Campus Health Center

Sunya Chay, Staff Writer

Since flu season is here, the possibility of getting sick is higher. Thankfully, the Student Health Center, located in Burton Hall, has resources to help. On their website, the Student Health Center lists the services that they offer including, “Basic medical care, limited disease management for chronic health problems, seasonal flu vaccines, and MMR vaccines.” They are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday during this semester. They are also open only on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the summer semester. However, they are closed on federal holidays and during school closures.

The Student Health Center is offering both in-person and over-the-phone appointments to students. These appointments are confidential. The Health Center’s confidentiality statement is available on their website; it explains how the Health Center protects students’ health information. If you need to find a place to fill your prescription, they have a list of pharmacies that you can go to on the website. They also have both medical and dental clinics from the area listed if you need a medical resource that the Health Center does not provide. 

The Student Health Center also states the fees on their website. “Full-time registered undergraduate main campus students pay an $80 Student Health Center fee per semester. Part-time undergraduate students will be charged a prorated student health fee on a per-credit basis per semester. Graduate students, staff, and faculty may utilize the center for a $20 fee.” These fees are part of the tuition statements for each student. 

Need to know information about COVID-19? Their website provides up-to-date information and other useful resources. Their page on COVID-19 provides the Daily Self-Health form. Everyone is required to fill out the form each time they come to campus. The COVID-19 page also provides the COVID-19 Notification Process. This process allows students and faculty to notify the school if they were exposed or think they were exposed to COVID-19. If you think you were exposed to COVID-19, the Health Center also provides a fifteen-minute COVID-19 test, open to all students, faculty, and their families. 

Not only does the website provide information regarding COVID-19, the Health Center also provides information on the flu. The page explains all of the symptoms of the flu, as well as how the flu spreads and ways to prevent it. The website also provides a ‘frequently asked questions’ section and gives answers to topics such as how the campus is slowing the spread of COVID-19.

The Student Health Center provides many different resources for students, staff, and faculty. They provide vaccinations, basic medical care, and fifteen-minute COVID-19 testing. They are located in Burton Hall in room 102. They are providing both in-person and over-the-phone appointments. This way, they are able to help students and maintain social distancing. Their contact information is available on the website. 

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