Student Health Services
Mission: To provide a quality, accessible and affordable means of meeting students' health care needs while promoting a healthy environment conducive to learning.
- Assessment for all illnesses/injuries.
- Treatment for minor illnesses on outpatient basis.
- First aid treatment.
- Limited over-the-counter medications.
- Prescriptions available only when the nurse practitioner is on campus (student's responsibility to get them filled) or with current standing orders.
- Nebulizer treatments.
- Allergy injections (students must provide their own medications and dosage instructions).
- Limited laboratory testing.
- Assistance in making doctor appointments for referrals.
- Family planning resources.
- Resource locating.
Missouri Valley College requires that all students have medical documentation of receiving the Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) and Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (TDAP) vaccinations. Students residing on-campus are also required to receive the Meningococcal Quadrivalent (Meningitis) vaccination or have a signed waiver yearly; Missouri law requires that students residing on-campus be advised of the dangers of Meningitis and the effectiveness of the Meningitis vaccine.
For International students coming from countries considered endemic for Tuberculosis (TB) and for domestic students having traveled abroad or having other risk factors, a Mantoux Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) or Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) must be administered by a licensed medical doctor and reported accordingly. Students showing signs of TB disease or having a latent form of the disease require additional testing to ensure TB is not currently active. Students with active TB are precluded from attending Missouri Valley College.
Students wishing to request exemption from any vaccination requirement for religious or other purposes must obtain a waiver request from the Dean of Students. Students will be required to explain their need for exemption (i.e. particular religious beliefs) and provide documentation from a licensed medical doctor attesting that the student does not currently have Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Meningitis, or Tuberculosis. Missouri Valley College reserves the right to deny any exemption waiver. In the event of disease outbreak for any of the diseases vaccination is required, students approved for exemption will be immediately removed from campus to prevent possible contagion. Students will not be granted special opportunity to complete coursework or receive monetary refund. This requirement is to ensure the safety of the exempted student and the entire campus community.
Students who fail to adhere to the immunization requirements will not be permitted to move into housing nor start classes.
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us. Together let us have a safe and fun-filled year.