New program at ISU unlike anything else in the nation

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – A new program at Indiana State University is now open, and you can benefit from their services.

It’s the new genetic counseling program at ISU.

There are eight students taking classes.

After training, the students will work with low-income patients at the brand new Union Hospital Clinic.

Students will also travel to other universities.

This program is quite unique.

Not only is it the only one of it’s kind here in the Wabash Valley, but director Megan Tucker says you won’t find anything like it in the country.

“So now we offer genetic counseling for patients that have personal or family history of cancer. So, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, things like that are our most common ones. As well as families that have a personal or family history of psychiatric disorders,” Tucker said.

The clinic covers screenings, diagnostics, medication, and support services.

For now, patients have to be referred to the clinic by their doctor.