Student Health Services (SHS)
- Hours: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday
- Location: 181 Calhoun Street
- Phone: 843.953.5520
- Need to make or cancel your appointment?
We welcome our new Director of Student Health Services,
Dr. Louis Weinstein, who joins us Monday, February 20, 2017. more....
A Message from Bridget M. McLernon Sykes, MSN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC
Influenza cases on campus continue to stream through the doors of Student Health Services. The staff here is dedicated to taking care of every patient who arrives at our doorstep and we especially want to make sure those that are acutely ill are seen as soon as possible.
Please call us early in the day if you are ill and need to be seen. If you have an appointment that you no longer need, please be sure to call or go online to cancel your appointment.
If you do not currently have an immediate need, (e.g. birth control refill, well woman exam) please let us know if we can call in a month’s refill for you or delay your visit two weeks.
The flu vaccine appears to be quite effective at preventing this year’s strain of the flu. If you have insurance you can go to a nearby pharmacy to get the shot, or make a nurse visit at SHS if you do not have insurance and wish to get your vaccine for no cost.
You can also take measures to avoid illness, including:
1. Avoid close contact.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others
to protect them from getting sick too.
2. Stay home when you are sick.
If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick.
This will help prevent spreading your illness to others.
3. Cover your mouth and nose.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
4. Clean your hands.
Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs.
If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs
and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
6. Practice other good health habits.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school,
especially when someone is ill.
Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids,
and eat nutritious food.
This period of time is the called the flu season for a reason, it will not last forever. But, for now if you can help Student Health Services see as many sick patients as need to be seen please be understanding, cancel your unneeded appointments and call us early in the day if you are ill and need an appointment.
Stay well! Bridget M. McLernon Sykes, MSN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC
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- On Campus, call 843.953.5611.
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