What to Expect
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.
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.
How to Schedule
Appointments are not required, however if a student wishes to do so, students can call to schedule an appointment at 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 863.680.4292 at least 2 hours in advance of the appointment. Appointments can be rescheduled for another time.
The Student Health Center (TB) is conveniently located on the first floor of the Thrift Building behind the pool. See the Campus Map