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Student Health Center


Notice of Privacy Practices

Your Information. Your Rights. Our Responsibilities.

This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully.

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

  • Services for minor acute illnesses and walk-in for RN visits, please call for nurse practitioner appointments
  • Treatment of acute illness and injuries
  • 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. For more information about Student Health Insurance please contact the Business Office, 863.680.4154.

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.

The ARNP has the ability to write for prescription medications if indicated. 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 (band aids, gauze, tape)
  • Ice packs
  • Braces or splints
  • Injections: Please contact the SHC for more information

Items that will be charged to a student’s account include:

  • Prescription medication if filled at the SHC 
  • Flu and tetanus vaccinations as available
  • Testing: flu, strep, urinalysis, pregnancy
  • Pre-participation physical examinations

Flu Vaccinations

The Student Health Center offers flu vaccines during the flu season for a small fee that is billed to the students account. 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.


We refer students to an allergist at Watson Clinic.

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 SHC 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.

Canceling/Rescheduling Appointments

If a student is going to be late or cannot keep appointment, they should call the SHC at 863.680.4292 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 medically evaluate your health concerns.

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
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
RN Visits and Nurse Practitioner

Contact Us

Phone: 863.680.4292

Medical Emergencies

Call 911 for all medical emergencies.

Find Us

The Student Health Center (SHC) is conveniently located on the first floor of the Thrift Building behind the pool. 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 MD, ARNP, or DO
  • Proof of immunization for the following: Seasonal Flu, MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), Meningitis (after age 16 years), Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A, Polio, Tdap (within 10 years, tetanus, diphtheria & pertussis, PPD or TB Gold skin test (within one year)
  • Health history form to be completed by the student

Medical Forms

Zika Virus

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

After Hours Care

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

Owl Now Urgent Care

3240 South Florida Avenue
Hours of operation: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Seven days per week

Clark and Daughtrey Medical Clinic

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

Lakeland Physicians Walk-In Clinic

3604 Harden Boulevard
Hours of operation: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Charge for physical: $50.00- $75.00

Lakeland Regional Medical Center

1324 Lakeland Hills Boulevard

Southside Medical Center

1707 East Edgewood Drive
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
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

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 students to visit the Student Health Center even when they are not ill.

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

Annette Prince. RN

Connie Kalel, RN

Melissa Radecki, RN

Kendall Moore, RN