Health Corner: Your Health Clinic

BY AMANDA ARRA
For the UAS Whalesong
The UAS Clinic is Your Student Health Clinic
Many students are not aware of the services provided at the UAS Student Health Clinic. Read on to find out more about your student health clinic:
General Information
Clinic services are free of charge to students. UAS staff and faculty are not eligible to use the clinic unless they are currently enrolled in at least one credit of coursework. Appointments can be scheduled on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday. The clinic is open between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm and is closed on the weekend. To make an appointment, stop by or call the SRC Front Desk.
Self Help Table
Located in the clinic and counseling waiting room, the items on this table are free of charge and include Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Band aids, ear plugs, antacid tablets, condoms, cough drops and saline nasal spray. There are also a variety of brochures on many health topics for students to peruse.
Ice packs and crutches are available free of charge. You can ask for these at the SRC front desk.
Clinic Services
A variety of lab tests are available to students including pregnancy, blood sugar, anemia, strep throat, urinary infection, STI (sexually transmitted infection), and tuberculosis testing. To be tested for any of these conditions, schedule an appointment at the SRC Front Desk.
Other services offered at the clinic include physical exams, women’s exams (pap test), blood pressure checks, weight checks and dressing minor injuries. Clinic services are accessed by scheduling an appointment at the SRC Front Desk. There are usually same day appointments available.
Medications
Basic medications are available at the clinic and include asthma inhalers, birth control pills, antibiotics, nasal spray, emergency contraception (Plan B), allergy and cough medicine. There is a small charge for medicine. If a student needs a medication that is not available at the clinic, the prescription can be called to a local pharmacy for the student to pick up.
Immunizations
Immunizations are not available at the clinic. A list of local pharmacies that offer immunizations is available at the SRC Front Desk. Flu shots will be available on campus on Friday, November 7th between 9 AM and 3 PM in the Glacier View Room. This event is open to the general public and there is no charge.
Your Healthcare Provider
My name is Amanda Arra and I am a physician assistant (PA). PAs are licensed to diagnose and treat medical problems and can prescribe medications. I have been a PA for over 10 years and enjoy meeting and helping UAS students. Schedule an appointment at your student health clinic today!

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