Just like we take care of each other as Skyhawks, we need to care for others in our communities and take necessary actions to protect the health of all. To support these efforts, we have closed the campus to the public. Course instruction and campus services have transitioned online for the remainder of spring term, and our Admission Office is offering a number of Virtual Visit options. Stay well, Skyhawks!
The Student Health Center (SHC) appreciates and thanks you in advance for your patience and flexibility as we navigate how to continue to provide the best care for our students while also protecting our staff and community.
The Student Health Center assists students with academic and professional success through wellness, which provides inclusive and collaborative health care. We offer affordable and accessible health care services such as an in-house pharmacy and labs. We are conveniently located on campus in the Skyhawk Station, Room 170, next to the Registrar's Office.
Please note that the SHC continues to provide services. All medical appointments have shifted to remote care via Microsoft Teams and TeleMed. You can download the Microsoft Teams app to your computer or phone. Please call us at 970-247-7355 to set up a TeleMed appointment. Our pharmacy is also available for medication re-fills.
If you need to speak to the Behavioral Health Professional, please dial 970-247-7313 from 9:00am-4:00pm. Questions or guidance for COVID-19, please dial 970-247-7365 or 970-903-2921.
Please call 911 for an emergency or go to your nearest medical center for care during the closure:
• Durango Urgent Care, 2577 Main Ave, Durango
• Animas Urgent Care, 450 S Camino Del Rio #106, Durango
• Animas Surgical Hospital, 575 Rivergate Ln, Durango
• Mercy Regional Medical Center, 1010 Three Springs Blvd, Durango
Great News! The Student Health Center is collaborating with Cedar Diagnostic to provide COVID-19 tests to our students who have symptoms or would like to be screened. The test is done at the Cedar Diagnostic location. Please call the nurse line 970-247-7365 or 970-903-2921 for more information.
1. STRESS RELIEF
Make this a top priority. Stress and fear can lower immune defenses and cause inflammation in the body, which makes us more vulnerable to illness. Getting enough sleep, 7-8 hours per night, exercise, meditation, digital detox, talking with a Counselor, the behavioral health provider or a friend, journaling, and finding something to be grateful for each day are a few ideas.
2. MOVE YOUR BODY EVERY DAY
Daily, fun, moderate exercise boosts your immune system and releases endorphins, the feel good hormones, in your body.
3. EAT A RAINBOW OF COLORS EVERYDAY
A strong immune system is your best defense. Bright, colorful fruits and veggies. Shoot for 5-10 servings a day of whole foods, such as apples, peppers, broccoli, blueberries, leafy greens, garlic, or anything that sounds and looks delicious to you.
Water makes up more than half of your body. Water and herbal teas help flush out toxins and keep you hydrated. Every cell, tissue and organ in your body needs water to function optimally. Hydrate and avoid sugary sodas and alcohol, which compromises your immune system.
5. AND OF COURSE- WASH YOUR HANDS & AVOID TOUCHING YOUR FACE
Using hot soapy water, wash your hands for 20-30 seconds making sure to get in between fingers and under fingernails. Then moisturize your hands a few times a day. All this hand washing can cause skin to crack and allow germs to enter.
You've Got This! Remember, we are all in this together! If your feel sick or need to talk to someone please call us at 970-247-7355. With these tips we can be proactive in helping ourselves, each other and our communities stay healthy and positive during these unprecedented times.
Do you have a hold on your student account from the Student Health Center, and you need to register for classes for the next semester?
The following immunizations requirements must be completed by students who have a hold on their student account prior to registration for the next semester:
Proof of two doses of the MMR vaccine:
Colorado State Law requires all new students to submit proof of two doses each of measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccinations. This is a mandatory requirement for all college students born on or after January 1, 1957. Please check with your physician, high school, previous university, and/or military, to obtain an official signed or stamped copy of your records. Medical, religious, and personal exemptions are allowed by law; however, in the event of an outbreak, exempted persons may be subject to quarantine and exclusion from school.
Send your records to us:
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For other student services, go to the Student Affairs website.
Monday-Friday from 9:00am-4:00pm.
All services will shift to remote care via Microsoft Teams and tele med. If you plan to utilize SHC, please make sure to download the Microsoft Teams app to your computer or phone.
Call for a tele-med appointment: 970-247-7355
COVID-19 Nurses Line: 970-247-7365 & 970-903-2921
In case of an Emergency dial 911
Appointments are advised but walk-ins are seen whenever available.
We do not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political beliefs, or veteran status.