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Potsdam Prepared: Fall 2021 Updates

$25 "Opt Out" Pharmacy Fee

This is an optional fee for students that is new this year. We will provide FREE MEDICATION for illnesses in Student Health Services instead charging them at their visit or writing a prescription to send to local pharmacies.

Pharmacy Fee Includes:

  • Antibiotics for strep throat, pneumonia, bladder infections, ear infections, conjunctivitis, vaginal infections, STI’s, Lyme Disease, etc.
  • Cold medications such as Afrin Nasal spray, cough drops, reusable thermometers, Ibuprofen, Tylenol
  • Prescription medication for eczema (startup pack) and then a prescription for more will be sent to local pharmacy
  • Prescription medication for heartburn (startup pack) and then prescription for more if needed sent to local pharmacy
  • Pain/fever: Ibuprofen and Tylenol
  • Allergy Medication: Benadryl (also aids in sleep), Zyrtec
  • Nicotine Replacement Therapy starter pack
  • Low cost Emergency Contraception: $8 vs $48 in local pharmacies
  • Free Influenza vaccines
  • Free Tetanus vaccines for students with acute injuries
  • Free PPDs: for students that are doing internships
  • Wound Care Kits (includes bandaids, ointment, directions for cleansing wound)
  • Sleep Care Kits (ear plugs, chamomile tea, lavender sachet, sleep hygiene education)
  • Influenza Kits/Cold Care Kits (tissues, thermometer, cough drops, Emergen-C, Stash Lemon-Ginger Tea, Tylenol)
  • Feminine Hygiene supplies: pads/tampons
  • Condoms (all sizes, shapes and colors), Lube, vaginal dams (vanilla, banana, strawberry, mint)
  • Asthma: nebulizer loan with albuterol solution, prednisone if needed
  • Free HIV testing