Health and Wellness
Lyon College’s health clinic is located in Edwards Commons and is staffed by a BSN Registered Nurse, who sees students as needed. Clinic hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., August through May. The clinic offers first aid for minor injuries, symptomatic treatment for minor illnesses, education and screening programs, as well as resource and referral information. All on-campus health services are free. Referral to a physician or to community health agencies is at student expense. Students who become ill or injured when the clinic is closed should contact their resident assistant, resident director, campus safety, the physician of the student’s choice, or the emergency room at the White River Medical Center.
If the student’s private physician desires the clinic to continue treatment begun in the physician’s office, a written statement of the condition being treated and orders for the type and duration of necessary treatment must be furnished by the physician. Allergy injections are one such treatment which the clinic will provide upon request.
All full-time students must complete a health form which allows the clinic to maintain accurate information regarding their health.
Student immunization requirements follow those established by the laws of the State of Arkansas:
All full-time students and all part-time students residing on campus who were born after January 1, 1957, are required to provide proof of immunity against measles and rubella. Documentation may be provided by Arkansas school records, a physician’s record, or Health Department records and must include two doses of Rubeola (measles),one dose of Mumps, and one dose of Rubella (German measles).
All students born in a country where TB is endemic must provide proof of a negative TB screening completed in the U.S. or Canada during the last six months or they must complete such a screening through the local health department (for a nominal fee) promptly upon arrival at Lyon. Further requirements may be imposed for students with a positive TB screening before enrollment can be continued.