CWUNewsNews Hires New Medical Clinic Director, 02 Nov 2015 12:55:08<p><img alt="" src="/medical-counseling/sites/" style="width: 150px; height: 225px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 1px; margin-right: 1px; float: right;">Dr. Ginger Longo of Ellensburg has been named new medical director of the Central Washington University Student Medical and Counseling Clinic.</p><p>“We’re so pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Longo, who has such a sterling reputation in the Ellensburg community,” said Chris De Villeneuve, executive director of CWU’s Student Medical and Counseling Clinic.</p><p>“Because of her background in obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Longo’s hiring will allow us to focus more on preventative opportunities in women’s health, long term birth control, and other women’s health areas,” De Villanueva added. “It’s neat and unique at the same time.”</p><p>Longo, who earned her medical degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, has practiced obstetrics and gynecology with Kittatas Valley Healthcare in Ellensburg since 2007. She will be the clinic’s first female medical director as well as the first OB/GYN practitioner on staff.</p><p>Longo’s new duties will include overseeing the clinic’s physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses as well as its laboratory and X-ray services.</p><p>“She will be the general point of contact for the clinic and the university on medical issues,” De Villeneuva said. “And because she is the primary medical director for the university, she’ll assume educational opportunities as well.”</p><p>Longo and her husband, Dr. Anthony Longo, who is an orthopedic surgeon in Yakima, have four children. She begins her new position on November 16.</p><p>CWU’s student medical clinic is located on the corner of 11th and Poplar streets and is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Students are seen on an appointment basis and provided care based on an urgent basis or, if necessary, are referred to appropriate off-campus care.</p><p>Appointments can be made beginning each weekday at 7:30 a.m. by calling (509) 963-1881.</p><p><br>Media contact: Rich Moreno, CWU Public Affairs, 509-963-2714,</p></br>Need Health Insurance, or Have Questions?, 01 Dec 2014 08:41:05<p>Do you need health insurance, or have questions? Contact us at <a href=""></a>.</p>Meet the new director of the Student Medical and Counseling Clinic, 24 Oct 2014 10:24:30<p><img alt="" src="/medical-counseling/sites/" style="width: 150px; height: 211px; margin: 5px; float: left;">Christopher De Villeneuve is the new executive director of the Student Medical and Counseling Clinic at Central Washington University. De Villeneuve, a licensed counselor, crisis worker and administrator by training, began his role in July after 15 years as clinical director for Comprehensive Mental Health in Sunnyside and current hostage negotiator for the Yakima Police Department.</p><p>De Villeneuve is interested in integrated healthcare—where primary care and mental health work together. “The Student Medical and Counseling Clinic is unique,” De Villeneuve said. “It’s one of the few truly integrated programs in the state of Washington with medical, counseling and peer nutrition services.”</p><p>The clinic is dually accredited by the American Psychological Association and the American Association of Ambulatory Health Care, which speaks to the university’s commitment to quality integrated care, De Villeneuve said.</p><p>“My goal for the clinic is to make this a student-centered modified health home,” De Villeneuve said, describing a concept that engages a team of providers, from physicians, nurses and nutritionists to counselors and psychologists, to meet a student’s health care needs.&nbsp; Studies have shown that attention to the whole person and integration of all aspects of health care may improve physical and behavioral health, access to social services and management of chronic conditions, De Villeneuve said. “Under this model the clinic could be the primary setting or a coordinated service with the student’s provider back home,” he said.</p><p>At Comprehensive, De Villeneuve worked with the Sunnyside School District on an integrated clinic in the high school; oversaw a HUD housing project; and was responsible for the agency’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act, which earned him recognition from the governor’s office.</p><p>October 24, 2014</p>New Services for the Student Medical and Counseling Clinic, 07 Nov 2012 10:09:48<p>With the installation of a new practice management system the Student Medical and Counseling Clinic now offers on-line options. First, when students make a clinic appointment they will automatically receive email reminders sent to their CWU student email account. Second, students can now make select appointments on-line by going to the On-Line Appointment Booking portal at Third, billing statements for ancillary medical charges (e.g., labs, x-rays, medical equipment, etc.) can be accessed through the On-Line Appointment Booking portal. The On-Line Appointment Booking portal requires a one-time registration. Because of the new on-line services the clinic will no longer make appointment reminder calls; nor will it send billing statements via the U.S. Postal Service.</p>