What are the Benefits to Utilizing Student Health Services for Medical Care?
Affordable and Convenient
Insurance is not required and there are no copays for visits. Occasionally, students may be charged a small fee for prescriptions or on-site testing, which is billed to the student account. Students are never asked to make any payments out-of-pocket. Lab services are available in-office and processed through Quest Diagnostics and the Department of Public Health. For those who may be without transportation, we partner with Chapel Street Pharmacy for prescription delivery.
We are Familiar with the Needs of our Students
The providers in Health Services work to address the unique healthcare needs of our campus community such as evaluation of illness and injury, contraceptive counseling and management, sexual health, STI screening and treatment, and assistance with management of chronic illness. We also partner with on-campus Counseling Services to assist in holistically addressing the needs of students who may be experiencing mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, stress, insomnia, eating disorders, smoking cessation, or substance use disorders.
By accessing the available medical resources, students learn how to care for themselves and are better prepared to identify and address potential health and wellness concerns in a holistic, timely, and convenient manner. As a result, students are more likely to remain active and engaged on campus and focused on meeting their academic goals.
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- No copays for visits no insurance required. There may be a small fee for testing, prescriptions, or supplies.
- Walk-in appointments are taken in order of urgency and as available.
- STI testing is available on Mondays and Tuesdays
- We are unable to evaluate injuries sustained as a result of motor vehicle accidents.
- We do not routinely provide notes for missed classes. Students are expected to communicate with professors directly in the event of a missed class.
- Evaluation of Injury and illness, not from motor vehicle accidents
- Flu and viral symptoms
- Strep throat, mononucleosis
- Pink eye, foreign body
- Bronchitis, Asthma
- Acne, skin infection/abscess
- Ear ache, infections
- Sinus infections
- Management of seasonal/environmental allergies, allergy injections
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache
- Abdominal pain, back pain
- Lyme disease
- Urinary tract infections
- Clinical/employment, sports physicals
- Gender and well-person care
- Assist with management of chronic conditions
Safe Sex and Contraception
- Male and female condoms, dental dams
- Oral contraceptive pills, Depo-Provera injections, NuvaRing
- Nexplanon implantable hormonal device- (placement & removal)
- Emergency contraception (Plan B)
- STI Testing and treatment (Testing available Mondays and Tuesdays)
- HIV prevention, testing, PrEP counseling
Concussion Evaluation and Management
The role of Health Services is to identify and assist those with head injuries by connecting them with appropriate resources and services, ultimately promoting academic success and personal wellness. We adhere to established guidelines and evidence-based recommendations, which may include referral to an outside provider. We collaborate with The Department of Communication Disorders, the Disability Resource Center, and Department of Athletics to evaluate, treat, monitor, and refer those who may have a diagnosis of concussion or post-concussive syndrome.
Medications and Medical Supplies
- Select prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications on hand for reduced fee
- Medical supplies, braces, crutches, etc
- Pharmacy delivery available
- No narcotics on site or routinely prescribed
Laboratory and Diagnostic Services
- Strep, Mono, and Flu testing as indicated
- Blood draws, Sickle Cell screening
- Rapid HIV testing, STI testing
- TB screening
- Vaginal infection testing, Pap smears
- Pregnancy tests
HPV Vaccination Initiative
Student Health Services participates in a grant-funded education and immunization initiative designed to bring awareness to the dangers associated with HPV and offer measures to prevent infection.
HPV Vaccinations are available to any registered student up to the age of 26 who hasn't been vaccinated or hasn't completed the 3-shot series. In the event vaccinations are no longer available, students will be offered a prescription to take to a pharmacy of choice. * Students who are under 18 will need permission from their legal guardian *
What is HPV?
HPV is a very common virus that affects both men and women; approximately one in four people are infected in the United States. About 14 million people, including teens, become infected with HPV each year. While most strains of the HPV virus resolve spontaneously, there are a few dangerous HPV strains that are known to cause cancer in both men and women. Every year in the United States, HPV causes 30,700 cancers in men and women, including genital warts, oral cancer, and cancers of the cervix and penis. Approximately 75% to 80% of the population will contract HPV in their lifetime.
The HPV vaccination is currently the only immunization available that prevents these cancers from occurring!
Want to protect yourself? Log in to the Patient Portal to schedule an appointment.
Free Smoking Cessation Services Available
Want to quit tobacco? We can help! Student Health Services wants to support your efforts to sustain a tobacco free lifestyle. We have developed a comprehensive, medically supervised Tobacco Cessation program for students, free of charge. Program includes free medical consultation, free nicotine replacements, and free individualized counseling. Use of prescription medications may be indicated for some individuals and is available if necessary.
Support and Resource Team (SART)
Southern Connecticut State University's Support and Resource Team (SART) is designed to provide a collaborative victim-centered team response to sexual violence. The mission of SART is to provide services that ensure a transition from victim to survivor for every individual whose life is impacted by sexual violence. SART members can provide a survivor with many supportive options including counseling, medical attention, judicial services, advocacy, referrals, and general information regarding sexual violence. Should a survivor choose to file a police report, the University Police and Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support Center (VPAS) staff will assist the individual with the reporting process. We strive to empower the survivor to make their own decisions by providing on- and off-campus resources, offer support as needed, and hold perpetrators accountable. The SART members will keep confidentiality to the best of their ability.
The SART has been designated by the Division of Student Affairs to handle sexual assault cases. The team includes a coordinator and designated individuals from throughout the University. The Support And Resource Team is available to help anyone who reports a violation of the sexual misconduct policy. In cases of immediate danger or an emergency, call the University Police at 911.
For information or to report sexual violence, students may contact any member of the team. Please visit the Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support Center website for team members' contact information and details of services.