Resident students and/or those whose allergists are outside the metropolitan area
are eligible to receive their allergy shots at the Health Center. Interested students
should ask for an instruction sheet that their physician must fill out and sign before
they can receive their shots at the Health Center. These can be set up in advance
for the semester.
Contraceptive Counseling and Services
At the Health Center, we provide prescriptions for birth control pills, Nuva Ring,
and Depo-Provera shots.
We also offer emergency contraception (Plan B for $11 and Ella for $39) and condoms and other safer sex supplies for free. Call to make an appointment if
you have questions about birth control or emergency contraception.
Common Illnesses and Minor Injuries
The Health Center offers care for common illnesses such as the flu, colds, rashes,
nausea, diarrhea, sore throat and urinary tract infections, just to list a few. We
can also monitor your health if you have a chronic health problem such as asthma,
high blood pressure or diabetes. Our providers are experienced in diagnosing and treating
the common illnesses often seen among college students.
HIV and STI Testing
We offer testing, diagnosis and treatment for a variety of STIs (sexually transmitted
infections). Our clinical staff can also prescribe PrEP to those with an increased
risk of acquiring HIV. STI education and counseling is also available by request.
Immunizations and Tuberculosis testing
We provide a number of immunizations at the Health Center. To learn more about the
immunizations that are required and recommended for Towson University students, consult
our new student requirements.
We have an office lab where we are able to do tests such as: rapid strep, flu and
mono tests, urinalysis, pregnancy tests, blood tests for diabetes and anemia. Lab
tests that we cannot perform in the Health Center are sent to an accredited private
laboratory or the State of Maryland Lab. We have a certified phlebotomist who can
draw blood samples and prepare specimens to be sent to outside labs.
Minor Office Procedures
The Health Center staff is experienced in handling routine office procedures such
as simple suturing lacerations, removal of ingrown nails, draining abscesses or small
cysts, and evaluation/biopsy of moles.
The Health Center offers students comprehensive physical examinations for sports participation,
travel, pre-operative requirements, and for health professional student requirements.
We charge a fee for the examination plus additional charges may apply if lab work,
immunizations or TB skin tests are required. Appointments are required and there is
a no-show charge applied if appointments are not canceled at least 2 hours prior to
Referral Network of Specialists
For services beyond our scope, such as diagnosis and treatment of complex conditions
or those requiring specialty care, we have an extensive referral network of local
physicians, sports medicine clinics, radiologists and other specialty services. For
serious emergencies or hospitalization there are two local hospitals within five minutes
The Health Center is currently offering individual nicotine cessation counseling or
nicotine cessation products such as nicotine replacement therapy and Chantix. If you
are interested in quitting smoking you may schedule an appointment with a Tobacco
Treatment Specialist (email healthed AT_TOWSON) or attend one of the cessation classes offered by the Baltimore County Health Department
Under typical operation, massage is available at the Health Center in 30 or 60 minute
appointments. Massage may be covered by health insurance or you can pay directly.
View more information: https://www.towson.edu/healthcenter/services.html