Some issues may not require a practitioner visit. Patient education handouts, brochures and pamphlets on a variety of health topics are available to patients free of charge. In addition, our Nurse Clinic offers the following to students:
Immunizations to prevent disease outbreaks are offered at Student Health, including vaccines against polio, diphtheria, tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, hepatitis B, hepatitis A, chickenpox, Pneumococcal and Japanese Encephalitis. Meningococcal vaccine is available and is especially recommended for students residing in residences halls. The flu vaccine is offered every Fall by appointment, or by walk-in during the Flu Vaccine Clinic.
Vaccine Information Statements
A Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) is a document, produced by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), that informs vaccine recipients - or their parents or legal representatives - about the benefits and risks of a vaccine they are receiving. As a patient, you should receive a VIS from your provider for each vaccine that has been recommended for you prior to receiving the vaccine. Please visit the CDC website for the Vaccine Information Statement pertaining to the specific vaccine that you will be receiving (CDC Vaccine Information Statements) as well as additional information (CDC VIS Information).
Student Health encourages screening for tuberculosis among students and campus employees, with a simple and inexpensive test called PPD or a chest xray, or a TB antigen blood test. Students residing in housing and participating in athletics are particularly urged to be screened for tuberculosis. Tuberculosis is highly contagious; it is possible to both contract and spread tuberculosis without being aware that you have done so.
The Nurse Clinic can also assist you with your travel health needs, including most travel immunizations, malaria preventive medications, other travel-related prescription drugs, and advice on travel safety.
Anthem Blue Cross After-Hours Nurse Advice Line
(877) 351-3457 (GSHIP – GRADUATE STUDENTS)
(800) 977-0027 (USHIP – UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS – The USHIP line will be operational effective 9-19-2016)