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
- Primary care services
- Influenza vaccinations, tetanus vaccinations, and tuberculosis skin tests (PPDs)
- Allergy injections
- Patient education
- Referral to local physicians and hospitals as needed
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.
Students are asked to inform the Student Health Center of any health conditions or needs that may or may not be in their 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 after evaluation by the registered nurse. 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.
A number of prescription medications are available for dispensing by the ARNP. Prescriptions may also be written and filled at local 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
- Crutches are available for loan
- Minor dressing supplies (bandaids, gauze, tape)
- Ice packs
- Braces or splints
- Injections: allergy, biologics, and/or depo provera
Items that will be charged to a student’s account include:
- Prescription medication and laboratory tests that have been ordered by an ARNP
- Flu, meningitis, and tetanus vaccinations
- Minor suturing
- Blood draws
- Testing: flu, strep, urinalysis, pregnancy
- Incision and drainage procedures
- Pre-participation physical examinations
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.
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. Allergy Therapy must be started at the allergist’s office. The Student Health Center does not initiate therapy. Allergy therapy must start with the first dose given at the allergist’s office. The Student Health Center can not initiate therapy.
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.
Students can call to schedule an appointment 863.680.4292. Students will be asked for their first and last name and the reason for the appointment. In cases of appointments needed due to sensitive reasons, the student may decline to disclose reason for visit by stating "personal reasons." Students should arrive about 10 minutes before the scheduled time of appointment for check-in and completion of paperwork.
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.
If a student is going to be late or cannot keep appointment, they should call the SHC at least 2 hours in advance of the appointment. Appointments can be rescheduled for another time.
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.
Monday – Friday
Phones: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Appointment Times: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Call 911 for all medical emergencies.
The Student Health Center (HC) is conveniently located on the first floor of the Thrift Building behind the pool. See the Campus Map
Medical information that is required to be on file prior to enrollment includes:
- A current physical that has been completed and signed by a MD, 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
The Student Health Center wants to empower you with knowledge about the Zika virus. Please read this article, "10 Essential Facts About the Zika Virus," from EverydayHealth.com.