There are no immunization requirements for students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
Things You Should Bring:
As you ready yourself to go off to college it is important that you are prepared for unexpected illness or injuries. In the event you are unable to make it to the Student Health Center below are some items we think will be helpful during this time:
- Thermometer: to check your temperature
- Fever reducer or pain reliever (such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, or Aleve)
- Cough syrup or expectorant (Robitussin)
- Anti-diarrheal (Imodium or Pepto-Bismol)
- Antihistamine-Benadryl or Claritin for allergic reaction, allergies, itchy rashes
- Heating pad for muscle injuries
- Hand sanitizer
- Lozenges for sore throat
- Band-Aids to cover minor cuts or scrapes
- Triple Antibiotic ointment for minor cuts, rubbing alcohol
- Heating pad for minor aches and pains
- Reusable Ice pack
Get copies of your medical and prescription drug insurance card, and learn about your health insurance. Healthcare, especially medical specialty and hospital care, can be extremely expensive.
Ask your parent or guardian to give you a tutorial on your insurance plan, especially as it relates to preferred providers and any requirements for pre-authorization for certain services or post-notification of hospitalization. Knowing about these things can save you a lot of time and money.
Learn About Your Personal and Family Medical History
- What medications do you take and why?
- Are you allergic to any medications?
- Have you had any significant illnesses, injuries, or surgeries?
- What chronic illnesses run in your family?
Make a plan for managing any prescription drugs you take on an ongoing basis. How will you get your prescriptions renewed? When the label on your medication says "No refills remaining," you'll need a renewal, which usually requires an appointment with a healthcare provider. Monitor refills left in your prescription carefully so you have time to schedule an appointment without running out of your medication. Your pharmacy may contact the healthcare provider who prescribed the medicine when you run out of refills to request instructions.