Health and Wellness Center
Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Registered Professional Nurses staff the Hofstra Health and Wellness Center. Appointments may be scheduled by calling the Health and Wellness Center at (516) 463-6745. Some specialty care is also available. A current Hofstra I.D. must be presented at each visit. All medical care provided by our doctor, nurse practitioners and nurses is confidential and information is only released at the written request of the student per visit.
FEELING TIRED- WIPED OUT- CAN"T CONCENTRATE-HARD TIME FALLING ASLEEP Check out WebMD site below for some tips
SUN EXPOSURE UVA rays are present throughout the day and cause premature aging of the skin. In addition, UVA rays are responsible for photosensitivity reactions and also contribute to skin cancer. UVB rays are intense from 10 am to 4 pm and are most responsible for sunburn and skin cancer. Serious burns are painful, and the skin may be tender, swollen, and blistered. These sunburns may be accompanied by fever, headache, itching, and malaise. Overexposure to the sun over several years leads to premature aging of the skin, wrinkling, age spots, and an increased risk for skin cancer, including melanoma. Repeated exposure to sunlight can result in pterygium formation, cataracts, and macular degeneration.
Increased exposure to UV radiation occurs near the equator, during summer months, at high elevation, and between 10 am and 4 pm. Reflection from the snow, sand, and water increases exposure, a particularly important consideration for beach activities, skiing, swimming, and sailing. In addition, several common medications may cause photosensitivity reactions in travelers
New Available Health Care Tools
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To learn more about this new initiative and the resources available to assist new grads and young adults connect to link below.
Government Press News for New Grads
**The Health and Wellness Center is offering all students the opportunity to be tested for HIV. Please give us a call @ 516-463-6745 and come in and have a health care provider explain all the options for testing that is available to you.**
- In order to comply with NYDOH STATE LAW MANDATE, review/open HIV CONSENT FORM below:
HIV CONSENT FORM [PDF]
- Click here for Medication list at WC(formulary) and Local Pharmacies
- Please view our WC news site for current and future clinics, outreach programs and health knowledge
The Health & Wellness Center will provide a sharps container to any student who needs one for the disposal of their Screening and Prevention devices (i.e. syringes, finger stick apparatus, lancets etc). We will be happy to properly dispose of your used sharps that have been placed in a hard plastic container.