Self-Help for Common Illnesses

If you are ill, please call Health Services promptly to make an appointment for evaluation.

  • Our nurses are able to assess common illnesses, and instruct you about available non-prescription medication and self care. We can often give you some over-the-counter medicines to get you started on the road to recovery.
  • We will refer you to our Physician Assistant, a local urgent care center , or your primary care physician as needed.
  • Don't forget that 20 seconds of handwashing is one of the best steps to take to stop the spread of illness.

Each link below will take you to information about self care for the most common illnesses we see students for.Please see our links page for reliable online resources for other common illnesses and self care.

Flu vaccine is available to students at no charge each Fall semester per the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines. The amount of flu vaccine available to Health Services is variable. Date and times for flu vaccine clinics will be announced in the Daily Tribune and on our Facebook page.

 

      • While most healthy people recover from the flu without complications, you'll likely be out of school and work for a minimum of a week. Busy college students can't afford that, right?
      • Some people (the very old or young, and people with certain health conditions) are at high risk for serious complications from the flu, even death.
      • By decreasing your risk of becoming ill and spreading the flu, you are helping to protect these vulnerable people as well.
      • Finally, the flu vaccine CANNOT give you the flu. It's safe and effective.

 

Contact Information

Brighton Campus
Building 3, Room 165
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M-F 8:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
(585) 292-2018
Fax: (585) 292-3856
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