new journey here with us.  We offer affordable, convenient medical,...
01/10/2020

Welcome to ACU new Wildcats! We are praying for your new journey here with us. We offer affordable, convenient medical, counseling and psychiatric care here on campus. We also offer FREE online medical and counseling services through Wildcat Care. Download the TimelyMD app to your smartphone to set up your free account using your ACU email address. Visit acu.edu/maccc or call us at 325-674-2625 for more information.

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849 Coliseum Way
Abilene, TX
79699

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Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

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