UAA Campus is Open

We are pleased to report the UAA Anchorage campus will open on Wednesday, Dec. 5, following last Friday's earthquake. The Chugiak-Eagle River Campus will remain closed, but classes will resume in alternative locations. Students should check UAOnline for their new meeting location. As you return to campus, we encourage you to check the web page uaa.alaska.edu/earthquakerecovery for important safety tips and resources about how to submit work requests to facilities for repairs. Please continue to check our Facebook and Twitter accounts for updates.

Student Health and Counseling Center

The Student Health and Counseling Center (SHCC) promotes optimal health for the University community through access to high quality and affordable health care, preventative health care, individual counseling, consulting, outreach and health education.

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Tis The Season ... Flu Season

Get your flu shot today! 

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The Student Health and Counseling Center is offering $15 flu shots for everyone over the age of 18, including faculty, staff, and students, regardless of eligibility. UAA students under the age of 18 can be accommodated with parental consent, just give us a call!

Most colds and the flu are caused by a virus. Unfortunately, antibiotics do not treat viruses. Prevention is a great way to help avoid becoming sick. 

  • Can a flu shot give you the flu?
    No, a flu shot cannot cause the flu. People may have been infected previous to the vaccination, or they could be experiencing a mild reaction. 
  • Why do some people not feel well after getting the flu vaccine?
    Some people report having mild reactions to the flu vaccine. The most common reaction to the flu shot is soreness, redness, or swelling at the spot where the shot was given. If you are concerned, talk with your health care provider beforehand. 

 

What are the symptoms of a cold?

  • Nasal or sinus congestion
  • Clear, white, yellow, or green nasal discharge
  • Sore throat
  • Ear congestion
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Fever of less than 101 degrees F

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Make an Appointment if:

  • You have a fever over 101 degrees F
  • Breathing is difficult or painful
  • Severe sore throat lasting longer than 2-3 days
  • Cough producing large amounts of green or bloody mucous
  • Severe headache or neck pain
  • Symptoms that last longer than 7-10 days 

 

Already feeling under the weather?

Recovery is right around the corner. Here are some self care tips for the cold and flu. 

  • Get plenty of rest. That means staying in and getting extra sleep.
  • Drink plenty of fluids! Water, herbal tea, and chicken broth are all great. 
  • Wash your hands with soap and water frequently.
  • Take a hot steamy shower to help loosen mucous. 
  • For a sore throat gargle with warm salt water.
  • Amp up your Vitamin C intake. Orange juice, broccoli, cantaloupe, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, and strawberries are all rich in Vitamin C. 

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Call or Walk-In for Appointments:

Tel: 907-786-4040 
Rasmuson Hall (RH) 116/120

Hours


Fall and Spring:

Monday-Wednesday: 8am-6pm
Thursday: 8am-1pm and 2pm-6pm
Friday: 8am-5pm
Summer:
Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm

Fax: 907-562-0269
uaa_studenthealth@uaa.alaska.edu

 

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