SHC - Appointment Types
The Student Health Center operates as a primary care office. We offer services for routine illness and minor injuries. Services at the SHC are for currently enrolled students only. This center does not offer services for SHSU faculty or staff.
We cannot offer urgent or emergent care and will refer you to local community clinics or the local hospital in those cases if needed. We also do not have imaging or x-ray services at our location.
We do have nurse visits if needed for services such as:
- Allergy shots or other injections
- Health Screening labs ( cholesterol, diabetes, anemia)
- Blood pressure checks
- Weight checks
- Wound Care/Dressing changes
- Sexual Health Education
The Student Health Center offers various types of physicals. Some examples are:
- General Routine Physical
- Participation Physicals for entry into a program or activity
- Pre-Employment Physicals
- International Travel
- Military Service
Each type of physical generally requires specific forms that are often provided by the agency or entity requesting the physical. It is the patient’s responsibility to arrive with the required form to complete the appointment; if you do not have all necessary information your appointment may be rescheduled.
Injury Follow Up
If you have sustained an injury that you received treatment for in a local urgent care or emergency facility and would like to follow up at the Student Health Center you can contact us to inquire about an appointment provided that you can:
- Bring all records from your care at another facility with you to your appointment
- The injury is not related to Worker’s Compensation
**In certain cases we may advise you that we need to review your medical records prior to scheduling follow up with us to determine if we can meet your continued needs.
The Women's Health Clinic provides education, examinations, and treatment regarding all women's health issues. The clinic is staffed by a board-certified gynecologist. The Womens’ Health Clinic provides:
- Well-woman exams
- Routine pap smears
- Breast exams
- Birth control counseling
- Evaluation and treatment for menstrual disorders
The SHC administers allergy injections to students under the direction of their allergist. An initial evaluation by a SHC provider is required before receiving allergy injections at SHC. The SHC does not administer allergy tests.
Confidential STI (Sexually Transmitted Illness) testing are available to all students. We encourage all sexually active individuals to undergo STI testing on a regular basis, whether they have symptoms or not. STIs can be transmitted during oral, vaginal, and/or anal intercourse. 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.