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March 2023 Volume 2, Issue 6

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Auburn officials at the Chambers County Community Health and Wellness Center which houses an OnMed® station.

Chambers County Community Health and Wellness Center:

A unique model of health and wellness care.

Auburn University Outreach is thrilled to announce the opening of the Chambers County Community Health and Wellness Center, a model unique in the state and nation. After more than two years of meetings and planning efforts, University Outreach led a collaborative team to open the doors to increased healthcare access in LaFayette, Alabama, a beautiful Main Street community with a spirit of inclusivity and “strength woven in”. The renovation of this city-owned facility was made possible when Chambers County secured funding through the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA). Auburn University, Alfa Corporation and BlueCross BlueShield have each provided substantial funding to secure the ongoing operation of this facility through staffing and faculty and student engagement. Lead community partners include the City of LaFayette and Chambers County Commission. Auburn University lead partners include University Outreach, Cooperative Extension, the Colleges of Nursing, Pharmacy and Human Sciences with an extensive list of additional colleges committed to service provision.

At the epicenter of the facility is the state-of-the art OnMed® Telehealth Station, providing instant virtual access to Alabama licensed health care professionals. Patients entering the station are guided to use diagnostic tools within the station to aid in the overall diagnosis. The medical professional will deliver a prescription to the pharmacy of choice. The station has the capacity to dispense medication directly to the patients, once the state pharmacy board has issued this approval in Alabama. Auburn University faculty and staff will be on site regularly to provide health and wellness education, vaccinations and health screenings. The community was extensively involved in the development of the model right down to selecting the Center’s logo. 

The Center is currently open for scheduled demonstrations and visits by contacting or by calling Hollie Cost (334) 740-2897.

The open house and ribbon cutting are scheduled on April 21st - more details on this coming soon! Once fully staffed, the Center will be open 7 days a week. For more information, please visit

Outreach Global Stuffed Animal & Supply Drive

Donate to Outreach Global's stuffed animal and medical supply drive located at 116 O.D. Smith Hall. Feel free to bring any of the following:

  • Stuffed animals
  • Baby wipes
  • Diapers
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • First aid box
  • Beginner level english books
  • Standard eyeglasses

Donations will be accepted from now until the end of May. All donations will be taken to underprivileged groups in Athens, Greece.

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Spring Test Prep: ACT/GRE/GMAT/LSAT- Prepare for your next step with Auburn University Test Prep. Flexible schedules and formats are available. Dates vary by program. Visit


When school is out, camp is in! Auburn Youth Program summer camp registration is underway. Visit for a complete list of camps.

March 12| Early Registration for AU Leadership Series ends

April 13| AU Leadership Series Leading with Purpose with Chris Richie

April 15 | Global Community Day Festival

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