Health Services Updates:
First a big thank you for your work as families to get your students vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccinations and for the time being continued use of requiring face coverings has been instrumental to having our campus return to the vibrant place we all want to have it be.
We are pleased to once again offer on campus flu clinics through the month of October into early November so your student can get protected against the flu. You can find information on the dates/times for at this link. Students will need to bring their UML ID, and insurance card to the clinic and pre-registration is strongly encouraged.
This is also a good time to make sure your student is well stocked with over the counter medications and supplies just in case they get sick while away from home. These include:
Antibiotic ointment (Neosporin)
Anti-diarrheal (Pepto Bismol, Immodium AD)
Antihistamine (Benadryl, Loratadine/Claritin)
Anti-inflammatory/pain reliever (Ibuprofen, Aleve)
Anti-itch (Calamine or Sarna lotion)
Cough suppressant (Delsym)/ expectorant (Mucinex)
Decongestant (Sudafed, Phenylephrine)
Hydrocortisone cream 1%
Non-aspirin pain/fever reliever (Acetaminophen)
Saline nasal spray
Ace bandage / Assorted bandaids
Ice Pack (gel reusable)
In addition there are many short term common illnesses that don’t require a visit to any provider where self-care is the first step towards getting better. Here’s a guide to self care for common illnesses that might be handy for you and your student
Remind your students that it is all too common to feel less than yourself when you’re an emerging adult, and that seeking help is important. Information about promoting positive mental health can be found at the UMatter2 link, With the access to teletherapy greatly increased, please encourage your student to continue their ongoing relationship with a provider if they see one at home so that they don’t have interruption to care but do remember that students can call Counseling Services if they want to talked to a licensed therapist from our staff.
Families are reminded that students in need of in the moment mental health crisis counseling always have access to the on call clinician by calling 855-890-2879.