Care. Comfort. Concern. Compassion.
The Student Health Center is committed to meeting the changing health and wellness needs of the collegiate community.
Student Health Services Provided
- Treatment of acute illness and injuries
- Influenza vaccinations, tetanus vaccinations, and tuberculosis skin tests (PPDs)
- Allergy injections
- Patient education
- Referral to local physicians and hospitals as needed
Medical care will be provided by an advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP) who is able to diagnose and treat common physical health problems and prescribe medications.
Please inform the Student Health Center of any health conditions or needs you may have that is not on your medical record. This insures proper treatment is given if a medical emergency occurs.
All health records are maintained strictly confidential and are securely filed. Information is released only when a student’s permission is given by written consent.
Every full-time student is required to be covered by family insurance or the UnitedHealthcare Student Insurance the school offers.
Several over-the-counter medications are available at the SHC at no cost to full time day students without an appointment or a prescription. We carry over-the-counter medicine to alleviate allergy symptoms, cough, chest and nasal congestion, fever, sore throat, runny nose, sinus pain and pressure, and heartburn.
Prescription medication ordered by the ARNP that is not available at the Student Health Center can be filled at convenient, nearby pharmacies.
The following services are provided to full-time day students at no charge:
- Clinic visits with the RNs and ARNPs
- A variety of over-the-counter medications
- Equipment for loan including: crutches, hot water bottles, and plastic basins.
Items that will be charged to a student’s account include:
- Prescription medication and laboratory tests that have been ordered by an ARNP
The Student Health Center offers flu vaccines during the flu season for a small fee. Please consider vaccination for your protection and the protection of those around you.
Remember: Hand washing is important to prevent infection. Wash your hands often.
As a courtesy to assist our students, we offer the administration of allergy injections. Students must read and consent to the Allergy Injections Policy prior to receiving injections.
During Fall and Spring semesters the SHC offers educational health programming to all students that promotes wellness, prevention, and self awareness. The SCH strives to not only care for our patients but help students become knowledgeable healthcare consumers.
Students can call to schedule an appointment (863-680-4292). Walk-in students will be assessed by a registered nurse to determine need to be seen. These students may be seen the same day, scheduled for a return visit, or referred to urgent care clinic or local emergency room.
In cases of appointments needed due to sensitive reasons
When scheduling an appointment if you do not wish to disclose the reason for your visit at that time, please state “Personal reasons” and no further questions will be asked at time of scheduling.
Due to high demand and limited availability of appointments, it is requested that if you have an appointment you cannot keep please call the SHC at least 2 hours before your appointment time to cancel or reschedule.
If you arrive more than 10 minutes late for your scheduled appointment, you may be rescheduled. We recommend that you aim to arrive at the SHC 10 minutes ahead of your scheduled appointment to ensure you have plenty of to check in, complete any necessary paperwork, and relax for a moment before seeing the provider.
If you are not medically able to attend class, come to the Student Health Center. We can properly administer medication, provide fluids, and offer a quiet place to recover.