Health referrals and related health services are available to help MCC students feel well, avoid illness and succeed with their studies.
Health referrals can assist you with concerns such as:
- Physical health issues and questions
- Treatment for illness or injury
- Over the counter medications for minor illnesses
- Health screenings include: vision, hearing, blood pressure, blood sugar, HIV and pregnancy testing
- Hepatitis-B vaccinations
- MMR vaccinations
- Tetanus vaccinations
- TB skin testing
- Referrals to community agencies and outside healthcare providers as needed
- A place for students to rest and recuperate
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A Nurse Practitioner is a registered nurse that has completed advanced education in diagnosis and management of common medical conditions, including chronic illnesses. Nurse Practitioners make prevention, wellness, and patient education priorities. They can diagnose and treat acute illnesses, infections, and injuries, and do physical examinations. They can prescribe medications.
Our office has a physician director, Russell L. Bush, M.D., who oversees the medical decisions extended to our patients. Nurse Practitioner
Pat Ward MSN., FNP-BC is available by appointment. Our nurse practitioner is also available for health
care consultations by appointment during scheduled hours.
Please note:There is a fee for pharmacy filling, referral follow up care, and x-rays received elsewhere.
- Physicals by appointment as required for students in the Health Sciences Division
- Medical consultation
- Referrals to specialists, laboratories, and medical imaging as needed
- Accommodations for Nursing Mothers
A private space is provided for nursing mothers in the Curtice-Mott Complex, room CM1146. Additional locations are available. Call (810) 762-0222 for more information.
Dr. Bush wants you to know:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises that whooping cough (pertussis) is a serious and occasionally deadly disease that can cause babies to stop breathing. Often, this disease is passed from an infected adult caregiver to not yet vaccinated infants. You can help protect babies from `whooping cough by getting vaccinated. The vaccine that is recommended for adults is available in the Health Clinic.
The signs and symptoms of whooping cough
- Begins similarly to the common cold with a mild cough or fever.
- After 1-2 weeks. severe and recurrent cough can begin.
- The cough can progress to a series of coughing fits and may continue for weeks.
Rapid violent coughing may occur over and over again in fits or spasms until all the air is gone; then the person is forced to inhale quickly between coughs which produces a loud "whooping" sound.
If you develop a cold that includes a lengthy or prolonged severe coughing, it may be the whooping cough. It is time to see a doctor.
Useful Information and Links
- MCC Policies and Procedures
- Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
- Cancer Awareness
Providing health and safety information and financial support to the small segment of prescription drug users who are hurt by unexpected side effects.
- Ebola Virus
- Advice for College, Universities, and Students about Ebola in West Africa
- Ebola (Ebola Virus Disease)
- Is it Flu or Ebola?
- Ebola Fact Sheet
- Infographics: Recently in West Africa?
- Additional Ebola Outbreak Infographics
- Identify, Isolate, Inform: Emergency Department Evaluation and Management of Patients with Possible Ebola Virus Disease
- Genesee County Health Department Resources
- MDHHS - Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
- MRSA Information