Shepherd University

Health Center

Location: Gardiner Hall
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00-4:30
Phone: 304.876.5161

Signs and Symptoms of the Flu

  • fever-not everyone with the flu will have a fever

  • cough

  • sore throat

  • runny or stuffy nose

  • body aches

  • headache

  • chills

  • fatigue

  • sometimes diarrhea and vomiting

What To Do If You Get Sick

According to the CDC: 

Most people with the flu have mild illness and do not need medical care or antiviral drugs. If you get sick with flu symptoms, in most cases, you should stay home and avoid contact with other people except to get medical care.

If, however, you have symptoms of flu and are very sick or worried about your illness, contact your health care provider (doctor, physician’s assistant, etc.).

Health care providers will determine whether influenza testing and possible treatment are needed. Your doctor may prescribe antiviral drugs that can treat the flu. These drugs work better for treatment the sooner they are started.

Contact your professors and use the self-certification of illness on the Health Center’s website.


Flu Season

The health center is a nurse operated clinic with a registered nurse available Monday-Friday 8:30- 3:30, and a Nurse Practitioner available 2 days a week.

The Health Center is complaint with HIPAA and FERPA regulations and practices strict confidentiality at all times.