Caucasion, Hispanic, or African American. Services in the Community Make sure you address fully what you observed and NOTE if something was not found within your community area, how far away it is and how people will access it. ● Social Services Do you see evidence of recreation centers, parks, and social services? For services that are not available, how far must persons travel to access these services ? Describe each . There is the University Recreational center with many intramural fields that are available for students, they can always bring one visitor as well. There are many local gyms, yoga studios, and local Crossfit groups as well. There is a lot of local parks that are maintained by the city of college station. Wolf pen creek is an example of one that has walking trails. Steeplechase dog park is popular for residents with dogs of College Station. Many groups and organizations use the parks for events. I think that there is easy access to any of these parks or facilities. ● Health Services Do you see evidence of health (Hospitals, Dr’s Offices, Clinics) and mental health services? Describe each . Are there any signs of alternative services in the area, such as healers (curanderos), 5
herbalists, herbal stores, palm readers, acupunctures, chiropractors. For services that are not available, how far must persons travel to access these services ? There are many doctor’s offices and clinics in the community. I know the University has their own clinic for students. The two closest hospitals in the area chosen are The College Station Medical Center (The Med) or Baylor Scott and White Hospital, both are easily accessible on highway 6 and Rock Prairie Rd. There are many resources for mental health services such as counselors, and physicians. On rock Prairie road there is a mental health facility as well. There are also a few chiropractors and sports medicine physicians as well in the community. ● Fire and Police Services Do you see any fire and police services/equipment/officers? Where are the closest fire and/or police stations ? There are many fire stations in College Station with nice facilities, I would think this is because College station has a very well-known fire school. The local police station in college station is on Texas Ave. There are many police officers in the community in order for there to be high security for football and other sporting events. I almost always see a police officer when I drive around town doing their job. ● Educational Resources Where is the nearest public library? Discuss the Schools and Universities/Community colleges ? The nearest public library is on Harvey Mitchell Parkway in South College Station down the street from A&M Consolidated High school. Texas A&M University has Evans Library, West campus library and the Medical library. There is also quite a few elementary, and middle schools as well in the community.
- Spring '17
- Nursing, College Station, College Station, Texas