Student Health Services

Student health insurance cards can be picked up Mon-Fri 8am-4pm at Student Health Center, Room 71-235 Kenney Hall
(Must bring valid Student ID)

 

WELCOME TO TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES!

The Tuskegee University Student Health Services as a unit in the Division of Student Affairs provides Health Care and Education to all enrolled students, in accordance with the institutional mission and philosophy. Student Health Services is committed to provide students with quality primary health care services, and encourage the use of preventive methods through health education and counseling. 

Eligibility for Services

All currently enrolled students are eligible to receive health services, information and counseling at the Health Center. The student is required to present a valid student ID to receive services. 

Hours of Operation

Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters: Mon- Friday 8 am to 4.30 pm

The Tuskegee University Student Health Services as a unit in the Division of Student Affairs provides Health Care and Education to all enrolled students, in accordance with the institutional mission and philosophy. Student Health Services is committed to provide students with quality primary health care services, and encourage the use of preventive methods through health education and counseling. All currently enrolled students are eligible to receive health services, information and counseling at the Health Center. The student is required to present a valid student ID to receive services. Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters: 
The students are seen on a walk-in basis, on the same day - with the last sign-in at 3.30 pm. 

Location

Suite 71-235, John A. Kenney Hall 
Tel: 334.727.8641
334.727.8642
Fax: 334.724.4437
E-mail (*Director): samuelj@mytu.tuskegee.edu

MEDICAL EMERGENCIES 

For ALL on-campus medical emergencies, students must call *4911 for assistance.
For ALL serious medical emergencies off-campus, students should call *911.
Students will be transported to the Emergency Room by Ambulance, in case of all serious emergencies. For minor emergencies, students will be transported to the Student Health Center, during office hours, or advised to go the next business day. 

*If away from campus, students should call 911 or go directly to the nearest emergency room.

STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES STAFF 

The Student Health Services staff includes: The Director, Full-time Physician, Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurse, Patient Services Specialist, and Medical Assistants. *ALL patient visits to see the Medical Providers at the Student Health Center are free of charge.

Services provided include:

The Director, Full-time Physician, Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurse, Patient Services Specialist, and Medical Assistants.

*ALL patient visits to see the Medical Providers at the Student Health Center are free of charge.

  • Medical conditions commonly encountered and treated at any Primary Health Care Center: diseases in young adults such as illness of the respiratory, digestive, dermatologic, genitourinary systems, and STDs. 
  • Minor injuries, insect bites, animal bites, traumas from sprains to fractures are also frequently encountered. 
  • Monitoring of chronic illnesses, such as Hypertension, Diabetes, Asthma and Allergy injections are administered.
  • Mental health: Frequent problems encountered include, anxiety, mild to moderate depression, stress-related disorders and eating disorders. As indicated, referrals are made to mental health professionals.
  • Arrangements for Rabies Immunization are made through the School of Veterinary Medicine, and administered at the Student Health Center. 


Medications and Medical Supplies

All medications and medical supplies dispensed at the Student Health Center are free of charge. Prescriptions are written for the medications which are not available at the Student Health Center. 

Laboratory Services 

A few in-house lab testing are available, free of charge- such as urinalysis, pregnancy tests, and rapid strep and rapid influenza tests. All other lab services are done through samples sent to Lab Corp and reimbursed as per Student Health Insurance guidelines.

*For X-rays, Ultrasounds, and other Scans, students are referred to local imaging centers and hospitals.

REFERRAL SERVICES:

Referral services are provided, if indicated to most of the area Hospitals, Medical Specialists, Clinics and other health facilities through a referral network. The student must be seen by the medical providers at Student Health for all referrals, except for medical emergencies. 

NON-EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION

Tuskegee University provides free non-medical transportation to assist students, who are referred to the hospital, specialists, clinics and medical facilities. The Health Services staff can assist in making arrangements, and the University will provide return transportation service for students who have been transported. 

*To make transportation arrangements for scheduled medical appointments, students must come in person with their Student ID least 2-3 days (48-72 hours) in advance to sign the transportation request form. All cancellations also require 2-3 days (48-72 hours) notice. 

*If the cancellations are not made in a timely manner, a fee of $30 will be charged to the student account.

Wellness and Health Promotion Programs 

Wellness and Health Promotion Programs are an important part of Student Health Services. Throughout the year a number of educational programs are presented in an effort to improve student awareness regarding common health problems and behavior students should practice in order to reduce their health risks – emphasis is placed on Healthy Lifestyles, Drug and Alcohol awareness, Prevention of STDs and HIV etc. The Health Education Programs are comprehensive and provide education, support and resources to advance the health and wellness of students and the entire Campus community.

Community Service Outreach Programs: 

The Community Service Outreach Programs are organized and implemented, in accordance with the institutional mission to provide services to the campus community, regional and national levels.

HEALTH CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR NEW STUDENTS

As per the Alabama Department Public Health guidelines, and University policy ALL Students enrolling at Tuskegee University for the first time are required to complete and submit:

  • A Completed Health Profile (History and Physical) Form 
  • Proof of immunizations – two doses of the Measles or MMR Vaccine
  • A TB skin test with results (done within six months before enrollment) 

The Health Clearance will be then issued, to complete the registration process. 

CONTACT INFO

Mailing Address
   Tuskegee University 
   Student Health Services
   1200 West Montgomery Road
   71-235 John A. Kenney Hall
   Tuskegee,  AL 36088

Fax No: 334-724-4437

Tel. Numbers
   Main Desk: 334-727-8641 
   Physician and Nurses: 334-727-8642
   Patient Services Specialist: 334-727-8905

Director, Student Health Services
    Tel: 334-727-8647
    E-Mail: samuelj@mytu.tuskegee.edu

TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS-EMERGENCY NUMBERS

Tuskegee University Police Department........727-8757
Emergency Medical Services.......................ext. 4911
Counseling Center.......................................727-8244
Vice-President for Student Affairs…............ 724-4746
Office of the Dean of Chapel........................727-8322 or 8702
Dean of Students…………………….……...... 727-8421
Residence Life and Development.…………... 727-8915 or 8930
Housing…………………………..………......... 724- 8100 or 4617

CITY OF TUSKEGEE - EMERGENCY NUMBERS

City of Tuskegee Police...............................727-0200
Macon County Sheriff................................. 727-2500
City of Tuskegee Fire Department................727-2600 

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Clinical Services  
Evaluation and treatment are available for:  

  • common respiratory infections
  • minor injuries
  • gynecological problems
  • urinary tract infections
  • sexually transmissible diseases
  • sports injuries
  • other acute illnesses
  • treatment of chronic illnesses such as asthma, hypertension, diabetes and others

Allergy Injections -- Students must supply their own medications and instructions from their personal physicians. Students may arrange a time with the Student Health Center to receive injections.

Laboratory Tests -- A wide range of laboratory tests is available through the Student Health Center.

X-Rays -- A wide range of diagnostic x-rays and scans is available through local clinics and hospitals.

Medications -- Some selected medications are available free of charge. Prescriptions are written for those medications which are not available at the Student Health Center.

Student Charges and Billing:
There is no charge to see the Physician/Nurses at the Student Health Center.  The Student Health Center does not file insurance claims for students, however students may receive assistance with filing claims. 

Referral Services and Transportation:
Referrals will be made to Area Specialists if necessary or indicated after evaluation by the Physician. Referral services are provided, if indicated to most of the area Hospitals, Medical Specialists, Clinics and other health facilities through a "referral network." Tuskegee University provides free non-medical transportation to assist students, who are referred to the hospital, specialists, clinics and medical facilities. The Student Health Services staff assists in making arrangements, and the University will provide return transportation service for students who have been transported. To make transportation arrangements for scheduled medical appointments, students must call the Student Health Center at 727-8641 at least 48-72 hours in advance.  

Health Insurance Information and Policies 

Health Education Programs: 

Wellness and Health Promotion Programs are an important part of Student Health Services.  Throughout the year, a number of educational programs are presented in an effort to improve student awareness regarding common health problems and behavior students should practice in order to reduce their health risks.  The Health Education Programs are comprehensive and provide education, support and resources to advance the health and wellness of students and the entire Campus community at various campus locations.  There are health awareness workshops, programs and presentations- throughout the year, notably from the time of the New Student Orientation programs, extending into the fall, spring and summer semesters. 

The Annual Tuskegee University Health Fair- is among the highlights and is presented during the spring semester. The Health Fair features free information, demonstrations, health testing and screenings from various campus and community organizations.

Community Service Outreach Programs are organized and implemented, in accordance with the institutional mission to provide services to the campus community, regional and national levels, which are compatible with the University's educational mission, that help to improve understanding of community health problems. We work collaboratively with other Campus Units, Local, State and National Health agencies to help develop alternative solutions to decrease and minimize the disparities in access to Health Care. Presentations on various Health Issues and Wellness may be scheduled upon request.

STAFF 
Dr. June Samuel, Director
Stephanie Thomas, Medical Assistant    
Dr. Janice Hooks, Physician      
Katheryn Williams, Registered Nurse 
Tiffany Screws, Medical Assistant
Ollie Flynn, Medical Assistant     
Shirley McRae, Registered Nurse


MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRATION 
If you are enrolling at Tuskegee University for the first time, you are REQUIRED to complete and submit the Health Profile form prior to registration.

NOTE:  New Students cannot register for classes unless these requirements have been met and received the Medical Clearance from TU Student Health Services.

The Health Profile form requirements include:

A recent Physical Examination done and signed by a physician. (Note: Certain parts of the profile form must be completed by the student prior to going to the physician).
Provide documentation of having received two (2) doses of measles vaccine.
Provide documentation of a recent Tuberculin Skin Test (TB Skin test) and results, unless exempted by valid medical reasons.
*Please submit only copies of your Immunization records - indicating dates when the Measles vaccine was administered. TU Student Health Services will not provide copies of the Immunization records, which were submitted. It is the student's responsibility provide them to other Universities, Colleges and Work-related requirements.

The Health Profile form can be downloaded from the link below.  The form is also available on the Tuskegee University Admissions webpage:

Medical Information Form (pdf)

The completed Health Profile should be mailed to:

   Tuskegee University 
   Student Health Services
   1200 West Montgomery Road
   71-235 John A. Kenney Hall
   Tuskegee,  AL 36088

   Or Faxed to: (334) 724-4437

Director's Contact Information

    Dr. June Samuel 
    Director, Student Health Services 
    Tuskegee University 
    Student Health Services
    1200 West Montgomery Road
    71-235 John A. Kenney Hall
    Tuskegee,  AL 36088

    Phone: 334-727-8647 
    E-mail: samuelj@mytu.tuskegee.edu

Suggested Health Resources 

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AVAILABLE CLINICAL SERVICES

Evaluation and treatment are available for:

  • common respiratory infections
  • minor injuries, gynecological problems
  • urinary tract infections
  • sexually transmissible diseases,
  • sports injuries
  • other acute illnesses
  • treatment of chronic illnesses such as asthma, hypertension, diabetes and others

Allergy Injections - Students must supply their own medications and instructions from their personal physicians. There is a small charge for administration and students may arrange a time with the Student Health Center to receive injections.

Laboratory Tests - A wide range of laboratory tests is available through the Student Health Center.

X-Rays - wide range of diagnostic x-rays and scans is available through East Alabama Medical Center, Opelika, Alabama.

Medications - Some selected medications are dispensed free of charge. There is a fee for all other medications and injections which are billed to the student. Prescriptions are written for those medications which are not available at the Student Health Center.

Student Charges and Billing - Students are billed for chargeable services (medications, medical supplies and labwork) they receive at the Student Health Center. The Center does not file insurance claims for students, however students may recieve assistance with filing claims. Students who are billed by the Bursar will receive an itemized statement listing the medical services provided.

TU Medical Bulletin: Flu (Influenze) Alert - A common, highly contagious respiratory infection caused by a virus.  Incubation after exposure is 24 - 48 hours.  There are three main types of influenza (A, B, C) but they have the ability to mutate into different forms.  Outbreaks of different forms occur almost every winter, starting commonly in September or October, with varying degrees of severity.  Influenza affects both sexes and people of all ages.

Symptoms of the Flu - The following are the most common symptoms of the flu. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently. Influenza is called a respiratory disease, but the whole body seems to suffer when a person is infected. People usually become acutely ill with several, or all of the following symptoms:

  • high fever
  • headache
  • cough, often becoming severe
  • severe aches and pains
  • fatigue for several weeks
  • sometimes a sore throat
  • extreme exhaustion 

Treatment for Influenza:

Specific treatment for influenza will be determined by your physician based on:

  • your age, overall health, and medical history
  • extent and type of influenza, and severity of symptoms
  • your tolerance for specific medications, procedures, or therapies
  • expectations for the course of the disease
  • your opinion or preference 

The goal of treatment for influenza is to help prevent or decrease the severity of symptoms. Treatment may include:

  • medications to relieve aches and fever (Aspirin should not be given to children with fever without first consulting a physician.)
  • medications for congestion and nasal discharge
  • bed rest
  • increased intake of fluids and antiviral medications - when started within the first two days of treatment, they can reduce the duration of the disease but cannot cure it. A physician must prescribe all of these medications. 

Consult your physician for more information.

PREVENTION MEASURES:

  • A new influenza vaccine is introduced each September. It is usually recommended, for specific groups of people (as well as for persons who want to avoid having the flu.) 
  • A nasal-spray flu vaccine, called FluMist, is currently approved to prevent flu due to influenza A and B viruses in healthy children and adolescents (ages five to 17), and healthy adults (ages 18 to 49). As with other live virus vaccines, FluMist should not be given for any reason to people with immune suppression, including those with immune deficiency diseases, such as AIDS or cancer, and people who are being treated with medications that cause immunosuppression.

Following these precautions may also be helpful:

  1. When possible, avoid or limit contact with infected persons
  2. Frequent handwashing may reduce, but not eliminate, the risk of infection.
  3. A person who is coughing or sneezing should cover his/her nose and mouth with a handkerchief to limit spread of the virus.
  4. In addition, certain antiviral medications are approved for use in preventing the flu. All of these medications are available by prescription, and a physician should be consulted before any medication is used for preventing the flu.
     

TU Medical Requirements

MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRATION

If you are enrolling at Tuskegee University for the first time, you are REQUIRED to complete and submit the Health Profile form, prior to registration.

The Health Profile form requirements include:

  • A recent Physical Examination done and signed by a physician. (Note: Certain parts of the profile form must be completed by the student prior to going to the physician).
  • Provide documentation of having received two (2) doses of measles vaccine.
  • Provide documentation of a recent Tuberculin Skin Test (TB Skin test) and results, unless exempted by valid medical reasons.

Note:  New Students cannot register for classes unless these requirements have been met and received the Medical Clearance from TU Student Health Services.