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A registered nurse is available during posted health services hours. The college health nurse can provide treatment for minor illnesses, injuries, and emergency care, individual counseling, health information and referral.
Student Health Insurance
Information on independent insurance providers that provide health, dental, vision, and prescription coverage to students is available in the Health and Wellness Center and at all satellite campuses.
Taking certain precautions to stay healthy is always a good idea. Even though there have not been any reports of H1N1 (Swine Flu) infection in the four county area served by IRSC, it’s a good idea to take every day actions that can help prevent the spread of germs that cause respiratory illnesses like flu.
Take these common sense steps to protect your health:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.
- If you are sick, limit your contact with other people as much as possible. Do not go to work or school if ill.
- Avoid close contact with people who are coughing or appear ill. Do not attend social gatherings such as sporting events and religious ceremonies.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. Put your used tissue in the waste basket.
- Cover your cough or sneeze if you do not have a tissue. Don’t cough or sneeze into your hand. Instead, cough or sneeze into your sleeve or elbow. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
- If you get sick with flu, the Florida Department of Health (DOH) recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them. If you think you have influenza, see your health care provider or go to the emergency department at your nearest hospital.