The Dickey Health and Wellness Center at The University of Tampa offers basic health care services, wellness services and health information for preventing illness and maintaining an energetic life.
The center provides health care for:
Most services are covered by students’ health insurance policy, so there are few out-of-pocket costs for full-time undergraduate and international students who have already paid the student health fee.
Use of the Health Center
All full-time undergraduates (registered for 12 or more hours)...
All full-time undergraduates (those students registered for 12 or more hours) and all full-time graduate students (those students registered for eight or more hours) are eligible to use the health center. Part-time students and faculty or staff members are not eligible for health and counseling services.
Students should call (813) 253-6250 to schedule an appointment...
Students should call (813) 253-6250 to schedule an appointment for services. Certain types of appointments are available only on certain days. Only emergencies are guaranteed to be seen without an appointment.
Students should arrive at least 10 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment time in order to complete the check-in process. Students who are 10 minutes or more late for their appointment will be rescheduled and charged a no-show fee.
Due to high patient demand and the limited availability of appointments, the health center has instituted the following no-show fees:
- Counseling Appointments: $25 fee if not canceled a minimum of 24 hours before appointment time.
- Women's Health Appointments: $25 fee if not canceled a minimum of two hours before appointment time.
- Any Other Appointments: $10 fee if not canceled a minimum of two hours before appointment time.
After Hour Non-Emergency Attention
Your student health insurance policy provides you with access...
Your student health insurance policy provides you with access to a telephone nurse line and telephonic counseling. Students can call toll-free (877) 950-5004, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to speak with a registered nurse for advice about any health concerns, to access an audio library of more than 1,100 health and well being topics, or to access counseling services with a licensed clinician.
You may also go to www.mystudenthealthzone.com for the equivalent of 80 encyclopedias of health and wellness information.
If you need immediate medical attention after hours, we recommend using one of the following facilities located close to campus:
South Tampa Immediate Care – located at 602 S. Howard Ave., across from Evos restaurant. Hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. No appointment needed. (813) 253-2113.
The Minute Clinic – located inside the CVS pharmacy at 611 South Howard Ave. Hours are Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. No appointment needed.
FOI Orthopaedic Urgent Care (urgent care for bone, joint or muscle injuries) - located at 909 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. Hours are Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m.-12 p.m. No appointment needed. (813) 287-9372.
In case of emergency, call (or ask someone to call) 911...
In case of emergency, call (or ask someone to call) 911 to dispatch rescue personnel immediately.
Most medical care will be by an advanced registered nurse...
Most of your medical care as a UT student will be provided by an advanced registered nurse practitioner who is able to diagnose and treat most common physical health problems and prescribe medications.
Prescriptions and Over-The-Counter Medications
Prescriptions written at the health center by the nurse practitioner...
Many prescriptions written at the health center by the nurse practitioner can be filled on-campus for a minimal co-pay. This service is based on availability of medications. You may also take prescriptions to any drugstore. Walgreens, located three blocks away on Platt Street, offers a pharmacy within walking distance. There is also a CVS on Swann Avenue in Olde Hyde Park Village and a Wal-Mart Marketplace on Kennedy Boulevard.
Several over-the-counter medications are available at the Health Center for purchase at a minimal price without an appointment or a prescription. We carry over the counter medicine to alleviate allergy symptoms, cough, chest and nasal congestion, fever, sore throat, runny nose, sinus pain and pressure, and heartburn.
Health Center Fees
Full-time undergraduate students who have paid student health fees...
If you are a full-time undergraduate or international student who has paid your student health fee or a full-time graduate student who has elected to purchase the student insurance policy, many of the center’s services are covered by student health insurance. The health center is not contracted to provide services under any other health insurance policy other than the student health insurance. For services that are not covered by student health insurance, the health center charges a reasonable fee at the time of visit.
Fees are due at time of service.
Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) Vaccination Requirement
The State of Florida University System requires all students...
The State of Florida University System requires all students born after 1956 to present proof of immunity to measles and rubella. The documentation for measles consists of at least one of the following: documentation of two doses of live measles virus vaccine on or after first birthday or laboratory (blood) evidence of measles immunity. Please go to SpartanWeb
, click on the Orientation tab, and go to the Send Health Forms link to download forms.
Since there is no evidence of increased risk from measles re-vaccination, it is recommended that those students who cannot provide an immunization date after extended research and those who present with questionable immunization dates be vaccinated/re-vaccinated prior to registration. All immunizations should be given in accordance with the recommendations of the United States Public Health Service, Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (http://www.cdc.gov
Meningitis Vaccine Requirement
Meningitis vaccine protects against bacterial meningitis...
Meningitis vaccine protects against bacterial meningitis. ALL students living in campus housing are required to provide proof of the meningitis vaccination within the past five years. This record must be submitted to the health center before you can check into your residence hall. To read more about this vaccine, please go to the vaccine information sheet provided by the CDC.
New students: please go to SpartanWeb, click on the Orientation tab, and go to the Send Health Forms link, for the required forms.
Hepatitis B Proof of Immunization Series is recommended...
Hepatitis B Proof of Immunization Series is recommended. You are required to sign a waiver if you opt not to have the Hepatitis B series. To read more about the Hepatitis B vaccine, please go to the vaccine information sheet
provided by the CDC.
Tetanus vaccination is required every 10 years for prophylactic purposes. In the event of a “dirty” puncture wound, it is recommended to have a tetanus vaccination within five years. Currently, the best booster available is Adacel, which is a combination of tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. Recently, there has been an increase in pertussis (“whooping cough”), and the latest CDC recommendations are to boost for this with the tetanus and diptheria, even for adults.
Influenza vaccinations are also available each fall after Oct. 1. This vaccine is highly recommended for all students, especially students living in residence halls and students with chronic health problems.
Students can make an appointment for contraceptive counseling...
Students can make an appointment for contraceptive counseling. You and your nurse practitioner will use this appointment to decide if hormonal contraception is appropriate and if a Well Woman Visit
is required based on medical guidelines. Please visit the Well Woman Visit
link for more information. The prescribed contraception options that are available at the health center are oral contraceptives and the Depo Provera injection. An education DVD on contraception options is also available for viewing at the health center.