Our services, which are administered by Director of Health Services Kathy Doisy, MD, include the following:
- Treatment for minor illnesses and injuries
- Allergy Services – Allergy injections are administered at Health Services with serum supplied and prescribed by the student’s physician. Written instructions must accompany the serum.
- Women’s health examinations
- Referrals to physicians, health care agencies and paraprofessionals are made as indicated or when directly requested by the student. There are several excellent hospitals in Columbia, as well as physician specialists and dentists. Medicine, lab tests and physician fees when referred are not free of charge.
There is no inpatient care offered by Health Services. Students too ill to remain in their residence halls are sometimes admitted to a nearby hospital, or may be sent home to recuperate
Emergency care is not offered. Emergencies are referred to emergency care facilities. Emergencies can happen to anyone. Check with your insurance provider to see how to pay for this service.