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

Treatment

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

Flu Vaccinations

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.

Allergy Injections

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.

SHC Education/Programming

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.

Scheduling

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.

Canceling/Rescheduling Appointments

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.

Late/Tardy

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.

Student Health Center

Florida Southern’s Student Health Center provides professional, efficient and cost-effective medical care in a comfortable and caring environment.

Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Saturday and Sunday
3:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Contact Us

Phone: 863.680.4292

Medical Emergencies

Call 911 for all medical emergencies.

Find Us

The Student Health Center (HC) is conveniently located on the corner of Ingraham Avenue and Duke Place. See the Campus Map

Required Records

Medical information that is required to be on file prior to enrollment includes:

  • A current physical that has been completed and signed by a physician, ARNP, or DO
  • Proof of immunization for the following: MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), Meningitis, Hepatitis B
  • Health history form to be completed by the student

Medical Forms

Student Health Insurance

All full-time students are automatically enrolled in the College’s Student Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan through UnitedHealthcare at the time of enrollment unless proof of comparable coverage is furnished.

FSC’s healthcare plan provides injury coverage along with partial protection from the expenses incurred from costly illnesses requiring hospital care, surgical treatment, or physician’s services.

Students who choose to participate in the College coverage will be charged the annual premium cost of $1,215.00 on their fall bill.

For more information regarding the Student Injury and Sickness Insurance plans, please visit UnitedHealthcare. Please direct billing questions to the Business Office at 863.680-4154.

Returning Students

Those returning students who wish to decline coverage, must opt out annually through the United Healthcare Student Center on or before September 15, for the 2015-16 academic year. Students beginning classes in January must opt out before January 15, 2016.

To opt out, follow the directions below:
  1. Go to United Healthcare Student Center
  2. Select Florida Southern College from the drop down menu
  3. Click on “2015-2016 Florida Southern College Waiver Form.”
  4. Enter your date of birth and FSC ID number
  5. Be sure to click “yes” if you are waiving Florida Southern College health insurance.
  6. Enter your information, type in the student signature, and click “Submit.” Within a few minutes you should see a screen that confirms your waiver acceptance.

After Hours Care

Here is a list of local walk in/urgent care clinics:

OWL NOW URGENT CARE

3242 South Florida Avenue
863-644-7337
Hours of operation: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Seven days/per week

CLARK AND DAUGHTREY MEDICAL CLINIC

4710 South Florida Avenue
863-284-6800
Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Charge for physical: $60.00

LAKELAND PHYSICIANS WALK-IN CLINIC

3604 Hardin Boulevard
863-648-4275
Hours of operation: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Charge for physical: $50.00- $75.00

LAKELAND REGIONAL MEDIAL CENTER

FAST TRACK (PART OF THE ER)
1324 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
863-687-1100
www.LRMC.com

SOUTHSIDE MEDICAL CENTER

1707 East Edgewood Drive
863-688-9219
Hours of operation: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Charge for physical: $60.00
Physicals scheduled between the hours of
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 2:00 – 4:30 PM

WATSON CLINIC URGENT CARE

1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
863-680-7000
Hours of operation: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM and
Sunday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Closed Holidays
www.watsonclinic.com

Recommended First Aid Kit for Students

On the list of items to include when moving to campus should be a first aid kit. The SHC is on campus to help you with your health care needs, but minor injuries and illness can occur at any time, and it’s best to be prepared.

We recommend that your first aid kit include:

  • insurance card or copy of both front and back of insurance card
  • digital thermometer
  • bandages (regular, knuckle and extra large)
  • antibiotic ointment (such as Bacitracin)
  • topical antiseptic (Bactine, hydrogen peroxide or alcohol)
  • silk tape
  • 4x4 gauze pads
  • fever reducer/pain reliever (Tylenol or Ibuprofen)
  • over-the-counter cough and cold medicine (Advil Cold and Sinus, Mucinex Multi-Symptom or Delsym for cough)
  • Benadryl tablets (for allergies or bug bites)
  • tweezers for splinters
  • saline nasal mist
  • cough drops
  • Rolaids or Tums
  • hand disinfectant (such as Purell)

Additional items suggested for Florida living:

  • calamine lotion or cortisone cream (for bug bites or itch)
  • burn cream (aloe vera gel or a burn salve)
  • sun screen
  • insect repellant
  • lip balm with SPF protection
  • Claritin (for allergy season)

Do not share any of your medications with other students. They may have allergies of which you are not aware.

Meet Our Staff

Our staff is comprised of several experienced registered nurses (RN) with one full time and one part time advanced nurse practitioner (ARNP). We are all here to serve and care for you during times of sickness and health while Florida Southern is your home away from home.

  • We encourage our students to visit us even when they are not ill.

Have questions or concerns? Give us a call at 863.680.4292.

Donna Harvard

Donna Harvard
Registered Nurse

Connie Kalel

Connie Kalel
Registered Nurse

Pam Nierman

Pam Nierman
Registered Nurse

Mary Sosa

Mary Sosa
Registered Nurse