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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  • Learn about the Fall Health Fair

    Join SHCC at the Fall Health Fair! 
    Wednesday, October 17th, 2018. 
    10am-2pm in Rasmuson Hall Lobby. 
    Giveaways, free Kaladi's coffee, interactive booths, and lots of health information.

    Flu shots and HPV vaccines available for $15. 

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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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Mental Health Workshops

Getting Unstuck

Increase your understanding and knowledge about depression, and build skills to recognize and manage symptoms. 

Date Time  Location
Tuesday, October 16 11:30am-12:30pm RH 211
Wednesday, November 14 1-2pm ESH 204
Tuesday, November 27 11:30am-12:30pm RH 211

Stress and Anxiety Management

Increase your understanding of anxiety symptoms and learn to build better skills to cope with anxiety. 

Date  Time Location
Wednesday, October 10 1-2pm ESH 204
Tuesday, October 23 11:30am-12:30pm RH 211
Friday, November 9 1-2pm SMH 111
Wednesday, November 28 1-2pm ESH 204

Test Anxiety

Learn techniques to help you relax and prep for tests and presentations.

Date Time Location
Friday, October 5 1-2pm SMH 111
Wednesday, October 17 1-2pm ESH 204
Tuesday, October 30 11:30am-12:30pm RH 211
Friday, November 16 1-2pm SMH 111

ADHD Demystified

With education, support, and a little creativity, you can learn to manage the symptoms of adult ADHD, and even turn some of your weaknesses into strengths. 

Date Time Location
Friday, October 12 1-2pm SMH 111
Wednesday, October 24 1-2pm ESH 204
Tuesday, November 6 11:30am-12:30pm RH 211
Friday, November 30 1-2pm SMH 111

Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention

Learn about suicide risk and warning signs, how to effectively communicate with someone at risk, and how to help them connect to campus/community resources. 

Date  Time Location
Tuesday, October 2 11:30am-12:30pm RH 211
Friday, October 26 1-2pm SMH 111
Wednesday, October 31 1-2pm ESH 204
Tuesday, November 13 11:30am-12:30pm RH 211

Wellness and Coping Skills

Benefit from mindfulness; distress tolerance; interpersonal effectiveness; and emotion regulation skills and incorporating them into a healthy lifestyle. 

Date  Time Location
Tuesday, October 9 11:30am-12:30pm RH 211
Friday, November 2 1-2pm SMH 111
Wednesday, November 7 1-2pm ESH 204
Tuesday, November 20 11:30am-12:30pm RH 211

The Student Health and Counseling Center is dedicated to serving students. Please check out our Facebook Page and Student Health 101 for information on upcoming events, or to learn more about how you can stay healthy!

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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