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Preventing and Treating Illness

The Director of Health Services, Rhonda Hostler, is available to see students and to help them evaluate their needs. It is not our intention to replace your primary physician, but to serve as a substitute at times when college life may be "hazardous to your health." We want to help you understand some of those hazards, how to prevent them, and when necessary to treat and care for the resulting illness on your own.

  • Non-prescription medicine is available through the office, and a referral to a physician can be arranged when necessary
  • Doctor's referrals can be arranged when indicated
  • Advice for international travel is available through the nurse
  • Humidifiers, crutches, heating pads and other equipment are available to borrow
  • Changing of dressings and removal of stitches by the director can be arranged with the attending physician's consent

Appointments may be made online via Eaglenet. Contact Health Services by phone at 479-524-7320.

Admission Health Forms

Medical and Mental Health Authorization Form

Please send the completed and signed Medical and Mental Health Authorization Form via mail, fax or email.

Mail

JBU Health Services

2000 W University Street

Siloam Springs, AR 72761

Fax

479-524-1621

Email

rhostler@jbu.edu

 

Tuberculosis Blood Test

Due to Arkansas State Law regarding Act 96 of 1913, John Brown University now requires all incoming students who were born or have lived for longer than six months in countries where Tuberculosis is endemic will have to have a TB blood test (IGRAs) either by a physician in the United States or at JBU prior to classes starting. The TB skin test is not acceptable per the Arkansas Department of Health. The cost of the test is $65 and the charges will be applied to the student’s account.

You will be notified through the International Office if you are required to have the test or you may contact the school nurse for any questions at rhostler@jbu.edu.

Confidentiality

Information concerning your visits to health services is not released to anyone without your permission with the exception of conditions that must by law be reported to the Public Health Department. Feel free to ask the Director of Health Services if you have any concerns about the matter. View our Privacy Practices

Immunization Records Request

Immunization records are only available to traditional undergraduate students.  Records are kept for a maximum of 7 years before they are destroyed.  A $5 fee is required.

Order a copy of your immunization record here