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The Health & Wellness Center Registered Nurse can provide guidance for health issues and concerns, first aid assistance for cuts and sprains, assistance with insurance claims, immunization guidance and assistance, and can link students to local health care resources.

Twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays from Noon until 1:30 PM, the health center also has a Physician Assistant (P.A.) available for minor health concerns.  The P.A. does not provide primary care services, but can serve as a bridge to other health care, and can prescribe medications or treatments for acute illness and injuries.  Students who require ongoing care are referred for follow-up.

Students who have chronic medical issues can typically receive local fills of prescription medications from local pharmacies, from their own primary care physician.

There is no charge for a visit to the health office, but students are responsible for off-campus costs, including laboratory work, x-rays, pharmaceuticals, supplies, and injections.

Services Provided

  • Basic care for minor illnesses and injuries
  • Contraceptive supplies (free!)
  • Community referrals for medical and dental services
  • Educational materials on health issues
  • Vaccination Clinics
    • Periodic Flu Clinics (FREE for students)
    • PPD Clinics (program specific, reduced fee)
    • Other sponsored periodically (HPV)
  • Over-the-counter self-serve medications
    • Available in the Health Center lobby
    • Self-serve, single dose medication packets
  • Student Food Pantry (current students)
  • Student Physicals, or arrangements for free physicals (Athletes, Nursing and Paramedic students and Early Childhood Development students)

Contact Information

Health and Wellness Center, Building 17
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
Phone: 315-786-2376
Fax: 315-786-2382