Student Health Services
Student Health Services (SHS) strives to create a safe and healthy campus community for all by providing those services, opportunities, and experiences which support academic pursuits and personal development.
Our Student Health Center is a full service medical office and is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Our health care team includes physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, an x-ray technologist, and trained support staff.
Student Health Services is located in the Burns Recreational Center building opposite the Seaver parking lot: Parking D.
HOW TO STAY HEALTHY AND PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST THE FLU
Things you can do to help yourself and our community stay healthy!
It is not too late to get the flu vaccination. For students, please contact Student Health Services (SHS) at 338-2881 to schedule an appointment for a vaccination, while supplies are available.
If you are faculty or staff and would like to be vaccinated and need to find a location near you, please click on the following link: HealthMap Vaccine Finder.
- Practice cough etiquette
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow or shoulder, not into your hands.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread this way.
- Wash your hands often with soap and hot water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hands cleaners are also effective.
- Stay away from people who have flu or flu like illness.
- If you have been in contact with someone who has the flu, please know that onset of the virus can take up to three days. If you experience any flu like symptoms within this period, please stay home to limit the spread of the virus.
- Be familiar with the common signs and symptoms of the flu:
- Fever which is a temperature (taken with a thermometer) that is equal to or greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit or 38 degrees Celsius.
- Possible signs of fever: the person feels very warm, has a flushed appearance, or is sweating or shivering.
- Cough, headache, runny nose, sore throat and muscle aches.
- If you have a chronic illness and are experiencing flu symptoms, please contact Student Health Services at (310) 338-2881.
The flu may last up to 7 days; however a mild lingering cough may last for several weeks. Most cases of the flu can be managed with rest and fluids. Most people with flu or flu like illness will not need to seek medical services unless their symptoms are severe or they have a chronic illness.