Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I get an appointment?
a. Call the SHS at 850-599-3777. The front desk staff will try to schedule your appointment within 48 hours of your call. Arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time. No show charges are assessed for missed appointments and late arrivals (more than 10 minutes) may be asked to re-schedule in addition to a no-show fee.
b.Walk-In patients may be asked schedule an appointment .
c. Walk-ins meeting the following criteria for priority care will be seen immediately.
1. excessive bleeding,
2. vomiting to the point where you cannot keep liquids down,
3. difficulty breathing,
4. chest pain,
5. temperature of 101 degrees or more,
6. extremely swollen throat or
7. a possible fracture.
d. Bring your FAMU ID and your health insurance information with you to every appointment in the Health Center.

What services does the health center offer?
Services available include general medical care, women’s health services, allergy clinic, nutrition assessments, physical therapy, psychiatry, immunizations, laboratory, health promotion outreach services, HIV and sexually transmitted infection testing, and radiology. We provide basic outpatient family practice-type services. We also provide urgent care services (minor suturing, splinting, intravenous therapy) for acute injuries and illnesses that cannot wait for an appointment. There are other specialists who work in the specialty clinic on a rotating basis throughout the month.

Can the Allergy Clinic store serum for students?
Yes we can store the serum and give the injections based on outside physician’s orders. We do not perform any allergy testing in the health center, but there are allergists in Tallahassee.

What types of clinicians do you have?
We have General Medicine, GYN, ARNPs, MAs and Psychiatric physicians who enjoy working specifically with the college population. In addition, many of our clinicians, including the ARNPs and PAs, are board-certified.

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