Our specialized team provides high-quality & low-cost healthcare to eligible students. Below are general descriptions of services available at the Student Health Center.

Acute Care expanding section

Acute medical needs may be addressed by our highly-trained staff via scheduled appointments during office hours.

Allergy Injections expanding section

Allergy injections may be arranged at the Health Center when the allergens (i.e. medication) and written orders are supplied by the student's personal physician or allergist. Students are required to make an appointment with a Student Health Center provider before beginning allergy injections. All orders must be updated annually. There is a $10.00 administrative fee per visit for this service.

Consultation & Referral expanding section

With the student's permission, consultations & referrals can be made with several on-or-off campus resources. The student's personal health care provider, local clinics and hospitals, the Dean of Students, the Counseling & Testing Center, Disability Resource Services, the Athletics department, the office of International Education, the office of Residence Life and/or the County Health Department can all be contacted.

Counseling expanding section

Individual counseling provides the opportunity to talk confidentially about anything you want & to get help in solving problems, addressing relationship issues, resolving a personal crisis, or addressing issues of depression, anxiety, stress, disordered eating or sexual assault.


Gynecological & Reproductive Services expanding section

Services include annual examinations, PAP testing, contraceptive services, & genitourinary care. Get information about contraceptives available for purchase.

HIV & Sexually-Transmitted Infections (STI) Testing / Walk-In STI Clinic expanding section

Confidential HIV & STI (Sexually-Transmitted Infections) testing is available at the Student Health Center by appointment or via our walk-in STI clinic.

What is the walk-in STI clinic?
The walk-in STI testing clinic is for men & women who are concerned that they might have been exposed to chlamydia, gonorrhea, or HIV. Note:  must wait at least 1 hour from your last urination before testing can be performed.

To utilize the walk-in STI clinic you must be able to answer "no" to all of the following questions:
1) Has a sexual partner tested positive for a sexually-transmitted infection?
2) Are you currently having any disconcerting symptoms? 
(i.e. pelvic or testicular pain, burning with urination, urethral discharge, change in vaginal discharge). The walk-in STI clinic is NOT appropriate for symptomatic individuals.
 Do you have a concern about an assault or non-consensual sex?
4) Do you have questions or concerns that you would like to speak to a provider about?

If you answered "yes" to any of the above questions, an appointment should be made with a provider.

What are we testing for?
 a bacterial infection that often does NOT have associated symptoms. When symptoms are present a woman may experience vaginal discharge and/or bleeding, pain or burning with urination, or pain in the lower abdomen. Men may experience pain or burning with urination. Chlamydia is transmitted through vaginal, oral, or anal intercourse. Untreated chlamydia can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease in women as well as infertility. Men can develop testicular infections. Chlamydia can be treated with antibiotics.

Gonorrhea- a bacterial infection that often does NOT have associated symptoms. When symptoms are present a woman may experience burning with urination, vaginal discharge that could be yellow or green, abnormal vaginal bleeding and pelvic pain. Men can experience burning with urination, discharge from the penis. Gonorrhea is transmitted through vaginal, oral, or anal intercourse. Untreated gonorrhea can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease in women as well as infertility. Men can develop testicular infections.

HIV- a viral infection that also causes AIDS. Eleven million people in the US likely have HIV. Rarely do people have symptoms in the first 10 years. There is no cure for HIV. HIV is transmitted through vaginal, oral, anal sex, or contaminated needles. Early diagnosis can lead to slower progression of the disease.

How are the lab tests obtained?
The chlamydia and gonorrhea test is a urine test for both men and women. To obtain this test, we need the patient to wait at least one hour from the last time they have urinated & then we need the first 10 milliliters of urine. No risks are involved in obtaining a urine specimen.

The HIV test is a blood test. The risks involved include minor pain at the insertion site, bruising, fainting, and a rare risk infection.

How long will it take to get my lab results?
Test results will be available within 5-10 days. A nurse will call if the results are negative. The nurse will provide you with basic sexual health information & answer any questions you have.

What if my test results come back positive?
An SHC provider will notify you to set up an appointment to talk about the results & determine the best treatment.

How much does each test cost?
All students are charged a $5.00 fee to obtain specimens at the Health Center. There is no additional charge for chlamydia or gonorrhea & these tests are completed together. The HIV test costs an additional $20.00.

What is the best time frame for testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea?
Typically, it is best to wait two weeks from the potential exposure. Many people do not have symptoms & have had the infection for a period of time. The latest recommendations encourage routine screening in men & women who are sexually active with every new partner.

What is the best prevention against STIs & HIV?
The best prevention is condom use with all sexual encounters. Condoms can reduce the transmission of STI's or HIV & reduce the risk of pregnancy.

We also recommend the following immunizations for all adults:
-Hepatitis A
-Hepatitis B
-HPV (also known as Gardasil or Cervarix for prevention of cervical cancer & genital warts)

What we do NOT test for in the STI walk-in clinic:
We are not testing for genital herpes, HPV, pregnancy, trichomonas or syphilis. A provider visit is needed to discuss & test for these conditions.

What about contraception?
If you want to discuss contraception, including emergency contraception, make an appointment with a Health Center provider.

Additional information http://www.cdc.gov/std/

Immunizations Services expanding section

The Student Health Center offers a variety of immunizations to help students meet departmental & college requirements & to prepare for international travel. Learn more about immunizations at UWL.

Currently, the CDC does not have a recommendation for routine vaccination with Meningitis serogroup B vaccine because they have not determined if it is cost effective to make such a recommendation. However, it is considered a safe and effective vaccine and they do recommend that it be available and considered for anyone wanting to immunize to help prevent this uncommon but serious illness. Learn more information about the Meningitis serogroup B vaccine.



Laboratory Services expanding section

Laboratory services include routine blood counts, blood chemistries, urinalysis, cultures, STD, PAP, pregnancy, and HIV testing. A minimal charge is assessed for laboratory testing. In addition to lab tests ordered by our clinicians, students who have orders for testing from their personal providers at home can have the testing performed at the Student Health Center & the results forwarded to the ordering clinician. For information on common laboratory tests, click here.

LGBTQ+ Health & Sexuality Services expanding section

The SHC is committed to providing caring, quality, and confidential services for our students, inclusive of all sexual orientations and gender identities. We work to provide affirming health services so our patients are treated well and stay well. Below are links to websites or documents regarding LGBTQ+ sexual health and LGBTQ+ general health or wellness.

LGBTQ+ Health/Wellness Resources

Lesbian & Bisexual Women’s Health & Wellness

Center for Disease Control: Lesbian and Bisexual Health

Ten things Lesbians should talk about with their health care providers

Health Issues for Lesbians: Tips to stay healthy

Information about STD’s, as they pertain to Lesbian Women

Gay & Bisexual Men’s Health/Wellness

Center for Disease Control: Gay& Bisexual Health 

Ten Things Gay Men Should talk about with their health care providers

Health Issues for Gay Men: Tips to stay healthy

HIV/AIDS among Gay, Bisexual, and other Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM)

Transgender Health/Wellness

Ten Things Transgender Persons Should discuss with Their Healthcare Care Provider

Answers to common questions about Transgender individuals and gender identity

I'm Trans. Do I need birth control?

Medical Evaluation & Treatment expanding section

Outpatient care is available on an appointment basis Monday through Friday.

Medication & Supplies for Purchase at SHC Front Desk expanding section

The following items can be purchased at the SHC front desk:

Acetaminophen (325mg x 100 tabs) $2.00
Adhesive Bandages (100/box) $3.00
Antacid Liquid $4.00
Anti-Diarrheal $3.00
Aspercreme (1.5 oz.) $4.00
Athletic Tape $3.00
Condoms (1 dozen) $2.00
Cough Drops (30/pack) $2.00
ECP/Plan B  (Econtra One-Step) $15.00
Elastic Bandage ( 3 inch or 4 inch 'ACE'- type for wrapping) $2.00
Hot/Cold Packs (can be heated or cooled) $3.00
Ibuprofen (200mg x 100 tabs) $3.00
Laxative Liquid $3.00
Pain Reliever (Diclofenac) $6.00
Saline Nasal Spray $2.00
Thermometer $3.00
Triple Antibiotic Ointment $3.00
Cold Kit (includes tissues, hand sanitizer, ibuprofen or acetaminophen, cough syrup, cough drops, thermometer, and a "how to care for your cold" info sheet) $7.00

Items may be purchased with debit/credit card or charged to your student account.

Medication Dispensary expanding section

The Student Health Center has some prescription medications available for purchase if prescribed by a Health Center provider.

In addition, Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen, and Cough Drops are available for purchase at the SHC front desk. These items may be purchased with debit/credit card or charged to a student's account.

Medication   Medication
Amoxicillin 500 mg.  #30 $8 Levofloxacin 500 mg.  #10 $6
Amox/Pot-Clav 875-125 mg.  #10 $14 Lidocaine 4% Cream                      Gold Bond $7
Amox/Pot-Clav 875-125 mg.  #20 $15 Loratadine 10 mg.  #30                        $5
Artificial Tears                                     Soothe $7 Loratadine 10 mg.  #100           Allergy Relief $8
Azithromycin (Z-pak) 250 mg.  #6 $7 Loratadine/Pseudoeph. 10/240 #10  Lorat.-D 24 $7
Azithromycin 500 mg #2 $7 Meclizine 25 mg. #30 Chewable Tablet $7
Bacitracin  28 gram 500/gm Ointment $5 Metformin 1000 mg.  #100   $6
Benzonatate 100 mg.  #15 $7 Metronidazole 500 mg.  #14 $10
Benzonatate 100 mg.  #30 $10 Miconazole 2% - 7 DayVaginal Cream $5
Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% Cream 21 gm. Neutrogena $8 Mucinex  D  #18 $11
Betamethasone (aug.) 0.05% Cream 15 gr. $7 Mupirocin Ointment 2%  22 gram $7
Bupropion XL 150 mg. #30 $7 Naphazoline-Pheniramine 15 ml      Opcon-A $8
Bupropion XL 300 mg.  #30 $12 Naproxen 220 mg.  #50            All-Day Relief $5
Cefadroxil 500 mg.  #20 $14 Nitrofurantoin Mono. Mac. 100 mg #10 $25
Cephalexin 500 mg.  #14   $6 Olopatadine Ophth. Drops 0.1% 5 ml $10
Cephalexin 500 mg.  #20 $8 Omeprazole 20 mg.  #30 $6
Cetirizine 10 mg.  #30              All Day Allergy $5 Ondansetron Disintegrating Tabs 4 mg.  #10 $5
Cetirizine 10 mg.  #100            All Day Allergy $7 Oxymetazoline 0.05% Spray  30 ml 12 HRNasal Decon. $5
Ciprofloxacin 500 mg.  #6   $6 Penicillin VK 500 mg.  #20 $7
Ciprofloxacin 500 mg.  #20 $10 Pepto-Bismol 262 mg. Tabs  #24 $7
Ciprofloxacin Opth. Drops 0.3% 5 ml $10 Permethrin 5% Cream    60 gram $25
Citalopram 20 mg.  #30 $7 Polyethylene Glycol 3350  238 gram  Miralax  $8
Citrucel Fiber   454 gram $11 Polymyxin B Sulfate Trimeth. Solution $8
Clindamycin 150 mg.  #30 $7 Prednisone 20 mg.  #15  $9
Clotrimazole 2%           3 Day Vaginal Cream $6 Ranitidine 150 mg.  #60 $5
Cyclobenzaprine 5mg #20 $6 Sertraline  100 mg.  #30 $5
Dextromethorphan Poly. 89 ml  Cough DM 12hr $7 Silver Sulfadiazine Cream 1%  20 gram $9
Diphenhydramine 25 mg.  #24         Banophen $5 Sinus Rinse $9
Doxycycline 100 mg.  #14  $12 Sudagest 12 Hour  #10 $6
Doxycycline 100 mg.  #50 $15 Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim 800/160  #6   $5
Ear Drops  15 ml $6 Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim  800/160 #28 $7
Escitalopram 10 mg.  #30 $6 Sumatriptan  100 mg.  #9 $8
Escitalopram 10 mg.  #100 $8 Tamiflu 75 mg.  #10                  Oseltamivir $50
Famotidine 20 mg #100 $5 Terbinafine  250 mg.  #30 $7
First-Mouthwash BLM kit $33 Terbinafine 1% Cream 15 gram   $7
Fluconazole  150 mg.  #1 $5 Tretinoin 0.025% Gel 15 gram $52
Fluoxetine 10 mg. #30 $8 Triamcinolone .1% Cream  15 gram   $5
Fluoxetine 20 mg.  #30 $5 Triamcinolone .1% Cream  80 gram $8
Fluticasone Propionate 50 mcg.  16 gm. $8 Valacyclovir 1 gram  #30 $15
Hydrocortisone 2.5% Cream 28 gram  $5 Venlafaxine ER 37.5 mg. #30 $6
Hydorxyzine 25mg #30 $12 Venlafaxine ER 75 mg.  #30 $8
Ibuprofen 600 mg.  #30 $6 Venlafaxine ER 150 mg.  #30 $10
Ketoconazole 2% Shampoo  120 ml $8 Ventolin HFA 60 dose $24
Ventolin HFA 200 dose $54
White Petroleum Jelly 28.4 gram $5
Hep. A     (2)                                  Havrix $43 Contraceptives  
Hep. B     (3)                               Recombivax/Engerix-B $46 Aubra EQ  0.1/0.02 $15
Heplisav-B (2) $92 Chateal EQ  0.15/.0.03 $15
Measles, Mumps, Ru.                   MMR $85 Cryselle-28   0.3/0.03 $15
Meningococcal                              Menveo $105 Cyred EQ    0.15/0.03 $15
Meningococcal B                       Trumenba $120 Jasmiel       3.0/0.02 $15
Meningococcal B                        Bexsero $160 Junel FE 1.5/0.03 $15
Tetanus, Diph & Per. Tdap          Adacel $45 Nortrel 1-35   1/0.035 $15
Tetanus Dip. Toxoid $25 Tarina FE EQ 1/0.02 $15
Oral Typhoid                                  Vivotif $55 Tri-VyLibra $15
Typhoid Vac - IM $97 VyLibra     0.25/0.035  $15
Tuberculosis (TB) Skin test          Tubersol $10 Depo-Provera        Medroxyprogesterone $48
Pneumococcal Vaccine                 Pneumovax $95  
Human Papilloma Vaccine  (3)   Gardasil  9 $240 ECP / Plan B                                Econtra One-Step $15
Seasonal Flu. Quad $20 ella / Plan B                                     ella $30
Seasonal FluMist $25
Varicella                                        Varivax $140 Cold Kit $7
Polio                                                 IPol $65 Lice Comb $5
Rabies Vaccine                              Rabavert $272 Pill Splitter $4
Minor Injuries expanding section

The Student Health Center provides care for sprains, strains, lacerations, contusions & minor fractures.

Minor Surgical Procedures expanding section

Select procedures requiring local anesthesia are performed at the Student Health Center, including treatment of ingrown toenails, wart removal, incision & draining of abscesses, suturing & biopsies.

Nutrition expanding section

A registered dietitian (sometimes with a dietetics student or intern from Viterbo University) is available for personalized  nutrition counseling. Appointment times vary each semester; inquire at the Student Health Center front desk for the current nutrition counseling schedule.

Patient Education expanding section

Each visit is an opportunity for students to be educated about their health, medical care, & lifestyle choices.

Physical Therapy expanding section

The Student Health Center Physical Therapy unit provides evaluation & treatment of acute orthopedic injuries, sports injuries, & conditions which require post-surgical rehabilitation. Crutches, canes, & other orthopedic devices are available.

Primary Care expanding section

The Student Health Center provides a wide range of primary care services to students including physical exams, management of acute or chronic illness, pain management, injury treatment & mental health & dietary counseling.

Travel or Study Abroad Consultation expanding section

Prior to studying or traveling abroad, students should schedule a travel consultation appointment. This appointment should be scheduled at least 6-8 weeks prior to traveling if possible. The CDC guidelines will be reviewed & recommendations made (as needed) for immunizations and/or medications for your trip.

COMPLETE & BRING the Travel Health Form or the following information to your travel consultation appointment:

  • A complete list of all the countries you plan to visit
  • A complete immunization history
  • Knowledge of all your medications, allergies, & medical history
  • You will meet with an RN for a travel consultation and an immunization review.
  • If a prescription medication is possibly needed for your destination (e.g. malaria prevention, traveler's diarrhea) the RN will assist you in setting up an appointment with a medical provider.

If a provider's signature or letter of good health is required, schedule a Travel Physical with a Student Health Center provider.

If a provider's signature or letter of good health is NOT required, schedule a Travel Consultation with a nurse at the Student Health Center.