BHSU and Student Health Services are committed to high quality health care for our students at the most reasonable cost possible. We are dependant upon student participation. We are determined to increase the level of health awareness, identify needs that have not been met, and setting health care priorities for our students.
What would you like to know about?
What is Student Health Services?
When you are feeling under the weather or need health care advice, Student Health Services is the place to come. A Nurse Practitioner or Physician's Assistant is available 35 hours a week to address your medical concerns. Through your fees, the university attempts to offer the best care possible. The Health Services office is open while classes are in session. Remember to bring your BUZZ card for student status verification.
To make an appointment:
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8am-noon and 1pm-4pm
--services are provided on a walk-in basis, but appointments are recommended.
What services do we provide?
Student Health Services is located in the Student Union, room 106.
It is required of all admitted students born after 1956 to document their immune status for measles and rubella. Proof of two doses of measles vaccine or of the presence of an immune antibody titer against measles is required.
Have you provided the immunization documentation as required? If not, download the Immunization and Medical History form, complete it and fax it to Student Health Services at (605) 642-6194.
If you are not sure, contact PenneyWilliams@bhsu.edu in the Student Health Services Office in Room 106 of the Student Union, or call (605) 642-6520 or fax (605) 642-6194.
Student Health Services is not intended to replace a student's need for health insurance or to treat chronic or serious health problems. It is recommended that students secure individual health insurance through the State of South Dakota student plan, through a parent's policy, or by contacting an insurance agent.
The South Dakota Board of Regents has endorsed an accident and sickness insurance plan for eligible students at all state universities. Normal medical problems arising while the students are on campus can be handled by Health Services. Each year, however, some students suffer major illnesses or accidents on or off campus that require medical attention or hospitalization beyond that which can be provided by Health Services. Without medical coverage, an unexpected illness could inflict financial hardships on you and your family, and could make it financially difficult to continue your education. More information regarding the insurance plan or to enroll online.
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Fever is rare with a cold.
Fever is usually present with the flu in up to 80% of all flu cases. A temperature of 100°F or higher for 3 to 4 days is associated with the flu.
A hacking, productive (mucus- producing) cough is often present with a cold.
A non-productive (non-mucus producing) cough is usually present with the flu (sometimes referred to as dry cough).
Slight body aches and pains can be part of a cold.
Severe aches and pains are common with the flu.
Stuffy nose is commonly present with a cold and typically resolves spontaneously within a week.
Stuffy nose is not commonly present with the flu.
Chills are uncommon with a cold.
60% of people who have the flu experience chills.
Tiredness is fairly mild with a cold.
Tiredness is moderate to severe with the flu.
Sneezing is commonly present with a cold.
Sneezing is not common with the flu.
Cold symptoms tend to develop over a few days.
The flu has a rapid onset within 3-6 hours. The flu hits hard and includes sudden symptoms like high fever, aches and pains.
A headache is fairly uncommon with a cold.
A headache is very common with the flu, present in 80% of flu cases.
Sore throat is commonly present with a cold.
Sore throat is not commonly present with the flu.
Chest discomfort is mild to moderate with a cold.
Chest discomfort is often severe with the flu.
The only way to stop the spread of the epidemic is to spread the awareness.
Student Health & Counseling
SU Lower Level Room 006
BHSU - Student Heath Services
1200 University St. Unit 9129
Spearfish, SD 57799-9129
Room: Student Union 106
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