Student Health Services
The 2013 blood drive is scheduled for Monday - April 29, and Tuesday - April 30. Location is the Gallego athletic facility, downstairs in room 129. Appointments are encouraged. Use sponsor code W1123 when scheduling online. If searching by zip code use 79832. Or you may call (432) 837-8102. FAQs.
Meningococcal immunization is required by state law for new and transfer students. 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.
Vaccination conscientious objection form policy revision per the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on April 25, 2012.
- New students 18 years and older living off campus may use the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) vaccination exemption affidavit, see PDF.
- New Students under the age of 18 or living in university housing must use the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) affidavit. This form may be ordered by PDF or electronic application. DSHS will mail the affidavit to student, which may take up to two weeks to receive.
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. Vendor services begin with the opening of residence halls, continuing students are covered between Fall and Spring semesters.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
The university has contracted with the Pearce Clinic to provide basic care for acute medical complaints. See covered services. The address is 708 East Brown Ave., less than a quarter mile north of Harrison Street's entrance 4. Student walk-in hours are 8 am to noon Monday through Friday. After walk-in hours, students can contact the clinic directly for an appointment or be referred by the university's nurse.
Please call before 3:30 pm Monday thru Thursday & 3 pm Friday for an appointment.
A current student ID card will be requested at check-in. For information, call (432) 837-3433.
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 are by appointment at the Pearce Clinic. 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.
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: email@example.com.
The Medicaid Womens Health Program provides low-income women with free family planning exams, related health screenings, and birth control through Texas Medicaid.