The Health Center offers free assessments, diagnosis, and treatment or referral for common illnesses. Certain services are available for a fee (marked by $).
- Physical examinations for academic, sports, nursing, or job-related requirements
- Injury - sprains, strains, cuts, abrasions
- Illness - cold, flu, mono, sore throats, fever
- Infections - UTI, URI
- Prescription renewals
- Tuberculosis screen ($)
- Tests for anemia and urinary tract infections
- Tests for strep throat and mononucleosis ($)
- Routine laboratory tests (blood work and urinalysis) ($)
- X-ray orders referrals
- STD's testing and referrals
- Skin care
- Blood pressure monitoring
- Information for travel immunization requirement
- Health education
- Health promotion and disease prevention
- DMV eye exams for driver license renewals
- Weight control and dietary management
- Vaporizers and crutches are available for short-term loan ($-if not returned)
- Other health problems common to college-age population
Cost of treatments is covered by the Health Center and Counseling Center fee. Students are responsible to pay for certain services, tests, and vaccines as noted above.
Students are financially responsible for off-campus referral treatments, medical facilities, and medical providers fees, x-rays, lab test, medications, medical equipment, etc.
A student who needs a prescription but is unable to afford it may request a short-term loan from the Office of Student Services in the Rinker Community Service Center.
Allergic and Medical Reactions
Students with known medical conditions (such as diabetes or a history of seizures) or allergies may find it a good practice to alert a close friend or Residence Hall staff member as a precautionary measure. This is particularly important for any off-campus activities in which a student may participate.
Class Passes For Illness/Injury
Health Center does not issue excused absences, however, will confirm student medical visit with the Health Center medical provider. This policy does not apply to decisions made by student's personal physicians. A physician may at any time issue an excused absence for any medical problem demanding extra precautions and restrictions. This must be in the form of written instruction and provided to Health Center for verification.
Health Center must be notified if a student will be absent for 3 or more days. Reasons and arrangements must be discussed between the professors and student.
If student is on a medically prescribed diet, documentation must be submitted to the health center. Details for obtaining special meal provisions are required to be arranged with the student, learning center, health center, and the Director of Food Services.