About Coronavirus

Help Us Protect You:
COVID-19 Appointment Guidelines

To protect against the spread of COVID-19, please follow these guidelines when scheduling and attending Student Health Center appointments:

  • Make appointments by phone or via self-scheduling.
  • Wear a mask to all appointments.
  • Patients/clients should attend appointments alone. All family, friends, and children should stay at home.
  • Wash your hands prior to arrival and use the hand sanitizer provided in the SHC waiting room.
  • Arrive 5-10 minutes early for check-in and screening.
We are doing our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Student Health Center has:
  • Rearranged the waiting room seating to maximize social distancing.
  • Provided hand sanitizer in the waiting room and throughout the facility.
  • Set up scheduling protocols to separate ill patients from others.
  • Monitoring staff temperatures daily.
  • Screening students’ temperatures on arrival for appointments.
  • Providing phone counseling and check-in appointments when available.
  • Full telehealth services for medical and counseling appointments now available.

March 18th, 2020:
COVID-19 updates for the SHC

  • Students experiencing fever, chills, cough, and/or body aches who want an appointment should call for scheduling. We have health & safety measures in place to limit waiting room attendees. We want to abide by CDC recommendations of social distancing, therefore, please call for appointments rather than presenting to the SHC for scheduling.
  • Any student/faculty/staff returning from travel abroad or within the country or state should self-quarantine for 14 days as recommended by the CDC.
  • The SHC website offers medical and mental health tools for anyone to access. These tools offer guidance on self-care for minor illnesses when to seek emergency treatment, and mental health tips and screenings to stay healthy.
  • Please visit the Lamar University website for up to date information regarding campus activities.

The Student Health Center is open Monday – Friday 8 am-5 pm. Please call to schedule an appointment at 409-880-8466. Local medical facilities are available for treatment after hours.

The following information provided via embed from the Centers for Disease Control: