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Free treatment at the clinic includes first aid, assessment and treatment of minor ailments, and dispensing of
nonprescription medications. The university does not supply prescription drugs or personal nursing care. Students
with allergies or any illness that requires regular injections may receive them in the Student Health Office with a
physician’s authorization and a signed release. There is a minimal syringe fee per semester.
In the event a student is ill or in need of medical advice and the university nurse is not on duty, the student has the
Call his/her personal physician’s office
Go to the Walk-In Clinic, 560 North Judge Ely, 325.677.4904
Go to Dr. J Express Care, 1634 Hwy. 351, 325.676.1100
In case of an emergency: Go to Hendrick Trauma Center, 1900 Pine, 325.670.2151
Students should notify the residence hall director if they need assistance contacting a health care provider.
Off-Campus Health Care
Students desiring further medical services may go to the physician of their choice at their own expense. Before
securing a physician, students should have their health insurance card to locate which providers are available
through their insurance. The university nurse will assist a student in selecting a physician and making
appointments. The university is not responsible for medical bills.
The nearest hospital to the campus is Hendrick Medical Center, which is two blocks away. The university cannot
assume responsibility for a student’s medical care but, in an emergency, reserves the right to seek medical
attention for the student. In the event of serious illness, the university may require the removal of the student to a
private hospital. An examination by a physician to assess a student’s physical and mental status may be required at
the discretion of the university.
The expenses for such private medical or hospital care will be borne by the student. Parents and students are
encouraged to make financial arrangements in advance with a personal physician and file the physician’s name
with the residence hall director.
Illness During Class Time
Students who miss classes because of illness should contact their professors before the class meets. If
the professor requires proof of illness, the student must be seen by a medical professional (includes the
university nurse) while ill. An absence because of illness still counts as an absence in the class, and the student is
still responsible for all course material presented in or assigned on the day of the absence and will be held
accountable for such material in the determination of course grades.
Contagious or Serious Diseases
It is the policy of the university that students with contagious, infectious, long-term, life-threatening, or other
serious diseases may continue their enrollment as long as, with reasonable accommodations, they are
academically and technically qualified to participate in the educational programs and activities of the university
without undue risk to their own health or that of other students or employees.
After consultation with public health experts, university officials will determine the ability of the institution to
reasonably accommodate students with contagious diseases. Their determination will be based on the
consideration of various factors. Among the factors to be considered are:
The duration of the risk.