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March Peer Health Educator of the Month – Nives Quaye

Photo of CHS Peer Health Educator Nives Quaye
Photo of CHS Peer Health Educator Nives Quaye
CHS Peer Health Educator Nives Quaye

Nives Quaye is a fifth year senior at WSU completing a B.A. in human development and a B.S. in biology, with an emphasis in basic medical sciences. She joined the peer health education program in the fall of 2018. Her peers in the program nominated her for the March Peer Health Educator of the Month award. The award is given to peer health educators in recognition of their hard work and dedication to the program. We sat down with Nives to hear more about her time in the program and why she thinks other students would benefit from joining.

How has being a peer health educator been meaningful to you?

NQ: Well I actually want to go into Public Health, and health education is one of the things I want to do in the Public Health realm. I want to do programming and health education, so I feel that these tie in perfectly with what my future goals are. I feel it has given me more knowledge about health education in general and how to present to people about sensitive topics.

How do you think being a peer health educator has built career skills?

NQ: It’s definitely given me some experience in public speaking and how to interact in a large group setting. I also went to some workshops with Tamera Crooks, [the leadership coordinator for student involvement], where I learned about how different personalities can be integrated in the workspace and about being able to collaborate better with partners and in group settings.

What is the most important thing you’ve learned as a peer health educator?

NQ: I would say learning how to use more inclusive language when speaking to people was really emphasized in this position. For example, learning how to say pronouns when introducing yourself in a group of people. In my other positions I’ve been in [on campus], we never really went as in depth as in this program.

What would you say to someone who is considering becoming a peer health educator?

NQ: I would say, if you are passionate about educating other college students about just regular things that affect them on a daily basis, then apply for this position. If you see yourself as always being a friend that’s being asked about certain things or you like being asked for advice and you feel these things come naturally to you, I would definitely say this would be a good position. [As a peer health educator], you would be able to tell others about different resources they can use to help themselves and have an impact on a large amount of people.

Pharmacy


COVID-19 Update

The Pharmacy is currently open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. In accordance with social distancing, only two people are allowed in the pharmacy at a time.

Pharmacy

Our full-service pharmacy is located inside our medical clinic. Find a map and our current hours on the Hours & Location page.

Refill prescriptions

To request a refill of your prescription, you can call the pharmacy at 509-335-5742. Provide your name or student ID, name of the medication(s) and prescription number if available. If calling after hours, you may also leave a voicemail with your information and we will refill your prescription the following business day.

You can also request to refill prescriptions through the Patient Portal. When you log in, click the Refills button. Then select New Message and follow the instructions to submit your refill request.

Transfer prescriptions

To transfer your prescriptions to our pharmacy, call us at 509-335-5742 and give us your information, including:

  • Name of the medication or prescription number located on the pharmacy label
  • Name and phone number of the original pharmacy

We will call the other pharmacy location and complete the transfer.

You can also request to transfer prescriptions to our pharmacy through the Patient Portal. When you log in, click the Refills button. Then select New Message and follow the instructions to submit your transfer request.

To transfer your prescriptions from us to another pharmacy, you will need to call the pharmacy location where you would like them transferred and provide them with your information and the name of the medication and our prescription number if available. Ask them to call the Cougar Health Services pharmacy at 509-335-5742 to complete the transfer process.

Text notifications

If you are signed up for text notification, we will send you a text when your prescription is ready and you can pick it up at your convenience. You can sign up for text notification in person or over the phone at any time, whether you’re filling your prescription for the first time or transferring it from another pharmacy.

While we try to take care of our patients as quickly as possible, the time it takes to fill prescriptions can vary depending on circumstances. Usual times are between 15-20 minutes.

Over the counter products

Remember to check out our selection of competitively priced non-prescription products at your next visit. Regularly stocked products include:

• Pain Relievers• Eye drops
• Multivitamins & supplements• Contraceptive items
• Cough & cold products• Antacids
• Decongestants• Anti-diarrhea meds
• Antihistamines• Women's health products
• Antibiotic ointments• Medicated shampoos
• Skin lotions

student in pharmacy looking at item from over the counter product shelves

Forms of payment

We accept most prescription drug insurance plans and the graduate/international student plans. We also accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.

Student insurance and students not located in Pullman

Our pharmacy in Pullman can fill and mail maintenance medications to students who have a WSU graduate student assistant insurance plan or international student insurance plan who are not located in Pullman.

Special orders

We can special order products for you and in most cases have the item the next business day.