Student Health Services

Mission Statement

Our mission is to respond effectively to the most pressing needs of the University's students. It is consistent with the mission of the Division of Student Affairs by providing comprehensive programs to assist University of North Florida's diverse student population in their achievement of maximum health.

Appointments

Please schedule all doctors' appointments in advance by calling: (904) 620-2900.

Appointment Policy Update
 **We are asking that all patients show up at least 10 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment to allow time for any paper work that might be required. With more students living on campus, we expect the clinic to be busier than ever. With that in mind, we will no longer be able to offer a 10 minute grace period. If you are not on time for your appointment you will be asked to reschedule and it is quite possible that our schedules might be full and you will have to reschedule for another day. So please keep this in mind and plan accordingly.

 

When unable to keep an appointment, please be sure to call and cancel. A $10 fee will be imposed for scheduled appointments, which were “no show” and not canceled.

UNF Student Health Services (SHS) clinical areas qualify as “hazardous locations” where children are not permitted.  Children are permitted in SHS waiting areas if they are supervised at all times by an adult. If a patient arrives with a child, s/he will be asked to reschedule their appointment and return without the child or with an adult who can supervise the child in the waiting area.  The patient may be charged a “no show/missed appointment” fee.


Reminder Ladies: Gynecological annual exam appointments are normally scheduled two weeks in advance. Urgent care for GYN will be handled on a case-by-case basis.   

 

FLU ON CAMPUS

 

Flu on the UNF Campus 

 

Student Health Services and the Duval County Health Department would like to bring to your attention that there have been several confirmed cases of Influenza A in our student population. Most of these have occurred since February 15, 2016. The influenza vaccine (flu shot) this season seems to be protective. To protect your health and the health of those around you it is recommended that you receive a flu shot. They are available at your local pharmacies and physician offices for no charge under almost all insurance plans and at a cost of approximately $20 if you are uninsured. The Student Health Clinic has no remaining flu vaccines.

 

If you develop fever, coughing, congestion and body aches you may have the flu. Please take precautions to isolate yourself, wear a mask and use frequent handwashing/sanitizer techniques. The flu is contagious for one week from onset. There is a prescription anti-viral medication available to prevent influenza, if exposed, and to treat you if you are infected. Please discuss with your healthcare provider to determine if this is right for you. If you become severely ill report to the nearest emergency room or call 911. We will continue to provide updates on the situation as it changes. As always, we hope you will experience good health.

 


 UNF Student Health Services licensed professional healthcare employees are subject to immunity within the scope of their employment with UNF (see Florida Statute 768.28).

 

 

 


Travel Health
   

STUDYING ABROAD? 

Visit Student Health Services for your Travel Health Assessment! 

Call 904-620-2175 

                                                                                                                                                    

 


 UPDATE ON THE ZIKA VIRUS:

 

The University of North Florida is committed to the health and safety of its students, faculty and staff and is currently monitoring the Zika outbreak. Zika is a virus spread primarily through the bite of an infected mosquito. The majority of those infected with the virus don't exhibit any symptoms. When symptoms do occur they can include fever, joint pain, rash and conjunctivitis. Generally, becoming infected with Zika will only lead to mild illness, if any at all, and we don't believe it presents great risk or harm to University students. However, Zika has been connected to infections and illness during pregnancy which can result in serious birth defects. It's recommended that women who are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant should postpone travel to affected areas, which currently includes South America, Central America, America Samoa, Samoa and Cape Verde. The list of affected areas is likely to change and all travelers are encouraged to monitor the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website  for updates. Students, faculty and staff who have recently traveled to or plan on traveling to these areas are encouraged to contact their health care provider or the University's Student Health Services, as as the International Center. For additional virus information and the most up-to-date reports, visit the CDC website.                

 

 

Nurse Triage Hotline

Nurse Triage Hotline Student Health Services has a  after-hours Nurse Triage Line. It is available to all students Monday thru Friday 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. It is also available 24 hours a day on weekends and holidays.  If you do not feel well and need some advice on health issues such as running a fever, congestion, or injuries, please call the Student Health phone line at (904) 620-2900. You will be connected to the service. Please have your N# available.  

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects individuals from discrimination based on sex in any educational program or activity operated by recipients of federal financial assistance. Sexual harassment, which includes acts of sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX, as is gender-based bullying and hazing. The University of North Florida has a sexual Misconduct Regulation that provides additional information. For more information, please click: http://www.unf.edu/eod/Title_IX.aspx

 

 

 

 

STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE INFORMATION

Affordable Care Act Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplaces (Exchanges) Now Open

For more information on either of the topics above, please go to: www.unf.edu/shs/Immunization.aspx  

 

Contact Student Health Services

Location:

J. Brooks Brown Addition

Building 39A, Room 2098

 

Hours:

Monday - Friday:

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

Phone:

(904) 620-2900

 

Questions or Concerns regarding Student Health Services:

k.mcsheffrey@unf.edu

 

General Health Questions:

If you need to contact student health services for a medical need or question please call the clinic at 904-620-2900. A health care provider is available 24/7 to address your concerns. Please email us only with non-medical concerns such as billing or immunizations. Please do not email staff with any medical questions or concerns because they are not actively monitored for medical issues.

 

 

 

Questions concerning Gynecological (Gyn)/Birth Control:

(904) 620-1592