The Student Health Center is staffed by several full-time licensed physicians and certified nurse practitioners to keep you healthy while you are attending Texas State University. We offer medical care similar to what you would receive from your family physician.
Primary Care is patient-focused general care for adults, children, and families. A person’s primary care provider is typically the first one a patient turns to for diagnosing and treating common illnesses such as colds, flu, fevers, aches, and pains, as well as minor injuries. In additional to a physical examination, evaluation may involve blood work and other diagnostic tests.
Primary care providers also educate patients on how to prevent and spot diseases as part of routine check-ups. During these wellness visits, the provider may update immunizations and review medications a patient uses, including over-the-counter drugs and supplements. Primary care providers also help people manage chronic conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure.
Please call 512.245.2161 to schedule future and same-day appointments. (Walk-ins are available at the main Student Health Center and Round Rock locations.)
- Asthma Attacks
- Allergic Reactions
- Foreign Body in Eye, Nose, Ear or Throat
- Persistent Vomiting and/or Diarrhea
- Severe Burns
Texas State students who have started an allergy desensitization program (allergy shots) with an allergist can have their injections administered in our Nurse Clinic. To learn more about getting your allergy shots at the Texas State Student Health Center, click the link below.
Immunotherapy Orders (To be completed by Allergist's Office)
NOTE: Allergy testing is not available at Texas State Student Health Center.
Anonymous HIV testing is done without any personal information (including name, medical history or anything else) being attached to your visit. When you call to make the appointment, the appointment clerk will ask for a name to call in the lobby; give him/her any name you like. Check in with the receptionist by giving her the name you are using and a nurse will call you back for brief counseling questions. The nurse then sends you to the lab. Once the blood sample is collected, the lab technician will give you a number to identify which sample is yours.
Confidential HIV testing is similar to any other office visit. The results are included in your medical record, but kept in the strictest confidence. Medical record confidentiality is protected under state and federal law.
For more information, visit our STI Screenings and HIV Testing webpage.
Information on vaccines offered in our Nurse Clinic:
- Hepatitis A - series of two injections
- Hepatitis B - series of three injections
- Hepatitis B - series of two injections
- Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B Combination - series of three injections
- HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Vaccine - series of three injections
- Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) - series of two injections
- Meningococcal ACWY (Meningitis)
- Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap)
- Varicella (Chicken Pox) - series of two injections
Travel Health vaccines available (by special order only):
- Japanese Encephalitis – series of two injections
- Rabies – series of three injections
- Yellow Fever
NOTE: The links provided are from the Center for Disease Control.
For more information on immunization, visit the CDC's Adult Immunization Schedule.
Pregnancy Testing in-house:
- Urine Tests with results the same day
- Blood tests with results at a later date
If you are interested in at home pregnancy test, our Pharmacy has over-the-counter urine pregnancy testing kits available for sale.
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. If additional appointments are needed, students can see a Student Health Center physician. 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.
Testing of sexually transmitted infections (STI) including syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, & HIV are available at the Student Health Center. For more information, visit our STI Screenings and HIV Testing webpage.
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.
The Student Health Center women's clinic is designed to provide women with a comfortable environment where women feel at ease and respected, and can ask questions of a sensitive or uncomfortable nature. The women's clinic provides several services including annual female health maintenance exams and other routine gynecological exams.
- Female health maintenance exams may include:
- Breast exam
- Pap smear
- STI screening for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea
Other services include birth control counseling and other prescription refills, evaluation and treatment of menstrual concerns and evaluation and treatment of common gynecological conditions and other reproductive health concerns, such as vaginal infections.
Long-acting contraceptives, including Nexplanon and IUD's, are available by appointment.
Condoms are available over-the-counter from the Pharmacy.
An Intrauterine Device, or IUD, is a long term, reversible, contraceptive device that is over 99% effective at preventing pregnancies and is covered under most insurance preventative services.
IUDs are T-shaped and are available with hormones or hormone-free. There are a variety of hormone levels available. IUDs available at the Student Health Center last from 3 - 10 years and can be removed at any time by a healthcare professional.
Skyla® is a small, T-shaped device that releases small amounts of a progestin hormone into the uterus at a slow and continuous rate. Skyla® contains a total of 13.5 mg of levonorgestrel. It is estrogen-free and works continuously for up to 3 years. Skyla® is FDA-approved and can be used whether or not you have had a child
Kyleena® is the smallest 5-year IUD, about the size of an earbud! This T-shaped device releases smaller amounts of a progestin hormone than other 5-year IUDs. Kyleena® contains a total of 19.5 mg of levonorgestrel. Kyleena® is FDA-approved and can be used whether or not you have had a child.
Mirena® is a progestin hormone-releasing IUD that prevents pregnancy for up to 5 years. At about the size of a sugar packet, Mirena® contains 52 mg of levonorgestrel. This IUD is approved to help treat heavy periods, with women seeing an 80% reduction in 3 months.
ParaGard® is 100% hormone-free and works continuously for up to 10 years. It is T-shaped and made of soft, flexible plastic and copper. ParaGard® is FDA-approved and can be used whether or not you have had a child and can be removed at any time by a healthcare professional.
Primary care providers, including physicians and nurse practitioners, are available to provide evaluation and medical management of common mental health disorders such as ADHD, anxiety, depression and panic attacks. Students requesting treatment for ADHD must provide medical documentation of neuropsychological testing supporting the diagnosis of ADHD or evaluation and treatment by a psychiatrist for ADHD. To request an initial appointment for ADHD, visit our ADHD webpage.
NOTE: For brief individual, group, couples counseling, consultation and crisis response please visit the Texas State Counseling Center in the LBJ Student Center, 5-4.1, or call 512.245.2208.
Psychiatrists are available to provide evaluation and medical management of more complicated mental health disorders such as bipolar disorder, eating disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder. Psychiatrists see patients by referral only from Student Health Center medical providers or Counseling Center counselors. Emergency psychiatric evaluations are not offered at the Student Health Center. Patients with severe mental health disorders requiring intensive therapy or monitoring may have to be referred to an off campus health care provider that can provide the necessary level of service. Psychiatric services are available only during normal business hours.
Please call 512.245.2161 if you have any questions or need more information.
On-site laboratory and state of the art digital radiology (x-ray) services are available.
- Many lab tests are performed while you wait.
- Most lab results are available within two days.
- X-rays are performed on site.
We can perform lab tests or x-rays ordered by your private physician. Simply provide a doctor's order and the results can be faxed to that doctor's office.