Student Health Clinic: birth control, flu shots

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

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Birth control policy to remain unchanged

The NI editorial staff was contacted regarding information that may have been made available to faculty and/or students regarding the Student Health Clinic (SHC) policy on the distribution of birth control. Concerns that SHC would no longer be prescribing birth control for students are unwarranted, according to Shelley O’Connell, Executive Director of Health and Recreation Services.

“There have been no change[s] in any of our services,” O’Connell stated in an email. “The SHC did not send an email to faculty and staff about our operations or services. The Student Health Clinic provides health education for multiple forms of birth control and based on each unique student’s needs, provide[s] a prescription and we have no plans to change these options.”

2019 flu shot clinics

SHC will once again hold walk-in clinics for students, faculty and staff this fall. Those interested can attend any one of the nine clinics, which will take place in various locations between Sept. 25 and Oct. 24.

According to the SHC website, SHC will file a claim with students’ health insurance companies to cover the flu shot. For those without health insurance, the cost of the flu shot is $30. Dates and locations are listed below: 

• Thursday, September 26, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Curris Business Building

• Wednesday, October 2, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Rod Library 287

• Friday, October 4, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., SHC

• Wednesday, October 9, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Maucker Union Ballroom (employees only)

• Thursday, October 10, 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Rod Library 218

• Wednesday, October 16, 7:30 a.m.- 9 a.m. SHC

• Thursday, October 24, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. SHC

• Wednesday, October 30, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. SHC

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