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Notice regarding MMR vaccine: UH Hilo Student Medical Services (Medical Services) has a limited supply of MMR vaccine (Measles, Mumps & Rubella) and may, at times, have no stock on hand due to the Department of Health eliminating the Adult Immunization Program. Hawaii State Law requires all students to provide two documented MMR and a current TB clearance within the past year to attend classes at UH Hilo and HawCC.  Students can fulfill this requirement by bringing their childhood records or any immunization records to Medical Services.  Medical Services can also provide a prescription to have these immunizations completed at a local pharmacy and coverage is dependent on the student's insurance coverage.  Please contact Medical Services at (808) 932-7369 if you have any questions. Read more about mandatory health requirements.

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo's Student Medical Services (SMS) is staffed by nurse practitioners. Services include medical care, prescriptions, first aid, health education, tuberculin tests and immunizations. The Family Planning Clinic, located within the SMS, offers pelvic exams, contraceptive methods, and testing for pregnancy and sexually-transmitted diseases for men and women.

Hilo Medical Center, located about four miles from campus, provides 24-hour emergency care.

Hawaiʻi Community College Students will be charged a $7/semester fee for medical services at UH Hilo SMS.

Insurance Notice:

If your health insurance is used for any visit at our Clinic and your insurance company requires a co-pay, you will be billed for the amount of the co-pay.

Services

General Medical Care

  • Nurse Practitioners, Heather Hirata, APRN-Rx, FNP-BC and Kimberley Schorr, APRN-Rx,MPH,FNP-C are available for general medical care.
  • First-aid treatment for illness or injury
  • TB tests
  • Immunizations
    • Tetanus/Diphtheria (Td)
    • Tetanus/Diphtheria/Acellular Pertussis (Tdap)
    • Meningitis
    • MMR (Measles-Mumps-Rubella)
    • Hepatitis A (2 shot series)
    • Hepatitis B (3 shot series)
    • Flu vaccine
    • Varicella
  • Family Planning Health Care
    • Pelvic Exams
    • Pap Smears
    • Birth Control
    • Mirena IUD
    • ParaGard Copper IUD
    • Pills
    • Depo-Provera Shots
    • Ortho Evra patch
    • Nexplanon
    • Nuva Ring
    • Reproductive Life Plans
  • Sexual Health
    • STD testing (males and females)
    • Pregnancy Testing
    • Hepatitis B Immunization
    • Morning-After Pill (emergency contraception)
    • Free condoms are always available!
    Staff, Heather and Mimi, discussing  in clinic pharmacy

Clinic Pharmacy

We have recently opened a clinic pharmacy run by the College of Pharmacy students and staff. Students may fill their non-controlled medications prescribed by our providers right here in our clinic on Wednesdays and Fridays from 1-4 p.m.

HIV/Hepatitis C Testing

  • Free, confidential monthly HIV testing on campus -October 7, November 4, & December 2 from 12 p.m.-4p.m. at Campus Center room 306.
  • Call Student Health & Wellness Programs for confirmation of schedule & location - (808) 932-7458.
  • Free testing at Waiakea Health Center (STD also) (808) 974-4247
  • HIV/AIDS Foundation - (808) 982-8800

Student Insurance

All students are strongly encouraged to purchase medical insurance. The University of Hawaiʻi offers a student insurance plan. The Student Health Insurance information and application is also available online at www.hmsa.com/portal/student. You may also call HMSA at (800) 620-4672. Fall 2014 Insurance Plan booklets are available in our office.

Insurance Notice:

If your health insurance is used for any visit at our Clinic and your insurance company requires a co-pay, you will be billed for the amount of the co-pay.

Regular Schedule:

  • Shot Clinic & Pharmacy: Wednesdays and Fridays, 1-4 p.m. (No Walk-in medical visits unless an emergency.)
  • Medical Clinic: Mondays, 8 am-4 pm, and Wednesdays & Fridays, 8-12 noon
  • Family Planning Clinic: Tuesdays, Thursdays, 8-12 noon & 1 pm-4 pm

If you need medical care when the clinic is closed, please call:

  • Bay Clinic -- 969-1427
  • Keaau Health Center -- 930-0400
  • Kauka Express Urgent Care Clinic -- 981-1700
  • Hilo Urgent Care Clinic -- 969-3051
  • Hilo Medical Center Emergency Room -- 974-4700

TB Skin Testing

Regular Schedule:

TB skin testing is done every Wednesday afternoon from 1:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Readings are done Friday afternoons from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (TB tests must be done before your MMRs.)

Please bring your insurance card and $3 in case your insurance will not cover the test.

Also, the Dept. of Health provides free TB tests on Mondays from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Their phone number is (808) 974-6025 to confirm location (75 Aupuni Street, Hilo State Building).

Immunizations

Our shot clinic is held on Wednesdays and Fridays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. No appointment is needed.

Immunizations are are subject to availability. Prices listed are for uninsured and underinsured patients. Immunization prices have changed and are subject to change depending on costs.

MMR Vaccinations: Please bring your insurance card and $65 in case your insurance will not cover the immunization. For women of child-bearing age, the MMR vaccine is only given while on menses, on some form of birth control, or with a negative pregnancy test on the day of administration.

(We accept cash, checks, and credit cards).

INFLUENZA VACCINATIONS NOW AVAILABLE as of 9/29/2014. Come during our Shot Clinic hours and bring your insurance card or $15.00.

Staff at pharmacy counter

Insurance Notice:

If your health insurance is used for any visit at our Clinic and your insurance company requires a co-pay, you will be billed for the amount of the co-pay.

Immunization Cost
TB test $3.00
MMR (cash or insurance that covers) $65.00
Hepatitis B (cash or insurance that covers) $45.00

Hepatitis A

$55.00
Menactra (Meningitis) $120.00
Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) $45.00
Td

$25.00

Varicella $105.00
Flu (when available from DOH) free
Flu (cash/insurance) $15.00
HPV (uninsured and underinsured) non-insured program
HPV (have insurance, give rx) send to pharmacy
   

Family Planning Health Care

Our Nurse Practitioners, Heather Hirata, APRN-Rx, FNP-BC, and Kimberley Schorr, APRN-Rx, MPH, FNP-C, are available for Family Planning healthcare.

The Family Planning Health Clinic, located within the Student Medical Services office, offers pelvic exams, Pap smears, pregnancy testing, testing and treatment for sexually-transmitted diseases and urinary tract infections, contraception (birth control pills, Depo-Provera® shot, Ortho Evra patch, or free condoms), and the morning-after pill (must be taken within 90 hours after unprotected intercourse), and counseling for the development of reproductive life plans.

Services for males include exams, STD testing and treatment, free condoms, and counseling for the development of reproductive life plans.

Appointments for Family Planning can be scheduled by calling (808) 932-7369.

Confidentiality

All medical records at the SMS are strictly confidential and will not be released to anyone without your consent. You may view or print our Patient Rights & Notice of Privacy Form by clicking on this link.

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