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The Student Health Center is located at 215 Wright Street (on the corner of Wright and Charles Streets).

Student Health Center staff enjoys working in partnership with students to meet their health needs on campus.

The board certified nurse practitioners (NPs) are able to:

  • Treat students for minor illnesses and injuries
  • Run tests to diagnose strep throat, mono, urinary tract infections, etc. 
  • Write prescriptions after examining patients, if indicated
  • Perform annual physical exams, sports physicals, and pap smears
  • Administer vaccines, drug screens, blood tests, and TB skin tests
  • Complete Medical Health Statements for your Cross Cultural Experience (CCE)

Urgent care walk-in visits comprise most of the clinic hours and no appointment is necessary. Appointments for well physicals can be scheduled on Wednesday afternoons.

Health Center Hours

We will close at 4:30 on Wednesday, November 23 and will be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 for Thanksgiving break.

Regular academic year hours:

Monday-Thursday 9:00A.M.- 1:00P.M. & 2:00P.M.- 5:00P.M.*
Friday 9:00A.M.- 4:30P.M.
*Wednesday afternoons are reserved for physical exams and pap smears by appointment only.
     
If you need assistance outside of Health Center hours see list of local clinics under handouts.
In an emergency, please call 911 or Public Safety at 262-524-7300.
Please call Vicky Alf with insurance questions: 262-524-7372.

Mission Statement and Purpose

  • Provide health care that is convenient, high quality, and cost effective to a diverse population of Carroll University Students.
  • Involve students in their own health care and assist them in achieving their academic and personal goals by providing testing required by their academic program and through promoting, maintaining, and restoring health.
  • Students are involved with and assisted in making informed, sound health choices to prevent illness and restore/promote health today and always. Include self care opportunities and/or patient education with every visit.
  • Provide a knowledgeable, dedicated staff who collaborate with campus and community resources when indicated and are committed to serving in the best interest of Carroll University students.
  • In partnership with Student Affairs and health professionals on campus, provide outreach and education to promote the physical and mental health of all Carroll University Students.

Health Center Staff

Pam Dolata, MSN, FNP-BC, Family Nurse Practitioner, Health Center Coordinator
  
Kristin Kastner, MSN, ANP-BC, Adult Nurse Practitioner
 
Patty Hiegel, CMA, Certified Medical Assistant
 
Phone: (262) 524-7233
Fax: (262) 650-4897

Flu Vaccine Still Available

Zika Virus

 

The following information is directly from the CDC website http://www.cdc.gov/zika/index.html:

What is Zika virus disease (Zika)?

Zika is a disease caused by Zika virus that is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting for several days to a week. People usually don’t get sick enough to go to the hospital, and they very rarely die of Zika.

Currently the areas with Zika virus transmission are Mexico, Cetral America and South America. Please see the CDC website for more details and updated information: http://www.cdc.gov/zika/geo/active-countries.html

 Prevention

No vaccine exists to prevent Zika virus disease (Zika).
  • Prevent Zika by avoiding mosquito bites (see below).
  • Mosquitoes that spread Zika virus bite mostly during the daytime.
  • Mosquitoes that spread Zika virus also spread dengue and chikungunya viruses.

When traveling to countries where Zika virus or other viruses spread by mosquitoes are found, take the following steps:

  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants.
  • Stay in places with air conditioning or that use window and door screens to keep mosquitoes outside.
  • Sleep under a mosquito bed net if you are overseas or outside and are not able to protect yourself from mosquito bites.
  • Use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellents. When used as directed, EPA-registered insect repellents are proven safe and effective, even for pregnant and breast-feeding women.
    • Always follow the product label instructions
    • Reapply insect repellent as directed.
    • Do not spray repellent on the skin under clothing.
    • If you are also using sunscreen, apply sunscreen before applying insect repellent.
  • If you have a baby or child:
    • Do not use insect repellent on babies younger than 2 months of age.
    • Dress your child in clothing that covers arms and legs, or
    • Cover crib, stroller, and baby carrier with mosquito netting.
    • Do not apply insect repellent onto a child’s hands, eyes, mouth, and cut or irritated skin.
    • Adults: Spray insect repellent onto your hands and then apply to a child’s face.
  • Treat clothing and gear with permethrin or purchase permethrin-treated items.
    • Treated clothing remains protective after multiple washings. See product information to learn how long the protection will last.
    • If treating items yourself, follow the product instructions carefully.
    • Do NOT use permethrin products directly on skin. They are intended to treat clothing.

If you have Zika, protect others from getting sick

  • During the first week of infection, Zika virus can be found in the blood and passed from an infected person to another mosquito through mosquito bites. An infected mosquito can then spread the virus to other people.
  • To help prevent others from getting sick, avoid mosquito bites during the first week of illness.

Sexual transmission of Zika virus is possible, and is of particular concern during pregnancy.

Recommendations for men and their pregnant partners

Men who reside in or have traveled to an area of active Zika virus transmission who have a pregnant partner should abstain from sexual activity or consistently and correctly use condoms during sex.

Recommendations for men and their nonpregnant sex partners

Men who reside in or have traveled to an area of active Zika virus transmission who are concerned about sexual transmission of Zika virus might consider abstaining from sexual activity or using condoms consistently and correctly during sex.

Symptoms

  • About 1 in 5 people infected with Zika virus become ill (i.e., develop Zika).
  • The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, or conjunctivitis (red eyes). Other common symptoms include muscle pain and headache. The incubation period (the time from exposure to symptoms) for Zika virus disease is not known, but is likely to be a few days to a week.
  • The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting for several days to a week.
  • People usually don’t get sick enough to go to the hospital, and they very rarely die of Zika.
  • Zika virus usually remains in the blood of an infected person for about a week but it can be found longer in some people.

Diagnosis

  • The symptoms of Zika are similar to those of dengue and chikungunya(http://www.cdc.gov/chikungunya/index.html), diseases spread through the same mosquitoes that transmit Zika.
  • See your healthcare provider if you develop the symptoms described above and have visited an area where Zika is found.
  • If you have recently traveled, tell your healthcare provider when and where you traveled.
  • Your healthcare provider may order specialized blood tests to look for Zika or other similar viruses like dengue or chikungunya.

Treatment

  • There is no vaccine to prevent or specific medicine to treat Zika infections.
  • Treat the symptoms:
    • Get plenty of rest.
    • Drink fluids to prevent dehydration.
    • Take medicine such as acetaminophen (Tylenol®) to relieve fever and pain.
    • Do not take aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
    • If you are taking medicine for another medical condition, talk to your healthcare provider before taking additional medication.
  • If you have Zika, prevent mosquito bites(http://www.cdc.gov/zika/prevention/index.html) for the first week of your illness.
    • During the first week of infection, Zika virus can be found in the blood and passed from an infected person to a mosquito through mosquito bites.
    • An infected mosquito can then spread the virus to other people.

For more information please visit: http://www.cdc.gov/zika/index.html 

Traveling Abroad?

 
The Health Center NPs can help you prepare to study abroad or head off on your next NCEP trip. We can sign the required Medical Health Statement form, review and administer vaccines recommended for travel, and CDC recommendations for your travel destination. We also can write prescriptions for anti-malaria medication, and recommend medication to treat traveler's diarrhea. There is a $15 charge for a travel consult, which is billed to your student account or can be paid using Carroll Cash. Vaccine prices vary, but the Health Center bills the cost of the vaccine plus a $10 administration fee (see Health Center Fees under handouts section on the right of this page). The Health Center staff will give you a receipt to submit to your insurance if covered through a private insurance plan. If you have the WPS student insurance plan offered through the University, travel vaccines and consults are 100% covered if administered by the Student Health Center.

Off Campus Travel Resources:

ProHealth Works International Travel Medicine Clinic

Seeger Medical Office Building

20611 Watertown Rd. Suite J

Waukesha, WI 53186

Phone: (262) 928-5900

They can bill insurance and they offer a discount for services not covered by insurance. For more information visit: http://www.prohealthcare.org/international-travel-medicine-clinic.aspx

 

Waukesha County Public Health

International Travel Clinic

514 Riverview Avenue

Waukesha, WI 53188

Call for an appointment

Phone: (262) 896-8430

 

Web Travel Resource:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a very comprehensive travel page with up to date travel information, notices, and recommendations specific for your destination.

Go to http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/ and enter in the country you are traveling to and you will learn about the recommended vaccines, medications, health and safety tips, and what to pack in order to stay healthy when traveling to your destination.

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