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 the 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
The Health Center excuse policy is consistent with the recommendations from the American College Health Association to encourage appropriate use of health care services, maintain confidentiality, and support communication between professor and student.
Students are responsible for adhering to faculty member absence policy. It is the purview of the faculty to ascertain when or if a student will be excused from class.
The Health Center does not provide excuses for students who miss class due to illness or injury.
The Health Center will only provide a medical notification if the situation meets all the following conditions:
- Illness or condition is measured medically significant by the Health Center provider before the class or exam was missed
- A student’s personal physician may at any time issue an excused absence, claiming extra precautions and restrictions. This must be in the form of written instruction and provided to Health Center for verification.
- The Health Center must be notified if a student will be absent for 3 or more days. In turn, the Health Center will notify Student Life of student’s legitimate absence to inform the faculty.
Conditions that do not warrant a medical excuse:
- Minor illnesses that do not prevent a student from going to class.
- Musculoskeletal conditions (such as minor ankle injuries, wrist sprains, etc.)
- Requesting an excused note for verifications of an illness after the illness is over or after missing a class or exam.
- A class or an exam missed for an appointment at the Health Center
If the 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.