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Adjacent Parking Garage 2 and Parking Lot 7

Appointments: (239) 590-7966
Immunization: (239) 590-1254

Frequently Asked Questions

 
 
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1) Where are you located and what are your hours?

Student Health Services (SHS) is centrally located in a modular adjacent to Parking Garage 2. We are open from 8:15am - 4:45pm, Monday thru Thursday, and 9:00am - 4:45pm on Fridays.

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2) Who can we call after hours?

Students may receive free health advice from an offsite after hours nursing service by calling the main SHS telephone number (239-590-7966)

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3) Do you have real doctors?

All of our doctors are board certified with many years of experience. All were in private practice before joining SHS.

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4) How much do services cost?

Visits are free but there are nominal charges (cost recovery) for medications, labs, and vaccines. We accept cash, check, Eagle Dollars, debit and all major credit cards.

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5) Do you have women's health?

Yes, we provide women’s health services including well exam visits, contraception, pap smears, and testing & treatment for sexually transmitted infections.

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6) Do you have dermatologists or dentists there?

No, we do not have specialists (dermatology, orthopaedics, ophthalmology, etc.) We provide primary care evaluation (family doctor) and refer to specialists as needed.

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7) Do you give out medicines?

We do not fill outside prescriptions. However, prescription medications (antibiotics, birth control, asthma inhalers) ordered by our providers, may be purchased at SHS for reduced prices. We also provide limited quantities of over the counter medications for no charge (Tylenol, cough drops, etc.). Prescriptions written by SHS providers can be filled at SHS or local pharmacies.

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8) What is Plan B? Is it hard to get?

Plan B is the “morning after pill”. It is taken to prevent an unplanned pregnancy in the event of unprotected sex. It is available at SHS and at drug stores.

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9) Do you test for STD's?

Yes and our prices are very reasonable. Appointments are required.

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10) Do you have condoms?

Yes, we have free condoms located in Student Health and Prevention & Wellness.

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11) Do you draw blood?

Yes, we draw blood for routine labs ordered at SHS. We are also able to draw most labs ordered by outside providers.

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12) Do you give allergy shots?

SHS does not provide allergy injections. We do provide a list of available resources for this service.

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13) Do you have vaccines available?

Yes, we have many vaccines.   Please visit our immunization website for specific information regarding what is required and available:

http://www.fgcu.edu/studenthealth/immunizations.html

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14) Do you test for ADD or prescribe meds for ADD?

We refer students to Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) for testing and medications as indicated.

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15) Can you get antidepressants at SHS?

Typically, students requiring medications for depression are referred to CAPS.

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16) Do you make house calls?

No. Call 911 in an emergency situation.

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17) Do you have doctor's notes for classes missed due to illness?

No.  Students can request a “walk out statement” that provides proof of the visit.  Students who are ill (and contagious) should not attend class.  Most episodes of illness do not require a visit to SHS.  Students are encouraged to discuss absences with their Professor or Academic Advisor.

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18) Do you take outside insurance?

No. However, visits are free and medications and labs are very reasonably priced.

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19) Do you have student health insurance available?

Yes. Students can purchase health insurance. Visit the SHS website for information.

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20) Do you have a lab?

We draw blood and send it to an outside lab for testing. We do perform limited on site testing. We are also able to draw most but not all labs ordered by outside providers.

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21) Do you have pregnancy tests?

Yes. We offer inexpensive urine or blood pregnancy tests in our lab.

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22) Do you do x-rays?

No, but we evaluate and write prescriptions for an X-ray referral service. We have negotiated reduced fees for students without insurance.

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23) Do you have pregnancy referral services?

Yes, we can assist students with pregnancy referral and family planning options.

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24) Do you have HIV testing?

Yes, we have two types. One type is oral and is free and the other type requires a blood draw and is provided at a minimal cost.

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25) Can you stitch a cut at SHS?

We can evaluate a laceration to determine if sutures are required. Depending on site/severity, we may be able to provide sutures. We also remove sutures and staples.

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26) Do you take walk-ins?

On a limited basis. However, same day appointments are usually available if the patient calls early in the day. Patients with urgent needs are never turned away.

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27) Are you required to have an appointment?

Appointments are preferred but some walk-in visits are available.

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28) Is your staff licensed?

Members of our staff are professionally licensed as Registered Nurses, (RN’s), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN’s) and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNP’s) or Medical Doctors.

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29) How long is an average appointment?

An average appointment usually lasts about 20 minutes but may take more or less time.

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30) Do my parents have access to my medical information?

We are only able to provide your medical information to your parents with your written consent.