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.
Follow this link to Complete the UWF Mandatory Immunization Health History Form online.
Flu Shots Available at SHS
2017 - 2018 Flu shots are available at UWF Student Health Services for $19
Getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu. Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations. The more people who get vaccinated, the more people will be protected from flu, including older people, very young children, pregnant women and people with certain health conditions who are more vulnerable to serious flu complications.
Take Care of Your Selfie! Get the Flu Shot!
Click on the image below for more information.
Did You Get Enough Sleep Last Night?
35% of U.S. adults are not getting the recommended 7 hours of sleep each night.
Follow this link for information from the CDC on what you can do to get more sleep.
Follow this link for information from sleepeducation.org and for a Bedtime Calculator to help identify an appropriate bedtime.
December 1st - World AIDS Day
December 1st is World AIDS Day. This day draws attention to the status of the human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) epidemic worldwide.
The first cases of AIDS in the United States were reported more than 35 years ago in 1981. Today, approximately 36.7 million persons worldwide are living with HIV infection, including approximately 2.1 million persons who were newly infected during 2015. Although AIDS related deaths have declined by 45% since 2005, an estimated 1.1 million persons died from AIDS in 2015.
In 2013, an estimated 1.2 million persons in the United States were living with HIV, 87% of whom were aware of their infection. In the U.S. an estimated 44,000 persons received a diagnosis of HIV in 2014.
Follow this link to view Today’s HIV/AIDS Epidemic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in PDF format.
For those that are sexually active, condoms are 98% effective in preventing unplanned pregnancy and STI & HIV transmission. Free and confidential HIV testing services are offered on the UWF campus. Testing is on a first come, first served basis and takes about 20 minutes to complete. Please visit the Wellness Services Sexual Health web page for more information.
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.