Enrolled FSU students; post doctoral fellows and visiting scholars; orientation students and participants in special programs or campers. FSU faculty and staff may access the travel clinic and the nutrition clinic.
Before your student leaves home,
Once your student is at Florida State, if self care has not relieved your student’s symptoms or the symptoms worsen, your student may need to seek medical care.
The Health and Wellness Center is southwest of Oglesby Union, north of the Student Life bulding and the Dunlap Success Center, and west of Parking Garage #2. The street address is 960 Learning Way. Clinic hours of operation are 8 AM - 4 PM, Monday - Friday. The Health Center is not open on Saturday or Sunday.
Services available include general medical care, women's health services, allergy clinic, nutrition assessments, physical therapy, psychiatry, immunizations, laboratory, health promotion outreach services, HIV and sexually transmitted infection testing, and radiology. We provide basic outpatient family practice-type services. We also provide urgent care services (minor suturing, splinting, intravenous therapy) for acute injuries and illnesses that cannot wait for an appointment. There are other specialists who work in the specialty clinic on a rotating basis throughout the month.
Yes we can store the serum and give the injections based on outside physician's orders. We do not perform any allergy testing in the health center, but there are allergists in Tallahassee.
The student should always carry a copy of the insurance card. We do scan your insurance card on your first visit to the Health Center. It is the student's responsibility to present a new insurance card to be scanned if your insurance changes.
We have Family Practice, Pediatric, Internal Medicine, GYN, and Psychiatric physicians who enjoy working specifically with the college population. In addition, many of our clinicians, including the ARNPs and PAs, are board-certified.
We do not have specialists on staff. We do, however, refer students to specialists in the community or to the emergency room as necessary. We make every effort to insure that students are referred to specialists who accept the student's insurance.
Yes, you must give permission. The following statement is on the immunization compliance forms:
REQUIRED AUTHORIZATION FOR CARE OF STUDENTS UNDER AGE 18: I authorize, at the discretion of University Health Services personnel, medical and surgical care including examinations, treatments, immunizations, and the like for my son or daughter. In the event of serious disease or injury or the need for major surgery, I understand that all reasonable effort will be made to contact me but that failure to make contact will not prevent emergency treatment if necessary to help preserve life or health.
Parent Signature____________________Date __________
Parent/Guardian signature is ONLY required for students under the age of 18 years.
There is no blanket release that is good for all visits.
If a student has a serious medical emergency, the parents/guardians will be notified.