FAU STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES
Building 8W, Room 240
Online appointments available at MyHealth.fau.edu
Florida Atlantic University Student Health Services, staffed by a team of dedicated professionals, provides healthcare, prevention, education, outreach and public health services to a diverse student population in a safe, caring and supportive environment. We promote University-wide wellness, encouraging healthy lifestyles and personal responsibility to enhance students' capacity for reaching academic and personal goals, thereby enhancing their overall learning experiences.
Student Health Services will be an outstanding resource committed to meeting the changing health and wellness needs of the University community.
All FAU students who are enrolled in the current semester are eligible for services. Students enrolled in the previous semester may be eligible for services; inquire at Student Health Services. Proof of current enrollment is required. All students must present a valid photo ID before receiving services.
LOCATION & HOURS
We are conveniently located on the Boca Raton campus in the Student Services 8 West Building, Room 240. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Student Health Services is closed Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
Board-certified physicians and advanced registered nurse practitioners, registered nurses, Florida licensed dentist, dental hygienists, and a well-trained support staff work cooperatively to provide comprehensive, quality health care. All professional staff members are Florida licensed, registered and/or certified depending on their expertise and service areas.
The Student Health fee, part of each student's tuition, helps defray the costs for routine visits for common illnesses and injuries, including, but not limited to respiratory and gastrointestinal problems, strains and sprains, skin rashes, and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Fee-for-services charges are assessed for office visits, medications, treatments and supplies, among other services. Physical exams are also available for a reduced fee.
Our staff members provide a variety of gynecological services that include routine annual check-ups (Pap smear, pelvic and breast exam), contraception counseling, pregnancy testing, and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases and vaginal infections. Limited gynecological outpatient procedures, such as colposcopies, are also available. All services are provided for a reduced fee by appointment only.
A consultation and oral exam by the dentist, cleaning, x-rays and other dental procedures are provided for reduced fees by appointment only. For treatment other than those listed above, referrals are made to community dentists, where the student is responsible for payment for services.
Emergency services, those required for life-threatening conditions, are not provided by Student Health Services. For a medical emergency on campus, call 911 or the University Police at 561 297 3500. If emergency services or medical attention are required after hours, Boca Raton Regional Hospital is located five minutes from campus at 800 Meadows Road, Boca Raton.
COLLEGIATE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (24-HOUR NURSE TRIAGE)
All students have access to nurse advice and health information 24 hours a day, seven days a week by dialing 866 281-9725. The Collegiate Assistance Program is staffed by registered nurses who can help students determine if they need to seek medical care, understand their medications or medical procedures, or learn ways to stay healthy.
The FAU Pharmacy serves FAU students, faculty, staff and other community members. The pharmacy is located in Building SS-8, Room 223 upstairs from the Breezeway Food Court on the Boca Raton campus. A wide selection of over-the-counter items and prescription medications are maintained or are typically available within 24 hours. Prescriptions may be transferred to the FAU Pharmacy from community pharmacies with your permission. For more information about the pharmacy, visit www.fau.edu/shs.
Student Health Services does not provide excuses for missed classes. Appointments must be cancelled by 5 p.m. the business day prior to the scheduled appointment to avoid being charged a fee.
Laboratory tests needed to assist in diagnosis and follow-up are available at a reduced fee. Some diagnostic tests (EKGs, ultrasounds, etc.) are available at reduced fees; X-rays and other sophisticated diagnostic testing are referred to community resources, where the student is responsible for payment for services.
The following immunizations are available at discounted fees:
Your medical records contain a complete history of your health care at Student Health Services and are completely confidential. Medical records cannot be released without your written consent. The only exceptions to the above are: (1) information necessary for public welfare, and (2) records subpoenaed by the court. A small fee is charged for copies of medical records.
Prior to registration, each student accepted for admission must submit a signed Immunization Form. All students born after 1956 must also submit documented proof of immunity to measles and rubella. In addition, all students must provide documentation of vaccinations against meningococcal meningitis and hepatitis B or provide a signed waiver for each declined vaccination. The Immunization Form and complete immunization requirement information can be found at www.fau.edu/shs.
A student sickness and injury insurance plan is available for a reasonable fee. Brochures presenting this program and its costs are available at Student Health Services or at www.insuranceforstudents.com. International students must show proof of insurance.
STUDENT HEALTH ADVISORY COUNCIL (SHAC)
SHAC serves as the official student board for Student Health Services. Student members serve as liaisons to the student body and ensure students receive high quality health care and health education. For further information, call 561-297-3516.
OFFICE OF HEALTH AND WELLNESS EDUCATION (OHWE)
The Office of Health and Wellness Education provides education, support, and resources for the FAU community in all areas of wellness. Through creative, student-centered activities, OHWE presents students with information that will enable them to stay healthy, safe, and to succeed at college and in life. OHWE is located in Building SS-8, Room 222, where staff members and peer educators are available to assist students in accessing campus and community resources and to offer support with health-related issues. For more information or to learn how to become a peer educator, call 561-297-1048 or visit the Office of Health and Wellness Education website at www/fau.edu/wellness.
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