What to do...
WHAT THE STUDENT SHOULD DO IF THEY BECOME ILL
If a student becomes ill, they should go to the STUDENT HEALTH CENTER, located at the corner of Ingraham Avenue and Duke Place. The Student Health Center is open 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday –Friday and 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays during the fall and spring academic year. We are staffed with Registered Nurses and have an Advanced Registered Nurses Practitioner who has clinic hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. and Wednesday from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m., she is always available for the nurses to receive consultation and medication orders if necessary.
We have Over The Counter medicine which we do not charge for and a variety of prescription medication including antibiotics that are generally less than the co-payment with insurance.
If we suspect H1N1 flu, we have a rapid test that can be done. If H1N1 is positive, we would encourage the student to go home if possible. It is a good idea to have Tylenol on hand in case the student needs it and we aren’t open. In case there is an elevated temperature present, the student should not take Aspirin because of possible complications caused by the medicine. If the rapid test is negative, we encourage the student to be admitted to the Student Health Center where we have nine hospital beds; the nurses can administer appropriate medication, maintain hydration and offer a quiet place to rest for the student who is ill. Fortunately for our students, Florida Southern College provides more hours than most colleges and universities throughout the state of Florida.
Should the student become ill during the night, they should contact either the RA or the Office of Safety and Security who can provide assistance and advise on the proper course of action. We always have a Senior Staff Member on call 24/7 who may also be contacted by the appropriate personnel. The Office of Safety and Security is also open 24/7; their number is 863-680-4305.