Since its establishment under the name of Girls University, The University of Petra (UOP) provided healthcare services through a healthcare clinic managed by a female physician and two female nurses.
Healthcare services witnessed improvements to keep pace with the increasing number of admitted students. The Healthcare Clinic name has been changed to “Medical Unit”, with staff consisting of a male physician, female physician and pharmacy with a female pharmacist. Afterwards, the "Medical Unit" name has been changed to “Medical Center”, with staff consisting of two male physicians, a female physician, a female pharmacist, a nursing committee consisting of four members and an ambulance driver.
Thereafter, the center has started providing its services to postgraduate students and UOP dormitory residents on Saturdays, evenings of some weekdays and examinations days. Moreover, UOP has provided a mean of transportation for students in need for healthcare services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Medical Center has prepared two rooms for providing healthcare services to students and staff in the emergencies. The two rooms have been supplied with electric beds, oxygen delivery devices, suction units and vaporizing devices to provide healthcare services to patients until their state of health stabilized. In some situations, the patients are transported by an ambulance with a male or female first-aid worker to one of the approved hospitals.
A new emergency room has been prepared in the center for cases that need continuous observation of biological signs. The room has been equipped with three electric beds and oxygen devices to each bed.
Furthermore, the room has been equipped with Bedside Monitor which shows continuous activities of heart beats, heart rate, oxygen saturation of the blood, breathing rate, blood pressure and body temperature.
The Medical Center provides healthcare services to beneficiaries through insurance companies. These services include treatment by specialists, in the emergency department of the hospitals or inside the approved hospitals.
Furthermore, the Medical Center provides healthcare services during UOP sport, cultural and social activities as well as graduation ceremonies.
The Medical Center has started to provide healthcare services to nursery’s children, established by UOP for the employees’ children. The Director of the Medical Center supervises the nursery, performs necessary checks and provides emergency treatments if necessary.
Vision
The Health Center strives to be an advanced, reliable and safe center for providing first-aid services, treatment, prevention and guidance to UOP students and staff.
Mission
Providing high quality healthcare services and maintaining the optimal health state of UOP staff using up-to-date medical equipment.
Objectives
  1. Providing high-quality and continuously improved healthcare services;
  2. Creating an excellent university community by providing human and financial resources and modern medical and technological equipment to provide the best healthcare services;
  3. Providing the highest quality healthcare services;
  4. Raising awareness, consolidating the culture of diseases prevention, promoting proper health behaviors as lifestyle;
  5. Providing healthcare services to local community within medical center's existing resources;
  6. Continuous cooperation and communication with UOP faculties and departments and local community in order to enhance healthy community culture.
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