Deidre Lentz, RN ? Dreier Building, Room 236
Phone: ext. 3411 (641-472-7000 ext. 3411)
Clinic Hours: Monday–Friday, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
The Campus Nurse offers first aid and initial screening of health concerns. Please drop by her office in the afternoon during clinic hours, or call, for advice on minor medical concerns, and assistance in obtaining medical care. In emergencies, call 911 or proceed to the Emergency Department of the Jefferson County Health Center, 2000 S. Main Street, Fairfield, IA. (641) 472-4111. Campus Security at 641-472-1115 (or ext. 1115) can contact the Campus Nurse when she is away from the office.
In case of emergency, call 911 for an ambulance. This includes, among other things, a loss of consciousness, severe bleeding, or if the person has stopped breathing. Please also notify Campus Security at (641) 472-1115 at your earliest convenience, and Security will notify the Dean of Student Life, Dean of Faculty, or Human Resources Director, as apporpriate. Security will also notify the M.U.M. Campus Nurse by the beginning of the next business day.
In case of complaints of illness during normal clinic hours, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, please call the M.U.M. Campus Nurse Office at (641) 472-7000 ext. 3411 or campus extension 3411, or visit the Campus Nurse Office in Room 236 Dreier Building. PLEASE DO NOT WAIT TO CALL OR COME TO THE CAMPUS NURSE OFFICE IF SYMPTOMS OF ILLNESS LAST MORE THAN 24 HOURS. If the Campus Nurse is temporarily away from the office, and your situation does not require immediate attention, please leave a message for the Campus Nurse.
The Campus Nurse will assist with assessment and evaluation of illness, and referral to area health care providers. This is done during Campus Nurse Clinic hours. For convenience, there is a list of health care providers in the kiosk next to the clinic door at Room 236, Dreier Building, and included in this handbook (see Health Care Services Available to MUM Students section.) Students can also call a health care provider on their own.
In case of illness outside of Campus Nurse Clinic hours (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday), or if your situation requires immediate care during regular office hours when the Campus Nurse is unavailable, please call Campus Security at (641) 472-1115, or campus extension 1115, to transport the ill person to the Emergency Department of Jefferson County Health Center (“JCHC”), 2000 S. Main Street, Fairfield, IA (641) 472-4111.
Please tell Security the name, location, and if possible the phone number of the person. Security will then call the Emergency Department at (641) 472-4111 to notify them that they are bringing an ill person from M.U.M. to the Emergency Department at JCHC. Security will notify the Dean of Student Life, Dean of Faculty, or Human Resources Director as appropriate. Security will also notify the M.U.M. Campus Nurse by the beginning of the next business day.
Meningococcal Disease Vaccination Information
Iowa law requires that all institutions of higher education provide vaccination information about meningococcal disease to each enrolled student. Once you arrive on campus, you will need to sign a waiver indicating you have received this information.
Iowa Public Health policy requires that all Iowa College and University students, 18 years of age and younger, must be vaccinated for meningitis. Students 18 years of age and younger must bring a record of vaccination signed by a medical officer to registration. We recommend that you be vaccinated at least two weeks before you arrive on campus. Many public health departments offer the meningitis vaccination for free to persons 18 years old and younger, and at a reduced price for all others.
To learn more about meningitis and the vaccine, please contact your health care provider, or you may contact our Campus Nurse, Deidre Lentz, R.N., at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Information
It is current University policy that all incoming international students are administered a simple blood test for tuberculosis. In the United States, tuberculosis (TB) screening is required by most universities; this is done to protect the health of the students and community.
This blood lab test will be administered by the laboratory at Jefferson County Hospital in Fairfield within the first month you are on campus. The out-of-pocket cost of the blood test is approximately $85, but is subject to change. NOTE: You need this TB blood test even if you have had the BCG (TB) vaccination and/or a TB skin test. Also, this new blood test will not be affected if you have had a BCG vaccination or the TB skin test.
Based upon the result of your blood test, a doctor’s visit and a chest x-ray may be required. The cost of a doctor’s visit and a chest x-ray will be approximately $150–$200. This fee is also subject to change. Your University health insurance will not cover the cost of the doctor’s visit and this x-ray, therefore you must add this amount to your expense budget.
If medical treatment for TB is required, the cost of the medicine will be covered by the Public Health Department of the State of Iowa. This means there will be no cost to you for medicine but there may be for treatment.
If you have had treatment for tuberculosis or any previous treatment for exposure to it, you must bring with you to registration:
? a copy of your treatment report, written in EnglishIf you have had treatment in the United States, you need to bring with you:
? your chest x-ray andIf you have any questions about the TB screening, please contact our Campus Nurse, Deidre Lentz, R.N., at email@example.com.
? treatment report, written in English