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How We Help

If you are a health care provider, our Health and Wellness Library helps you help your patients.

Health care providers may call us at (804) 828-2432 to see what information we have to serve your patients. We will compile a packet of information for pick-up by providers, patients or their family members. We will also:

  • Mail information to patients
  • Deliver information to patients’ hospital rooms if we have volunteers free;
  • Provide referral coupons and other Health and Wellness Library hand-outs for use in your office or practice.

We invite team members to refer patients and families as part of your patient education practice. We receive many walk-ins who are seeking information about a procedure or a diagnosis. The center can be particularly helpful to patients managing chronic conditions and who make repeat visits for check-ups and consultations. New materials are added regularly to the collection. We offer:

  • Expertise. Librarian Dana Ladd and our staff can help you find reliable consumer health information on a variety of health related topics.
  • Resources. Our library contains consumer health books, magazines, and videos. There is also a children's area with health-related books for children.
  • Services for health care staff. The center helps VCU Health staff members keep up-to-date on new lay literature in health care fields. Stop by, browse the collection and introduce yourself to us.
  • An oasis for patients and visitors. For people assisting or visiting inpatients, the center offers a place for quiet reflection and a place to check email, make a private phone call, attend to personal concerns or enjoy a brief respite from the bedside.
  • Business services. We have Internet accessible computers available. Free printing, photocopying, and scanning services are available for patients and their family members.
  • Referral coupons. We provide fill-in-the-blank coupons so health practitioners can specify information they would like their patients to see. Patients present the coupon to us and we’ll help them find what they need.

“It is reassuring to know you can get more information in a pleasant/helpful environment.”