Medical and Dental Clinic
The general health of the students, faculty, staff, and administrators is one of the major concerns of the University. The Medical and Dental Clinics (MDC) were established to give every student and members of the staff the opportunity to build and maintain good health in order that they may enjoy the benefits of academic life and perform to their optimum capacity. The medical staff is composed of a Physician, a Dentist, and two Nurses who work by shift. The Clinic is open from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, and from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Saturday.
In order to protect the general health of the academic community, physical examinations and regular check-ups are required. New students, faculty members, and employees are tasked to undergo medical and dental examinations to be done by the University Physician and the Dentist, according to a schedule arranged by their respective Deans or Heads of Units.
Old students are required to undergo a physical check-up annually, preferably at the beginning of each schoolyear. After considering and evaluating the physical or mental situation of a student, the University Physician may recommend limitations in his academic load and physical activities. The University Physician shall recommend the separation from the University of any student, faculty member, or employee whose health is found to be detrimental to the general health of the academic community.
All bonafide students, faculty members, and employees of TUA may avail of the medical services and facilities of the University. Nursing and Medical Technology students are entitled to special medical privileges at the St. Luke’s Medical Center (SLMC) because it is the venue of their clinical experience. Bonafide students are entitled to medical and dental services during the semester or summer term they are officially enrolled in.
In instances when the person eligible for medical and dental services does not wish to avail of university services because he prefers those of his family physician, he must inform the University Physician about his illness so that proper arrangements can be made. This refers particularly to excused absences, social security benefits, etc.
At the frontline is Security Service. Whether a student is old or new, one undergoes screening by the security guard. Is one in uniform and if not, what could be the reason? Does one have the valid school ID with its proper ID lace? If a visitor, does one have a proper ID to let the security guard know that there is a business matter to settle in the University? When these concerns are met, the student or the visitor is allowed to enter the campus.
Once a student becomes a bonafide Trinitian, the security guard becomes extra careful in making sure any body who enters the campus or a building has a right to be allowed entry. The administration wants all to be safe and secure, especially when in campus, as it is aware of the fact that parents entrusted their children to its care. But this can only be possible with the students’ utmost cooperation. All are enjoined to follow uniform and ID rules as security feature in the TUA, the Trinitians’ second home.