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The SXU Health Center is available to serve students within the Saint Xavier University community. We invite you to visit our location for services or information about your health and well-being.

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Tips for a Healthy Transition to College

The first year of college is a major transition for both students and parents. Not only are new college students making more independent personal and academic decisions, but these students have most likely never managed their own health and wellness. Below are some tips to make the transition a little smoother.

 
 

 

 General Tips

 

This includes inhalers, nebulizers and epinephrine auto injectors (i.e. EpiPens). Whereas some high schools require you to keep such medication in the nurse's office, in college you should keep these medications with you at all times and make sure your medications are not expired.

Keep the name and number of your primary care provider (and any specialists you may see) in your wallet or on your phone for easy access.

Know name, dose and frequency of all your medications. If you are allergic to something, make sure you know what it is. Keep it written down or on your phone so that you are able to easily access this information if necessary.

It is important to carry your insurance card with you at all times in case of an emergency.

Consider packing and bringing a "health kit" to college to include such items as mild pain relievers (acetaminophen, ibuprofen) and cold/flu remedies (DayQuil™, Sudafed®, etc).
 Illness-Specific Tips

 


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