Student Health Services

The next 2014 blood drive is planned for Monday and Tuesday, April 21 and 22. Location is the Gallego athletic facility, downstairs in room 129. Use sponsor code W1123 when scheduling an online appointment. If searching by zip code use 79832. Or you may call (432) 837-8102. Click here to fast track your interview. To learn about donor eligibilty, go to FAQs.

Meningococcal immunization is mandated by state law for new and transfer students under 22 years of age who are on campus. Student must be vaccinated against meningococcal no later than ten days before the semester begins. Proof of immunization may be faxed to (432) 837-8411

Click here for more about registration's vaccination requirement

Vaccine conscientious objection policy as of October 1, 2013

The only means by which a student can object to vaccination for enrollment purposes is to use the DSHS’ current, official form for conscientious objection.  This form can be requested online and will be mailed to the student.  The online request page location is https://webds.dshs.state.tx.us/immco/.  The form takes 5-7 business days to arrive by mail if requested online.

Affidavits must be notarized and submitted to the register's office in Lawrence Hall, room 213. Or mail to: Director of Records and Registration, Sul Ross State University, PO Box C-2, Alpine, Texas 79832

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Student Health Services Mission

  • Enhance the educational process by promoting an optimal level of wellness
  • Enable the student to make informed decisions about health-related concerns
  • Empower students to be self-directed and well-informed consumers of health care services

American Nurses Credentialing Center


*Enrolled students pay a mandatory medical fee. The university's off-campus care is based on semester or summer session. Continuing students are covered between Fall and Spring semesters.

Campus Nurse*

Student Health Services is staffed by a registered nurse. The office is in University Center Suite 211. Normal hours of operation are 8 am- 5 pm Monday through Friday.

Minor treatments, over-the-counter medication and basic first-aid supplies are available at no cost to students. Wellness talks for student groups and American Red Cross CPR/First-Aid training for university employees can be requested by contacting health services at 837-8102 or health@sulross.edu.

Sul Ross' nurse is a member of the Texas Nurses Association, Ex-officio member of SRSU's Alcohol and Other Drug Coalition, Accident Prevention and ADA Committees.

Emergency Services

Students are responsible for the cost of all emergency room, hospital, ambulance and non-university health care services received during normal business hours, after-hours, weekends and holidays. The Big Bend Regional Medical Center is located on Highway 118 North. The emergency department is open 24 hours. For life-threatening emergencies dail 911.

Alpine Medical Center*

The university has an agreement with the Alpine Medical Center to provide limited care, see covered services. Their location is at the corner of East Avenue E and 2nd Street, directly across from the Porters' grocery store that sits between East Holland Avenue and East Avenue E.

Student walk-in hours are 8 am to 9 am Monday through Friday. A current student ID card will be requested at check-in. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call (432) 837-5505.

Pharmacies

There are three retail pharmacies near the main campus:

  • Prescription Shop: (432) 837-3498, Open M-F 8:30 am to 6:00 pm, and Saturday 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Highland Drug Inc.: (432) 837-3931, Open M-F 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Closed Saturday
  • City Drug Store: (432) 837-2252, Open M-F 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, and Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Sports Physicals

Sports physicals are by appointment at the Pearce Clinic until August 31,2013. Examination is provided at no cost to all varsity athletes, cheerleaders, rodeo team members and intramural referees. Students must hand carry the athletic department's medical history and physical evaluation forms with them to the Pearce Clinic. The fee for diagnostic tests due to an abnormal exam is the students' responsibilty. Please schedule at least one week in advance. Call the Pearce Clinic at (432) 837-3433.

Training Room

Therapy for sports injuries, physical evaluation and rehabilitation services is provided to student athletes at the Gallego sports facility on campus. The Head Athletic Trainer may be contacted at (432) 837-8235 or e-mail: cprude@sulross.edu.

Women's Medicaid Program

The Medicaid Womens Health Program provides low-income women with free family planning exams, related health screenings, and birth control through Texas Medicaid.