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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:

  • Photocopies of your health insurance card & immunization records
  • Digital thermometer
  • Good Band-Aids (regular, fingertip, knuckle, blister, and extra-large)
  • Soft wrap bandages
  • Topical medication like hydrocortisone cream, aloe, or Icy Hot
  • Wound cleanser
  • Bulb syringe
  • 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, cough drops, throat lozenges)
  • Allergy medications such as Benadryl, Zyrtec, Claritin tablets (for allergies or bug bites)
  • Tweezers for splinters
  • Saline nasal mist
  • Extra toothbrushes (use and dispose after respiratory illnesses)
  • Stomach medications like Rolaids, Tums, or Imodium
  • Hand disinfectant (such as Purell)
  • A refillable ice pack
  • Small bucket

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)
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellant
  • Lip balm with SPF protection

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.