New Student Health Kit
The University Health and Counseling Service (UHCS) has important information to assist you in staying healthy this academic year. We would like welcome you to campus by requesting that you prepare a Health Kit and encourage you to read our Back-to-School Student Health 101 magazine. As you prepare to come to campus, please include this Health Kit in your last minute packing.
- Non-mercury thermometer
- Antibiotic ointment
- Over the counter analgesics, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil)
- Other prescriptive medication that you may take regularly
We also remind you of steps you can take to reduce the transmission of respiratory disease, such as seasonal and novel flu.
Wash hands often or use alcohol-based hand cleaner. Wipe commonly touched surfaces such as doorknobs, keyboards, telephone, etc.
If You Are Sick
If you're sick with fever or chills AND a cough or sore throat - don't come to class.
If you're sick, stay home for 24 hrs after your fever has gone away.
Officials from the Wisconsin Department of Health advise that people should be alert for symptoms of fever over 100 degrees, cough and body ache. H1N1 Flu Self Evaluator.
More Flu Information
Get important flu info from the mobile CDC web site
We will provide updates on seasonal influenza as they occur on the UW-W website.
If you have questions or concerns call us at 262-472-1300. We are here to serve your health related needs. For general information please visit our website
UHCS also encourages you to read the Back-to-School issue of Student Health 101.and take the Wellness Needs Assessment. The survey will help us put the best resources in place for you and your classmates in the fall. You’ll find the wellness survey within the Student Health 101 issue. It will take 15 minutes to read Student Health 101, and we believe that you'll find it to be a valuable tool before you arrive on campus. Inside, you'll find articles about dealing with roommates, managing your time and money, and much more.
This special back-to-school issue of Student Health 101 has some great articles including:
- What Your Professors Really Expect of You
- The Roommate Survival Guide
- Find the Workout That’s Right for You
- How to Build Your Financial Future
- Making Smart Fast Food Choices
- Adopt the 5 Habits of Healthy People
- Proven Ways to Put Time on Your Side
- And much, much more!
Starting in September, you'll receive monthly Student Health 101 issues through email if you sign up here or on the first page of the magazine. You will recieve great articles to help you get the most out of your time in college and don't miss the chances to win great prizes, from iPods to Spring Break trips and more just for reading Student Health 101. Of course you can always find the current issue and past issues on our web site.
Executive Director, University Health and Counseling
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
This site is not meant to replace the advice of a health care or counseling professional. You should not rely on any information on these pages, or information generated for you by this site, to replace consultations with qualified professionals regarding your own specific situation. Some links take you to a source outside of UHCS. The owners of that site, not UHCS, are responsible for the content.
Last Updated: 01/12/11