The Health Center offers a full array of health services to our students.
The Health Center offers care for common illnesses such as the flu, colds, rashes, nausea, diarrhea, sore throat and urinary tract infections, and more. We can also monitor your health if you have a chronic health problem such as high blood pressure or diabetes. Our providers are experienced in diagnosing and treating the common illnesses often seen among college students.
The Health Center provides prescriptions for birth control pills, Nuva Ring, and Depo-Provera shots. We offer condoms and other safer sex supplies for free. We also offer emergency contraception at our dispensary (Plan B for $11 and Ella for $39). Call to make an appointment if you have questions about birth control or emergency contraception. In addition to emergency contraception appointments being offered at the Health Center, students can purchase emergency contraception (My Way or Plan B) at the vending machine outside of the University Bookstore for $18.
The Health Center offers comprehensive physical examinations for sports participation, travel, pre-operative requirements, and for health professional student requirements. This can include lab work, immunizations and TB skin tests if necessary.
We offer testing, diagnosis and treatment for a variety of STIs (sexually transmitted infections). Our clinical staff can also prescribe PrEP to those with an increased risk of acquiring HIV. STI education and counseling is also available by request.
You can also book an appointment for free chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV and hepatitis testing provided by STARTRACK Adolescent Health Program. This service is separate from the STI testing offered at the Health Center.
We provide a number of immunizations at the Health Center. Learn more about Immunization Requirements and TB Testing for TU students.
We have an office lab where we are able to do 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 outside labs.
The Health Center staff is experienced in handling routine office procedures such as simple suturing lacerations and draining abscesses or small cysts.
Resident students and/or those whose allergists are 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. These can be set up in advance for the term.
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 hospitalization there are two local hospitals within five minutes of campus.
The Health Center offers individual smoking cessation counseling and smoking cessation products. If you are interested in quitting smoking you may schedule an appointment with a Tobacco Treatment Specialist or attend one of the cessation classes offered by the Baltimore County Health Department.