When you’re sick with the flu, the best thing to do is stay home and avoid contact with other people. According to the university policy on absences, instructors cannot require written excuses from health care professionals. If your instructor asks for a note, you can provide our letter on excused student absences.
Make sure you seek medical care if:
Your temperature is greater than 101 degrees Fahrenheit
Your symptoms do not improve
Your breathing becomes difficult
You experience pain in your chest or stomach
You become dizzy or lightheaded
You are vomiting and can’t keep fluids down
Most healthy people don’t need antiviral medicines for treating influenza. They are different from antibiotics in that they kill viruses, not bacteria. When treatment starts within twp days of the beginning of your symptoms, antivirals can help make symptoms milder and shorten your illness. If your doctor prescribes antiviral medication, be sure to take them as directed.
Welcome to all new and returning students from all of us at Health & Wellness Services! We’re here to support you in all aspects of health. We provide services and programs designed to help you thrive mentally, emotionally and physically.
Our medical clinic is one of the largest in the area, and works much like your family doctor’s office at home. We provide general medical care, plus a wide range of other services. Our full-service retail pharmacy is a great option if you’d like to transfer and fill your prescriptions without leaving campus. In the spring, we also opened a vision clinic where we provide eye care services and a retail store with a variety of eyewear and accessories.
Thinking about quitting tobacco? Now’s a great time to start! This fall, WSU Pullman will become a tobacco-free campus. Our tobacco cessation program can help you explore your options for quitting, improve your motivation and learn new ways to manage stress and cravings.
In addition to clinical medical services, we provide free programs and workshops on a variety of health topics to the entire WSU community. Workshops cover topics like healthy relationships, stress management, alcohol education, time management and more.
Our providers work closely with Counseling and Psychological Services to provide comprehensive mental health treatment for students. Our health promotion team is also working to support students’ mental and emotional health through a variety of efforts including trainings like Mental Health First Aid and our new suicide prevention program, Campus Connect.
Our violence prevention programs are another great opportunity for students. Bystander training workshops focus on making our campus safer by empowering Cougs to become active participants in preventing violence.