First Aid Kit for Students

On the list of items to include when moving to campus should be a first aid kit. The Dickey Health and Wellness Center is on campus to help you with your health care needs, but minor injuries and illness can occur at any time, and it's best to be prepared.

We recommend that your first aid kit include: 
  • insurance card or copy of both front and back of insurance card
  • digital thermometer
  • bandages (regular, knuckle and extra large)
  • antibiotic ointment (such as Bacitracin)
  • topical antiseptic (Bactine, hydrogen peroxide or alcohol)
  • silk tape
  • 4x4 gauze pads
  • fever reducer/pain reliever (Tylenol or Ibuprofen)
  • over-the-counter cough and cold medicine (Advil Cold and Sinus, Mucinex Multi-Symptom or Delsym for cough)
  • Benadryl tablets (for allergies or bug bites)
  • tweezers for splinters
  • saline nasal mist
  • throat lozenges
  • cough drops
  • Rolaids or Tums
  • hand disinfectant (such as Purell)
Additional Items Suggested for Florida Living: 
  • calamine lotion or cortisone cream (for bug bites or itch)
  • burn cream (aloe vera gel or a burn salve)
  • sun screen
  • insect repellant
  • lip balm with SPF protection
  • Claritin (for allergy season)

Do NOT share any of your medications with other students. They may have allergies of which you are not aware. The health center also offers flu vaccines during the flu season for a small fee. Please consider vaccination for your protection and the protection of those around you. Remember: Hand washing is important to prevent infection. Wash your hands often.