Responding to a growing trend among independent colleges, Palm Beach Atlantic University has established a partnership with Jupiter Medical Center to provide all students with enhanced urgent care services featuring extended operating hours, on-site imaging and testing facilities and access to top health care providers in the area.
Located about a mile from campus at 625 North Flagler Drive, the facility operated by the prestigious Jupiter Medical Center will serve campus residents, commuters, athletes, evening and graduate students, according to Dean of Students Bob Lutz. Free valet parking is available, and the center can be reached by foot or bike within minutes. Jupiter Medical Center Urgent Care provides walk-in care Monday through Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and on Sundays and holidays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“This select partnership will enhance the student experience and expand the services offered,” Lutz said. “As we want students to thrive now and in the future, the University is open to collaborating with outstanding organizations, such as Jupiter Medical Center, which specializes in these services.”
Jupiter Medical Center Urgent Care addresses a variety of health concerns, including common colds, the flu, sinus infections, cuts, burns, sprains, strains and more. The center also provides on-site laboratory testing, digital X-rays and additional services to enable the rapid diagnosis and treatment of urgent medical conditions and minor emergencies. Services to support healthier living are also available, such as immunizations, including flu shots, travel vaccines or preoperative clearance.
“We are honored that Palm Beach Atlantic University is entrusting Jupiter Medical Center Urgent Care with the privilege of providing medical care for its student population,” said Joanne Miller, interim co-CEO. “Our commitment to ensuring that the community has access to high quality, affordable care is reflected in this new partnership. Students and their parents can take great comfort in knowing that each of our urgent care centers is backed by a world-class hospital system and a team of leading medical professionals.”
Jupiter Medical Center accepts most major insurance plans, as well as the student plan offered by Palm Beach Atlantic. In addition, they offer coupons for self-paying patients.
Representatives of Jupiter Medical Center Urgent Care will be on campus for SOAR, Welcome Week and at other times during the year to provide information and answer questions.
Lutz said that PBA will continue offering University Counseling services on campus, as well as offering student health insurance plans and maintaining required student health records. Health education programs that benefit the campus community also will continue. Information about offering student immunizations and physicals on campus will be announced.
About Jupiter Medical Center
An independent not-for-profit 327-bed regional medical center, Jupiter Medical Center is the first and only hospital in Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Dade and Broward counties to receive a five-star rating for patient safety and quality of care—the highest ranking awarded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The ranking places the hospital in the top 7 percent of the nation’s hospitals. In addition, the Leapfrog Group, a national health care watchdog organization, recognized Jupiter Medical Center as a Top Hospital and awarded the hospital an ‘A’ in overall patient safety and quality care. World-class physicians, strategic partnerships, and innovative techniques and technology enable Jupiter Medical Center to provide a broad range of services with specialty concentrations in neurosciences and stroke care; cardiac and vascular care; oncology; women’s and children’s services; orthopedics and spine care; urgent care; and other key areas. Founded in 1979, Jupiter Medical Center has approximately 1,689 team members, 650 physicians, 593 nurses and 640 volunteers. For more information on Jupiter Medical Center, please call (561) 263-2200 or visit www.jupitermed.com.