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-5pm
--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 006.
Athletic Physical Form
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 by South Dakota law. Additionally, meningococcal meningitis is a rare but serious disease that is life-threatening. It can strike without warning and progress quickly. Therefore, we highly recommend that students receive the shot series for Meningitis and Meningitis B.
Have you provided the immunization documentation as required? If not, please fax your proof of immunity (shot records/titer information) to Student Health Services at (605) 642-6194. If you have questions, please contact Deeann.Dorfschmidt@bhsu.edu or call (605) 642-6102; or Jane.Klug@bhsu.edu or call (605) 642-6080.
The following are other immunizations available at Student Health Services:
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 Phone: (605)-642-6520 Fax:(605)-642-6194
BHSU - Student Health Services 1200 University St. Unit 9129 Spearfish, SD 57799-9129 Student Union 006 605.642.6520 Justin.Logue@bhsu.edu