Currently enrolled students are eligible for services. Student dependents, chronic conditions, or long-term illness cannot be cared for at the student health center.
General assessments are provided on a walk-in basis by the registered nurse on duty.
Certified nurse practitioner clinic
Appointments for the nurse practitioner are referred through the RN on duty. Assessments of medical problems, physical exams and prescriptions, with the exception of narcotics or other controlled medications, are handled by the nurse practitioner. She collaborates with the university physician and makes referrals as needed.
The consulting physician makes daily visits to campus for an hour. The nurse or nurse practitioner makes appointments after completing an assessment of the student.
Vaccines are available for MMR, tetanus, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and Menomune. TB skin testing is also available. Gardasil is also now available. Gardasil is the new vaccine to prevent HPV (Human Papillomavirus). HPV can cause cervical cancer and genital warts. Gardasil requires three doses. The price of Gardasil is $155 per shot. Check with your insurance company for coverage.
Medical clearance for registration
All students are required to complete a medical history form and include verified immunization dates before registering for any classes. All medical records are confidential and may only be released by written request of the student.
Health Education is offered at each visit on an individual basis. Amy Allen is available for peer education programs to address current health issues and can be reached through Student Health Services. The health center has brochures and pamphlets available in a wide variety of topics pertinent to college life, such as migraines, allergies and vaccines.
The Health Center offers some in house tests including strep throat tests, mononucleosis tests and urinalyses. The Health Center contracts other tests out to LabCorp, and results are received within one to four days. A student’s personal physician may also order tests through the health center if needed. A prescription with complete orders and appropriate diagnoses is required.
The Health Center provides referral information to any local agencies, for dental and eye care or for specialty care. Troy is not a large city and many special needs may be referred to Montgomery or Dothan. Mental health counseling is also available through the SAVE Project.