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New home for Yale Health

Courtesy Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects

Courtesy Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects

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Calvin Trillin ’57 once reminisced in these pages that at Yale Health Services in his day, "it was possible to have almost any of man's afflictions diagnosed as mono[nucleosis]." Just last spring, student blogger Anna Ershova ’11 claimed that "whenever you stop by at University Health Services -- for any reason, including kidney infection, dizziness, or a cold -- first thing they do is test you for pregnancy. Then they test you for mono."

So, some things don't change (much). But in the future, the site of encounters between students and health professionals will be considerably different. On June 30, Yale broke ground on a new home for UHS. (Students still stubbornly refer to it as DUH, after its long-abandoned name, "Department of University Health.") The new clinic building will be on Lock Street, north of the Grove Street Cemetery and next to Yale's two new residential colleges. Designed by the Atlanta architects Mack Scogin and Merrill Elam, the building is to be occupied by 2010. 

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