Southwestern University

Health Center

Southwestern University Health Center provides excellent medical services that promote physical and mental health, support academic success, and foster a healthy campus community. We recognize each student encounter as an opportunity for health promotion and education. We are committed to providing high quality services that are confidential, respectful, accessible, and support the holistic wellness of the individual. 

Contact

Health Center

Phone

512.863.1252

Health Center

Prothro

For Emergencies call 911
or the SU Police at 512-863-1944

The Health Center is here to serve you, please call us at 512-863-1252 with any questions. If this is a medical emergency, call 911.  


Health Records for New Students 

All new students must submit their Health Records via our Patient Portal. Records must include:

  • Meningitis vaccine (MenACWY-Meningococcal conjugate)*
  • COVID-19 vaccine**
  • TB test result (completed within the past 12 months)
  • immunization records

*Meningitis vaccine is not required for students 22 years of age or older by the first day of the start of the semester.  MenB is also recommended but not required. Affidavit exemption request: https://co-request.dshs.texas.gov/

**You are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks (14 days) after your dose of an accepted single-dose vaccine OR 2 weeks (14 days) after your second dose of an accepted 2-dose series. Boosters are recommended but not required at this time. Notarized exemption request: https://www.southwestern.edu/live/files/9620-comvaccineexempt2021p1pdf

Link to Patient Portal


COVID-19 Vaccinations

COVID-19 vaccinations are required for all students prior to their arrival on campus. Exceptions may be made for those who qualify for an exemption as described in the University’s COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols.

COVID-19 mRNA vaccines (Moderna and Pfizer) may cause false negative TB test results. If you are getting your COVID-19 vaccine this summer, be sure to get your TB test before or on the same day as your first dose of the vaccine, or wait 4 weeks after the second vaccine dose to get your TB test. The COVID-19 vaccine takes priority, so if you are not able to get your TB test before you arrive on campus, we will perform your TB test at the SU Health Center when you are eligible.

What do I do if I have symptoms of COVID-19?

If you have symptoms, please test yourself.  We accept any positive result - home test, Antigen test, PCR test or other.  To report a positive result, please send in a pic of your positive test to covidtesting@southwestern.edu

Symptoms of COVID-19 can vary, but may include:

  • Cough
  • Fever or chills
  • Shortness of breath/ difficulty breathing
  • Decrease sense of smell or taste
  • Unexplained diarrhea
  • Unexplained headache
  • Muscle aches/ body aches
  • Unexplained fatigue/ tiredness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Nasal congestion or runny nose
  • Sore throat

If you think you might have symptoms of COVID-19, call the Health Center at 512-863-1252. . 

COVID-19 Testing

In addition to the Health Center, there are many nearby locations that offer testing.  When scheduling at other locations, please search for testing centers that perform PCR tests.  Other testing centers may include: 

What do I do if I test positive for COVID-19?

1. Email your positive results to covidtesting@southwestern.edu

2.  Isolate for 5 days from the onset of symptoms or from your test date (whichever came first) 

  • If you have no symptoms or if symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you may leave isolation. 
  • If you continue to have a fever, stay in isolation until fever resolves 
  • Isolation means you will have no close contact with others 
  • After isolating 5 days, continue to mask at all times when around others for 5 additional days 

3. If you live on campus, and need an alternate place to isolate, please contact Residence Life at reslife@southwestern.edu to explore availability. 

4. If you have non-emergent medical concerns, contact the Health Center at 512-863-1252. 

5. If you are an athlete, inform your athletic trainer. 

6. Notify your professors. 

7. It is your responsibility to inform your close contacts and refer them to the Health Center website for close contact instructions.  

What is a close contact?

For COVID-19, a close contact is defined as any individual who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a total of 15 minutes or more starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to positive specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.

Close contacts may also include people with whom you’ve had physical contact, shared food or drinks, and those living in the same household. 

 

What do I do if I am a close contact of someone who tested positive?  

If you have been identified as a close contact and you have had a positive Covid test within the past 90 days, you do not need to quarantine.  You will need to wear a mask while around others for 10 days.  You do not need to test during your exemption period.  

If you have been identified as a close contact and you are vaccinated and boosted, you do not need to quarantine.  You will need to wear a mask while around others for 10 days.  If you are asymptomatic, you should be tested 5 days after your last exposure. If you develop symptoms, then you should take a Covid test at that time.  

If you have been identified as a close contact and you are not vaccinated, or vaccinated but not boosted, you need to quarantine for 5 days from your last exposure and get tested on day 5.  After we receive your negative reults, you may leave quarantine, but mask at all times you are near others for a total of 10 days after your exposure. If you develop symptoms, then you should take a Covid test at that time.     

 


Student Health Insurance Waiver  
Please refer to the Student Resources link for information regarding Student Health Insurance.

Health Center Appointments

The Health Center is open Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm. Appointments are scheduled by calling the SU Health Center.

SU Health Center (512) 863-1252

Please bring your most current health insurance card to every Health Center appointment. While the Health Center does charge private insurance, students will not be charged a co-pay or billed for Health Center services not covered by their insurance. Lab testing will be sent to Clinical Pathology Laboratories (CPL) and will be billed separately.


After Hours and Weekend Resources

*You should always check with your insurance plan to find in-network providers

Nearby Hospitals/Emergency Rooms

Family Emergency Room 
1210 W. University Ave.
512-690-4590

St. David’s Georgetown Hospital
2000 Scenic Drive
512-943-3000

Scott & White Medical Center-Round Rock
300 University Blvd.
512-509-0100

Health Clinics

Family Medical Center
908 Rockmoor Dr.
512-868-0901
M-F: 8 to 6pm
Sat: 9 to 12pm

Next Care Urgent Clinic
900 N. Austin Ave. Suite 105
512-930-7828
M-F: 8am to 8pm
Sat/Sun: 8am to 4pm

CVS Minute Clinic
4426 Williams Dr.
M-F: 8:30 to 7:30 pm
Sat: 9 to 5:30pm
Sun: 10 to 5:30 pm