Important Health Topics
Important Information For Students & Families
·Bring the following essential items and information to college with you:
·Prescribed medications that you take regularly
·Knowledge of your significant past medical history
·Knowledge of significant past medical history of close blood relatives
·Name, address, and phone number of personal physician and medical specialists
·Health insurance status: company name, phone # and coverage (plus a current insurance card) Insurance is not required to use the Student Health Center but is recommended for care beyond the SHC's scope or hours.
·Chronic Care: Students with significant chronic medical conditions should remain under the care of their off-campus treating physician &/or specialist for the ongoing management of these conditions. The Student Health Center (SHC) can work with the off-campus physician on an interim basis as needed, but primary responsibility for management of complex chronic conditions is beyond the SHC scope of practice.
·Confidentiality & Privacy The Student Health Center medical information is held as confidential in accordance with state and federal law. Medical information is not released to parents or others without the consent of the student.
The Trevor Project-Leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth and adults.
CDC LGBT health pages
National Institutes of Healthhttp://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/gaylesbianandtransgenderhealth.html GLBT research-based health information & articles plus numerous links to other organizations and information sources
-On Call International (Cal Maritime Travel Assistance Policy)
-Centers for Disease Control Travel Health Information
-International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers - Information on getting ready for travel and how to find healthcare around the world
-World Health Organization International Travel & Health Page