Welcome to Student Health Services
Please let us know how we can help you have a healthy semester. There is no charge to be seen by one of our providers. Select one of the links to the left to get more information on a particular topic.
Mandatory Immunization Health History Form
The University of West Florida (UWF), in compliance with Florida Statute (1006.69) and Florida Board of Governors Regulations (6.001 & 6.007), requires the completed UWF Mandatory Immunization Health History Form to be submitted to UWF Student Health Services as a prerequisite to matriculation or registration.
Flu Shots Available at SHS
The seasonal flu vaccine for 2018-2019 will be available at SHS on a walk-in basis starting Fall 2018 for $20. Please monitor our website for information regarding when the vaccine becomes available.
An annual flu vaccine is the best way to reduce your risk of getting sick with seasonal flu and spreading it to others. When more people get vaccinated, less flu can spread through that community. Flu vaccination reduces the likelihood that you will get sick from the flu, and it makes symptoms less severe if you happen to get a different strain of the disease. Vaccination helps reduce doctors’ visits, missed work and school as well as prevent flu related complications that can result in hospitalization. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every year.
Click the button for some key facts about influenza from the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Did You Get Enough Sleep Last Night?
35% of U.S. adults are not getting the recommended 7 hours of sleep each night.
Click the button for information from the CDC on what you can do to get more sleep.
Click the button for a bedtime calculator to help identify an appropriate bedtime.
Protect All the Skin You're In
Click the button for information on skin cancer from the CDC.
Use a Layered Approach
Use a layered approach for sun protection. Sunscreen works best when used with shade or clothes, and it must be re-applied every 2 hours and after swimming, sweating, or toweling off.
Most Common Cancer
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, but most skin cancers can be prevented! Every year, nearly 5 million people are treated for skin cancer at a cost of more than $8 billion. There are about 76,000 new cases of and 9,000 deaths from melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.
Exposure to UV Rays
Anyone, no matter their skin tone, can get skin cancer. Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays, from the sun or from artificial sources like tanning beds, is the most common cause of skin cancer. Wear a hat, sunglasses, and protective clothing to shield skin and use broad spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 15.
Enjoy the Outdoors
Being physically active outside is healthy and can help prevent conditions like obesity. But it's important to be sun smart when playing and working outdoors. Seek shade, especially during midday hours.
Fight mosquitoes with these simple tips!
- Cover windows with screens
- Shut doors
- Drain, refresh, or cover anything around buildings that can hold water at least weekly
- Put away outside items that are not being used
- Cover skin with long sleeve shirt and pants
- Use EPA approved insect repellents anytime you are outdoors
Campus Emergency: (850) 474-2911
Clinic Services may be limited during semester breaks due to provider availability.
Email is not a secure form of communication and transmission. Due to the confidential nature of health information, Student Health Services cannot respond to students via email.
Please call Student Health Services at (850) 474-2172 if you have questions related to immunizations or any other health related issues.