Cold vs. Flu

Common Cold vs. Influenza

Flu symptoms should subside in 3-5 days, although cough and weakness may persist.

Cold symptoms usually last 5-14 days, but should start to improve within 7 days.

Cold and Flu Prevention!
• Cover your cough or sneeze with the inside of your elbow.

• Get an annual flu shot! They are still available at the Health Center!!

• Avoid close contact with people who may be sick.
If you have flu-like symptoms, stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone without fever-reducing medicine (Ibuprofen, Advil, Tylenol)

See a physician if:
•Shortness of breath or chest pain  
•Mental status changes
•Blood-tinged sputum   
•Headache with neck pain


•Examination and treatment for illness and minor injury
•Laboratory tests*
•Over-the-counter and prescriptive medications
•Allergy* and other injections
•Gynecological care
•Sexually transmitted disease testing*
•Immunizations and travel information
•Referrals to specialists if needed
•Free condoms
•Emergency contraception

*All allergy injections and lab tests, with the exception of dip stick urinalysis, pregnancy tests and throat swabs must be done during physician hours, 8-9 a.m., Monday–Friday. Students must be checked in at the Health Center no later than 8:30 am. If the Health Center is experiencing a high patient volume, we may be required to close doctor hours before 8:30am.

Fees for services at the Health Center are minimal and billed to the student account:

•Lab tests: An off campus lab will bill either the student’s health insurance, the student’s parent, or the student directly with the name of the Lab test performed and the fee. A minimal fee for lab collection will be charged to the student’s Lawrence account.
•Medication, prescribed by the physician and not stocked at the Health Center, will be ordered from a local pharmacy. If health insurance is used, the co-pay will be charged to the student’s Lawrence account. If the student is not covered by health insurance, the full amount will be charged to the student’s account.
•Injections are free if you supply the medication.


Consumer Prescription Center located at 2310 West College Ave. (920-739-9232) will assist our students with their prescriptions. It is a full service pharmacy and will make a delivery of prescriptions to campus M-F.

To transfer prescriptions please contact Consumer Prescription Center at 920-739-9232. Have your prescription number (Rx #), your current pharmacy name and its phone number ready.  Be sure to let Consumer Prescription Center know that you are a Lawrence Student and would like the prescription delivered to the Lawrence campus.  Then, notify the Health Center that your insurance information needs to be faxed to CPC (please make sure the health center has your most up-to-date health and prescription insurance cards).

Once established with Consumer Prescription Center, the student is responsible for calling in refills (check the medication bottle for number of refills available). You will need to provide your name, date of birth, prescription (Rx) number (usually located in left upper corner of prescription label); tell them you are a Lawrence student and would like the prescription delivered to the Lawrence campus. Consumer Prescription Center has a 24 hour / 7 day a week answering system so you may call in a refill at any hour. Refills must be called in by 11:00am for same day delivery.  For help with new prescriptions, please feel free to stop at the Health Center to talk to the nurse. Contact Health Services with any questions or concerns.

**Please note summer hours may be different for deliveries**

Health Center Physicians

Family Care Providers

There are five family care providers who come to the Landis Health Center Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Students must be checked in at the Health Center no later than 8:30 a.m. in order to see the doctor. If the Health Center is experiencing a high patient volume, we may be required to close doctor hours before 8:30am. Dr. Aaron Douglas is the health center’s medical director, and is from Primary Care Associates Clinic along with Dr. Stephen Fuller and Dr. Douglas Meyer. Dr. Dave Anderla and Dr. Kelli Heindel are associated with ThedaCare Physicians. No appointment is needed. The students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no money exchanged at the Health Center. The cost for the doctor appointment is $8. Strep tests, pregnancy tests and urine dipstick tests are done at the health center. These charges will be applied to student accounts. All other labs are sent to the physicians’ laboratory and can be covered by insurance or private pay. These expenses will not be placed on the student’s account. You will receive a bill from the clinic with the name of the test(s) and the cost. 

Gynecological Appointments

Dr. Janine Buffo, board-certified family physician from ThedaCare of Menasha, comes to the Landis Health Center one or two Tuesdays a month when classes are in session. She has two appointment times (9 and 9:30 a.m.). The cost of the exam is around $100 (with an additional $120 to $500 for lab specimens depending on what tests are to be done). Please check your insurance coverage prior to making an appointment, and bring a copy of your insurance to the appointment.
Dr. Buffo's appointments are on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call Health Services for information on scheduling an appointment


Campus Safety will ONLY transport students to emergency/urgent appointments. Students are expected to coordinate their own transportation to routine appointments. This can be done by: friend's car, Uber, taxi, local bus, borrow a bike or car from campus center, walk, etc. Contact the Health Center with any questions or problems.

Landis Health Center

Hours for Health Services when classes are in session:

**Summer Hours are limited, see below resources**


     7:30 a.m.–11:30am
     1 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Phone: 920-832-6574
Fax: 920-832-7488
Location: Level 2,
Buchanan Kiewit Wellness Center

Physician Hours:

8 a.m.–9 a.m., Mon–Fri
**Students must be checked in at the Health Center no later than 8:30 a.m. in order to see the doctor. If the Health Center is experiencing a high patient volume, we may be required to close doctor hours before 8:30am.**



Dial 911 (campus emergency phone, dial 9-911)

Medical Advice:

Nurse Direct: 920-738-2230
ThedaCare: 920-830-6877

Urgent Care Physicians

3329 Express Ct, Appleton


Affinity Urgent Care:

3329 North Richmond Street, Appleton

ThedaCare Fast Care:

Located in the Shopko store—1000 W. Northland Avenue, Appleton

St. Elizabeth Hospital-Emergency Room

1506 South Oneida Street, Appleton

ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Emergency Room

1818 North Meade Street, Appleton

About Health Services

The goal of Landis Health Center is to meet the needs of the diverse student population in several distinct ways. On-site care and referrals provide for students with minor, acute and chronic illnesses. Health Services’ health maintenance programming — through awareness, teaching, individualized consultation and immunization clinics — contributes to present and future health for Lawrence University students.

Health Services works with a number of other campus offices, including Residence Life and Counseling Services, to maximize well being in the Lawrence community.

Health Services supports the educational mission of the university by striving to maintain a healthy student body able to focus on academic goals.

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