Self Care Kit

Suggested items for all students to have on hand to respond to common illnesses. Managing common illness and navigating the health care system is one of the challenges a student may face for the first time once they arrive at college. We will do our best to support and educate but these items will help.

  • Digital thermometer
  • Small amount of common over the counter medications:
    1. Tylenol or Ibuprofen for management of mild pain and fever
    2. Antibiotic cream or gel; ie bacitracin or neosporin
    3. Anti-diarrheal medication; ie peptobismol
    4. Antacid tablets; ie tums
    5. Cough syrup with guiafenisin
    6. Nasal decongestant/antihistamine; ie phenylephrine
    7. Topical anti-itch cream/lotion; ie benadryl or calamine
    8. Sunscreen
    9. Insect Repellent with DEET
    10. Epi-pen for food and insect allergies
  • Extra inhaler if asthmatic
  • Reusable ice pack
  • Reusable “hot pack” or heating pad
  • Bandaids
  • Humidifier /Coolmist

Copy of health insurance card and basic understanding of referral process, co-pay costs and prescription drug benefit required by health insurance carrier.

Copy of prescription for corrective lenses. Glasses if the student most frequently wears contact lenses.

Copy of prescription or medication in container with complete prescription information for regularly used medications.