Cleveland, OH,
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January
2024
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MetroHealth, Cleveland State Partner to Expand Healthcare Access

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The MetroHealth System and Cleveland State University have forged a partnership that will expand access to healthcare services for the university’s students, faculty and staff.

Under the agreement, MetroHealth will operate the CSU Clinic in the university’s College of Health (2112 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 44115). At the clinic, MetroHealth caregivers will treat minor illnesses and injuries that don’t require a visit to the Emergency Department. The team will also provide COVID-19 testing, immunizations, routine health screenings, pregnancy tests and more. The clinic opened Monday, January 29.

“We are so proud to partner with Cleveland State to offer these important services to the university community,” said MetroHealth President & CEO Airica Steed, Ed.D, RN, MBA, FACHE. “Improving access to high quality care is one of our top priorities as a System, and we are grateful to have such a supportive partner in that work with Cleveland State. Together, we are striving to create a healthier future for our community.”

"As a bustling university in downtown Cleveland, it is critical that we provide top-notch health and wellness services on our campus,” said Cleveland State President Laura Bloomberg, Ph.D. “Thanks to our partnership with MetroHealth, our students and the broader CSU community will have convenient access to healthcare professionals from a trusted, local provider with whom they are familiar."

MetroHealth’s collaboration with Cleveland State is just one of its many strategic partnerships designed to expand access to care in Cuyahoga County.

The health system’s award-winning School Health Program, for example, provides clinical services for more than 4,800 students at more than 25 schools throughout Cuyahoga County. The program has partnerships with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District, Positive Education Program, Saint Martin de Porres and Urban Community School.

Also, MetroHealth will soon open a new health center at the Greater Cleveland Food Bank’s Community Resource Center in Cleveland’s Collinwood neighborhood. The clinic will provide primary care services, immunizations, dental services, WIC and more.

About The MetroHealth System

Founded in 1837, MetroHealth is leading the way to a healthier you and a healthier community through service, teaching, discovery, and teamwork. Cuyahoga County’s public, safety-net hospital system, MetroHealth meets people where they are, providing care through five hospitals, four emergency departments, and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites. Each day, our nearly 9,000 employees focus on providing our community with equitable health care–through patient-focused research, access to care, and support services–that seeks to eradicate health disparities rooted in systematic barriers For more information, visit metrohealth.org.

About Cleveland State University

Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution located in the heart of Northeast Ohio with 14,000-plus students, 14 colleges and schools, and more than 175 academic programs. Find more information at csuohio.edu or contact pr@csuohio.edu.