Preventing the Flu: Good Health Habits Can Help Stop Germs

1. Avoid close contact.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.

2. Stay home when you are sick.

If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. This will help prevent spreading your illness to others.

3. Cover your mouth and nose.

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.

4. Clean your hands.

Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.

6. Practice other good health habits.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.

Listed below are some of the services offered by Student Health Service. The primary goal of the Student Health Service department at Gallaudet University is to keep our student population healthy. Medical and nursing services provided at Student Health Service include assessment and treatment of common illnesses and injuries. Student Health Service is not a primary care service and does not act as the student's primary care provider. However, Student Health Service will work with the student's primary health care provider on the student's behalf. For information regarding your own health related questions, please feel free to contact Student Health Service directly.

  • Allergy Injections (must provide orders from physician and allergy serum)
  • Birth control counseling
  • Ear wax removal
  • Gynecology exams
  • Pap tests
  • Physicals
  • Prescriptions
  • Referrals to specialists
  • Respiratory assessment and treatment
  • STI testing and treatment
  • Strep throat
  • TB Test