Know when to schedule an appointment at the Campus Health Clinic versus when to go to the Emergency Room.
|campus health clinic||emergency room|
|Fever||Severe difficulty breathing|
|Cough, sore throat||Head injury with loss of consciousness|
|Ear problems||Motor vehicle accident injuries|
|Eye problems||Acute chest pain with no recent history of respiratory infection|
|Mole checks||Severe abdominal pain|
|Vomiting, diarrhea, nausea||Deep cut that requires stitches|
|STI testing||Feelings of hurting yourself or others|
|Birth control and GYN care|
If you have questions, please call (573) 651-2270.
Recommended Immunizations for students
- Students are encouraged to have a current Tetanus (TDap) within the past 10 years.
- Meningitis vaccine, beginning fall 2015, is required for all students living in on-campus housing at a Missouri public institution of higher education. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends that students receive the vaccine within five years of beginning college. A booster will be required for students who received their initial vaccination at age 11-12.
- Childhood immunizations including Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Varicella, Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) are also recommended if a student has not been immunized as a child.
- Gardasil to protect against HPV and cervical cancer is recommended if a student did not receive this series as an adolescent.
- Flu shots are recommended yearly, as well, and are offered starting in the fall.
The Campus Health Clinic will bill for each vaccine and the administration of the vaccine. Unfortunately, we are unable to determine the coverage specific to your insurance. Please contact your insurance directly for any questions you have regarding coverage or copays. You will be billed for any amounts that are not covered by your insurance.
Students may come by the Campus Health Clinic or make an appointment by calling (573) 651-2270. Please make sure to arrive early to complete the paperwork. Also, bring a copy of your immunization record. You should be able to obtain your records from your home Primary Care Provider or home health department.
Absence Excuse for Class
Miss a class due to an illness? Need to provide an excuse? Notes will be given for missed class and work only if actively sick at the time of your office visit or if necessary for the students and/or the surrounding community’s health and wellness. Excuses will not be given for classes missed based solely on the student’s own judgment. We do not guarantee that an excuse will be given as a result of an office visit.