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Student Health Information

Access to Health Services · Health and Liability Insurance · Required Immunizations · Helpful Contacts for Health Information

Access to Health Services

Students have access to the Baptist Health On-Site Clinic. The clinic is designed to supplement the care of a Primary Care Physician and provides treatment for common minor illnesses. There is no appointment necessary; patients are seen on a first come first serve basis. Students pay a Health Fee each semester and there is a copay due at the time of service.

Hours of operation are Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Closed 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

On-Site Clinic
Doctor's Park Building
9600 Baptist Health Drive
Suite 260
Little Rock, AR
(501) 312-8844

Health and Liability Insurance

All students are strongly recommended to have personal health insurance while enrolled as a student at BHCLR. Many affordable options exist for students. For information on some of the options, please visit the following websites or contact Student Services.
www.eatoninsurance.com
www.arkbluecross.com

If a student needs medical treatment during an educational experience, the student is responsible for any expenses related to the treatment. BHMC-LR Occupational Health in BHRI will provide the initial treatment for students with a needle stick. Any additional medical treatment needed by a student will be at the student's expense. BHCLR may require a medical clearance from a student after an injury to attend learning experiences.

All students are strongly recommended to have personal liability insurance while enrolled as a student at BHCLR. Many affordable options exist for students. For information on some of the options, please visit the following websites.
www.hpso.com
www.nso.com
www.americanprofessional.com

Required Immunizations:

Students are required to provide documentation of current Immunizations and Tuberculin skin testing results at time of enrollment. Immunizations and testing must remain current throughout enrollment. Required health information must be complete in order to attend class, skills laboratory or clinical laboratory experiences.

All expenses related to Immunizations and Tuberculin testing are the responsibility of the applicant/student. Students must submit copies of required documents prior to the first day of class; Do not submit originals, as you will retain these for your records.

Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
Students born before January 1, 1957 are required to provide proof of one (1) MMR; students born after January 1, 1957 must provide proof of two (2) MMR's. In the event that an individual has a titer for MMR, they must have prior approval through Arkansas Department of Health by making application for exemption and submitting documentation to the college.

What is Measles, Mumps or Rubella? Find out at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: Diseases and Conditions website: www.cdc.gov/DiseasesConditions

Tetanus / Diphtheria (Td)
Students are required to provide proof of Td booster dated within the last 10 years.

What is Tetanus / Diphtheria? Find out at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: Diseases and Conditions website:
www.cdc.gov/DiseasesConditions

Hepatitis B vaccine series
The Hepatitis B vaccine consists of a series of three (3) injections administered at specific times over a six (6) month time frame. Students are required to provide proof of beginning the Hepatitis B vaccine series and complete the series during enrollment or submit a notarized Hepatitis B waiver of college responsibility. Students are strongly encouraged to receive the Hepatitis B vaccine series versus submitting a waiver.

What is Hepatitis B? Find out at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: Diseases and Conditions website: www.cdc.gov/DiseasesConditions

Varicella (chickenpox)
Documentation of 2 doses separated by 28 days or documentation of immunity to disease by result of a titer.

What is Varicella (chickenpox)? Find out at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: Diseases and Conditions website:www.cdc.gov/DiseasesConditions

Tuberculin (TB) Testing
Initial applicants must have a TB Test dated within thirty (30) days from the first day of class and provide documentation reflecting results. Students TB testing results must remain current throughout enrollment.

Students or applicants with a positive Tuberculin Skin Test are referred to the Arkansas Department of Health or private physician for follow through care at their own expense.

What is Tuberculosis? Find out at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: Diseases and Conditions website:www.cdc.gov/DiseasesConditions

Influenza Immunization
The influenza immunization is required annually for all enrolled students. What is influenza? Find out at the centers for diseases and conditions website:http://www.cdc.gov/flu/other_flu.htm .

Helpful Contacts for Health Information

American Red Cross
1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767) (Disaster Services)
www.redcross.org

Arkansas Poison & Drug Information Center
1 800 222-1222 or 800-376-4766 (statewide)
www.fasthealth.com/poison/ar.php

Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency
501-907-9150
1-866-660-5433
www.arora.org

BAPTIST HEALTH Recover Adult Alcohol & Drug Treatment Program
501-202-4636

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1-800-232-4636
www.cdc.gov

Health Units
501-280-3100 (Central Pulaski County) for other counties, see website
www.healthyarkansas.com/units/cee.php

National Institute of Drug Abuse
1-301-443-1124
www.drugabuse.gov

Rape Crisis Hotline
1-877-432-5368 (statewide)
501-801-2700 (local)

Suicide Prevention National Hotline
1-800-273-8255
www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

The Center Against Family Violence
501-376-3219
Crisis Hotline: (915) 593-7300 or (800) 727-0511
www.cafv.org

United Way International
1 703 519 0092
www.uwint.org/devfinal