The Office of Health and Wellness
The Office of Health and Wellness is located in Jackson Home, Room 113. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekdays. The office provides treatment for minor injuries, evaluation of symptoms, over-the-counter medications, and referrals to doctors, clinics, and hospitals. Walk-ins are welcome; appointments are recommended.
NOTE: If you have symptoms of COVID-19, call the office to report your symptoms but do not come to the office.
To make an appointment:
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Office: (334) 833-4440
- For after-hour emergencies, call 911 and inform Campus Security at (334) 324-6565.
- For after-hour illness, visit an urgent care facility.
- First Aid
- Triage and referral in association with Vaughn Urgent Care and various clinics and specialists in the River Region
- Over-the-counter medications
- Injections (parental guidance and physician referral required)
- Issuance of medical excuses for legitimate, substantial, and defensible causes. In order to obtain a medically excused absence from Student Health Services, students must provide medical documentation (medical excuse) or be seen in Student Health Services.
- Flu Shots – The Office of Health and Wellness provides an annual Flu Shot Clinic in the fall during which flu shots are administered at a nominal cost. Watch for notices of this service in your email.
- For counseling and mental health needs, contact the Huntingdon Office of Counseling Services at email@example.com.
There is no cost associated with services by the Office of Health and Wellness, however outside providers may have associated costs. Students will file with their health insurance provider(s) as necessary.
- Students are required to submit the Student Health Form prior to enrollment.
- Students who take special medications or who are allergic to medications are strongly encouraged to wear medical identification warning bracelets.
- Huntingdon College is a smoke-free campus.
- Health Facts
Screenings and Vaccinations
In the interest of the health and safety of the entire Huntingdon community, Huntingdon College requires that students have their immunization records up to date, be screened for tuberculosis (according to recommendations from the Alabama Department of Public Health) and undergo other required and recommended immunizations and screenings.
Flu shots are available for a nominal cost through the Office of Student Health Services during the fall semester.
The Huntingdon College Health Form, required of all students upon entrance to the College, may be completed online as part of the Enrollment Forms and Information page.
- Tuberculosis (required screening)
Required Immunizations for Attendance
- DTap – Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis
- IPV – Polio
- MMR – Measles, Mumps, and Rubella
- Varicella – Chickenpox
- Meningococcal Tetravalent (A, C, Y, W-135)
- Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus Vaccine (HPV)— for males and females ages 9 – 26 years old.
- Hepatitis A Vaccine: Given as a series.
- Hepatitis B Vaccine: Given as a series.
- Influenza: Given annually, this vaccination is available on campus for a nominal fee during the fall semester.
- Covid 19 Vaccine: Please see CDC link for recommendations. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/stay-up-to-date.html
Important Information about Student Health Insurance
Students enrolled in 12 credit hours or more in any one semester are required to submit health insurance documentation. Students are required to comply with any and all federal and/or state laws regarding the maintenance of health insurance. Students are strongly urged to have medical, accident, hospitalization and health insurance from a reputable provider. Huntingdon College is not responsible for students’ health-related expenses. Information regarding health insurance is available in the Office of Health and Wellness.