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Treatment, Prescriptions and Testing


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. A physician is also available for consult at any time and on-site one afternoon per week.


Many prescriptions written at the health center by the medical providers 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.

The Health and Wellness Center cannot fill prescriptions written by off campus providers.

Several over-the-counter medications are available at Medical Services for purchase at a minimal price without an appointment or a prescription. We carry over the counter medicine to alleviate, cough, chest and nasal congestion, fever, sore throat, runny nose, sinus pain and pressure, and pain associated with urinary tract infections.

Medical Services has partnered with the UT organization Roots and Shoots to offer students a way to recycle old prescription bottles. Students can bring any old bottles, free of medication and labels, to the health center front desk for recycling. If you have old medications that you need to dispose of, please contact the health center for instructions.  

Allergy Injections

As a courtesy to assist our students during their stay at The University of Tampa, the Dickey Health and Wellness Center offers the administration of allergy injections. Students must read and consent to the Allergy Injections Policy prior to receiving injections at each visit.

STD Testing

The University of Tampa's Dickey Health and Wellness Center offers testing for chlaymdia, gonorrhea, RPR (Syphilis) and HSV (Herpes Simplex Virus). For up to date information on these and other sexually transmitted diseases, visit CDC Website. STD screenings are recommended yearly for high-risk individuals. Please call the health center at (813) 253-6250 to schedule an appointment for a consultation with one of our health center providers for STD testing. Please be aware that not all STD testing is covered by student insurance and fees may be charged.

HIV testing is NOT performed at the student health center. Testing can be done locally at Metropolitan Charities, Inc. free of charge. Visit Metro Tampa Bay - HIV/AIDS Testing/ for testing sites, hours and more information.