The medical aspect of our clinic operates very similarly to a primary care office that you might find in the community. They are able to diagnose, treat, and prescribe medication for everyday health issues, and can refer to specialists for more advanced medical issues. Students experiencing a major emergency are encouraged to go directly to Sky Lakes Medical Center (located across the street from campus). Visits are at NO COST for students who are registered for 6 or more credits (i.e. who have paid the Student Health Fee) and we offer low cost for medications, laboratory work, and minor procedures.
Medical Care Services:
- Acute Illness and Injury Care
- Birth Control
- Chronic Disease Management
- Laboratory Services
- Men's Health Care
- Minor Surgical Procedures
- Over the Counter Medications
- Physical Exams
- Sexual Orientation Issues
- STD's & Confidential HIV Testing
- Wart Treatment
- Women's Health Care
Acute Illness and Injury Care
Same day care is available for students with urgent medical needs during regular hours. The RN will evaluate your medical complaint or injury when you call or come in. If your problem is not urgent, you will be asked to return for an appointment. We know your time is valuable, and we will make every effort to serve your needs in a timely manner.
The ISHC provides comprehensive birth control services to students. Whether you are seeking information about birth control or you need help selecting a method that is suitable to your health, lifestyle and relationship, our Registered Nurse or Advanced Practice Nurse can help. We carry most methods of birth control including birth control pills, the Depo Provera injection, the patch, NuvaRing, and male condoms; in addition, we can prescribe others such as Mirena IUD and Implanon.
Emergency contraceptive, commonly known as the morning after pill, is also available over the counter for ages 17 and older. Emergency contraception can be used up to five days after unprotected intercourse, but the sooner is it used, the more effective it is at preventing pregnancy. For more information about emergency contraception, go to www.not-2-late.com
Chronic Disease Management
Our Family Practice Physician and Advanced Practice Nurse are available for the assessment, monitoring, and treatment of ongoing or chronic conditions-to the extent to which they are trained, and as long as it remains in the best interest of the student. More complex conditions may require referral to an off-campus specialist. Off campus treatments and evaluation is the financial responsibility of the student.
The following vaccinations are available at the Integrated Student Health Center:
- Tetanus and Tdap
- Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, & Hepatitis A/B
- Meningitis (Menadra and Trumunba)
- Tuberculosis Skin Test
Some laboratory tests to diagnose strep throat, mono, pregnancy, elevated blood sugar, and urinary problems are available in the clinic for a nominal charge. Other laboratory tests can be drawn at the clinic and sent to an outside laboratory. Diagnostic tests and x-rays, which cannot be done on campus, are referred to outside agencies at the student's expense.
Sexual health problems of men may include concerns about sexuality, diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, urinary tract infections and prostate conditions. Men need to be as concerned about their sexual organs as women. We encourage male students to do regular monthly self-exams of the testicles to check for abnormalities or lumps that may indicate a serious condition. You can request to be scheduled with either our male doctor or female practitioner.
Minor Surgical Procedures
Some minor surgical procedures to repair lacerations, remove or biopsy skin lesions, and treat ingrown toenails are available in the clinic for a nominal charge. An initial visit maybe needed to discuss options, which is followed by a later appointment for the procedure. Referrals are made to outside specialists for more complex problems.
Over the Counter Medications
Some non-prescription medication and supplies are available to students without an appointment and at a greatly reduced cost.
Physical exams ("physicals") to meet athletic team or employment requirements are no longer offered at ISHC.
Many commonly used prescription medication are stocked at the ISHC for students. A consulting pharmacist insures that proper procedures are maintained. Health care providers may prescribe other medications, which are available from local pharmacies at the student's expense. We cannot fill outside prescriptions.
Sexual Orientation Issues
The staff at the Integrated Student Health Center are sensitive to the health issues and concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, inter-sexed and questioning individuals, and are happy to offer support in these areas.
STI Screening and HIV Testing
The ISHC provides counseling and screening for sexually transmitted infections through a combination of examinations and laboratory tests. Confidential screening for HIV is available by appointment for a minimal fee. Feel free to schedule an appointment to discuss the risks and exposure routes of HIV to help you decide if testing is right for you.
Wart treatment and removal is available by appointment.
Sexual health problems of women may include concerns about sexuality, diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, urinary tract infections and cervical cancer concerns. An annual exam is recommended for all women. The exam usually consists of a thorough breast exam, pelvic exam and/or pap smear, screening for HPV (cervial cancer), chlamydia, and gonorrhea. Pregnancy testing and counseling is available.