Health Service

Think you have the flu??

Call Health Service for instructions.  (203) 837-8594

Please DO NOT go to class, get on the shuttle, or walk-in to Health Service.
To limit the spread of the illness, call for instructions!


  • An abrupt onset of fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, runny/congested nose, headache, chills and fatigue
  • Diarrhea and vomiting are also possible.


  • Do not go to class! Go home, even if you reside in the residence halls. Notify the RD/RA.  Remain at home until you are fever and symptom free for at least 24 hours.
  • Isolate yourself.  Limit contact with people, especially large crowds. If you must leave your home, i.e. for a medical appointment, be sure to cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, or wear a face mask.
  • Discard tissues and wash hands immediately with warm, soapy water or hand sanitizer.
  • For fever and body aches use either acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil) as directed on the package, if you are not allergic to these medications.
  • Rest and drink plenty of fluids.
  • For gastrointestinal symptoms, such as diarrhea and vomiting, drink clear fluids or electrolyte replacements (Gatorade).

Additional treatment for those in “high risk” groups

  • Individuals with a serious medical condition such as heart disease, diabetes, or asthma, may need more than just symptomatic treatment as outlined above.
  • These individuals might need a prescription anti-viral medication.
  • Please see your health care provider who will decide if you need a prescription medication.

Emergency Warning Signs
Go to the nearest emergency room if you develop:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen
  • Sudden severe dizziness
  • Dehydration
  • Confusion
  • Severe or persistent vomiting


  • Email your professors regarding your absence.
  • If you miss five or more days in a row, submit a note from your private healthcare provider regarding your illness to Health Service at WCSU.

Revised 1/8/2015