Student Health Center
COVID-19 Helpful Tips!
Keep yourself healthy or improve your health as we face the future.
- Please use the 6 ft. the rule for social distancing and now we must wear a mask when going into areas where the 6ft. the rule is not possible. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html
- Proper handwashing for 20 seconds with soap and water or hand sanitizer and let hands air-dry.
Kleenex always should be used only once and discarded into a designated plastic-lined paper basket that contains only Kleenex. When trash container is full tie a knot at the end and put with your outside garbage can.
Why must we do this?
To help minimize victims and ease health care systems pressure. Remember the incubation period is 5.1 days and analysis also found 97.5% of patients had symptoms at 11.5 days of exposure. https://www.nih.gov/health-information/coronavirus
- Eat Healthy and include foods that are good sources of Vitamin C. Remember to drink water to keep yourself well hydrated.
- Remember the more colors your plate of food has the more nourishing it will be. https://www.choosemyplate.gov/coronavirus
- Exercise and Physical fitness. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/silversneakers-adds-digital-resources-keep-202000825.html
Preparation before someone becomes ill
Have a designated room ready with its own with good ventilation, window, and some form of the cooling system. A designated restroom is possible. Always have commode lid down prior to flushing. Do not use sick persons' utensils or plates, cups, etc.
As soon as a household person seems sick or not feeling well, isolate them and call their provider for directions. Do not take them immediately to the hospital unless they are having trouble breathing! Have only one designated person caring for the sick. Masks should be used by both persons and at least the sick person when care in the room is being provided. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html
About the Student Health Center
The Health Centers will inspire and motivate the diverse community we serve, to take responsibility for improving their health, quality of life, and life expectancy, by educating and promoting preventive health measures that will bring heightened awareness to better health-seeking behaviors and habits.
The Health Centers are staffed with professional and licensed nurses. We are here for you.
The following services are provided by the Health Centers:
- Wellness services to include blood pressure, heart rate, weight, and general health monitoring
- Medical care is provided by administering emergency first aid and treatment for minor illnesses and injuries.
- Activities are coordinated to promote health awareness (e.g., health fairs, blood drives, flu shots, vision, glaucoma, diabetes, hypertension screening, and men & women's health.
- Students and employees are referred to their family physician, or community agency, which may provide services not available on campus.
- Information is disseminated to students and employees on a variety of health topics (e.g., birth control, pregnancy, diabetes, medications, emotional issues, and good hygiene and general health habits).
- Emergency personal needs items are provided free of charge.
- Basic over the counter medications.
- University Health System/San Antonio
Counseling Resource Center
Professional counseling is available with a licensed professional counselor. We help students with decision-making, personal and career growth, as well as academic success.
Disability Services is determined to provide academic support to eligible students. We ensure our students have access to the latest information and technologies.
SPC Health Centers
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