Student Health Services

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Welcome to Student Health Services

Please let us know how we can help you have a healthy semester. There is no charge to be seen by one of our providers. Select one of the links to the left to get more information on a particular topic.

Mandatory Immunization Health History Form

The University of West Florida (UWF), in compliance with Florida Statute (1006.69) and Florida Board of Governors Regulations (6.001 & 6.007), requires the completed UWF Mandatory Immunization Health History Form to be submitted to UWF Student Health Services as a prerequisite to matriculation or registration.

Failure to submit immunization records in a timely manner will result in a hold being placed on your student account and you will not be able to register for classes.

Follow this link to Complete the UWF Mandatory Immunization Health History Form online.

Protect All The Skin You're In

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, but most skin cancers can be prevented!

Every year—

  • Nearly 5 million people are treated for skin cancer at a cost of more than $8 billion.
  • There are about 76,000 new cases of and 9,000 deaths from melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.

Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays—from the sun or from artificial sources like tanning beds—is the most common cause of skin cancer.

Anyone, no matter their skin tone, can get skin cancer.

Enjoy the Outdoors!

Being physically active outside is healthy and can help prevent conditions like obesity. But it's important to be sun smart when playing and working outdoors.

Use a Layered Approach For Sun Protection

  • Sunscreen works best when used with shade or clothes, and it must be re-applied every 2 hours and after swimming, sweating, or toweling off.
  • Wear a hat, sunglasses, and protective clothing to shield skin.
  • Use broad spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 15 to protect exposed skin.
  • Seek shade, especially during midday hours.

Follow this link for more information on sun safety from the CDC.

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December 1st - World AIDS Day

December 1st is World AIDS Day. This day draws attention to the status of the human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) epidemic worldwide.

The first cases of AIDS in the United States were reported more than 35 years ago in 1981. Today, approximately 36.7 million persons worldwide are living with HIV infection, including approximately 2.1 million persons who were newly infected during 2015. Although AIDS related deaths have declined by 45% since 2005, an estimated 1.1 million persons died from AIDS in 2015.

In 2013, an estimated 1.2 million persons in the United States were living with HIV, 87% of whom were aware of their infection. In the U.S. an estimated 44,000 persons received a diagnosis of HIV in 2014.

Follow this link to view Today‚Äôs HIV/AIDS Epidemic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in PDF format.

For those that are sexually active, condoms are 98% effective in preventing unplanned pregnancy and STI & HIV transmission. Free and confidential HIV testing services are offered on the UWF campus. Testing is on a first come, first served basis and takes about 20 minutes to complete. Please visit the Wellness Services Sexual Health web page for more information.

Mosquito Prevention

Fight mosquitoes with these simple tips!

  • Cover windows with screens
  • Shut doors
  • Drain, refresh, or cover anything around buildings that can hold water at least weekly
  • Put away outside items that are not being used
  • Cover skin with long sleeve shirt and pants
  • Use EPA approved insect repellents anytime you are outdoors

Campus Emergency: (850) 474-2911

Clinic Services may be limited during semester breaks due to provider availability.

Email is not a secure form of communication and transmission. Due to the confidential nature of health information, Student Health Services cannot respond to students via email.

Please call Student Health Services at (850) 474-2172 if you have questions related to immunizations or any other health related issues.

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