FAU STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES
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.
A board-certified Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner and a well-trained support staff work cooperatively to provide comprehensive, quality health care. All professional staff members are State of 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.
SHS offers 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 by referral on the Boca campus. All services are provided for a reduced fee by appointment only.
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. X-rays and other sophisticated diagnostic testing are referred to community resources, where the student is responsible for payment for services.
A dental clinic, located on the Boca Raton campus, provides consultations, oral exams, cleanings, x-rays, teeth whitening and other dental procedures for a reduced fee by appointment only. For more information, visit www.fau.edu/shs.
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.
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 561 339 0015. If emergency services or medical attention are required after hours, nearby facilities include Jupiter Medical Center Urgent Care (561-263-7010), MedExpress (561-776-3090) and Jupiter Medical Center (561-747-2234).
If medication is necessary, a prescription will be written which can be filled at any local pharmacy. The student is responsible for payment. A full-service community pharmacy is located on the Boca Raton campus. Prescriptions can be mailed to any Florida address for a minimal charge. Phone the FAU Pharmacy at 561-297-0072 for information about filling or transferring your prescription.
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 are: (1) information necessary for public welfare, and (2) records subpoenaed by the court. A small fee is charged for copies of medical records.
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. International students must show proof of insurance.
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.
The following immunizations are available at Student Health Services at a discounted fee:
LOCATION & HOURS
We are conveniently located in the Student Resources Building, Room 106. Hours are Monday through Friday by appointment. Student Health Services is closed Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
To make an appointment, call 561-799-8678. Appointments may also be made online by going to MyHealth.fau.edu.
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 on the Boca Raton campus 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 on OHWE or to learn how to become a peer educator, visit www/fau.edu/wellness.
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