Effective January 2, 2014, the Health Services Office will be permanently closed.
Our police are trained as first responders for medical emergencies and can also handle minor incidents. Students who feel ill are advised to use common sense and go home and consult a doctor when needed.
Many of the workshops and preventative health programming that have been run by Health Service will be continued through other offices.
While we recognize the valuable service this office has provided, our responsibility is to offer accessible, affordable educational opportunity for Monmouth County residents; only Brookdale Community College can do that. Offering health care is the role of other organizations from clinics to doctors to hospitals and can be effectively provided at locations throughout the County.
It is always a difficult decision to eliminate an office. This choice is made more difficult by the long-time service provided by Nurse Evans. Nonetheless, it is right choice at this time and in the best interest of a healthy Brookdale Community College.