Health Services

The university employs a nurse who maintains office hours for consultation on minor ailments and first aid at no cost to students. Prescription medicine and injections may be given on orders of a physician, but students must pay for all medicine and physician charges. If a student does not have a local physician, the nurse will help make arrangements when requested. In the event of an emergency, students will be sent to Brownwood Regional Medical Center.

All students are required to complete the HPU Student Health Form and submit it to the University Nurse.

Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Requirements

Please review this important information about the Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Requirements. Effective January 1, 2012, all new entering students — and former students who are returning after a break in enrollment — are required to comply with the State-mandated bacterial meningitis vaccination law.

Health Insurance

Many college students are able to continue health insurance coverage under their parents’ health plan. Students should always verify this information before beginning college and also determine how long they will be eligible for coverage under their parents’ plan. For students needing to investigate individual health insurance options, feel free to stop by the Office of Student Life for informational brochures or visit Texas Health Options online.

For more information on health services, please contact:

Jamie Skaggs, RN
University Nurse
325-649-8601
jskaggs@hputx.edu
Office: Veda Hodge Hall, next to the elevator

The University Nurse’s hours during the school year are generally as follows:

Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. noon & 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday, 9:30 a.m. to noon

Chapel services, meetings and visiting with other patients may at times render the University Nurse temporarily unavailable.