Abrons Student Health Center

Medical Services Available

In addition to routine and preventative care, students can also make an appointment for physicals, immunization appointments, allergy injections, men’s and women’s health visits, and STI visits. Anytime a student is not feeling well we encourage them to call the Student Health Center.

Appointments
The Student Health Center works on an appointment system. Call 910-962-3280 to make an appointment.

Students who walk in without an appointment will be scheduled for the next available time. Our goal is to see all patients who contact us by 3:00pm on the same day.

Physical Examinations
The Student Health Center offers physicals for preventative care as well as for nursing, teaching, study abroad, and pre-employment. All incoming athletes will receive an initial physical at the Student Health Center – these physicals are arranged by the trainers. Students who need a physical for some other reason should bring a copy of the physical form to the health center before scheduling an appointment. Call 910-962-3280 to make an appointment or for more information.

Immunization Appointments
The Student Health Center can administer the following immunizations: Tetanus (both Td and TDaP), MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella), HPV (human papilloma virus), Hepatitis B, Meningitis, Meningitis B, and Flu. We also administer TB Tests.

To make an appointment for an immunization, please call 910-962-3280. There is a cost for immunizations.

Students must wait 20 minutes after receiving any injection to be observed for an adverse reaction. Please plan accordingly when making your appointments.

Allergy Injections
Allergy injection administration is available for students receiving treatment for chronic allergic conditions. Students receiving allergy injections at the SHC must have their allergist complete the Physician Order Form and provide their serum. New students wishing to have their allergy shots done at the SHC will need to schedule an appointment with one of our nurses to review the Physician Order Form, to see if they qualify to receive allergy injections at the SHC. Our allergy program allows for administration of routine allergy injections. Requests for more complicated, specialized allergy regimens may be facilitated by referral to a local allergy specialist.

To make an appointment with the allergy nurse, please call 910-962-3280.

Students must wait 20 minutes after receiving any injection to be observed for an adverse reaction. Please plan accordingly when making your appointments.

There is a $10 administration fee for each allergy appointment.

Men's Health
For a nominal fee, the SHC offers men a Health Risk Assessment Exam which assesses for heart disease, kidney disease, and cancer. Blood work and a urinalysis are used to screen for diabetes and elevated lipids (cholesterol). For information, or to schedule an appointment, please call 910-962-3280.

Women's Health
An important part for women of all ages is maintenance of their gynecological health. At the SHC we support this by performing Complete Physicals that can include a pap smear and STI testing on an annual basis (called an AHME, annual health maintenance exam). At the SHC we use the ACOG (American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology) guidelines when recommending when to start having a pap smear and how often they are repeated.

In addition to annual exams, our GYN services include: Contraceptive counseling - Oral, Injectable (DepoProvera) and implantable (Implanon) Routine screening for sexually transmitted infections Pregnancy testing Management of gynecological problems.

There can be additional charges associated with some of these services and testing.

Prior to your annual exam please complete a History Form (Under 40 Years Old and Over 40 Years Old) and bring it with you to your appointment. If you are not having a pap smear with your exam please do not empty your bladder less than an hour before your scheduled appointment.

Sexual Health - STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) Testing
STI testing is available at the SHC. We encourage all sexually active individuals to undergo STI testing on a regular basis, whether or not symptoms are present.

If you do have symptoms that might be due to an STI, or if you believe you have been exposed to an STI, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible.

The U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and infectious disease experts recommend that Americans between the ages of 13 and 64 be routinely tested for HIV. Routine testing would catch infections earlier, making treatment more effective, plus help stop the spread of HIV. The CDC recommends that HIV testing become as common as a cholesterol check. HIV Testing is available at the SHC.

To save time on your visit, Click here to download the SHC HIV/STI Testing Pre-test Survey/Counseling sheet and Click here to download the SHC HIV Testing Information sheet. The survey does not need your name on it, nor does it go in your chart/permanent medical record.

To make an appointment for an STI Visit please call 910-962-3280.
Health Promotion also provides information and education on sexual health and STI's. Call 962-4135 to speak with Health Promotion.