Healthy students and healthy minds

Accessible, cost-effective, high quality primary care, preventative services and health education

The mission of Eckerd College Health Services is to provide accessible, cost-effective, high quality primary care and preventative services in a college setting to optimize the student’s ability to learn. These services focus on measures that enhance self-esteem and wellness development of mind, body and spirit, and not solely on problems or illness.

The Health Center is operated by St. Anthony’s Primary Care, BayCare Medical Group. It is Tampa Bay’s leading multispecialty group with more than 450 physicians practicing in 30 specialties. Our Primary Care physicians are NCQA certified in Patient Center Medical Home and participate in nationally recognized patient quality initiatives.

The Center is fortunate to have Jennifer Salansky, MD. Dr. Salansky completed her medical training at Wayne State University and her Family Medicine Residency at Halifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach. Dr. Salansky offers weekly patient appointments each Tuesday on-site. In addition, a Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant is available to see patients Monday – Friday.

Edmundson Hall
Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tue: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Appointments

  • Call 727-864-8326 during the center’s hours (even for same-day appointments)
  • Stop by Edmundson Hall and talk with our staff
  • Walk-ins are also welcome

Students experiencing a medical concern when the health center is closed should contact their Resident Advisor or Campus Safety & Security at 727-864-8260.

Contact 911 in the case of a medical emergency.

Walk-in clinics located closest to campus

Eckerd College is fortunate to be in an urban area with many health related resources close to campus.

These clinics are not affiliated with Eckerd College Health Services. Students are responsible for all costs incurred. Please ensure that your student insurance covers the charges at these clinics.

Services

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 BayCare Medical Group’s Patient Experience Department at 727-532-1379. If you would like to report a comment or complaint anonymously, you may use our feedback form.

Release of any information requires your written consent, including:

  • Alcohol / drug information
  • Allergy Shots
  • Diagnostic tests performed at our certified laboratory or sent to an outside facility
  • Eating disorder care / information
  • Evaluation & treatment of illness or injury
  • Flu Shots
  • Gynecological care
  • Health education programs
  • Immunizations
  • International travel advisory
  • Management of chronic disease / disability
  • Prescriptions delivered by local pharmacy
  • Minor procedures, (i.e. Wart removal)
  • Physical exams (sports, employment, etc.)
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Referrals to specialists as needed
  • Resting area available during office hours
  • Sexual health counseling
  • Sexually transmitted disease testing / treatment
  • X-ray, MRI, Mammogram referral to local facility

You have the right:

  • To be treated with dignity and respect
  • To know the names and professional status of those serving you
  • To privacy
  • To confidentiality of information in your records
  • To receive accurate and understandable information about your health
  • To know the significant beneficial effects, side effects, and problems of treatment
  • To participate in choosing a form of treatment
  • To receive health education and counseling
  • To consent to, or refuse, any care or treatment
  • To select and/or change your health care provider
  • To review your medical records with a clinician
  • To be informed about services and any related costs
  • To receive appropriate referrals to other providers and services
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Need off-campus medical care but don’t have a car? Use our voucher system to get transportation from Bat’s Taxi in St. Pete and have charges billed directly to your student account (E-bill). No cash needed. Pick up a voucher from the Health Center, Counseling Services, the Dean of Students Office, Campus Safety, or the Front Gate.

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.

Health Insurance

If we accept your health insurance, and it is your ONLY insurance, you pay the co-pay listed on the front of your insurance card. If you also have Eckerd College’s Health Plan, it becomes your secondary insurance and will pick up any deductible or co-insurance your primary insurance does not pay.

If Eckerd College’s Health Plan IS the only insurance coverage you have (excluding any medical insurance coverage your parents may have for you), it will cover your visit with Health Services.

If Eckerd College’s Health Plan is your secondary insurance, you can submit your claim form along with the Explanation of Benefits (EOB) from your primary insurance company. You must attach the EOB to the claim form and mail it so they can process the claim for any deductible or co-insurance.

If you have any questions regarding your insurance, you may call Health Services at 727.864.8326.

Fees

Most insurances are accepted including Eckerd College’s Health Plan. Fees are charged for all:

  • diagnostic tests
  • allergy injections
  • immunizations
  • medications
  • supplies
  • minor procedures
  • physical exams

Payment due at time of service may be paid by cash, personal check or added to your Student Account.