What's Going Around SU

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The Month of October

"What's Going Around" is Syracuse University Health Center's way of informing students about which illnesses are being treated at the Health Center and when possible, tips on self-treatment. 

This week, the providers at the SU Health Center are reporting the following illnesses:

Colds & Other Related Illnesses TIPS

Stomach Bug TIPS

Pink Eye TIPS

Office Hours by Appointment Only

Call 315-443-9005


Monday 8:30AM - 7:00PM
Tuesday 8:30AM - 7:00PM
Wednesday 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Thursday 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Friday 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Saturday 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Sunday Closed

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Social Links

In addition to our own website, Syracuse University Health Services is committed to providing students with the educational resources they need wherever they are on the internet. We maintain an active Facebook page, post and share content on our Twitter and answer daily questions via email. Click any of the links below to see SUHS around the web! 

Email Facebook Twitter 

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#BEWise

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The BE Wise campaign strives to generate awareness of alcohol poisoning, how to avoid it, its signs, and how to respond to it.

Zika Virus

What You Need to Know

Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. Prior to 2015, Zika virus outbreaks have occurred in areas of Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands. In May 2015, the first confirmed Zika virus infections were discovered in Brazil.  The Zika virus is transmitted through mosquito bites.  To prevent the Zika Virus, use insect repellents to prevent mosquito bites; this includes everyone (children, pregnant and nursing women). When weather permits, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants.  Use air conditioning or window/door screens to keep mosquitoes outside.

No locally transmitted Zika cases have been reported in the continental United States, but cases have been reported in returning travelers, and it has recently been predicted that Zika will eventually enter the United States.

It is important to note, that for most people, the Zika virus is relatively mild and not fatal.  The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, or conjunctivitis (red eyes). Other common symptoms include muscle pain and headache. The incubation period (the time from exposure to symptoms) for Zika virus disease is not known, but is likely to be a few days to a week.

A correlation has identified potential birth defects to infants born to a mother with the Zika virus, specifically microcephaly (a small, underdeveloped brain) that leads to further complications.  In response, CDC has issued a travel alert (Level 2-Practice Enhanced Precautions) for people traveling to regions and certain countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing. Pregnant women should strongly consider postponing travel to the tropical climates identified as those where the Zika virus is known to exist. 


Though this has not become an issue for the Syracuse University community, we recommend if you have recently traveled abroad to one of the countries listed by the CDC and have any symptoms to follow up with a health professional or contact S.U. Health Services at (315) 443-9005.

http://www.cdc.gov/zika/prevention/index.html

http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/alert/zika-virus-caribbean

http://www.cdc.gov/zika/geo/index.html


 

Health Services

Located at 111 Waverly Ave

We are committed to providing high quality student-centered ambulatory health care and wellness services that have been especially designed to meet the needs of SU and SUNY ESF students. We strive to provide these services in a way that engages the student as an adult consumer of healthcare. Our staff is highly qualified and experienced in providing student health care.

We work in collaboration with other health, wellness, and safety units on campus, including the Counseling Center, Options Program, Recreation Services, and Department of Public Safety.

This web site has been designed especially for you. Here you will find the information you need to use the many services and programs offered by SUHS. If at any time you are in need of additional information or have any questions or concerns, call us at 315-443-9005. We will be happy to provide assistance.

Meningitis on Campus

Know your Risk

Certain college students are at increased risk for meningococcal disease, a potentially fatal bacterial infection commonly referred to as meningitis.

In fact, freshmen living in dorms are found to have a 6-fold increased risk for this serious disease. A U.S. health advisory panel recommends that college students particularly freshmen living in dorms, learn more about meningitis and vaccination.

Learn more about this infectious disease. Find out how it’s spread. Understand the symptoms-often mistaken for the flu. Learn about a vaccine that helps to prevent meningitis.

For more information about the vaccine, contact the Pharmacy at Health Services, 315-443-5691.

For more information about Meningitis, click here.

For the meningitis response form, click here.

Mission Statement

Mission

The mission of Syracuse University Health Services is to provide compassionate, quality, student centered health care, foster a concept of life long wellness and provide leadership in the field of college health.

 

Emergency Assistance

In an emergency, dial 315-443-2224.

In cooperation with Syracuse University, we've compiled a list of helpful resources for you to use in the event of an emergency.

Learn More

Student Health Insurance Requirement and Waiver

All full-time new students, new and returning international students, and graduate Fellows are required to have health insurance that provides adequate coverage while studying in Syracuse.  New students entering Syracuse University in spring 2016 will be able to submit proof of coverage beginning November 16 on the Gallagher Student Health website.  Students unable to provide proof of adequate coverage will be charged for and enrolled in the University-sponsored health insurance plan.

Read more about the requirement, plan and waiver process, and access our frequently asked questions page.

Health History & Immunization Forms Due December 15

Newly Admitted Students for the Spring 2016 Semester  - We need to collect some important health information from you before you arrive on campus

Syracuse University Health Services strives to provide you with the most comprehensive and effective health care possible. To meet this goal it is important for us to obtain an accurate health history for each student. Please assist us by filling out the attached health history and immunization form as accurately and thoroughly as possible and return it with your immunization records by December 15, 2015.

Health History and Immunization Form

If these documents are not received by Health Services prior to arrival on campus, students will risk strict administrative consequences including the inability to register.

If you are looking for more information or additional health forms, click here.

Connecting students to campus life

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LivingSU.syr.edu is students' one-stop-shop for all programs, resources, services, and events, within the Division of Student Affairs, designed to enhance their campus-life experience at SU.