Seasonal Influenza Update: January 17, 2018
Fairfield University students should be aware that Connecticut is experiencing wide spread seasonal influenza activity.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is influenza?
Influenza (“flu”) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus.
How does it spread?
Influenza viruses spread from an ill person to others mainly through coughing or sneezing. People may also become infected by touching something with the virus on it and then touching their mouth, nose or eyes before washing their hands.
What are the symptoms of the flu?
The fever may last 3-4 days.
How can I avoid becoming ill with the flu?
How can the Student Health Center assist students with flu related concerns?
Hours of Operation*
Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Options for Student Visits:
Women’s Health Clinic (by appointment): Tuesdays and Thursdays 2-4 p.m.
Allergy Desensitization Injection Clinic (by appointment only)
To schedule an appointment, call (203) 254-4000, Ext. 2241
*If the Fairfield University departmental offices are closed due to inclement weather, the Student Health Center also closes.
Please call Public Safety at (203)254-4090 for medical emergencies.
About the Health Center
The Student Health Center is located at the back of Dolan Hall. To contact the Student Health Center, call (203) 254-4000, ext. 2241. Health care is provided by our physician and a staff of nurse practitioners and registered nurses. A nurse practitioner is an "Advanced Practice Registered Nurse" licensed to manage common illnesses and prescribe medications.
To receive medical treatment at the Student Health Center you must be a full-time undergraduate student and have the required admission Medical Report on file. There is no visit fee for eligible students.
The Student Health Center is available to assist graduate and part-time students with immunizations required for matriculation and referrals to community Health Care Providers, but is not able to provide ongoing clinical care.
All medical visits to the Student Health Center are confidential. Health records are completely separate from other University records. Access is limited to authorized Student Health Center personnel only. The Student Health Center will discuss/release personal medical information only with the student's written permission. Students may obtain a consent form for the release of medical information at the Student Health Center. This release is valid for the specified visit/illness only. This is a legal requirement. See Emergencies for additional information regarding emergency situations.
We welcome student feedback. This brief, confidential survey about your recent Student Health Center visit takes less than five minutes to complete. You may choose to remain anonymous or to give your name and contact information.
Fairfield University Student Health Center
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 254-4000, ext. 2241
Fax: (203) 254-4263
(Please use e-mail only for routine, non-urgent communication).
The Student Health Center is committed to providing accessible, culturally competent and high quality health care, guided by best practices, to address the needs of mind, body and spirit.
The Student Health Center enhances the lives of our students by encouraging healthy lifestyle choices and promoting personal responsibility for one’s health and wellness through patient centered care and health education outreach.
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The Student Health Center offers general medical appointment, women's health clinic, on-site lab and pharmacy services, community HCPs, immunizations and more.
For Medical Emergencies, please call Public Safety at (203)254-4000, ext.4090 for immediate assistance. All Public Safety Officers are certified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs).
In this section, new students at Fairfield can review information regarding mandatory health related requirements, health insurance requirements, students with chronic medical conditions and food allergies.
The State of Connecticut General Statutes Section 10a-155 and Fairfield University require each full-time or matriculating student to provide proof of immunity or screening against measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, meningitis and tuberculosis. Immunization forms and fact sheets can be found in this section.
Fairfield University requires that all full-time domestic undergraduate students maintain or purchase a health insurance policy. Under Fairfield University's "hard waiver" program, full time undergraduate domestic students are automatically enrolled (and billed), each July. However, if the student has access to health insurance through other means (e.g. parents' coverage), students can waive the University-sponsored coverage and receive a full credit on his or her bill.
The University recognizes allergic reactions to food are an important health issue. We are asking incoming students to review the checklist below and to carefully follow each directive.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention offers a web site dedicated to providing comprehensive and current information related to travel and health. Information regarding vaccines, travel medicine, and general advice is posted on this web site. Travelers may also search for destination specific information and review posted Travel Health Notices.
Health Education health topics provides students self care guidelines to manage your ailment(s).
Meet the staff at the Student Health Center.