Students, Faculty, and Staff can receive their allergy shots at Health Services. Clients must supply their own allergy medication, syringes, and an epinephrine pen. We must have orders from the physician and supplies with your initial visit. The initial visit is a consultation, which takes about 30 minutes, and then we will schedule you for your first allergy shot. After an injection, patients are required to remain in the clinic for a minimum of 15 minutes to 30 minutes to monitor for reaction to the injections.
We provide blood glucose checks for diabetic screening to Students, Faculty, and Staff at no charge. This screening is performed using blood from a finger stick. The best time for a screening is after an individual has fasted for a minimum of 6 hours. Appointments are necessary for this service.
Blood pressure checks can be performed at any time during regular clinic hours. It is best if you call ahead for an appointment, unless you have symptoms such as dizziness, blurred vision, and/or headache. If the symptoms are severe, call 911!
We treat a variety of illnesses in the clinic. There is no charge for assessment and consultation, and no fee for most services unless we perform lab tests (such as a strep test or urinalysis), or if we give you prescription medication. We are also able to write prescriptions that you can obtain from any local pharmacy. We try to see patients with illnesses on the same day, but please try to call early, 8:30 am, for an appointment. We will see walk-ins on an as needed basis as scheduling allows.
Patients with injuries are always seen as soon as possible. We can treat minor injuries and will refer more serious injuries to appropriate facilities.
We provide a variety of immunizations to our Students, Faculty, and Staff at reasonable rates. Please refer to each link for further information on each. Immunizations offered are as follows:
Physical examinations are perfomed by Nurse Practitioners. Physical exams must be scheduled in advance and we ask that you allow an hour. This exam does not include lab work, unless deemed necessary or expected as part of the physical.
We can do a urine pregnancy test as early as the first missed day of your period. We can also perform blood tests that detect pregnancy soon after conception.
After we have seen a patient and determined that they need more in depth care, we will refer you to the appropriate medical facility/practitioner. If you have health insurance other than that provided by Aetna, we recommend that you go through your insurance provider for a list of approved doctors.
SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS TESTING: We offer gonorrhea and chlamydia testing to anyone who has symptoms, free of charge. We are also able to do HIV and syphilis testing at no charge. Testing for HPV is done via a Pap Smear in women. There is no current test available for males for HPV. We can test for herpes via culture of a sore, or via a blood test. The blood test cannot be done until exposure to the virus has been at least 2 months.
We do urine drug screens for the College of Nursing. Please call for an appointment.
We can do weight checks at any time during clinic hours. This is a self-
performed test and we provide the scale and assistance with an accurate weight as needed. No appointment is necessary, but you need to be escorted by a staff member due to patient confidentiality.