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Student Health Services
The Student Health Services is staffed by medical professionals who are sensitive to the specific needs of students. The campus physician, nurse practitioners, and physician assistant see students by appointment and will see walk-in students with urgent needs.
The nursing staff is available during all open hours to assist students with less urgent health care concerns. In addition to our regular staff, we offer appointments with specialists including a psychiatrist, physical therapist assistant, and registered dietician.
Cold and Flu Information
Think you might have a cold or the flu? Click here for more information about these two common illnesses (PDF 112KB).
Get your flu vaccine at the Cowell Center!
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Pink eye (conjunctivitis)
Pink eye (conjunctivitis) is an inflammation or infection of the conjunctiva (the clear
membrane that covers the white part of the eye and lining the eyelids). When the small
blood vessels become inflamed they are more visible. This is what has led to the term
There are four main causes of pink eye: viruses, bacteria, allergens and/or irritants. Most
cases of pink eye are mild and get better without treatment. Pink eye symptoms often
accompany a common cold or respiratory illness.
Severe cases of pink eye need evaluation and treatment. If you have symptoms of pink
eye, seek medical treatment if you have any of the following:
Self-care measures may be all that is needed:
Viral and Bacterial conjunctivitis can easily spread from person to person. Practicing good hygiene steps can control the spread of pink eye:
If you are interested in additional information, please refer to the CDC website: