Primary health care is offered on an outpatient basis. This includes the following:
health history and physical assessment
first aid including bandages and crutches
limited number of routine clinical laboratory procedures
Students are seen by appointment and are screened and assessed by a registered nurse. They may be treated, referred to our advanced practice nurse for treatment including a prescription if appropriate, or referred to a local healthcare provider, depending on the nature of the visit. When a specialist's care is indicated the nurse will assist with the referral.
All students are eligible for health services. A portion of the general student fee (tuition) is set aside for the health service. All services with other health care providers or agencies are at the student's own expense. The local hospital provides physician services on a 24-hour basis for emergencies.
Students who do not have hospital insurance policies might consider purchasing a basic policy which the University offers through a private agency. Brochures describing this policy are available throughout the year at the Health Center and online.