We hope that everyone in 'RooNation is taking your health seriously and doing what you can to take care of yourselves physically and emotionally.
The most important thing we can all do is to help prevent the spread within the Austin College and community at large by following the CDC guidelines: practice social distancing (stay 6 feet from others), wear face mask inside buildings and when 6 feet distance is not possible, cover cough and sneeze, and to frequently wash your hands. Below are some health & wellbeing resources that may be of some help. Please follow the COVID-19 Updates (updated weekly).
If you find yourself not feeling well, for whatever reason, please contact your doctor’s office for advice and assistance. Many insurance providers offer tele-med & tele-counseling services, so you don’t even have to leave home for treatment.
If you have the “Academic Health Plans” student insurance, you have access to a 24/7 remote support by calling 1.855.850.4301
If you have other private health insurance, you can call the number on the back of your card to find out what they offer.
Here are a few other resources that can help you with your mental wellbeing:
- Crisis counseling is available to EVERYONE 24/7
Just text 741741 and someone will be there to help with your stress & anxiety.
Austin College continues to offer counseling services to students both in person and virtually; please contact Adams Center at 903.813.2247 to schedule an appointment.
Adams Health Center
Information regarding numerous health-related matters is available from Health Services. The staff, including a licensed nurse, is ready to assist with any needs or questions students may have. All health records and discussions with the staff or nurse are private and confidential.
Blood Bank Drive
The Blood Bank Drives are cancelled for the remainder of the spring semester.
Seasonal Flu Shots
Flu shots are available; contact the Adams Health Center at 903.813.2247 to find out more. The cost is $30. For students with AHP insurance, the cost is covered. For others, it will be billed to the student account. Faculty and staff who have insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield provided by Austin College may bring their insurance card and Human Resources will file for you.
A note from the Health Services ...
Our primary client is you, the Austin College student. It is not our intention to replace your primary physician, but to serve as a substitute at times when you may become ill. We want to help you understand some of those hazards, how to prevent them, and, when necessary, how to treat and care for yourself. Health Services will strive to foster relationships which will contribute to an atmosphere of mutual respect and assist students in their personal growth and wellness. We want you to have a healthy and productive career at Austin College. Good health is important to insure that success. We look forward to getting to know each of you!
Lenora Hatch, MS, RNC, WHNP-BC, Director of Health Services