The DePauw University Health Wellness Center will undergo a major renovation thanks to a $2 million grant from the Buehler Family Foundation and its president A.C. Buehler.
The funding will also be used to improve the facilities for the offices of DePauw Counseling Services.
The university says the Buehler Health and Wellness Suites will have individual exam, therapy and training offices, group counseling spaces and educational programming spaces.
“The services and education provided to our students will be magnified in value and accessibility with physical and mental health services being co-located in a space that already serves to improve the physical and mental health of our community,” says Dr. David Harsha, medical director for DePauw Health.
A.C. Buehler, who graduated from the university in 1978, said the foundation is pleased to partner with DePauw in providing mental and physical health care services to students, staff and faculty.
DePauw says the wellness center and counseling services moved to the Lilly Center for Physical Education and Recreation in April to provide comprehensive care. It schedules about 3,500 student appointments and 2,400 faculty and staff appointments annually.