HEALTH & WELLNESS CENTER INFO
Next to the campus at 34 North 600 East
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday — closed Saturday and Sunday
Summer office hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
For appointments call 435-652-7756
MEDICAL CARE INFO
Mon 1–5 | Tue 1–5 | Wed 1–5
Thur 1–5 | Fri 1–5
$10 per visit – this includes the cost of most basic testing
$20 per visit – this includes the cost of most basic testing
$35 per visit and must have spouse's DSU ID number
*Some services are referred to an outside clinic/hospital, in which case additional charges may accrue.
*No discount vouchers are available, please pay in cash or check only.
*Payment is due at the time of service.
MENTAL HEALTH INFO
Monday – Friday 8–5
Students – First Visit Free, subsecuent visits $10
Faculty/Staff – $50 a session
The mission of the DSU Health and Wellness Center is to promote a climate where faculty/staff/students can become more engaged in healthy lifestyle behaviors through health and wellness resources, information and services. This program encourages the campus community to strengthen their health and well-being through educational opportunities, and self-improvement with a staff of nurse practitioners and therapists available for appointments as needed. Taking responsibility for one's health and well-being is an essential part of a person's ability to contribute to the work and mission of DSU. We invite you to visit the Health and Wellness Center where they have resources full of the latest health information regarding sexual responsibility, alcohol and other drugs, tobacco cessation, nutrition, and other basic health issues. Condoms are also available for those choosing to be sexually active.
Dixie State University does not require any immunization for general admission to the college. However, there are select allied health majors that require specific immunization upon acceptance into that program. The students will be notified of the specific immunizations through the individual application process.
- LAB SERVICES
The DSU Health and Wellness Center offers various laboratory tests including: urinary infections, strep, mononucleosis, glucose, hemoglobin, women's tests, and pregnancy tests.
- PRESCRIPTION ADVICE
Healthcare providers at the DSU Health and Wellness Center can prescribe pharmaceuticals, as well as answer questions you might have regarding your medications, or "over the counter" products. Many medications are very expensive. Speak with a DSU Nurse Practitioner for details or programs that can help you obtain your needed prescriptions.
* The Health and Wellness Center DOES NOT stock narcotics or other controlled substancesGeneral guidelines when taking prescribed medications:
- Follow directions exactly
- Finish ALL the medication as instructed
- Do not remove medication from the labeled container
- Report any side effects to your health care provider immediately
- Disclose any allergies
- Disclose use of any over the counter, herbals or illegal substances you may be taking prior to starting any new medication.
- Never share medications
- Never take antibiotics unless instructed by your health care professional
- GENERAL HEALTH TIPS
- Do Not smoke. If you do smoke and would like to quit, the Health and Wellness Center offers a comprehensive smoking cessation program.
- Establish a habit of exercise and maintain a healthy weight
- Eat balanced meals, with plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
- Try to get 7-8 hours of sleep per night
- ALWAYS wear your seat belt
- ALWAYS apply sunscreen (at least an SPF 30 or greater) when outdoors
- Keep your immunizations up to date
- Get regular blood pressure checks (This is a free service at the Health and Wellness Center – no appointment necessary)
- Protect against STI's. If you are sexually active, use condoms.
- Females -- perform monthly breast self exam, and a yearly breast exam (free in October)
- Males -- perform monthly testicular self exam (free in November)
- If you choose to consume alcohol after you are of legal age, do so responsibly and only in moderation
- Get an eye exam and dental exam at least once per year
- STUDENT HEALTH & ACCIDENT INSURANCE
Dixie State University does not provide health insurance for students as part of tuition and fees, or require proof of insurance for registration. However, students are strongly encouraged to consider having health insurance coverage while attending school. Students may contact the insurance company/agent of their choice to inquire about insurance products that would help protect him/her from catastrophic health costs while attending Dixie State. Currently, the DSU Health and Wellness Center does not accept insurance payments and requires that medical health charges ($10 per visit for students and $20 per visit for faculty and staff) to be paid at the time of service. DSU partners with several insurance providers who offer discounted student health insurance plans. Information can be obtained at the Health and Wellness Center.
- UNDER AGE STUDENTS
The DSU Health and Wellness Center provides services to currently enrolled DSU students. However, on occasion these students may be under the age of 18. In this case, a consent for treatment form must be submitted to the Health and Wellness Center prior to an exam. Call 435-652-7756 for details.
MEDICAL EMERGENCYCall 911 or visit the IHC Emergency Department at 1380 East 480 South in Saint George, UT.
The materials contained within these pages are presented by Dixie State University for informational purposes and not intended to be used as medical treatment. The resources presented are not a substitute for professional care or attention by a qualified practitioner, nor should they be inferred as such. DSU is not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any form of damages resulting from the misinterpretation of information contained or implied herein. Always check with a medical professional if you have questions or concerns about your condition.