Comprehensive medical care is provided for all eligible FAU students. General medical care is provided for: illness and injuries; men's health problems and testing for sexually transmitted infections; mental health issues; and health promotion counseling. The student health fee included in each student's tuition subsidizes the cost of medical visits. Reduced fees are charged for laboratory testing, medical treatments, procedures, medications, equipment and supplies. All services are available by appointment.
Services are provided by Board-certified Family Physicians and Gynecologists, Master's prepared Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses. a Board-certified Dentist, Dental Hygienists and well-trained support staff work cooperatively to provide primary quality health care.
All professional staff members are Florida State licensed, registered and/or certified depending on their expertise and service areas.
How the Medical Clinic Can Assist You
The following are examples of needs that can be addressed in the Student Health Services Medical Clinic:
Infections such as coughs, colds, sore throats, tonsillitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, pink eye, ear aches, urine infections, and skin infections;
Skin problems such as rashes, hives, cuts, burns, bruises;
Accidents such as sprains, strains, injuries, needle sticks, back aches;
Gastrointestinal problems such as stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, heartburn, rectal pain or bleeding;
General problems such as fatigue, malaise, aching, joint pain, allergies, allergic reaction, menstrual cramps, abdominal pain, chest pain, shortness of breath, asthma or wheezing, high blood pressure or diabetes;
Men's health problems, such as testicular pain, scrotal masses, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), burning with urination;
Mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, panic and sleep disturbances; and
Counseling and health teaching on diet, STIs, birth control and health promotion.
Complete examinations are offered by appointment for routine, or pre-employment physicals. These include a complete history and physical, height, weight, blood pressure, urinalysis, and some blood tests, all for a reduced fee.
Mental Health Care
Assistance is available for depression, anxiety, eating disorders, insomnia, fatigue, domestic abuse, or any other emotional issues. Anti-depressant medication can be prescribed. Make an appointment in the medical clinic. Student Health Service also works closely with FAU Counseling and Psychological Services and outside mental health providers. Referrals for counseling will be made when appropriate.
Disease Prevention/Health Promotion
Counseling is available for nutrition/healthy eating, disease prevention/health promotion, and information regarding disease processes. Assistance for smoking cessation is available and prescription medication can be prescribed.
Educational pamphlets are available for students with minor health problems. These can be found in the waiting room to assist with self-care. Other health education brochures can be found in the hallway outside The Office of Health and Wellness Education in the Student Services Building (SS8), Room 222.
Collegiate Assistance Program (24-hr Nurse Triage)
All students have access to nurse advice and health information 24 hours a day, 7 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.