The College maintains a health center, centrally located next to the College post office, and it is available to full-time boarding and non-boarding students. The health center is staffed by two registered nurses from 7am-5pm Monday through Friday, and is under the supervision of the College Physician who sees students first come first serve from 7 AM to 8 AM, Monday through Friday. There is a Nurse Practitioner who provides Women’s Health by appointment.
Flagler College follows the Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services requirements for measles and rubella vaccinations. All students born after 1956 are required to present documented proof of two (2) measles immunizations. Also, students, regardless of age, shall present documented proof of two (2) immunizations against rubella. All students must be vaccinated against Meningococcal Meningitis and Hepatitis B or sign a waiver declining the vaccines. In case of a serious illness or accident, which requires specialized care, students must seek care from outside sources. In most cases, parents will be notified by the Dean of Student Services. Students preferring to consult a physician outside of Flagler College may do so at their own expense.
The College offers confidential counseling services to help students deal with personal concerns that interfere with learning and academic progress. The Counseling Center’s professional counselors provide individual and group counseling and crisis intervention on short-term and emergency issues as well as consultation and referral services. All services are strictly confidential and are not part of students’ college records. Counseling is free of charge to all currently enrolled students.
There are many reasons students should seek professional counseling. Often, they want to feel more satisfied with their lives, be more effective in dealing with problems, increase their self-awareness, improve their self-esteem, or enhance communications within a relationship. Counseling can also help with problems related to: adjustment to college life, relationships, conflicts with roommates, family problems, time management, anxiety, eating disorders, alcohol and other drug use, grief, stress, depression, anger, social isolation, study skills and test anxiety. The Counseling Center is located at 8 Valencia Street, between Wiley Hall and Lewis House. Students may schedule an appointment by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the Counseling Center at (904) 819-6305.
The Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) exists as a proactive, multi-disciplinary program in support of the safety, health, and well-being of all students, faculty, and staff. Its goal is to provide a structured positive method for addressing student behaviors that may adversely impact the college community, the mission of the College, and may involve mental health and/or safety issues. The BIT consists of a group of qualified college professionals who are likely to become involved with and/or receive information pertaining to a student of concern.