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Get Healthy! Stay Healthy! Get Your Flu Shot!

Get Your Flu Shot!

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highly recommends getting your flu shot this fall to reduce your risk from serious illnesses from flu, including hospitalization. By getting your flu shot, you avoid exposing those around you, especially those who are unable to get the flu shot themselves. Because influenza viruses are always changing, the flu vaccine is reviewed annually and updated, as needed.

Flu shots are free for USCB students but you must sign up and bring your insurance card (if insured) and a photo ID.   Please review the available dates below and click on the link to sign up. Please go to Library 238 on the Bluffton campus and the lobby of Center for Fine Arts on the Beaufort campus to receive your flu shot. Questions? Email adsimmons@uscb.edu.

October 12th – 11:30am – 2:30pm, Bluffton – Library 238 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904044BA5AB29A1F94-uscb  

October 21st – 1pm – 4pm, Bluffton – Library 238 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904044BA5AB29A1F94-uscb1  

October 26th - 11am – 1pm, Beaufort – Center for Fine Arts Lobby https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904044BA5AB29A1F94-uscb2

Health Care at USCB is Through Community Partnerships

We recognize that student health and well-being  are important aspects of student success.  Although the University of South Carolina Beaufort does not have an on-campus health center, the university is located very close to two local hospitals and has partnered with them to provide excellent care for students, faculty, and staff.  

In addition, a BMH Nurse Navigator can answer questions and provide education and advocacy related to health care. The Nurse Navigator can be reached by texting your question to 843-890-0999.  You can also call the Nurse Navigator between 8am – 5pm at 843-522-7211.

BMH Care Anywhere

BMH Care Blood Pressure Cuff

The USCB community's first contact with Beaufort Memorial Hospital can be through an on-campus health kiosk or a dedicated digital app.

BMHCare_App

USCB has partnered with Beaufort Memorial Hospital to offer USCB students and employees virtual care 24 hours a day, seven days a week through BMH Care Anywhere. Students and employees can download the app, visit BMHCareAnywhere.org, or stop by the private walk-in care kiosk in Library 227 to setup an account and select the provider they would like to see.  Providers can consult, diagnose and prescribe for cold/flu, sore throat, allergies, infections, and more. Students and employees with insurance will be able to bill their health plan and those without insurance can pay $49 by using code USCB. Students who need financial support to pay for this health care cost can apply for emergency aid.

Students and employees now have access to a private walk-in care kiosk on the second floor of the Bluffton Library (room 227). The kiosk provides BMH Care Anywhere video technology and access to tools like a blood pressure cuff, pulse monitor and thermometer to enable the health care provider to offer a more accurate diagnosis. To find out more about BMH Care Anywhere, please visit their website.

Tenet Health

The university also partners with Tenet Health, the parent company of Hilton Head Hospital and Coastal Carolina Hospital. Both hospitals provide access to 24-hour emergency care. They also serve as training sites for USCB students in the health professions, including these Nursing majors who participated in drive-thru testing for COVID-19. To find out more about Tenet Health, please visit their website.

 

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