WSU psychiatry program moving from Dayton to Fairborn

Wright State University’s psychiatry school and its psychotherapy clinic are moving from a Dayton location to Fairborn to be closer to the main campus.

The new location at 2555 University Blvd., Fairborn, location will open Monday.

“The move will place the academic department nearer to Wright State Physicians, the Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright-Patterson Medical Center, and the campus,” said Dr. Julie Gentile, chair and professor of psychiatry. “It will facilitate collaborative opportunities with other departments and colleges at Wright State University.”

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The department now is at the Elizabeth Place campus, at 627 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd., Suite 1.

The department’s new location is on the south side of Colonel Glenn Highway, on the first floor of the building next to the Wright State University Foundation.

One side of the first-floor location will be dedicated to patient care while the other side will hold academic and educational offices.

The Resident Psychotherapy Clinic, which is moving to the new location, has services that are offered by senior medical residents under faculty supervision.

Gentile said they have been talking with their patients for several months about the move in advance and thinks the location will be more convenient for most patients. She said if they have any patients with problems they would work with them and link them to resources but she hasn’t heard of any patients not willing to move with them.

“We don’t expect to lose any patients,” she said. “The patients we are seeing currently in the resident psychotherapy clinic are very willing to see the same physicians at 2555 University Blvd. starting on Monday.”

The clinic, developed in 1992, is a resident physician training site focused on psychotherapy treatments for patients with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or traumatic life events.

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There are openings for adult, child, and adolescent patients seeking weekly psychotherapy sessions. To make an appointment, call (937) 775-7792 after Feb. 10.

All patients are seen for $40 per session. The clinic does not take any form of insurance.

The department is part of Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, which overall has 480 medical students and 465 residents and fellows in 13 specialty areas and 10 subspecialties.

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