UCF Health Services was established when UCF, then Florida Technological University, first opened its doors in 1968. Since that time, the department has grown tremendously and today averages 6,000 patient visits per month. We provide low-cost health services to the UCF community and are funded, in part, by the student health fee. We are committed to providing the UCF community with quality healthcare, and as such maintain accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.
News & Announcements
Dr. Douglas Meuser, the Primary Care Sports Medicine doctor at the UCF Health Center, traveled with the Knights football team to UCF's game vs Penn State in Dublin, Ireland. Dr. Meuser has provided primary care coverage for UCF athletic teams since 2001, seeing student-athletes at training rooms, on sidelines, and in the Health Center.
The Princeton Review's annual student survey ranked UCF #2 among the Nation's universities and colleges. Click the title to read more.
The CDC has issued a Level 3 travel warning for countries in West African including Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia because of an unprecedented outbreak of Ebola. All US residents are encouraged to avoid nonessential travel to these countries.
At this time, CDC and its partners at points of entry are not screening passengers traveling from the affected countries. It is important to note that Ebola is not contagious until symptoms appear, and that transmission is through direct contact of bodily fluids of an infected, symptomatic person or exposure to objects like needles that have been contaminated with infected secretions.
Persons returning from an affected area but have not had direct contact with the body fluids of symptomatic infected persons or animals, or objects that have been contaminated with body fluids, should monitor their health for 10 days. Those with a potential exposure should monitor their health for 21 days post exposure. Regardless, any traveler who becomes ill, even if only a fever, should consult a health-care provider immediately and tell him or her about their recent travel and potential contacts.
For more information about Ebola and the West Africa outbreak, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2014/p0731-ebola.html.
Teamwork is a big part of safety! The UCF Police awarded certificates of appreciation to three Health Services employees at our Knights Plaza clinic for going above and beyond for a student in need.
Health officials advise those traveling to the Caribbean to take precaution to avoid mosquitoes. Chikungunya is a viral disease transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes such as Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. It can cause high fever, join and muscle pain, and headache. Read more here.
To help parents open a dialog about alcohol with their students, we have an online AlcoholEdu for Parents course. The course will share warning signs to look for in your student in regards to alcohol use. Please note: Students have a mandatory component, called AlcholEdu for College, but the parent component is not mandatory. To complete the course, visit http://parents.alcoholedu.com, New User Login ID: P132903Parent.