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Wellness center to open in Lilly next Monday  

Wellness center to open in Lilly next Monday  

April 13, 2020

The DePauw Health Wellness Center, which provides health and counseling services to DePauw University students and faculty and staff members, will open at the Lilly Physical Education and Recreation Center next Monday.

The wellness center will remain open in its Hogate Hall location during regular hours through Friday. Visitors to the health center are an exception to the policy of no campus visits. Those who need appointments or are experiencing respiratory illness should call DePauw Health; callers may be directed to telehealth options. Those who need care next weekend should use the after-hours resources typically available on weekends. 

The center was moved to allow for the demolition of Hogate Hall, required for construction to begin on a second new residence hall for first-year students. The hall, one of four called for in the campus master plan, is set to be completed next year. The first new first-year residence hall, located nearby, will be completed in August. 

“With the move to the Lilly Center, all of our health and wellness resources will be brought together and centrally located for our campus community,” said Stevie Baker-Watson, associate vice president for campus wellness and the Theodore Katula director of athletics and recreational sports. “We are thrilled that DePauw Health and Counseling Services will be able to better serve our students, faculty and staff and encourage holistic wellness choices through the use of the Welch Fitness Center and our group fitness and yoga studios.”

The new roomier space enables the university to offer a comprehensive wellness center, integrating all health care and counseling services with fitness classes and the Welch fitness center. It also better accommodates faculty and staff health services, which were moved to the same location as student services in 2015.

“The upgrade to a larger, attractive, welcoming space will enhance our ability to provide efficient service with attention to privacy,” said David Harsha, DePauw Health medical director. “New conference rooms for wellness coaching and services are a welcome addition. We’ll be centrally located for easy, convenient access in a space that’s used frequently by many groups. This will significantly improve awareness of our location. We hope the new location motivates everyone to use the building and our services to achieve a healthier lifestyle.”  

Visitors to the new space in Lilly should use the entrance next to Neal Fieldhouse and may park in the parking lots at the Richard E. Peeler Art Center or the Percy L. Julian Science and Mathematics Center.