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Student Health Care Center

The Student Health Care Center (SHCC) provides outpatient medical services that include primary medical care, health screening programs, health education, sexual assault recovery services and mental health counseling. The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care Inc. accredits the SHCC.

Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, dietitians, psychiatrists, psychologists and mental health counselors staff the SHCC. The SHCC has a convenient, appointment-based system designed to encourage continuity of care. Students are assigned a medical provider in a team. This provider will see the student throughout his/her educational career at UF. Students should first phone to receive a same-day appointment with their provider. Each team has a registered nurse whom you can phone and discuss medical concerns and questions. The health education staff provides counseling and an extensive campus outreach including the GatorWell program. In addition, the SHCC also provides a pharmacy, clinical laboratory and radiology services. Health services available for university students include: immunizations, foreign travel consultation, women's health care, specialized programs for students with eating disorders and alcohol and substance abuse, an acute care clinic and a sports medicine clinic. A current description of all services, hours and special events is listed on the SHCC Web site, www.health.ufl.edu/shcc.

There is no charge for an office visit with SHCC clinical staff, health education or mental health services. Fee-for-service charges are assessed for laboratory tests, X-rays, medical procedures, medications, physical therapy, massage therapy and consultation with health care specialists. CPR and first-aid classes also are available for a fee. All the services are located in the Infirmary building, which is located on Fletcher Drive on campus. Limited SHCC services also are available at SHCC at Shands Satellite Clinic.

The fall and spring SHCC hours for medical care are 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. on weekdays and noon - 4:00 p.m. on week-ends and most holidays. Student Mental Health hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. Pharmacy hours are 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and noon - 4 p.m. on weekends/holidays. Clinic hours vary during semester breaks and holidays. Summer hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. A medical provider and mental health counselor are available by phone for urgent questions that require advice after hours.

All students registered for classes at the university are eligible for service. Spouses, postdoctoral students and semester-off students who plan to return the following semester may receive services if they pay an optional health fee. A Student Government-sponsored health insurance plan is available.

HIV Infection: The university's policy is to assess the needs of students, faculty or employees with HIV infection on a case-by-case basis. With permission of the affected individual, the director of the Student Health Care Center will assist in the coordination of resources and services.
The confidentiality of the individual's HIV status, as well as the individual's wel-fare, is respected. Breach of confidentiality of information obtained by a university employee in an official university capacity may result in disciplinary action.

Based on current medical information concerning risk of infection, the university does not isolate persons with HIV infection or AIDS from other individuals in the educational or work setting. Furthermore, the university supports the continued participation, to the fullest extent reasonably possible, of these individuals in the campus educational/work environment.

It is also the policy of the university to provide education that seeks to prevent the spread of HIV infection. Those at risk for HIV infection are encouraged to get tested; those who are infected are urged to seek treatment. With current advances in HIV /AIDS treatment, early intervention is crucial to maintain well-being and delay complications of the illness.

In keeping with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the university considers HIV/AIDS to be a disability. Students or employees who are disabled by HIV infection or AIDS can utilize existing support services.

Medical Excuse Note Policy: The Student Health Care Center can provide a medical excuse note only if our providers are involved in the medical care of a student who must be absent from class for three or more days for medical reasons. A student who has a medical reason that results in fewer than three days of absence from class should talk with his/her professor rather than ask for an excuse note from the SHCC. If a professor subsequently requires a note for a medical absence of fewer than three days, then the professor must provide the SHCC with a written request on UF department letterhead.

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