SMU Urges Preventive Measures for Flu

Cases of the flu have been reported in North Texas, including at SMU. For continuous updates, please visit the SMU flu website.

SMU will distribute flu vaccine as soon as it becomes available to us (check the flu website and campus e-mail messages for times and locations).

SMU has increased the frequency of sanitation procedures in University buildings and encourages vigilance regarding personal hygiene and health habits.

For 24-hour medical advice, students can call SMU’s Health Center at 214-768-2141. Due to patient volume, the Health Center is prioritizing patients over the phone. If a student has a condition that can wait to be seen by a doctor, the University recommends that he or she go to the center at a later date to avoid exposure to the influenza virus.

Students should bring their health insurance cards to Health Center appointments; otherwise, they will be charged full price for any prescriptions.

The Health Center is open Mondays-Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended hours on Thursdays until 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (except home football game days). Students should call 214-768-2141 to make an appointment.

A paramedic is available in the Health Center on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. No appointment is necessary.

If students need assistance after hours, they have several options:

Visit a local clinic:

QuestCare, in Snider Plaza at 3414 Milton, is open Mondays-Fridays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 8 p.m. Call 214-368-4822.
PrimaCare, 6350 E. Mockingbird Lane, is open Mondays-Fridays from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 214-828-0448.

See their private physician.

Call SMU Police at 214-768-3333 or 911 for assistance.

If a student has an emergency, please call 911 or go to a hospital:

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital: 214-345-6789; Emergency 214-345-7886
Baylor University Medical Center: 214-820-0111; Emergency 214-820-2501
Doctors Hospital: 214-324-6100; Emergency 214-324-6111

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