Should I Be Seen?

Stay Home

Save yourself a trip to the Health Center (and prevent others from being sick) if you have any of the following:

  • The common cold
  • Small cuts and abrasions
  • A cough lasting up to 18 days
  • Nausea/vomiting/diarrhea lasting less than 48 hours

Keep in mind: Antibiotics aren’t always the answer.  The common cold, bronchitis, sore throats (except strep) and the Flu will not benefit from antibiotics. 

Make sure to drink plenty of fluids (at least 64 ounces), wash hands frequently, get plenty of rest and take a fever reducer such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen, if needed. 

Come in

The Student Health Center can provide care for non-life-threatening conditions, such as:

  • Allergic reactions
  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)
  • Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Diarrhea lasting longer than 48 hours
  • Ear infection
  • Fevers
  • Nausea lasting longer than 48 hours
  • Rash
  • Sinus infections
  • Sore throat
  • Fever over 102 F

The Student Health Center can also provide services to keep you feeling well. 

Go to the ER

For some conditions, please head straight to the Emergency Room or call 911 for care.  These include:

  • If you are having trouble breathing (not including minor trouble caused by a cold)
  • Severe chest pain or pressure
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Severe bleeding or burn
  • Head trauma
  • Loss of consciousness
  • High fever and stiff neck
  • Confusion
  • Fainting
  • Severe allergic reaction with trouble breathing, swelling, hives
  • Seizures
  • Serious injury

If you have been sexually assaulted, DO NOT GO TO THE ER.  Please contact the Northern Utah Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (NUSANE), preferably within 72 hours. 

If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, please call the Counseling and Psychological Services Center at 801-626-6406 or a 24 Hour Crisis Line, if after hours.