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Director's Message

A student’s university experience and academic success is intimately associated with their overall health and wellness. As Director of Student Health Services (SHS), I am proud of the services we offer FGCU students to assist them when they are sick, to educate them on healthy lifestyle choices, and to protect them through vaccination, education and accessibility.

Student Health Services is proud to announce that we have recently been re-accredited for three years by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). This is an important milestone in the continuing growth and success of our health care organization. Pursuing accreditation shows our commitment to providing the highest levels of quality care to our patients, and the same high level of quality in our business practices. Achieving accreditation by AAAHC is proof that we have met the rigorous standards of a nationally recognized third party. We are proud to have met the challenge of accreditation, and intend to consistently uphold the principles of quality improvement in patient care in the future.

SHS is funded by a portion of student health fees allowing us to provide high quality care at a minimal cost to our patients. Our staff is committed to providing care to students in a manner that not only allows them to focus on their academic goals but also enhances their medical knowledge and thereby encourages healthy behaviors and choices. I hope that all of our students will take advantage of the services we provide.

Kevin J. Collins, MD

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Fee Payment

All costs must be paid for at time of service. While nearly all Student Health Services are free, some visits require lab work, tests or prescriptions and do have minimal costs. Please ask your provider if there are any costs associated with your visit. Student Health Services accepts all major Credit Cards, Cash, Debit and Eagle I.D. Dollars.

April is STD Awareness Month

April marks the annual observance of STD Awareness Month. Individuals, health care providers, and community-based organizations are encouraged to bring a renewed sense of enthusiasm and focus to their STD awareness and prevention efforts throughout the month.  20 million new STDs, including 50,000 new HIV infections, occur every year.  Luckily, FGCU Student Health Services offers STD testing every day.  If you are worried or just want to be safe, schedule your appointment today with a healthcare provider.