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The Student Health Center offers general medical appointments, a Women's Health Clinic, immunizations and more.
General Medical Visits: The Student Health Center staff evaluates and treats ill and injured students. Some examples of illnesses managed at the Student Health Center include (but are not limited to): respiratory infections, conjunctivitis ("pinkeye"), strep throat/tonsillitis, urinary tract infections, asthma exacerbations, sexually transmitted infections, and skin conditions. Students with general health concerns or questions are welcome to come in for a consultation.
Women's Health Clinic: Dr. Joanna Wynne is available by appointment Tuesdays and Thursdays between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Please call for an appointment or with any questions (also see “Sexual Health” below).
Please note: The State of Connecticut has a law named "The Safe Havens Act for Newborns."
This law saves babies at risk of abandonment. It allows a parent to bring their newborn to a hospital emergency department within the first 30 days of life and give the newborn to a nurse with no questions asked. It gives a desperate parent a responsible alternative to abandonment.
On-Site Laboratory Testing and Pharmacy Services: The Student Health Center has a limited on-site lab for diagnostic testing (e.g., rapid strep testing, urinalysis). We also have a limited prescription medication dispensary. If indicated, our nurse practitioners and physician will prescribe medications. Some commonly prescribed medications are available on-site (e.g., antibiotics, albuterol inhalers, antibiotic eye drops). Certain lab and pharmacy services do require a small charge. This fee may be paid by credit card, charge to tuition for undergraduates, charge to the student’s StagBucks account or check. Students who wish to use their health insurance prescription plan may fill their prescription at a local pharmacy.
Community Healthcare Providers: As part of a treatment plan, the Student Health Center clinician may recommend a consultation with a medical specialist or diagnostic testing (such as lab work or diagnostic imaging). The Student Health Center staff offers students assistance with coordination of care.
The Student Health Center’s default laboratory for blood tests, cultures, etc. is Quest Diagnostics. Students may go to questdiagnostics.com to view Quest Diagnostics’ list of acceptable insurance providers and third party payors.
Pharmacy's Located on Stag Bus Route:
- CVS - 700 Post Road (next to Marshalls)
(203) 255-1089 - Hours 9AM - 9PM
- Stop & Shop Pharmacy - 1160 Kings Highway Cutoff
(203) 254-8538 - Hours vary
- Rite Aid Pharmacy - 1619 Post Road (near University downtown bookstore)
(203) 259-2353 - Hours 10AM - 6PM
Immunizations and Tuberculosis Testing: The Student Heath Center is able to administer certain vaccines. We also offer on-site tuberculosis testing. Modest fees are charged. Influenza vaccine clinics are held yearly.
The Student Health Center is a source of clear and up to date medical information, and strives to care for the whole person; sexuality and sexual health inclusive. This care is rendered in a confidential, non-judgmental and welcoming manner and environment.
Services offered at the Student Health Center include:
- Routine urological examinations
- Pregnancy testing
- Sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment
- HIV testing: On-site HIV testing is offered in collaboration with our local Health Department
- Routine gynecological exams (Women’s Clinic)
- Pap Smears (Women’s Clinic)
The Student Health Center Staff is able to refer students to community medical providers specializing in urology and/or obstetrics and gynecology as indicated.
The Student Health Center, as part of a Catholic university, follows the Church’s teachings on reproductive issues. The Student Health Center does not provide contraception or contraceptive devices. Periodically, our physician does prescribe oral contraceptives as part of a medically indicated treatment plan for certain gynecological conditions requiring hormonal treatment.
Allergy Desensitization Injection Clinic:
Our Allergy Injection Clinic is available for students who are under immunotherapy as prescribed by their private physicians AND have reached the maintenance phase of their treatment plan AND meet certain additional criteria (see Allergy Clinic Forms below).
The Student Health Center is not able to administer allergy injection to students in the "build up" phase of treatment (i.e. receiving injections with increasing amounts of allergens). In order to be eligible for this clinic, the student must be in the maintenance phase of treatment receiving a stable dose of the allergens (typically every 2 - 4 weeks)
The Allergy Injection Clinic is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. Appointment is necessary. No allergy injections are given on the weekends or times outside of those listed. We do require students to wait 20 minutes after each injection.
Allergy Injection Clinic forms:
Transportation: Students with medical emergencies are transported to a local hospital by ambulance. The Student Health Center does employ drivers to transport students with non-emergent health needs to community Health Care Provider appointments arranged by the Student Health Center staff. This service is available on a limited schedule. Additionally, the University shuttle does provide access to local pharmacies and certain community Health Care Provider offices.
The Student Health Center often receives inquiries about class attendance issues. Below is information available in the University Student Handbook and the Class Attendance policy.