Clinical Services and Psychiatry Student Health Services (SHS) has a primary care clinic that provides medical treatment and prevention services to registered students. Eligible students have access to unlimited clinic visits and reduced costs for other services. Students are seen on a “walk-in” basis, however appointments are required for more detailed examinations (e.g., annual gynecological exam, routine and athletic physical examinations). Students must show a current FAMU picture I.D. at each visit.
SHS clinical services include:
- complete physical exams
- pre-athletic physicals
- annual gynecological exams
- PAP smears
- treatment of chronic medical conditions (such as high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma)
- laboratory studies and EKGs
- STD screening
- HIV testing
- Family planning
- Immunizations and allergy shots
- Health and wellness counseling on various health related issues.
Students in need more specialized medical care or other diagnostic services may be referred to other community providers. Charges for these services is not included in the student health fee and students will be responsible for charges incurred at other offices or provider offices or facilities.
Psychiatry services for medication management is available on campus. This service is by appointment only and is open to currently enrolled students who are actively engaged in counseling services. Students in need of this service should contact the Office of Counseling Services for a referral.
NOTE: Psychiatrists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders. A psychiartist is a medical doctor who evaluates patients to determine if symptoms are the result of a physical illness, a combination of physical and mental, or strictly psychological in nature. Psychiatrist are able to prescribe medication is necessary to treat the patient.
At the time of visit, students may request a visit verification. Excuses from class are not routinely issued. Whenever possible, visits to the clinic should be be made at times that do not conflict with class schedules. Retroactive excuses are not granted. If an excuse is issued, there is no guarantee that it will be accepted by faculty. The ultimate responsibility for issuing excuses from class rests with the academic dean.