The Health & Counseling Center
Medical and Counseling appointments will incur a $25.00 no show fee.
Scheduled Counseling appointments must be cancelled within 24 hours of appointment time.
Scheduled Medical appointments must be cancelled within 4 hours of appointment time.
If appointments are not cancelled within the cancellation limits, a $25.00 fee will be charged.
Information from the Health & Counseling Center Regarding the ZIKA Virus
I am writing to inform you of the ZIKA virus, which has gained significant attention in the media in recent weeks. On Monday, February 8, 2016, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Level 1 travel alert (which is the highest) for countries where the ZIKA virus is prevalent.
The ZIKA virus, which is spread through mosquito bites, is a flu-like illness that causes fever, body aches, rash, and headaches. The symptoms usually last a few days and are self-limited. There is no treatment other than supportive care and symptomatic medications. Hospitalizations or serious complications are rare. What is important is that 20 to 25% of the people infected are symptomatic. Currently, there is no established vaccine for the virus.
The infection is spread by mosquitos that bite during the day, so protection during the day as well as from dusk to dawn is advised in affected areas. Recent evidence indicates that the virus can be transmitted through infected blood or sexual contact (via saliva and semen). It can also be spread from a pregnant woman to her unborn baby. There have been reports of a severe birth defect called microcephaly and other serious pregnancy outcomes in babies of mothers who were infected with the ZIKA virus while pregnant. For pregnant women (at any trimester) or women who are trying to or could be pregnant, the CDC recommendations are not to travel to areas where the virus has been reported.
As with many viral epidemics, the situation remains fluid. The Health & Counseling Center will provide updated advice and recommendations to the Hilltopper community as more information becomes available.
CDC recommendations for protection can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/zika/prevention/index.html
Calvin A. Kelly, Ph.D.,
SEU Health & Counseling Center
Flu Shots are available at The Health & Couseling Center
The Health & Counseling Center is offering the flu vaccine to students, faculty, and staff. The cost is $25. Students with the St. Edward's University Student Health Insurance Plan will not be charged. Please call the Health & Counseling Center at 512-488-8686 for available times. Please use this opportunity to protect yourself against a preventable illness.
We provide high quality integrated health, counseling, and wellness services to support our diverse student population in achieving their highest potential.
|Academic Session Hours:||
Mon. - Friday (8 a.m.- 5 p.m.)
|Summer/Holiday Break Hours:||Mon. - Fri. (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)|
|Medical appointments available:||Mon.- Fri. (10 a.m.- 2 p.m.)|
|After Hours Medical Emergency:||Call 911 or University police @ 448-8444 or click After Hours Assistance|
|After Hours Mental Health Emergency:||Call UPD @ 448-8444 and ask to speak to a counselor|
|Medical & Counseling Evaluations:||By appointment|
|Phone:||512.448.8686 or 512.448.8538|
|Location:||Lady Bird Johnson Hall, Suite 100|
|Services Available To:||
Currently enrolled students
We offer a variety of educational and training programs, such as:
- Stress management
- Suicide education and prevention
- Alcohol and drug education
- Online health education
- Outreach Programs
The Health & Counseling Center maintains confidentiality for all students seen in the center in accordance with professional ethics and legal guidelines as required by state or federal laws. Counseling records are kept separate from educational records and no information is released without the student’s written consent. Information revealed in counseling, including the fact that you have made an appointment, is not disclosed to others without your written authorization for the release of that information. Exceptions to this practice are:
When the counselor believes you present an imminent danger to yourself and others
When the life or the safety of a readily identifiable third person is endangered
When a counselor believes that a readily identifiable child or vulnerable adult is being subjected to abuse, neglect, or exploitation
When disclosure is made necessary by legal proceedings