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Campus Clinic

Mountaineer Fitness Center #202
2100 Memorial Blvd. CMB 6250
Kerrville, TX 78028-5697
Phone (830) 792-7285
Fax (830) 792-0721
Email: campusclinic@schreiner.edu

Hours

  • Clinic Hours: Monday thru Friday from 8am - 5pm
  • RN onsite: Monday thru Friday from 8am - 5pm
  • Walk-in basis or call ahead for appointments

Peterson Urgent Care

1740 Junction Hwy
Kerrville, TX 78028-5697
(830) 258-7669

Health Records

Mountaineer Fitness Center
2100 Memorial Blvd. CMB 6250
Kerrville, TX 78028-5697
Phone (830) 792-7279
Fax (830) 217-3568
Email: health@schreiner.edu


AFTER HOUR CARE

If needing medical attention after hours, care needs can be directed to your resident hall director, resident assistant, or Security at 830-739-1111. If a life threatening emergency, call 911 (you may need to dial 9 for an outside line). If not a life threatening situation, you may call Peterson Medical Associates at 830-258-7762 and ask for the doctor on call or schedule an appointment with the campus nurse during business hours.

Emergencies include such life threatening conditions as:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Major injury
  • Severe bleeding that won't stop
  • Unconsciousness or drug overdose
  • Convulsions that will not stop

office Our Vision is to hold student health as a priority by providing comprehensive health care toeducate, support and encourage students how to achieve a lifetime of optimum health and total wellness encompassing body, mind and spirit.

Our Mission is to provide the Schreiner University community with personal and confidential quality health care in a caring and engaging environment, and to encourage healthier lifestyle choices through health and wellness education, programming and services.

Our Goal is for each student to achieve maximum academic success by achieving and maintaining maximum mental and physical health.

Schreiner University Health Clinic and Wellness Department offers many services directed at education and wellness, as well as to assist students when they are injured or sick. Information regarding health, nutrition, and prevention of illness and disease is presently available throughout the year. Watch for flyers around campus. Interest in additional programs for your group should be brought to the attention of Health Clinic nurse or the Wellness coordinator.

Information regarding numerous health-related matters is available from the Health Clinic and Wellness coordinator. The Health Clinic waiting area is well stocked with pamphlets relating to all areas of health and wellness. The staff are ready to assist with any needs or questions students may have. Staff members are available to discuss any specific concerns or requests for information. All health records and discussions with the staff or the nurse are private and confidential.


HEALTH RECORD REQUIREMENTS

Meningococcal Vaccine State Law Update as of October 1, 2013:

  • All *entering students 22 years or younger must have received the meningococcal vaccination within the past five years
  • 10 days prior to moving onto campus
  • 10 days prior to the first day of classes or participation in University activities (athletics, etc.)

*By definition, "entering students" includes all students new to Schreiner University and includes those students who have had a break in enrollment of at least one fall or spring semester from any college or university including as a student at Schreiner University.

The Health Records Department requests the vaccination certification be submitted at least 15 days prior to the earliest date to allow adequate time for processing: either moving on to campus or first day of classes or participation in University activities (athletics, etc.).

Health records can be submitted by emailing to health@schreiner.edu or fax to 830-217-3568.

Health history forms can be completed through the students Schreiner One account and submitted online.  Required for all incoming new students.


HEALTH INSURANCE REQUIREMENT

All international students are REQUIRED to provide to the Health Records Department proof of existing health insurance coverage each year while enrolled at Schreiner University prior to the first day of class of each semester.

Nursing students are REQUIRED to be insured under a health care plan and must provide proof to the nursing program administration.

All Schreiner students are highly encouraged to be covered under a health care plan.

Please provide the Health Clinic with a copy of the front and back of your health insurance card so the staff can better serve your health needs.

Please call the Health Clinic at 830-792-7279 for any assistance required.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM YOUR UNIVERSITY HEALTH CENTER

IMMUNIZATION IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF YOUR HEALTH CARE.
Although Schreiner University does not have a mandatory immunization program at this time, we encourage all students entering the University to check immunization records to ensure that they have met all of the minimum recommendations for these immunizations.

MEASLES: (Rubella, Red Measles, Hard Measles, 10-Day Measles) Measles is a highly contagious viral disease. Antibiotics are not available to treat persons infected with this organism. Recent outbreaks of this illness have resulted in hospitalization and some deaths among college-aged persons. For these reasons it is strongly recommended that students in Texas have two doses of the vaccine prior to entering college. Most young adults have had only one dose. The measles vaccine is most often given in combination with the vaccines for mumps and rubella, which are also caused by viruses. This combination vaccine is referred to as MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella).

TETANUS: (Lockjaw) The illness caused by tetanus results from the poison produced by bacteria. Again, this is a very difficult illness to treat once it occurs and prevention is the most appropriate choice. The vaccine is effective for about 10 years and needs to be boosted at that interval. It is now common for older adults to develop tetanus in the United States because many adults do not receive the recommended 10-year boosters. The tetanus vaccine should be given in combination with the diphtheria vaccine.

POLIOMYELITIS: (Polio) In the United States, polio immunization is not routinely recommended for people 18 years of age or older. However, if travel to other parts of the world is planned, a physician should be contacted for specific recommendations.

TUBERCULOSIS: (TB) Due to the reappearance of tuberculosis as a major public health issue in the United States and particularly Texas, all students should have a yearly Mantoux skin test to assure that they are free of the disease. Main symptoms are persistent heavy cough, cough with sputum or blood, fatigue, distressed breathing, fever, or weight loss. Students doing observation, volunteer work, field placement, student teaching, or employment in a Texas school district, correctional facility or medical facility will be required to have a negative TB test before entering their placement site.

The Texas Department of Health can provide most of these immunizations and tests at a reduced rate. The Schreiner University Nurse or The Texas Department of Health will be happy to answer questions concerning any health-related issues. For more information on immunizations contact the University Health Center at 792-7279 or the Texas Department of Health (830) 896-5515

The table below is the Texas Board of Health immunization requirement for any student doing an internship in a health care facility of any kind as part of their educational program. These Allied Health students must have the following immunizations prior to their entering the health care facility. These immunizations are not required at this time for the general student population of Schreiner University . However, each student at Schreiner University is urged to use this table to determine their individual immunity to the diseases below. If you do not meet each of the criteria in the "Schedule for Immunization," we recommend that you update your immunizations immediately.

Student Classification

  Immunization Needed   Schedule for Immunization
Medical Interns and Residents, Fellow and students enrolled in health-related courses who have or will have any direct patient contact
  Tetanus/Diphtheria (TD)   Must have had one does within the past ten years.
  Measles   Those born since January 1, 1957 must have two does since 12 months of age. The two does must be at least 30 days apart.
  Mumps   Those born since January 1, 1957 must have at least one does since 12 months of age.
  Rubella   At least one does since 12 months of age is required.
         
Dental students and medical students, interns, residents and fellows.   Hepatitis B   A primary series must be begun or, preferable, completed prior to beginning of direct patient care (if not already immune)
         
All students enrolled in health-related course which have or will have direct patient contact with patients' blood   Hepatitis B   A complete series of proof of immunity is encouraged prior to beginning direct patient care.
         
Students enrolled in school of veterinary medicine   Rabies   A primary series prior to contact with animals or their remains. Also a booster does is needed every two years (or documentation of protective antibodies).


For more information see the amended Sections 2.09 and 2.09a of the Texas Education Code and the Texas Board of Health rules including the revisions adopted July 20, 1991, or call the Texas Department of Health, Immunization Division, 1-800-252-9152.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who can use the Health Clinic and Wellness Department’s Services?
Students, faculty, staff, dependents, and volunteers

Do I need health insurance?  
International students are REQUIRED to provide to the Health Clinic proof of existing health insurance coverage each year they are enrolled at Schreiner prior to the first day of class each semester.  Nursing students are also REQUIRED to have insurance and provide proof to the nursing program administration. All Schreiner students are encouraged to have medical insurance.  Please provide the Health Clinic with a copy of the front and back of your health insurance card so the staff can better serve your health needs. Contact the Health Clinic for more information at 830-792-7285.

Are medications available?
There are no charges for over the counter medications dispensed by the nurse. Prescription medications ordered by the provider can be purchased at any local pharmacy.

What about labs and X-rays?
The nurse can provide strep tests, urinalysis, glucose testing, pregnancy test, mono and flu.  Your insurance will be billed for these tests.

What if I need my own doctor while enrolled at Schreiner University?
Referral to PMA.

Can I see a doctor on campus?
A licensed provider is available from 8am - 12pm Monday through Friday.


HEALTH & WELLNESS STAFF

Riley Bonilla Riley Bonilla
Director of Recreation and Mountaineer Fitness Center
Ofc:  Mountaineer Fitness Center
(830) 792-7412  
cbonilla@schreiner.edu
   
Administrative Specialist Administrative Specialist of Mountaineer Fitness Center
Ofc:  Mountaineer Fitness Center
(830) 792-7279
   
Ben Jones Ben Jones
Coordinator of Fitness and Group Exercise
Ofc:  Mountaineer Fitness Center
(830) 792-7486
bmjones@schreiner.edu
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