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Comprehensive Care for Students

Rapid Access Care for Illness or Injury

Triage Care: Registered Nurses triage acute health care concerns, by telephone or in person.
Sick Visits:  Acute medical illnesses, including respiratory infections, urinary tract infections, gastrointestinal illnesses, and rashes.
Accidents/Injuries: Initial triage and evaluation of injuries. Radiology evaluation is ordered through our local radiology department at Harris Regional Hospital in Sylva. Limited splinting/casting is available at Health services.
Nurse Visits: Wound care, blood pressure checks, ear lavage, pregnancy testing and/or emergency contraception.
Non-Invasive Surgical Procedures: Suturing of minor wounds, abscess irrigation and debridement, wart removal, and ingrown toenail removals.

Scheduled Primary Care

Routine Medical Care: Evaluation and treatment of new health concerns or ongoing chronic conditions.
Physicals: Comprehensive physical examinations for employment, internships, participation in athletics, etc. are provided.
Sexual/Reproductive Health: Screening and evaluation for sexual transmitted infections, routine pap smears, contraceptive counseling, and management.
Mental Health Evaluation: Initial assessment for stress related concerns including depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD and sleep disorders.  Treatment plans could include referrals to Counseling and Psychological Services or medication management.
Coordination of Care: Continuation of ongoing care that has been provided by a previous healthcare professional, including transfer of prescription medication management.

Laboratory Services

In-House Hematology and Chemistry: Complete Blood Counts and Comprehensive Metabolic Panels can be performed in house.
On-site Rapid Diagnostics: Strep testing, influenza testing, Covid-19 testing, pregnancy testing, urinalysis, sickle cell screening, and pregnancy tests.
Reference Labs: Health Services utilizes an external reference lab for processing labs that cannot be performed in-house.
Specimen Collection: Lab specimens for orders from licensed medical providers external to Health Services can be collected and sent to the reference lab for processing. Results will be returned to the ordering provider.

Pharmacy Services

Electronic Prescribing: All prescription medications are prescribed electronically and will be sent to the retail pharmacy of the patient’s choice.
Health Services Pharmacy: Onsite pharmacy that offers a limited formulary of select medications commonly prescribed by Health Services’ providers. This pharmacy cannot accept prescriptions from external providers.
Over the Counter Retail Sales: Common over the counter medications including pain relievers, decongestants, anti-acids, topical ointments and first aid supplies are available for purchase.

Injection Services

Immunizations: Tdap, Td Boosters, MMR, Hepatitis B, and Flu vaccines are available.
Immunotherapy/Allergy Serums: Allergy injections are offered through coordination with the ordering provider. To participate in this service, patients are required to bring their allergy serum and physician's orders for the administration of the allergy injections to the allergy clinic.
Therapeutic Injectable Medications: Patients with prescription injectable medications may be able to coordinate to receive their injection.

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