University of New Haven and Yale New Haven Health announce a student healthcare partnership
An affiliation between the University and the largest and most comprehensive healthcare system in the state will provide students immediate access to Yale New Haven Health’s telehealth, emergency care services, and walk-in clinics.
August 31, 2020
The University of New Haven and Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS) have announced a comprehensive campus health services partnership for students and employees of the University. The partnership will provide the university community with world-class care on campus, via telehealth, and at YNHHS facilities.
“As we continue to navigate the far-reaching impact of the global coronavirus pandemic, our paramount priority as an institution is protecting the health and well-being of all of our students,” said University of New Haven President Steven H. Kaplan. “Collaborating with the Yale New Haven Health provides us immediate access to an extraordinarily high level of care and expertise. We are confident that the support and resources provided YNHHS – combined with the comprehensive public health measures in place on our campus – will enable us to have a safe and successful semester. I would like to personally thank Dr. Varkey for her leadership in making this partnership possible.”
Northeast Medical Group (NEMG), the physician foundation of YNHHS, will provide medical directorship and strategic partnership to design and implement the expanded student health services. NEMG will enhance acute and primary care at the University’s Nicholson Health Center on campus with expanded hours of service and a robust offering of clinical programs including COVID-19 testing, Primary Care, and Student Health.
Students will also have access to the MyChart electronic health portal for scheduling appointments in person or virtually. In addition, there are convenient Emergency Care services through two YNHH Emergency Departments and three NEMG Walk-In clinics.
“We are very excited to partner with UNH,” said Prathibha Varkey, MBBS, president and CEO of NEMG, senior vice president of YNHHS, and a member of the University’s Board of Governors. “With nearly 7,000 students on campus this fall, we are thrilled to offer world-class patient care through the largest and most comprehensive healthcare system in the state.”
YNHHS has numerous health services relationships with other Connecticut institutions, including Mitchell College, Mohegan Sun, Electric Boat, the State of Connecticut Comptroller’s Office and the Yale Athletics Department.