Things to Do Before Starting At UW-W
- Make sure all immunizations are up to date and mail the immunization form back to University Health and Counseling Services (UHCS). Recommended Polio, DPT, Tetanus, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Hepatitis B, and Varicella. Optional Pneumovax, Meningoccal.
- Write down a list of all medications, drug allergies and your health history and keep it in a safe place.
- Pack a first aid kit with Band-Aids, thermometer, tweezers and non-prescription medications, at least enough prescription medicine for one month and a self care book with a symptom decision tree.
- If you have special medical or psychiatric needs, have the appropriate release of information forms signed and the practitioner's report sent to UHCS. The start of college may not be a good time to change medications, especially psychiatric medication. If you want to continue allergy shots at UHCS, ask the allergist to fill out the UHCS allergy form and send along or ship the allergen.
- If you currently have health insurance bring a copy of the card to campus and check the following:
- How is non-emergency care in the Whitewater area covered?
- Until what age am I covered by my parent's policy?
- How many credits do I need to take to be covered?
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Last Updated: 06/01/11