Students with multiple allergies (hay fever, asthma, etc.) sometimes benefit from allergy desensitization injections provided on campus in the Student Health Allergy Clinic.
Just for You
We know that coming to the clinic on such a regular basis can be a real pain for students, so we do everything we can to make the experience as speedy as possible. Allergy injections are administered by registered nurses with experience in allergy immunotherapy and are separate from the main clinic so you can bypass the traditional clinic process.
Of course, the allergy nurse will always follow your allergist’s recommendations and contact him/her for further orders when necessary.
After each injection, the patient must wait 30 minutes in the clinic. This is a safety procedure so we may observe for any reactions and give care as needed. The student may make another appointment or get a prescription filled while waiting, but may not leave the clinic.
Patients who cannot wait the 30 minutes as required will not be allowed to get their injections.
Starting Your Allergy Injections on Campus
All allergy patients must have a brief appointment with one of our healthcare providers prior to receiving ongoing injection in the Allergy Clinic. If you’re haven’t starting allergy injections yet, you must set up a specific treatment plan and receive your first injection at your allergist’s office. You can then make arrangements with your allergist to have your allergy serum and orders sent to Student Health. We’re happy to help with this process – just give us a call!
To schedule an appointment, call 515-294-5801.