Xavier University Health Services is staffed by TriHealth primary care physicians and nurse practitioners with specific training and experience in collegiate health. We are dedicated to providing high quality health care to the students of Xavier University.
Health Services offers a full spectrum of primary care including on-site labs to Xavier students with the mission of improving the health status of the people we serve. We provide preventative care including physicals, health education, health screens and pre-travel visits. We handle urgent needs such as infections, injuries, and more complex problems with same day appointments. We manage chronic illnesses and medication management. We ensure compliance with university immunization requirements. We also respond to population health crises when they occur on campus.
The services offered at the health center include:
- General Medicine/Preventative Care
- Sick Visits
- Respiratory infections
- Urinary tract infections
- Ear or sinus infection
- Abdominal pain
- Chronic Illness Management
- Medication Management
- Chronic condition medication management
- Mental health medication management
- Health Screening and physicals
- Sports Physical
- Academic Program
- Military and Peace Corp
- Maintenance Allergy Immunotherapy Injections
- Immunization Administration
- Lab Services
- Health Education
- STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) Screenings
- Minor Injuries
- Specialty Referrals
- Other health related concerns in which you would see your primary care physician (PCP) or general practitioner.
Students with an urgent problem who are unable to get an appointment in a timely fashion will be offered an assessment by a nurse or clinician during office hours at the Health Services Office. Depending on the urgency of the problem, students may be given a same day appointment or provided with home care instructions and offered a next day appointment. For urgent health concerns after business hours, please call the after hours nurse line at (513) 246-7023 and identify yourself as a student from Xavier University.
For life threatening emergencies call 911.
Preventive Health Care
Complete physical examinations for study abroad, scholarships, sports, or employment are available, as well as gynecological examinations and immunizations (e.g. required, routine, and travel purposes). Routine blood work, preventative health counseling and asymptomatic sexual transmitted infection screenings can be done during a complete physical exam. A few simple concerns may also be addressed during this appointment. However, please make a separate appointment for any specific, complex complaints or multiple complaints. For most insurance plans, appointments for preventive examinations will only be allowed once every 12 months.
A well woman exam consists of a general evaluation of menses, a breast exam, and a gynecological exam including a PAP smear (if indicated). Providers can address general menstrual questions.
Please make a separate appointment if you would like to discuss specific gynecologic complaints, such as abnormal menses or hormonal therapies.
Procedures offered include maintenance allergy immunosupressent therapy injections, wart treatment, minor laceration repair, suture removal, dressing changes, ear and eye irrigation, foreign body removal, breathing treatment, and abscess management. All procedures require an appointment.
If your condition requires referral to a specialist, Xavier University Health Services can make that assessment and provide the referral. Please refer to your insurance policy for requirements and costs.
Pre-Travel Consultation and Immunizations
- We recommend that all travelers visit their health care provider before international travel to make sure that you are up to date with all of your required vaccinations. For the latest health recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control.
- The Xavier University Health Services office provides pre-travel consultations with our physicians and nurse practitioners to review health recommendations and to obtain most required immunizations.
- Students should make the determination about whether their existing health insurance provides adequate coverage to pay for travel immunizations by contacting their insurance provider.
- Please be advised: appointments fill up quickly due to the high number of traveling students during specific times of the year. Making an appointment 3-4 weeks in advance is highly recommended.
Students with prescriptions from home can have refills provided by the health services office only after full consultation with a Xavier University Health Services provider. New medication management consultations require an appointment with the health services office.