Plan ahead for treatment of illnesses and injuries! Do not let an illness or injury go untreated--your grades will suffer as much as you do! Students are responsible for their own healthcare.
Plan ahead: Immunizations
College life places you in contact with large groups of people; in your classes, living environment and activities. Such a high-level of interaction can make you susceptible to a variety of infectious diseases. The American College Health Association recommends that college students be up-to-date with vaccinations against diphtheria, hepatitis B, measles, meningitis, mumps, polio, rubella, tetanus, and varicella (chicken pox). It also recommends screening for TB (tuberculosis). Any of these diseases can be devastating and even deadly. Precautionary vaccinations can help deter such a tragic occurrence in your life. Many health insurance policies cover the cost of pre-college immunizations. Some Public Health Clinics frequently offer low or no-cost vaccinations.
Plan ahead: Insurance
- Are you covered by your parents' medical insurance? If not, there is student health insurance information available in the Student Life Office.
- Carry a card with your policy number, health insurance company name, and telephone number.
- Check with your company to see how to handle medical visits while you are away from home.
- Check to see which doctors accept your type of insurance. The Student Life and Housing Offices have a list of physicians accepting patients.
- If your insurance requires co-payments, make sure you have enough emergency money set aside to cover a co-payment for a doctor's visit and/or prescription.
When you're injured or sick, notify....
- Roommate(s), and
- Residence Life Staff in the Residence Halls
- Counseling Office so they can assist you in notifying your instructors
- Housing Office or Student Life Office
If you need help:
- Scheduling a doctor's appointment
- Getting a ride to the doctor or pharmacy
Contact any of the following:
- Student Life Office (928) 428-8354
- Counseling Office (928) 428-8253
- Residence Life staff in Residence Halls
- Housing Office (928) 428-8605
No medical insurance or not covered by AHCSS or Medicare?
If you live in Arizona, you may be eligible for primary medical care at reduced cost at the Graham/Greenlee Health Clinic and/or the Teen Clinic.
The Graham/Greenlee Health Clinic, (928) 428-1500, is located at 618B S. Central Ave. in Safford and is open Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. for scheduled appointments. The Health Clinic has services and prescriptions available on a sliding scale, from free to low-cost, based on the patient’s household income. However, the Family Planning Clinic has set fees.
The Teen Clinic, (928) 348-8777, is located in Safford on the Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center Campus at 1600 20th Ave. in Building B. They are open for appointments or walk-ins on Tuesday and Thursday from 3-5 p.m. The Clinic provides confidential reproductive health services to males and females under the age of 22. Fees are set on a sliding scale according to income. Donations are also accepted.
You will be seen by a provider at either clinic.