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:
- 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),
- Tetanus-Diphtheria (Td),
- Hepatitis B
- Minor surgical procedures
- Miscellaneous injectable medications
Important phone numbers:
- University Police (On-Campus Emergencies) 985. 448.4911
- University Health Services 985.493.2600
- University Counseling Center 985.448.4080
- Thibodaux Regional Medical Center 985.447.5500
- Emergency Room 985.493.4746
- Louisiana Public Health Unit- Lafourche Parish 985.447.0921
Top 10 health-related items to bring to college:
- Antibiotic cream for cuts, etc. (i.e. Neosporin, triple antibiotic cream)
- 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
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:
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention
- National Institutes of Health
- Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals
- American College Health Association
- World Health Organization
- American Public Health Association
- National Meningitis Association
Revised July 2013