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Health Services

"Wellness must be a prerequisite to all else. Students cannot be intellectually proficient if they are physically and psychologically unwell." - Ernest Boyer

 

We think our students are exceptional in every way but sometimes they get sick or are injured and need some help. 

The Mission of Health Services is to provide nursing and medical care to enrolled students of Trinity University thereby enhancing the health of the Trinity community. We seek to support the educational process by promoting and empowering students to develop an optimal level of wellness so they can participate fully in academic and extracurricular activities. We acknowledge the wide diversity of our patients, which includes students of color, international students, LGBT students, and students from all socio-economic backgrounds with varying religious and/or spiritual beliefs. We are dedicated to providing accessible, high-quality, culturally-sensitive medical and nursing care to all of our patients.

The Health Services nursing staff is available during walk-in-hours, 63 hours a week including Sunday, closed Saturday, to administer first aid, evaluate student illness and provide wellness services to assist our students in staying well. Most of our services are available to students without charge. The University Physician is available to students by appointment four days a week.   

In our efforts to assist our community in staying well and provide the most appropriate care to each of our patients we require all students living on campus to submit a health record that includes health history, a recent physical exam, documentation of immunization, tuberculosis screening and proof of health insurance. The University requires all students to provide proof of health insurance, annually. Health Services is responsible for collecting this information.

When Health Services is closed and students have questions about what to do if they are not feeling well they may refer to the Self-Care Guide for advice and the location of off-campus medical facilities, when necessary.

Students with chronic illness are encouraged to identify a specialty provider in the community to assist in monitoring their condition. The University Physician is available 20 hours per week during the academic year. This time is devoted to caring for acute illnesses and injuries. A couple of hours per week are also available for wellness exams. This does not permit adequate time for follow-up care for chronic conditions or monitoring long-term medications such as those for type 1 diabetes, ADD, depression, or Crohns disease. Health Services is available to all students for assessment and treatment of acute illness or injury, regardless of chronic health conditions. If you need help in identifying a specialty provider in the San Antonio community please contact our office.

We value the privacy of our patients and because most of our students are adults we will not discuss their care outside our office without their permission. You may view the Privacy Notice for details.

Trinity University Health Services is an institutional member of the American College Health Association and the Southwest College Health Association.