Minor Illnesses and Injuries
The Alexander Health Center (AHC) sees patients, Monday through Friday, from 8:00am to 5:00pm, for acute illnesses and injuries including:
- respiratory infections
- sore throats
- seasonal allergies
- skin disorders
- abdominal pain
- urinary tract infections
- sexually transmitted infections
- eye infections
- orthopedic injuries
- minor cuts and burns
For help outside of those hours or for more urgent illnesses and injuries, please see the Health Care Resources and Information sheet.
We are pleased to announce the new service of an online Patient Portal. Required patient forms, forms related to your upcoming appointment, messages from/to your provider, lab results, and educational materials are all available on the patient portal. You can also access, input, upload and print your required immunization records.
Just click on the AHC Logo above and use your TU user name and password to get started using this exciting service.
All prescription medications must be ordered by the clinic physician.
The AHC is able perform various laboratory tests, including: dipstick urine, strep screens, pregnancy tests, wet preps, hemocults, peak flow testing, and EKG's. If additional lab work is needed, blood can be drawn at the clinic and sent to a reference lab. There is a fee for lab tests. X-rays/Diagnostic procedures can be done at a nearby facility off-campus if deemed necessary by a physician. The patient will be responsible for any charges incurred.
Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections including syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, and herpes are available at the Health Center. HIV testing is also available. Referral to confidential sites off-campus can be made.
The AHC administers allergy injections to students with written orders, specific dose scheduling and a signed "Referring Allergist Agreement" from your allergist. Your chart will also need approval of the AHC Medical Director. The student is required to provide the appropriately labeled antigen. You will be required to take an antihistamine (i.e. Benadryl, Claritin, Zyrtec) prior to your appointment and there is a mandatory thirty (30) minute wait time in the clinic following injections. Allergy injections can only be given when a physician is present in the clinic.
Women's Health Services
The Women's Health Services are available by appointment, for enrolled students. A family Practice physician will perform annual gynecological exams including: breast exams, STI testing and treatment, contraceptive management, and pregnancy testing. All exams are free; there is a minimal charge for lab work and medications, including birth control pills. Please call the clinic for more information.
The State of Oklahoma requires all students who attend Oklahoma colleges and universities to provide proof of immunization for certain diseases. Medical, religious, and personal exemptions are allowed by law and such requests must be made in writing using The University of Tulsa Certificate of Exemption form. Please refer to our Immunization Information page for policy, exemption and waiver forms for more information.
Immunizations available at the Alexander Health Center include:
| Hepatitis A (series of 2 injections)
| Hepatitis B (series of 3 injections)
| TwinRix [Hep A/B] (series of 3 injections)
| HPV (series of 3 injections)
| Fluzone (Annually, in the fall)
|| $25.00 |
| Tuberculosis Screening Test
Preventive Health Education
Health education programs and health screening tests are available throughout the school year. The Health Center staff collaborates with student and community organizations to assist individuals in choosing and maintaining healthy lifestyles. If you would like to schedule one of the clinic nurses to speak at your event, please call (918) 631-2241 or send an e-mail to AHCMedical@utulsa.edu.
Appointments are preferable and can be made by calling 918-631-2241. Please call the AHC as early in the day as possible to schedule an appointment. Walk-in appointments are limited and may NOT be available.
We try to see all patients needing our services but there are times when this is not possible. If you need to be seen same day and appointments are not available, we can refer you to an off-campus urgent care or emergency room.
It is University policy that the Health Center does not write class excuses. In the event of illness or injury it is advised the student contact his or her professor as soon as possible. Please see our Notification of Medical Illness Policy for more information.
There is a no charge to see the physician or registered nurse. Minimal charges apply for lab work and medications which may be charged to your TU account or to the TU/Aetna Student Health Insurance plan. Additionally, we accept cash, check and major credit cards. Valid TU Identification must be presented at each visit. Students who have graduated or are no longer enrolled in classes are not eligible for services at the AHC.
A student seen off-campus is responsible for any charges incurred. Off-campus visits may include referrals to a specialist, X-ray/MRI/CT, ambulance, hospital, emergency room costs, and pharmacy prescription medications.
Student Health Insurance
The University of Tulsa requires all students, faculty, and staff to have current health insurance. The Health Center staff will bill the TU/Aetna Student Health Insurance plan for fees incurred at AHC. While we do not bill any other insurance plans, we will assist the student in completing insurance forms from other companies. Click the following link for more information regarding understanding health care and insurance.
Confidentiality and Privacy
In accordance with FERPA and HIPAA regulations AHC cannot release specific information about a student to anyone, including family members, without the student's written permission. We suggest that parents and students work together to establish an effective means of communication.