DID YOU KNOW:
The flu virus is known to peak in the United States during the months of December to March. Seasonal flu activity can be found as early as October and can continue until May.
Any individual can get the flu and serious problems can result at any age. Complications of the flu can include bacterial pneumonia, ear infections, sinus infections, dehydration, and worsening of chronic medical conditions.
Symptoms of the flu can include: fever or feeling feverish/chills; cough; sore throat; runny/stuffy nose; muscle/body aches; headaches; fatigue (feeling very tired); vomiting and diarrhea (more common in children than adults).
The best method of prevention is to receive the flu vaccine every year. CDC also recommends preventive actions including staying away from people who are sick, covering coughs/sneezes, and frequent handwashing.
HIV & STI Testing Opportunities
A.P. Beutel Health Center
Self-Referral Testing: HIV, Chlamydia and Gonorrhea.
All other tests need provider appointments.
Visit shs.tamu.edu to schedule an appointment.
Brazos County Health Department
201 N. Texas Ave. Bryan, TX
Four Tests: Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis and HIV.
No appointment necessary.
Free HIV Testing:
Tuesday: 9am-11am, 1pm-3pm
Texas Department of State Health Services
Free confidential HIV and Syphilis testing.
Call to find next local testing opportunity.
The very first Health Center at Texas A&M functioned out of tents. Photo Shown: Original Main Building on campus.
In the late 1880's, a one-story frame building was built to accommodate student health care services. Photo Shown: Historical photo of what is now Military Walk .
In 1896, the Infirmary was built. This was the second building to host healthcare services. Its Victorian architecture was typical of the 1890's, with columns, ornate rails and a porch across the front. Photo courtesy of Cushing Memorial Library and Archives.
In 1916, A&M's third health center was built. Photo courtesy of Cushing Memorial Library and Archives.
In October 1973, the fourth "hospital" was constructed and was named the A.P. Beutel Health Center. The building is still being used to treat Aggies and is still in its original location, on the north side of campus across from Sbisa Dining Hall.
During the 2015-2016 school year, a $1.6 million dollar renovation was completed dedicated toward patient care.
Student Health Services is offering FREE lab testing to currently enrolled TAMU students all week long! In honor of Lab Professionals Week, please visit the SHS Laboratory to get your free testing! Tests must be redeemed on the day of the event. The schedule is as follows: ¬ Monday –[...]
Written by Student Health Services Physician, Tiffany Skaggs, M.D. "If you fail to plan, you're planning to fail." Benjamin Franklin While making travel plans, plan to protect your health¬†with a pretravel consultation at [...]