Keeping you healthy at the Student Health Center

Get inclusive and collaborative health care to support your academic and professional success. You'll find affordable and accessible health care services on campus like our in-house pharmacy for new medication and refills, and on-site labs.

Free sexual health care at the Health Center

Students can receive free sexual health care, including:

  • Plan B
  • Contraception
  • STI testing

Planned Parenthood Durango provides gender affirming care.

The Health Center does 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.


Contact information

Hours: M - F, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 a.m.
Call for an appointment: 970-247-7355
Emergencies: 911
Location: Skyhawk Station, Room 170

Clinic appointments are in-person.

Tele-Med remote care appointments are via Microsoft Teams. Download the Microsoft Teams app to your digital device for your appointment.

Appointments are advised, but we accept walk-ins.

Mandatory immunizations

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.

Check with your physician, high school, previous university, and/or military, to obtain an official signed or stamped copy of your records. Medical and non-medical exemptions are allowed by law. In the event of an outbreak, exempted persons may be subject to quarantine and exclusion from school.

 

Submit your immunization records by the census date, September 13, 2022:

Account holds because of missing immunization records

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? MMR and COVID-19 immunization requirements must be completed to remove that hold.


COVID testing services & information

For questions or guidance for COVID-19, please call 970-247-7355.

For Covid-19 testing, schedule an appointment with San Juan Basin Public Health.


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5 fast tips to boost your immunity

1. Stress relief

Make stress relief a top priority. Stress and fear can lower immune defenses and cause inflammation in the body, which makes us more vulnerable to illness. Here are a few ideas:

  • Getting enough sleep, 7-8 hours per night,
  • Exercise
  • Meditation
  • Digital detox
  • Talking with a counselor, a behavioral health provider or a friend
  • Journaling
  • Finding something to be grateful for each day
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 every day

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.

4. Water

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. 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.


Local Durango health care providers:

  • 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