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. This includes, proof of meningitis vaccine, immunization record, and TB test results.

Link to Patient Portal


COVID-19 Vaccinations

COVID-19 vaccinations are required for all students prior to their arrival on campus for the fall 2021 semester. Exceptions may be made for those who qualify for an exemption as described in the University’s COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols.

Please email your COVID-19 vaccination record to: covidtesting@southwestern.edu.

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?

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?
Separate yourself from other people.  If you test positive, notify the Health Center by calling 512-863-1252 during normal business hours.  After hours, you may call 737-667-0705 to speak to a contact tracer.  After notifying the Health Center, please email your positive test result to covidtesting@southwestern.edu.
What do I do if I am a close contact of someone who tested positive?

If you are identified as a close contact by an SU student who tested positive, you will be called by a contact tracer to determine if you need to quarantine. 

If you have been identified as a close contact and you are vaccinated, you do not need to quarantine.  You will need to wear a mask indoors in public spaces and you should be tested 3-5 days after your last exposure.  You may discontinue masking after a negative test result. 

If you have been identified as a close contact and you are not vaccinated, you need to quarantine for 14 days from your last exposure.  If you are asymptomatic, you may request a test, but you must wait at least 5 days after your last exposure.  A negative test will not shorten your quarantine time.    

If you develop symptoms of Covid-19, please call the Health Center at 512-863-1252. 

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. 


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 company 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