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Wellness Center FAQ

How can I tell the difference between the flu and a cold?
Cold symptoms start slowly. They may include stuffy or runny nose, scratchy or sore throat, coughing and sneezing, mild headache, fatigue, and low-grade fever. Flu symptoms are more sudden and may include high fever (>101), major aches, chills, sweats, weakness, possible sore throat, cough, and chest discomfort.

What are the most common ways to catch diseases on campus?
Eating or drinking after someone or sharing personal items, inadequate hand washing, coming in contact with people who are coughing, sneezing, or have fever, and touching eyes, nose, or mouth with dirty fingers/hands.

What are the most effective ways to avoid contagious diseases on campus?
Remember to wash hands often and use hand sanitizer if a sink is not available. Avoid eating or drinking after others and sharing personal items. Avoid people who are coughing or sneezing. Keep a balance in your daily routine that includes adequate rest, a proper diet with recommended servings of fresh fruits and veggies, exercise and make time for activities that you enjoy doing.

If I need to see a doctor, where will I be sent?
The college physician, Family Medical Center, is located off campus at 1690 Skylyn Drive, Suite 300, Medical Office Building 1 at Mary Black Hospital.  An appointment will be made for you at the Wellness Center if you need to see the doctor. Directions to the doctor are available for you to pick up at the Wellness Center.

What kinds of vaccinations are available on campus?
The Wellness Center has the following vaccinations on campus: Hepatitis B, TdaP (tetanus), Influenza (during flu season, while supplies last) and screening for Tuberculosis.

If I have to have a lab done while at Wellness Center, what is the cost going to be?
If you have any in-office tests (flu, strep, mono) done, the cost is $10-20 each. If the Wellness Center draws labs for you they will be sent to LabCorp, your insurance will be filed by LabCorp and you will receive a bill from LabCorp. The Wellness Center will charge a $5 base fee for drawing blood in our office.

If I am very ill and don't know how to care for myself, what should I do?
If this occurs when the Wellness Center is open, Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-12 pm and 1:30-5:00 pm, you may do one of the following:

  • use the online scheduling program by clicking the BOOK NOW button to schedule an appointment
  • call 864-597-4370 to make an appointment or
  • walk into the clinic and wait to be seen

If the Wellness Center is closed, call the Resident Assistant on call and /or Campus Safety at 864-597-4911. If the situation is an emergency, call Campus Safety at 864-597-4911 or 911.