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Counseling & Health Services
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

Counseling: (727) 864-8248
Health: (727) 864-8326 

Counseling Services Hours
Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm 

Health Services Hours
Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm

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Health Services

Counseling and Health Services

FAQ

Who operates the Eckerd College Health Center?

The Health Center is operated by St. Anthony's Primary Care (SAPC).  SAPC consists of over twenty Board Certified physicians in the St. Petersburg area.  All SAPC physicians are NCQA certified in Patient Center Medical Home and participate in nationally recognized patient quality initiatives. 

Who are the staff of the Health Center?

The Center is fortunate to have Dana Lefkowitz, MD, and Chris Salud, MD as co-Medical Directors.  Dr. Lefkowitz completed her medical training at The Ohio State University and her Family Medicine Residency at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg.  Dr. Salud completed his medical training at the Universtiy of South Florida and his residency at Bayfront Medical Center.  Dr. Salud also completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of South Florida, and is Board Certified in Sports Medicine.  Both Drs. Lefkowtiz and Salud offer weekly patient appointments on-site.  In addition, a Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant is available to see patients Monday - Friday.  

How do I make an appointment with the Health Center?

Call 727-864-8326 between the hours of 8:30am and 4:00pm Monday through Friday to make your appointment.  You can also stop by Edmundson Hall and talk with our staff to schedule an appointment.

Are same day appointments available?

Yes.  You may call the center to schedule an appointment for the same day.  Walk-ins will also be accommodated.

What do I do if I need healthcare services when the Health Center is closed?

Eckerd College is fortunate to be in an urban area with many health related resources close to campus. Walgreen's operates a "Take Care Clinic" walk-in medical clinic approximately six miles from campus that is open seven days a week. Urgent and emergency services are provided through local hospitals and emergency rooms. If you have a healthcare need when the Health Center is closed, please contact Campus Safety & Security (ext. 8260) or your Resident Advisor (RA). They can direct you to the medical care you need.

How does the taxi voucher system work?

Eckerd College has an arrangement with Bat's Taxi in St. Petersburg to provide transportation for off-campus medical care. You may pick up a taxi voucher from the Health Center, Counseling Services, the Dean of Students Office, Campus Safety, or the Front Gate. The voucher system allows students to receive transportation from Bat's Taxi and have charges billed directly to your account (or E-bill). You need not have any cash available when using the voucher system.  The voucher system is not designed to provide urgent or immediate care, so please plan accordingly when requesting a taxi voucher, as a wait may be required.

What kinds of things does the Health Center treat?

Health Center Nurse Practitioners provide services for a wide range of medical concerns, including the flu, cough and cold symptoms, upper respiratory disorders, gastro-intestinal disorders and nausea, injuries/bruises, bacterial infections, rashes and pain. Nurse Practitioners also provide routine physical exams, well-women exams and gynecological services, sexual health testing for sexually transmitted diseases, vaccines for living in the residence halls or traveling abroad, and assist with refilling prescriptions from your healthcare provider at home. Nurse Practitioners, in consultation with Counseling Services, also provide medication treatment for emotional concerns.  For those times when a physician's services are needed the Center will schedule an appointment for you to see either Dr. Salud or Dr. Lefkowitz onsite.

Can Nurse Practitioners write prescriptions?

Yes, Nurse Practitioners can write prescriptions for most medications. Nurse Practitioners may not prescribe "controlled substances," defined as "drugs or substances whose general availability is restricted by federal and state laws because of their potential for abuse or addiction." ARNP's may not prescribe drugs such as Adderall, Xanax, Valium, Klonopin, or other similarly controlled substances.

What do I do if I need a medication that the Nurse Practitioner can't prescribe?

You will be scheduled to see one of the physicians during their time at the Center.

How can I get prescriptions filled?

The Health Center has an arrangement with The Prescription Shop, a local pharmacy, to deliver medications to campus. If you have a prescription, or the Nurse Practitioner writes a prescription that you would like delivered to campus, the Medical Assistant or LPN will assist you with this request. Medications may take up to 72 hours to be delivered to campus.  If you need a prescription sooner, a CVS Pharmacy and the Publix Pharmacy are within walking distance of campus.

How can I report a problem I've had with the Health Center?

If you encounter a problem with the Health Center, please speak to one of the Health Center staff. You may also address your concern with Scott Strader, PhD, Director of Counseling Services, who serves as the College's liaison to the Health Center, or contact St. Anthony's Primary Care, at (727) 502-4056. If you would like to report a comment or complaint anonymously, you may use our feedback form.

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