Resources of Student Health Services (SHS)
Your responsibilities are not to
diagnose or provide therapy; it is the development of a compassionate and
forthright conversation that ultimately helps a student in trouble find
understanding, support, and the proper therapeutic resources.
Facts about health services on
Health professionals at student
health services are not just physicians, nurses, and support staff, they are
also university/college employees with vested interest in the student's feeling
better, learning something about their ailments, and succeeding in their
Students have different needs than
traditional patients. They are more apt to want immediate service, lower costs,
and a need to understand health care beyond simply treating their current
illness. Within a team approach, we support student retention and academic
success by providing acute primary medical care.
The following comprehensive
healthcare is provided to registered students:
- General Medicine: Students with
medical problems are diagnosed and treated on an appointment basis. Referrals to outside
providers are made when necessary.
- Physical Exams: Students requiring a
physical exam prior to admittance to a school program can have a physical exam
done at SHS for a nominal fee.
- Women’s Clinic: These services
include PAP smears, family planning education and counseling, treatment of sexually
transmitted diseases, pregnancy testing, and other women’s health issues.
- Confidential HIV testing and
counseling are available.
- Referral may be made to Department of Health
Promotion for Free Anonymous HIV Testing, at (904) 620-1570
- Digital imaging (x-ray).
laboratory is equipped to do routine labs. We also do
specimen collections for more sophisticated procedures and send them to a
reference lab for testing.
- Travel Health Clinic for those traveling
- Other Services: Immunizations
clearance, insurance, first aid, health education resources, nutritional
counseling, and weight and blood pressure screenings are also available.
Students can visit Student Health Services as many times per
semester as needed, with no office visit charge. However, students are charged
for items such as physical exams, laboratory, and procedures. These charges are significantly lower than
charges for comparable services provided in the private sector. In the event
that the required health care a student needs is not available at SHS, the
student is referred to a qualified outside agency for treatment. Here are a few
examples of specialty referrals; orthopedics, dermatology, pain management,
physical therapy, dental, and vision.
Tips when speaking with a student:
to the student in private about your concerns.
the student all information they share with SHS is confidential.
the student to Student Health Services in the Brooks College of Health, Bldg.
39a, Room 2098 or (904) 620-2900.