Health services provides students with convenient, accessible, comprehensive, high-quality, and low-cost healthcare. The following are general descriptions of the services provided by health services.
Both walk-in and appointments are available during office hours for acute medical problems such as sore throat, bladder infection, vomiting/diarrhea, injuries, etc. Wait time may vary.
Meningococcal, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A, Tetanus, MMR, and Influenza
A variety of immunizations are available to meet departmental and university requirements. Contact health services at 608-796-3806 for complete list and cost of vaccine. Appointments are required.
Tuberculosis (TB) Testing
TB Skin testing is provided free of charge to all Viterbo students and staff. TB testing is a requirement for all students in the nursing, dietetic and education programs. The student must be able to return to have the test read within 48 to 72 hours. Testing is not available on Thursdays.
Laboratory services include rapid strep throat screening, dipstick urinalysis, pregnancy testing, HIV Screening (if an incident would occur on campus). Titers for rubella, rubeola, mumps, and varicella for nursing students with no insurance or not enough insurance coverage. There are costs associated with these testing services. Please call 608-796-3806 for costs.
Consultation, Evaluation, and Referral
With the student's permission, consultations and referrals can occur with several on/off campus offices, including, but not limited to: personal health care provider, local clinics and hospitals, counselors, parents, residence life, faculty, advisors, etc. RN may provide medical evaluation prior to referral(s) being made.
Over-the-counter medications are free of charge. Health services has a selection of over-the-counter medications available to students for a variety of illnesses. Typically a 1-2 day supply is given. Prescription antibiotics may be ordered for positive strep throat and urinalysis screens per physician protocols.
Care may be provided for minor sprains, strains, cuts, abrasions, and contusions. More serious injuries will be referred to a local health care provider. Health Services can provide/loan various equipment for student use including crutches, arm slings, hot/cold packs, and a wheelchair.
Each visit is an opportunity for students to be educated about their health, medical care, and lifestyle choices. Information regarding medications received will be provided as well as instruction for follow-up care at home if necessary. A variety of educational materials are available in health services for students including pamphlets and videos on various health topics.
Health services will provide sharps containers to diabetic students for safe disposal of needles. Sick trays can be arranged for on-campus students who are too ill to go to the cafeteria for meals. Health education can be provided to groups upon request.