SMU Health Center offers flu shots ahead of Spring Term 2014

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SMU Health Center offers flu shots ahead of Spring Term 2014

Stock photo of inoculation syringeSMU’s Memorial Health Center has dedicated afternoon hours this week to offer flu shots for students, faculty and staff members. The Spring 2014 term begins Friday, Jan. 17.

Faculty, staff and students can update their inoculations from 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8 through Friday, Jan. 10. The flu shots will be available 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday when the Health Center resumes regular hours on Monday, Jan. 13.

The University offers free flu shots for all SMU students and benefit-eligible faculty, staff, retirees and retiree spouses.

To keep your clinic visit as short as possible, take these steps:

Keep up with the latest flu information, including upcoming clinic schedules, at smu.edu/flu.

Dallas County influenza resources and updates are available at dallascounty.org.

January 7, 2014|News, Save the Date|

SMU’s Fall 2013 flu shot clinics begin Sept. 25

Stock photo of man receiving shotSMU’s Memorial Health Center has scheduled several Fall 2013 flu shot clinics for September and October, beginning Wednesday, Sept. 25 in Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports.

Clinics will take place at various places around the main campus, as well as at the East Campus and SMU-in-Plano. All clinics are open to faculty, staff and students, as well as to SMU retirees and retiree spouses.

Update your vaccination during the following days and times at these locations:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 25 – 2-6 p.m., Dedman Center Lobby
  • Thursday, Sept. 26 – 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3-6 p.m., Dedman Center Lobby
  • Monday, Sept. 30 – 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-7 p.m., Underwood Law Library Pit
  • Wednesday, Oct. 2 – 2-6 p.m., Memorial Health Center
  • Tuesday, Oct. 15 (HR Fair) – 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Hughes-Trigg Student Center
  • Wednesday, Oct. 23 – 1:30-4 p.m., Expressway Tower, East Campus
  • Thursday, Oct. 24 – 4-6 p.m., SMU-in-Plano

The University offers free flu shots for all SMU students and benefit-eligible faculty, staff, retirees and retiree spouses. Retirees and retiree spouses may get their shots at any SMU flu clinic.

To keep your clinic visit as short as possible, take these steps:

> Keep up with the latest flu information at smu.edu/flu
> Dallas County influenza resources and updates available at dallascounty.org

September 19, 2013|News, Save the Date|

Fall 2012 flu shots still available during Health Center clinic hours

Stock photo of a man getting a flu shotFlu shot clinics are done for the Fall 2012 term, but SMU faculty, staff and students can still get their annual injections at the University’s Memorial Health Center, while supplies last, through Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.

Health Center hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. No appointment is necessary.

The University offers free flu shots for all SMU students and benefit-eligible faculty, staff, retirees and retiree spouses. Other faculty and staff members, as well as spouses, may purchase shots for $25.

To shorten your wait at the flu clinic, take these steps:

Keep up with the latest flu information at smu.edu/flu
Visit the SMU Health Center online

December 10, 2012|News|

$5 million gift will help renovate SMU’s Memorial Health Center

SMU Memorial Health CenterSMU’s 52-year-old Memorial Health Center is set to receive a major upgrade, and it will be renamed in honor of the distinguished Dallas pediatrician and University alumnus whose foundation is making it possible.

The Dr. Bob and Jean Smith Foundation has given $5 million toward the Dr. Bob Smith Health Center. Planning for the Center’s renovation will begin this year.

The Memorial Health Center opened in 1960 as a 30-bed infirmary. At the time, the University’s enrollment was around 8,000. Today the Health Center serves as an outpatient facility for approximately 11,000 students, about 2,400 of whom live on campus.

Upon its completion in 2014, the Dr. Bob Smith Health Center will serve an estimated 3,650 students living on campus, including those who will live in the new Residential Commons complex to begin construction this spring. The complex, accommodating 1,250 students, in addition to SMU’s current residential halls, will enable the University to implement a two-year residency requirement for all first-year and sophomore students.

“Bob and Jean Smith have a long history of generous support for SMU priorities and have always kept the welfare of students uppermost in their minds,” said SMU President R. Gerald Turner. “This new gift will dramatically improve campus health care resources and provide support services that enable students to do their best academic work and fully enjoy the campus experience. We are deeply grateful for this gift, which will transform an important but outmoded facility into an up-to-date campus resource.”

SMU’s Health Center currently provides medical services for diagnosis and treatment of illness and injury, along with counseling and psychiatric services. The Center is staffed by full-time physicians, mental health counselors, registered nurses, pharmacists and laboratory and X-ray technologists. It also houses SMU’s Center for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention.

“It is an honor to align the Dr. Bob and Jean Smith Foundation with SMU in combining superior academic facilities with excellent student life resources,” said Sally Smith Mashburn, Foundation president and treasurer and daughter of Dr. Bob and Jean Smith. “After all, one of SMU’s greatest responsibilities is to nurture the well-being of students.”

Improvements for the Dr. Bob Smith Health Center include updated floor plans that will increase the number of patient procedure rooms, counseling offices and private waiting rooms and will better serve the needs of students with disabilities. The renovation also includes upgrades to medical equipment and technology and enhancement of pharmacy and laboratory spaces. The expansion will provide group meeting spaces to promote collaboration among health care staff members.

“The renovations and upgraded equipment will greatly augment our ability to serve the SMU student community, complementing the high-quality staff members and specialists already in place,” said Patrick Hite, SMU Health Center executive director.

“This will be a lasting tribute to a physician and leader whose main concern was the health and welfare of others,” said Lori White, vice president for student affairs. “Now our students will be the beneficiaries not only of his generosity but also his foresight in understanding their needs and fostering a caring community.”

The Smith Foundation’s new $5 million gift counts toward the $750 million goal of SMU Unbridled: The Second Century Campaign, which as of December 2011 has raised more than $574 million to support student quality, faculty and academic excellence and the campus experience.

> Read more from SMU News
> Visit the SMU Memorial Health Center online

February 24, 2012|News|

Health Center offers remaining Fall 2011 flu shots during clinic hours

Stock photo of a man getting a flu shotSMU’s Memorial Health Center has concluded its flu shot clinics for Fall 2011, but individuals can still get their annual injection at the Health Center building while supplies last.

Immunization hours are Tuesdays 1:30-3:30 p.m. and Wednesdays 9-11 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m.

The University pays for flu shots for all benefit-eligible faculty and staff. Other faculty and staff members, as well as spouses, may purchase shots for $25. The Memorial Health Center accepts cash (exact change) and checks made out to the SMU Health Center.

Students who need a flu shot may pay $25 or charge their SMU account. Students who have SMU Aetna health insurance pay a $5 copay with Aetna paying $20.

To shorten your wait at the flu clinic, take these steps:

> Keep up with the latest flu information at smu.edu/flu
Visit the SMU Health Center online

November 14, 2011|News|
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