The University encourages you to take action if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms. The Centers for Disease Control recommends treatment for symptoms within 48 hours of onset for the best results. Symptoms include: fever (greater than 100 degrees), sore throat, or cough and possibly diarrhea or vomiting.
If you are feeling sick, please call the University Health Centers' Ask-a-Nurse phone line at 361.825.5735. They can answer any questions you may have, determine if you need to visit the clinic and advise you of over the counter medications to use for relief of symptoms.
The University Health Center is available to students who are currently enrolled. There is no charge for office visits; however, there may be charges associated with lab tests, prescriptions, certain medical procedures or medical equipment.
University Health Center Clinic Hours:
University Health Center Pharmacy Hours:
There are a number of urgent care centers and hospitals in the local community. These facilities are not affiliated with the University. All fees for services and treatment are the responsibility of the patient.
Urgent Care Centers:
The Doctor Center
4637 S. Padre Island Drive
Bayside Medical Center
3817 S. Padre Island Drive
Saratoga Medical Center
3434 Saratoga Blvd.
Bay Area - Corpus Christi Medical Center
7101 S. Padre Island Drive
Doctor's Regional Medical Center
3315 S. Alameda St.
CHRISTUS Spohn Memorial
2606 Hospital Blvd.
CHRISTUS Spohn Shoreline
600 Elizabeth St.
CHRISTUS Spohn South
5950 Saratoga Blvd.
In order to minimize the spread of the illness, we encourage you to follow your doctor's recommendation and remain home until 24 hours after your fever is gone (without the use of medication). The University is working with the faculty to accommodate students in this situation. If you are able to, you should contact your faculty either by phone or e-mail and inform them that you have the flu. If you are unable to contact your faculty, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at 361.825.2612 and they will assist you in reaching your faculty.
The University is encouraging all students, faculty and staff to make every effort to stay healthy. The University will offer students free H1N1 (Swine) Flu vaccines when it becomes available. Students that will qualify for the free vaccines include those that meet the following criteria:
The State Health Department has indicated that these vaccines will be available sometime in mid-October. Students should look for flyers and advertisements on the campus monitor system and bulletin boards for more information.