Yes, in most cases appointments are required. You may be able to get a same day appointment but they are not always available. TB testing and other immunizations are usually done on a walk-in basis, however, we do ask that you come before noon or after 1 for these services.
There is a $15 visit fee and there are nominal fees for medication and testing.
Your student health records are kept strictly confidential and may not be released without your signed consent. Only certain communicable diseases must be reported to the Ohio Department of Health. If you are 18 or older, please inform your parents or legal guardians that you must provide us with your written permission allowing us to share your medical information with them.
Prior to receiving medical care at Student Health Services, you will be asked to complete a medical history form. It is essential that we know your medical history including any allergies to medications or other substances, existence of chronic health problems, and past major medical problems in order to provide timely, quality medical care.
Although the university does not require proof of immunization for admission, it is highly recommended that all students, particularly those planning to enroll in health science programs, obtain and keep handy a copy of the immunizations they have received as proof of certain immunizations are required prior to participating in health science clinical rotations. Knowing what immunizations you have received can save you the expense of repeating immunizations unnecessarily.
Students residing on campus are recommended to bring reasonable first aid supplies such as:
You may also purchase such items at the various retail outlets on campus. Having such first-aid items on hand will assure that you are better prepared for minor illness and accidents or late-night symptoms
Student Health Services collaborates with the Counseling Center (CC) located at 306 Simmons Hall. CC offers free personal and group counseling to students experiencing social or emotional problems. The Center's staff is trained to deal with issues such as anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationship difficulties and sexual concerns.
In some instances Student Health Services may offer medication as an additional treatment option.
Click here for more information about sexually transmitted infections (STDs) and available testing options.
Yes, you can come to Health Services to receive your injections. Click here for more information on allergy treatment protocol.
Beyond providing antibiotics for abcessed or infected teeth, Health Services does not provide dental care. Click here for a list of local options.
Health experts recommend that college students be up-to-date with the following immunizations:
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