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.
Limited OTC (over-the-counter) medications may be available from clinic nurses. All prescription medications must be ordered by the attending clinic physician or physician's assistant.
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 and specific dose scheduling from your allergist. The student is required to provide the appropriately labeled antigen. You may be required to take an antihistamine (i.e. Benadryl, Claritin, Zyrtec) prior to your appointment and there is a mandatory twenty minute wait time in the clinic following injections. Allergy injections can only be given when a physician is present in the clinic.
The Women's Clinic is available on Thursday afternoons, by appointment only, for students during the fall and spring semesters. A physician's assistant is available to provide 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. The AHC also has limited availability with a female provider at other times. 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.
Appointments are required for physician visits. Please call (918) 631-2241 to schedule an appointment.
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, physician assistant, 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.