Main Campus Flu Clinics

Main campus flu clinics are now planned.  Health Sciences campus clinics will be announced soon.

click HERE for main campus clinic information.

 

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Flu shots now available!

Flu shots are available now to ECU students, by appointment.  Please call (252) 328-6841 to schedule.  Shots are $10–if you have the Student Health Insurance Plan, you pay nothing.  SHIP is the only insurance we file, so if you carry any other type of third party insurance, you’ll pay $10; we can send you a walk out statement if you’d like to try to file it on your insurance yourself.

We’ll be planning flu clinics out on campus soon too, so if you don’t make an appointment for your flu shot, catch us at a clinic near you.  Watch for dates/times on this blog, and our webpage!

Think it is too early to get your flu shot?  Think again.  Watch this: http://www.cnn.com/video/?hpt=he_mid#/video/health/2012/09/03/hm-early-flu-shots.cnn

 

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Labor Day Holiday Information

Student Health’s hours of operation will vary slightly this coming weekend due to the Labor Day Holiday.

Saturday/Sunday September 1st & 2nd:  Closed

Monday, September 3rd:  Open for patient care 1:30-4:00pm only.   NO routine appointments during this time–only triage care (urgent problems).  Our regular appointment schedule will resume Tuesday, September 4th.

Need medical advice when we are closed?  Don’t forget our FREE, 24 hour nurseline.
(252) 328-6841.

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Intersession Hours and Fees

Now that summer classes are over for most students, Student Health Service has a change in operating hours from today, July 30-Friday, August 17.

During this period, Student Health is open for general business (dropping off forms, requesting medical records, general information) from 8am-12noon & 1pm-5pm, Monday-Friday.  Patient care hours (for appointments, dressing changes, pharmacy, etc) are 1:30pm-4pm daily.  We are closed Saturday/Sunday.  Please also note:  SHS is CLOSED from 12pm-1pm Monday-Friday.

A visit fee is required during this period to be seen as a patient at SHS (unless you are a dental or medical student who still has class during this time).  The fee is $25 per visit, in addition to any other charges you may incur during your appointment (lab, pharmacy, xray, etc).  The reason there is a visit fee is because during intersession, no student fees are supporting campus services.  We are open as a courtesy and convenience to students even when there are no classes, but your tuition and fees do not cover this period of service.

If you need care when SHS is not open, do not forget about our free 24 hour nurse line.  Just call our main number below and wait on the line.  This service is available to all ECU students.

For more information about our intersession hours or the visit fee for service, call us at (252) 328-6841.

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Message from the SHS Director regarding the 2012-2013 health insurance requirement

Information regarding the health insurance requirement at ECU, how to take action to waive out or enroll, what the cost for the current year will be for the Student Health Insurance Plan, and why the premium is more than previous years:  E-mail message to ECU students from SHS Director Jolene Jernigan.

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Have you taken action regarding your health insurance coverage yet?  Did you know that all students meeting certain eligibility criteria must have health insurance?  That pop up on your ECU OneStop page that you keep clicking “remind me later” is not just to bother you–it is to remind you to DO SOMETHING!  The deadline to act is September 15th.

Click on the “Waive Out or You’re In” logo above to find out more information as well as give you the link you need to either enroll in the student health insurance plan or provide your existing coverage so you can waive out (and get your $709 back for the semester).

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Boy Bandemia!!!!

The latest Boy Band craze….is right here at ECU!  Check out these cheeky Pirate Physician Assistant students and their healthy message, presented in a fun and lighthearted way.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPbilZxHfxY&fb_source=message

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Hot, Hot, Hot!

Greenville is getting ready to experience several days of 100+ temperatures.  Heat related illness is a concern in general in warm weather, but extreme temps up the ante when dealing with potential cases of heat stroke. 

Do you know the signs and symptoms of heat stroke or what to do if someone seems to be having heat related illness problems?  Visit the Mayo Clinic for info on heat stroke and how to prevent it, recognize it, & help someone before it is too late. 

Stay cool Pirates!

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Tick removal….a how to guide.

 

Tick

Summer is a great time for camping, gardening, hiking, enjoying the great outdoors….but sometimes, little blood sucking friends like to hitchhike from outside via your skin. There are lots of “home remedies” for removing ticks–using a blown out match, globbing on vaseline, even suffocating the tick in soap to get it to “detatch”.

However, health experts and the CDC recommend a simple grab with tweezers as the best method of removal. Need to learn how to remove a tick? Visit the CDC’s page on tick removal. 

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Summer fees…

Now that summer has come, many students are not taking classes but they would still like to utilize Student Health Service (SHS) or the Counseling Center (CCSD).  Not in summer school?  You can still be receive care at SHS & CCSD. 

In order to qualify for services at SHS/CCSD in the summer when you are not taking classes, you must have been enrolled this past spring AND you must be registered for fall classes.  If you meet those criteria, you can be seen at SHS/CCSD for a special summer fee.  The summer fee is necessary because you are not taking classes for the summer or paying any tuition, so you are not paying the usual health fee.  To pay the health fee for either SHS or CCSD service, stop by the Student Health Center.

There are 2 options for paying the summer fee for care at SHS:
Per visit fee $25.00 
OR
Need multiple visits? Pay $60.00 for unlimited visits per summer session.

Need care at CCSD?  One option is available:
 $60.00 per session (the per visit fee is not available for CCSD service)

First summer session fees are charged May 14-June 20.
Second summer session fees are charged June 21-July 27.
Once summer classes end, the only option for the fee is $25 per visit from July 30-Aug 17 (CCSD’s services may be limited during this period)

Questions?  Call SHS at (252) 328-6841 or CCSD at (252) 328-6661.

Have a healthy summer!

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