The Health Center offers a full array of health services to our students.
Resident students and those whose allergist is outside the metropolitan area are eligible to receive their allergy shots at the Health Center. Interested students should ask for an instruction sheet that their physician must fill out and sign before they can receive their shots at the Health Center. We charge a $10-20 fee per visit, depending on the number of injections given, and appointments are required. These can be set up in advance for the semester. For more information, call 410-704-2466.
At the Health Center, a number of birth control methods are available for TU students. We
offer both prescription and non-prescription contraceptives:
Emergency contraception (Plan B and Ella)
Birth control pills
Condoms - Free
Female condoms - Free
Birth control education and counseling
We offer testing, diagnosis and treatment for a variety of STDs (sexually transmitted diseases or sexually transmitted infections). Services are available for both men and women. STD education and counseling is also available.
Free confidential HIV testing is available at the TU Health Center during the fall and spring academic semesters on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month by the Baltimore County Health Department. This is done on a first-come, first-served walk-in basis between the hours of 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
We use the Orasure rapid test so results will be available the same day. HIV testing can be scheduled as a stand-alone appointment with a nurse or HIV counselor or as part of a provider visit for complete STD screening. To schedule an appointment, log in with your Towson NetID/password on our secure patient Tiger Health Web Portal. You can also call 410-704-2466.
Immunizations offered include required vaccines: MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (Tdap) and Meningococcal vaccine (Menactra or Menveo, required if living in on-campus housing).
In addition, we offer recommended vaccine: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, flu vaccine, and HPV vaccine (Gardisil, recommended for both men and women up to age 26).
We provide TB testing for students in health professions programs that is required for clinical placements.
To schedule a nurse appointment online for a vaccine or TB test, go to our secure patient Tiger Health Web Portal. Log in with your Towson ID/Password and click on Appointments. You may need to complete several online forms (HIPAA Privacy, Financial/Consent to Treat, Medical History) prior to scheduling an appointment for the first time if you have not already done so.
We have a small office lab where we are able to perform simple tests such as: rapid
strep, flu and mono tests, urinalysis, pregnancy tests, blood tests for diabetes and
anemia. Lab tests that we cannot perform in the Health Center are sent to an accredited
private laboratory or the State of Maryland Lab. We have a certified phlebotomist
who can draw blood samples and prepare specimens to be sent to the outside labs.
Requests for lab tests from a student's outside health care provider will be processed for a blood draw fee. An appointment with the lab technician is required.
To schedule an appointment for outside provider lab requests, call 410-704-2466 and press Option 3 or go to our secure patient web portal: TIGERHEALTH and schedule an appointment online.
You must bring with you a lab request slip from your healthcare provider with your diagnosis, lab tests requested, and the name, phone and fax number of the requesting health care provider.
The Health Center staff is experienced in handling routine office surgeries such as simple suturing lacerations, removal of ingrown nails, draining abscesses or small cysts, and evaluation/biopsy of moles.
The Health Center offers students comprehensive physical examinations for sports participation, travel, pre-operative requirements, and for health professional student requirements. We charge a fee for the examination plus additional charges may apply if lab work, immunizations or TB skin tests are required. Appointments are required and there is a no-show charge applied if appointments are not cancelled at least 2 hours prior to appointment time.
To schedule an appointment online, go to our secure patient web portal: TIGERHEALTH. Log in with your Towson ID/Password and click on Appointments. You may need to complete several online forms (HIPAA Privacy, Financial/Consent to Treat, Medical History) prior to scheduling an appointment for the first time if you have not already done so.
For services beyond our scope, such as diagnosis and treatment of complex conditions or those requiring specialty care, we have an extensive referral network of local physicians, sports medicine clinics, radiologists and other specialty services.
For serious emergencies, or if you need hospitalization, there are two excellent hospitals within five minutes of campus. Students are responsible for the costs of any outside referral services. For more information, please read the section on Emergencies and After Hours Urgent Care.
The Health Center is currently offering individual smoking cessation counseling or smoking cessation products such as nicotine replacement therapy and Chantix. If you are interested in quitting smoking you may attend one of the cessation classes offered by the Baltimore County Health Department
Alternative Quit Resources and Classes:
For more information about other FREE cessation classes offered throughout the community as well as where you can access free nicotine replacement therapy please contact Kirsten Roller at 410-704-3233 or by email at kroller AT_TOWSON
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