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General Information

Important tid bits to know:

The Health Center will be closing at noon on Wednesday November 26. We will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday November 27, and Friday November 28. 

If case you missed the flu shot clinic...you can GET YOUR FLU SHOT  in the Health Center.  Call for an appointment. 

Remember how important it is just to simply wash your hands.  Stay healthy!

Please be courteousIf you cannot keep your appointment at the Health Center, please let us know so we can let someone else have that time.  Thank you in advance. As you  know we are extremely busy and want to make sure to see as many as you as possible.

Do you need a TB test?  If you are planning on working at a summer camp, going abroad or getting an internship you probably need one. The Health Center has TB tests available (charged through insurance) from November 25th through December 16th. Call to schedule an appointment.

Don't forget that we have S.A.D. lights! If you're feeling a bit under-the-weather make sure to stop by the Health and Wellness Center to get some full spectrum light back in your life! Beat the winter blahs. 

Beloiters,  please remember on the weekends we are closed. If you are really ill, you are reminded that you may call Security at 608-363-2355 and they can take you to either Convenient Care or the ER.  There are also new after hours cards outside the Health Center door.  It gives you a complete list of providers you can see after hours and on the weekend. 

 Be careful...stay safe!

 

Is it a cold or the flu?  Find out here!

Symptoms Cold Flu
Fever Rare Characteristic, high
(100-102°F); lasts three to four days
Headache Rare Prominent
General Aches, Pains Slight Usual; often severe
Fatigue, Weakness Quite mild Can last up to two to three weeks
Extreme Exhaustion Never Early and prominent
Stuffy Nose Common Sometimes
Sneezing Usual Sometimes
Sore Throat Common Sometimes
Chest Discomfort,
Cough
Mild to moderate;
hacking cough
Common; can become severe
Complications Sinus congestion
or earache
Bronchitis, pneumonia
Prevention Hand washing Annual vaccination

 

Student Assurance Services Website  http://www.sas-mn.com/
This is the site to answer questions regarding your student insurance plan.

 

 

General Information:

 

First Aid Kit Supply List

You may experience some type of minor illness or injury while on campus. While you are getting supplies together to live away from home, we suggest you put together a personal medical supply kit to use for those scrapes, scratches, bug bites, etc.

The health center is available to help you with your medical concerns but, there are many times when you can care for yourself. Here is a suggested list of supplies: 

MEDICATIONS

  • Analgesic (acetaminophen)
  • Antacid
  • Anti-inflammatory (ibuprofen)
  • Saline nasal spray
  • Antiseptic solution
  • Cough drops, throat lozenges
  • Antibiotic Ointment
  • Hydrocortisone cream

 

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

  • Adhesive tape
  • Band-Aids in assorted sizes
  • Elastic Bandage 3 or 4 inch
  • Eye Glass Repair Kit (if you wear glasses)
  • Gauze or other non stick pads
  • Ice bag or cold pack (reusable)
  • Safety Pins
  • Scissors
  • Q-tips
  • Thermometer (digital)
  • Heating Pad
  • Cold air vaporizer or humidifier

 

Meningitis Vaccination

While the Meningococcal Meningitis Vaccine is not required to attend Beloit College, we strongly recommend you receive the vaccine before coming to campus. The lifestyle of a college student can contribute to the susceptibility of contracting meningitis. Students live and work in close proximity to each other in residence hall and classrooms. Their personal habits of poor sleep patterns and unhealthy eating contribute to a lower resistance to disease. The vaccine is very safe and adverse reactions are mild and infrequent, consisting primarily of redness and pain at the injection site that may last up to two days.

HPV Vaccine (Gardasil)

HPV vaccine is available in the health center. Please call 608-363-2331 for more details.

Students may receive the HPV vaccine at the campus health center. Your family physician may give us the order to administer the vaccine or you can make an appointment to see our physician and they will write the order. The cost of the vaccine will be billed to your insurance.  The vaccine Gardasil my help prevent the diseases caused by some types of the virus. These include HPV type 16 and 18 that cause 70% of the cervical cancer cases. It will also help with the prevention of HPV type 6 and 11 which cause 90% of the Genital Warts cases.

New and transfer students

Please remember you must have completed and turned into the Health Center all pages of your health form and be in compliance with the College MMR requirement and the new State of Wisconsin Hepatitis B and Meningitis requirement before registering for classes.