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Faculty & Staff

Texas State faculty and staff are eligible for limited services at the Texas State Student Health Center and Pharmacy. Please see the detailed list below for more information.

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, some services are temporarily only available via telehealth at the Student Health Center. To make an appointment or ask any questions, please call 512.245.2161.

Student Health Center Medical Services

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  • COVID-19 active infection testing is available at the main Student Health Center (SHC) for Texas State University Students, Faculty and Staff who meet our testing criteria. If you would like to be evaluated for COVID-19 testing at the Student Health Center, call the Student Health Center at 512.245.2161.

    Testing Process: When you call, you will be scheduled with a provider for a Telehealth visit to evaluate your symptoms and/or risk factors. If it is determined that you meet our testing criteria, you will be scheduled for a COVID-19 test. When arriving for your scheduled test, please wait in your car and follow instructions when you are called.

    COVID-19 Testing Type at SHC: Our diagnostic test is performed with a nasal swab by our health care staff. This molecular PCR test collects samples of cells and fluids from the respiratory system through the patient's nasal cavity. This test diagnoses for active coronavirus infection. Some common side effects from the testing include nasal irritation and nosebleeds.

    More COVID-19 testing is available on campus through Curative Inc., for more information please visit the COVID-19 Testing section on our Services webpage.

  • Information on vaccines offered in our Nurse Clinic:

    NOTE: The links provided are from the Center for Disease Control.

    For more information on immunization, visit the CDC's Adult Immunization Schedule.

  • SHC coordinates an annual Flu Shot Outreach offered in the fall semester. Texas State students, faculty and staff are notified by email when clinics are scheduled. If unable to attend the clinic, all Student Health Center locations offer flu shots by walk-in or appointments. Proof of health insurance is required or employees will be charged.

  • The Student Health Center offers Travel Health services. We recommend a travel appointment is made at least 6-8 weeks prior to your planned departure.

     A Travel Health appointment includes:

    • Detailed information and advice specific to your travel itinerary that contains information on any travel advisories and other relevant country-specific information (e.g., high altitude preparation, disease outbreaks).
    • After review of your previous immunizations, the most appropriate immunizations and travel medications will be recommended and given based on your destination, duration of travel, activities, and medical conditions.
    • Prescriptions for recommended medications for such problems as malaria, traveler's diarrhea, and altitude sickness.

    For more information, visit our Travel Health webpage. If you have any questions, please call 512.245.2161 during clinic hours.

  • Tuberculosis (TB) testing for professional schools, volunteer work, travel, etc. is available through our Nurse Clinic.

    • TB skin tests are available. This may be covered under your insurance. NOTE: This service is not available on Thursdays.
    • TB blood tests are available. This may be covered under your insurance.

    You can walk-in or call 512.245.2161 to schedule an appointment for a TB test.

  • Occupational Health supports research, academic and operational compliance through spirometry assessment and personal protective equipment (PPE) fitting.

  • The QUIT Program is a free smoking cessation program offered to students, faculty and staff. Participants receive a personal assessment, private counseling with a nurse, self-help materials, information about smoking cessation aids and follow-up support. Faculty and staff who need prescription medication should make an appointment with their primary care physician (PCP). Discounted smoking cessation medications are available in the Student Health Center Pharmacy. Place an order for smoking cessation products through our Pharmacy Over-the-Counter Store and pick them up curbside during business hours. A search function is available to allow you to search for the products you need. Prices and available products are subject to change.

Student Health Center Pharmacy

Texas State University Faculty and Staff can access the full-service Student Health Center Pharmacy. Similar to any private pharmacy, prescriptions written by providers outside the health center are accepted, prescriptions can be transferred from another pharmacy, and most insurance plans are honored. 

The pharmacy offers commonly prescribed generic medications at competitive prices.Prescriptions can be filled by phone. We carry a varied selection of non-prescription products that are offered at low cost.

Order over-the-counter medicine and health items online at our Pharmacy Over-the-Counter Store and pick them up in-person or curbside during business hours. A search function is available to allow you to search for the products you need. Prices and available products are subject to change.

If you need assistance or would like more information, call the pharmacy at 512.245.3590. Pharmacists are readily available to answer any questions you may have.

Insurance and Billing

  • Insurances through Texas State University

      • BlueCross BlueShield HealthSelect of Texas is accepted at our clinic.
        • NOTE: The employee MUST have someone selected as a PCP on their plan. It should NOT be one of the Student Health Center providers but they have to have someone selected, otherwise the plan denies all claims.
      • BlueCross BlueShield Consumer Directed HealthSelect is a PPO plan and that we accept.
    • We currently do not accept the following plans:

      • HealthSelect Out-of-State
      • Community First Health Plan
      • KelseyCare powered by Community Health Choice
      • Scott and White Health Plan

You are responsible for any balance remaining after insurance or not covered by insurance. Visit our Charges and Insurance webpage for details.