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University Health Services is here to assist students with their acute health care needs. Acute health care needs are those illnesses that have minor symptoms and usually have a short duration. Below are a few examples of acute illnesses:

  • Cold
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Stomach ache
  • Ear ache
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Pink eye
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Minor cuts/injuries
  • Respiratory infections
  • Sinus infections
  • Strep throat

What to do if your child has a health care need:

  • If it is minor and during office hours (7:30 am to 4:30 pm), please call 985.493.2600.
  • During any time of the day, if it is an emergency and on-campus please call 985. 448.4911. University Police will respond to all emergencies 24 hours a day.

Services provided with nominal fees:

  • On-campus laboratory services
  • Prescription medications (limited supply)
  • Vaccinations (limited supply)
    • Meningococcal (Meningitis),
    • Influenza,
    • Tetanus-Diphtheria (Td),
    • Hepatitis B
  • Minor surgical procedures
  • Miscellaneous injectable medications

Important phone numbers:

Top 10 health-related items to bring to college:

  • Antibiotic cream for cuts, etc. (i.e. Neosporin, triple antibiotic cream)
  • Band-aids
  • Cold medicine (antihistamine, decongestant, etc.)
  • Cough medicine and throat lozenges
  • Gatorade (dry mix package)
  • Hydrocortisone cream (ex. Cortaid) for itches, rashes
  • Pepto-Bismol (or other antacid, for nausea, diarrhea, upset stomach)
  • Heating pad and reusable cold/hot pack (can be used in both microwave oven and/or freezer)
  • Thermometer, scissors, tweezers
  • Tylenol/Ibuprofen/Advil

Top 10 keys for academic success:

  • PURSUE A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE.
  • Always attend class.
  • Before class, read the text and review the previous class notes.
  • After class, always review lecture notes within 24 hours.
  • Finish assignments, papers and projects early.
  • Study in the same quiet place every day.
  • Plan each week and manage your time.
  • Seek academic advisement early and often.
  • Get into study groups whenever possible and productive.
  • Find friends who are successful students.

Know the facts and keep your child safe:

Additional health-related resources: