Things to Bring to College

For a Healthy Start

  • Bring your insurance card and know your coverage.
  • Know your allergies, medication doses and health history.
  • Bring a copy of your immunization record.
  • If you have a chronic illness from asthma to diabetes to an eating disorder, consider sending in medical records to help our providers know what treatments/ medications you’ve been on so that we can continue caring for you.
  • If you are under 18, make sure you have sent in a parental consent so that you can receive treatment at Health Services.

Assemble a health care kit:

*Supplies: 

  • Thermometer
  • Elastic/ Ace Bandage
  • Band-Aids, different sizes
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Heating Pad/ Ice Pack
  • Sunscreen-SPF 15 or higher
  • Tissues
  • Tweezers

*Medications:

  • Pain and Fever Medications like Acetaminophen (Tylenol), Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), Naproxen (Aleve)
  • Antacids (Tums, Zantac)
  • Anti-diarrheal (Imodium, Pepto)
  • Antihistamine for itching or allergies (Benadryl, Zyrtec)
  • Antibiotic ointment (Bacitracin)
  • Decongestant (Sudafed)
  • 1% hydrocortisone cream for itching
  • Cough drops

Parents, for more info check out this great article from The New York Times

 College Prep, This Time for Health

*Many of these items are available throughout the year in our pharmacy located in Health Services.