University Health Clinic and Shannon Clinic create partnership to serve students

The Shannon sports medicine facility tends to the healthcare of ASU athletes

By Rosanna Aguilera, Jodi Ericson
On September 14, 2018

Photo by Ian Saint
The new Shannon clinic opened its doors after constuction concluded in the spring 2018 semester. 

 

The new Shannon Clinic and Sports Medicine facility on campus is aiding students and athletes.

The clinic, located next to the Junell Center, opened its doors on May 8, 2018.

Though the new Shannon clinic is located on campus, Nurse Practitioner Kathy Conner, who works at the University Health Clinic, said that “they [students] have to come here first” when in need of medical assistance.

Conner said that “if they need something we don’t have,” such as X-rays or bloodwork, she or her colleagues might issue a referral to the Jackson clinic.

The clinic is especially useful to students lacking their own transportation.

The location of the clinic is useful to the athletes who will need to use the sports medicine facility; it is near the playing locations of several of ASU’s most injury-prone sports programs.

The sports medicine facility is something most Division 2 schools lack, but ASU now has a way to more effectively administer urgent care to its athletes.

Assistant Athletic Director of Sports Medicine Troy Hill said they treat the ASU athletes in the room designated for ASU athletes (ASU athletic training room) located in the new Shannon clinic building.

“The new facility will allow more space for treatments and rehabilitation,” Hill said. “It also allows ASU athletes to have access to a physician during normal operating hours during the week. They do not have to travel off campus any more for appointments.”

Hill said the facility overall adds to the healthcare of ASU student athletes.

“Schools that are the size of ASU do not have this opportunity usually,” Hill said.

 

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