As part of our ongoing effort to help you stay healthy, we are engaged in the following screening activities:
1. Screening for alcohol misuse: We are vigilant in identifying students who are misusing alcohol and encourage students to speak to fellow students who are misusing alcohol to avail themselves to the following resource on campus: http://www.ship.edu/connections/. Further information can also be found at:
2. Screening for tobacco use: We are vigilant in identifying students who are using tobacco and encourage students to speak to fellow students who are using tobacco to avail themselves to the following resource on campus: http://www.ship.edu/Health_Center/Tobacco_Cessation_Programs/.
3. Screening for obesity: We are in the midst of an obesity epidemic. There is perhaps no better place to curb this epidemic than on college campuses. The health center is partnering with the food service in encouraging students to become engaged with the USDA program My Plate on Campus. We would like all students to look at the excellent information at http://www.choosemyplate.gov/MyPlateOnCampus/ to guide you in making healthy food choices and in obtaining or maintaining a healthy weight. We would also like some of our students to become ambassadors with the My Plate on Campus program.
For those struggling with obesity and weight related health problems, we encourage you to make an appointment with the health center. Many insurance plans now cover weight loss services and in some cases we may refer you to a weight loss specialist.
4. Screening for depression: We partner with the counseling center in identifying and treating students who are struggling with depression or other mental health related problems. We encourage all students to be aware of fellow students who may be depressed and encourage them to call the health center or counseling center. More information regarding the counseling center can be found at http://www.ship.edu/counseling_center/.
5. Screening for sexually transmitted infections: All women 25 years and younger and who have sex should be screened for chlamydia and gonorrhea every year. This is typically done as part of a women's annual wellness visit with her home physician. Screening for chlamydia and gonorrhea in men and other sexually transmitted infections in both men and women may also be indicated based on other personal risk factors. If you have sex please review the following article to determine if STI screening is indicated for you: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/std-testing/ID00047/METHOD=print. We can screen for any sexually transmitted infection at the health center. However, for some infections such as gonorrhea and chlamydia we have to send collected specimens to Quest Labs who will bill you or your insurance for the tests.
For students who would like to attend the STI screening clinics you may walk in on a first come, first serve basis during the following dates/times.
Spring 2017 Semester Keystone Health STI Screening Clinic Dates:
Thursday, September 7, 2017 10:00am - 2:00pm
Monday, September 18, 2017 1:00 - 5:00pm
Thursday, October 5, 2017 10:00am - 2:00pm
Monday, October 23, 2017 1:00 - 5:00pm
Thursday, November 2, 2017 10:00am - 2:00pm
Monday, November 20, 2017 1:00 - 5:00pm
Thursday, December 7, 2017 10:00am - 2:00pm
If you are experiencing symptoms of an STI or have had known exposure to someone who has been diagnosed with an STI, please contact our office to schedule an appointment with our doctor.