Sept. 7 Message to Campus: Health Services' Annex Clinic

To the Case Western Reserve Community:

As part of ongoing efforts to reduce COVID-19 risks on campus, University Health and Counseling Services (UHCS) is opening an Annex Clinic in space the dental school previously used for patient treatment.

With dental faculty, staff and students now using the state-of-the-art, 132,000-square-foot clinic building across the street from Samson Pavilion, this once-empty space will serve a new and vital purpose for Case Western Reserve.

The UHCS Annex will provide students with health services ranging from limited surveillance testing to testing of symptomatic individuals. In some instances, students also may receive treatment related to COVID-19, as well as other conditions. UHCS physicians, nurses, and other staff will manage and operate the Annex.

The UHCS Annex will have a single point of entry and exit with signage indicating it is to be used only by UHCS employees and students receiving services. Located on the ground floor of the dental building, it is directly south of the Bolwell building of University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center.

The clinic also has an HVAC airflow system that is distinct from the remaining occupied areas of the dental building. Staff and faculty continuing to use the dental building may not enter the clinic; UHCS staff and the students visiting the Annex Clinic will not access any other areas of the building.

The UHCS Annex will begin full operation the week of Sept. 14. UHCS deeply appreciates the speed and care of university facilities staff in cleaning and updating the area to provide additional space to serve Case Western Reserve students during this pandemic.

Sara Lee, MD
Executive Director of University Health and Counseling Services

Lou Stark
Vice President for Student Affairs