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Health Services

Q: Who staff’s the Health Clinic?

A: The Health Services staff include:  Registered Nurses, a Nurse Practitioner, part-time physicians, a Certified Nurse Midwife,

There is a Registered Nurse in the Office every day to see students during Office Hours Monday- Thursday 8:30am-5pm and Friday 8:30am-4:30pm.

  • Prescribing Clinician Hours are posted on the office door daily.  These hours vary day to day so it is recommended the student call prior to coming to verify that day’s hours.

 

Q: Do students have to pay when visiting Health Services for sickness?

A: There is no fee charged for being seen at Health Services. However, if medication is prescribed the student goes to a pharmacy off campus to get it filled and is responsible for any costs there.

 

Q: Is there an overnight service for sick students on campus?

A: UNH Health Services is an ambulatory care center,   therefore, we do not provide over night services. For students who are ill after the clinic has closed, there are several Urgent Care or Walk-In Clinic in the area. If the situation is of an emergent nature, students who live on campus should contact their Resident Assistant or Hall Director, Campus Police, or call 911. The student will then be evaluated by EMS personnel and transported to a local emergency room.

 

Q: Does Health Services go to the Residence Halls when a student is ill?

A: The Health Services Staff does not make “house calls.” If the student is not feeling well or needs medical attention, the student must come to the clinic for care.

 

Q: Can students have blood work or X-rays taken at Health Services?

A: The clinic is not equipped to draw blood or take X-rays on site. There is, however, a Laboratory/X-ray facility within a short distance of the University that students are referred to for testing.

 

Q: Can students get their prescriptions filled at Health Services?

A: No, the clinic does not have a pharmacy on site. However, there is a CVS pharmacy (that is independent of the University and Health Services) across the street from UNH.  There are also other pharmacies within a close range of the University (Walgreens, Rite Aid, and Target, among others).

 

Q: As a Parent or Guardian, can I get information regarding my child’s visit(s) to Health Services?

A: A student’s visit to Health Services is confidential. We understand that parents/guardians are very concerned about the child’s well being, but we cannot openly discuss anything about the student with you unless we have permission from the student to do so.  In most cases, we encourage the student to give Health Services verbal permission to speak to their parent. However, the decision is left up to the student and may be different on case to case basis.

 

Q: What does my child need to do if he or she needs to go to the hospital? How will he or she get there?

A: If a serious illness or injury occurs, an ambulance can be called for transportation to the hospital. In non-emergency situations, the student is required to obtain their own transportation via a friend or taxi. In non-emergency situations when Health Services is closed,   students are urged to use local Urgent Care Centers or Walk-In Clinics.

 

Q: What information does Health Services need to have about my child?

A: All Fulltime students must complete the 4-page Physical/Immunization Form sent to them by the Admissions Office. Please read and complete it carefully. All students must be up to date on all Immunizations. All of the required Immunizations are listed in the Information sheet provided with the Physical form. Students should make a copy for their own records. We also encourage students to provide the Office with a copy of their Private Medical Insurance Card.

 

Q: What medical supplies, if any, should my child have at college?

A: We recommend that parents/guardians make a “First Aid Kit” for their student to keep in his/her dorm room. Item suggestions include:

  • Prescription medications, which should always be kept in Pharmacy labeled box/bottle/container and stored in a lock box.
  • Digital thermometer
  • Band-Aids (assorted sizes)
  • Gauze pads
  • Peroxide
  • Reusable ice packs
  • Antibiotic ointments (such as Bacitracin)
  • Cold medication
  • Cough drops/throat lozenges
  • Cough syrup
  • Tylenol or Advil
  • Rolaids, Tums, or Maalox
  • Pepto-Bismol

 

Q: Where is the closest pharmacy to campus?

A: There is a pharmacy located in Shoprite of West Haven.