Frequently Asked Health Questions
Parsons Student Health Center is closed during the summer months but a staff member will be in periodically to check email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and return phone messages(859-238-5530). Please let us know if you have a chronic health condition that will require special care or accommodation. If you require special housing, please talk to Ann Young, Director of Housing in the Student Life Office, 859-238-5480 immediately.
What services are provided by Parsons Student Health Center?
Parsons Student Health Center has weekday doctors’ clinics for one hour four days per week, staffed by Family Practice Physicians. A Physician Assistant and a Registered Nurse are available Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m.- 4:00p.m. There are no office visit charges.
Allergy shots can be given at Parsons at no charge. Allergy shot patients should bring their vials and dosage sheets when they come to campus or have them sent directly to Parsons Student Health Center.
Medications, diagnostic tests, and vaccinations are available for a reasonable cost. Payment may be made at the time of service or charged to the student’s account. If further diagnostic tests are required, these are done at the hospital.
Current cost of vaccinations available are: Hepatitis A $21, Hepatitis B $30, Meningitis $94, Tetanus $35, and HPV $125.50.
For students traveling abroad, certain vaccines and/or medications may be recommended or required for a specific country. Your accompanying professor will coordinate a travel clinic with Parsons in order for you to obtain the vaccines and medications needed for your travel. You must attend our travel clinic in order to receive theses vaccines or medications. For travel advice not related to Centre’s study abroad program and for those students not able to attend our travel clinic, we suggest you seek assistance from one of the following: Kentucky Travel Medicine www.kentuckytravelmed.com , University of Louisville www.uoflhealthcare.org and the University of Kentucky http://ukhealthcare.uky.edu .
A women’s health clinic is offered twice monthly provided by the local health department. Exams, contraceptives, testing for sexually transmitted infections, as well as other services are available. Most of their services are free of charge.
For emergencies, Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center is located two blocks from campus. Please visit www.emrmc.org. for more information.
Non-emergencies will seldom need attention outside of the designated student health center hours. However, there are two walk-in health care facilities in Danville: Bluegrass Immediate Care located at 478 Whirl-A-Way Drive is open seven days a week 859-236-3208; and The Weekend Walk-in Clinic located at 109 Daniel Drive is open on Saturdays and Sundays 859-239-6522. These clinics may provide faster and less expensive service for non-emergencies than the emergency room.
Mental Health Counseling: What is available through Centre College?
Student Counseling services for students experiencing mental health or substance abuse problems are located in Parsons Student Health Center. Two counselors are available to see students experiencing such problems as stress and anxiety, depression, eating disorders, family and relationship problems, grief/loss issues, and alcohol/drug abuse. Counseling to Centre students is free and confidential. Appointments may be made by calling Kathy Miles, Director of Counseling, at (859-238-5740, or emailing her at email@example.com.
Parsons medical staff members are available to prescribe some mental health medications; referrals for other medications and psychiatric consults will be arranged with outside providers by the Director of Counseling. Any off-campus mental health services to students are the financial responsibility of the student and parents.
Students are encouraged to have medications for ADD/ADHD prescribed by their family physician.
Educational information on a variety of mental health and substance abuse topics are available at Parsons.