The O. W. Reily Student Health Center located on the campus of Delta State University provides full time college students with diagnostic capability, nursing care and educational information FREE of charge. Built in 1976, the sixteen bed, single story brick facility is located among Bald Cypress trees at the corner of Washington and Quitman streets. Previous sites for the health center had been the basement of Taylor Hall, a boys dorm where the Roberts-LaForge Library is now located. It is said the buildings steam pipes were located above the beds. The next location for the health service was the third floor of Ward Hall. Dean Reily, who the health service building was named for has been quoted describing this location, "if they were not sick when they started up the three flights of stairs, they were by the time they reached the top."
Students enrolled at Delta State taking twelve semester hours undergraduate or nine semester hours graduate level, living either on-campus or off-campus may be seen free-of-charge at the O. W. Reily Student Health Center. A Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner provides medical diagnostic capabilities Monday through Friday starting at 7:00 A.M. untill 12:00 noon, Monday through Friday. It is during this time students are examined and prescribed medication or treatment as needed, often free of charge. From 1:00 to 5:00 the Student Health Center is manned by Licensed Professional Nurses for making referral to the doctors of the Cleveland Medical Mall for diagnosis and treatment, per availability and possibly at the students expense.
The O. W. Reily Student Health Center provides a friendly and confidential environment where students can obtain information to help them make informed, sound health decisions. Programs for dorm education and GST groups addressing health issues and concerns of college students are provided through the student health center. The O. W. Reily Health Center also provides students with reduced cost health screenings such as the cholesterol screen offered twice a year. O. W. "Wig" Reily took great pride in working for the education and welfare of Delta State University students. His tradition lives on in the work being provided in the building honoring his name.