The Insider: Adagio Health and Health Center Offer Free STI Testing

SOURCE: University Pitt-Greensburg's The Insider

On Oct. 26, Pitt-Greensburg along with Adagio Health ran a free, anonymous STI testing clinic at the health center. With STIs being a common concern on college campuses, this was an opportunity for many students who wouldn’t have access to testing otherwise.

Nurse Pamela Freger, Director of the Health Center, ran the clinic alongside staff from Adagio Health. Freger admitted that she was nervous that the response from students wouldn’t be as big as they hoped. She sent out emails, and hung fliers, but hadn’t received any response. The night before though, multiple students had sent emails asking to be given spots, and a ‘walk-ins welcome’ flier was hung outside of the door.

“We got all the slots filled and then some,” Freger said. “There were fifteen slots, but we managed to squeeze in nineteen students, with several asking when the next clinic would be.”