News & Announcements
GUESS WHAT’S NEW IN LONGWOOD’S STUDENT HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER??
Potomac Healthcare Solutions and Longwood University’s Student Health and Wellness Center is excited to announce to our Longwood University family and friends that our Student Health Portal is operational. Students are able to access our web portal directly using http://longwood.studenthealthportal.com/, or by going directly to the Student Health webpage. The link to the web portal is listed on the right hand side of the page under the tab Online Student Health Portal. This web portal will provide easy accessibility to Student Health and Wellness. After logging onto the web portal students will be prompted to login, and will use their Longwood email address and password.
Students, you are now able to make appointments from the web portal. After logging in with your email address and password, are routed to a home page. From here choose the appointment scheduling tab at the top of the screen. There is a drop down menu to choose either "schedule an appointment" or "view appointments". The next screen will be an acceptance of terms; you will need to make sure to check the box. Then choose the date and reason for the appointment and hit search. The available appointments/providers will pop up. Choose which one suits your needs, either by appointment time and or the provider you wish to see. Once an appointment is selected, a confirmation note will come up; click to confirm to set the appointment or cancel to choose another.
You are also able to securely and confidentially send messages to our providers, the nurses, the billing manager, and our clinical director, or receive secure and confidential emails. This is accessed the same way; http://longwood.studenthealthportal.com/, or by going directly to the Student Health webpage. The link to the web portal is listed on the right hand side of the page under the tab Online Student Health Portal. From the portal web page choose the messages tab across the top of the page. This prompts a drop down menu to view messages, or create a new message. Click the view message prompt and it will show who sent a message, the time it was sent, and the person’s name that sent it. To send a message to a staff member, click the new message prompt and choose the recipient, title and add the message. Click the button at the bottom to send the message. Previously if a student had emailed staff at Student Health and Wellness using our personal Longwood University email the content was secure on our end but did not allow staff to return emails securely and confidentially to students. This feature will allow students to ask questions and have each one answered electronically knowing that the system is secure and confidential on both ends of the conversation.
We have developed forms to upload into the system, allowing students to fill out all required forms online prior to their appointments and have those forms sent directly to Student Health. Previously these forms were available on the Student Health web page, but the student had to print off, fill out and bring the forms in. This will now allow the students to flow in and out of Student Health more efficiently and effectively. It also allows students who may have questions about their and or their family’s health history the time to contact a parent or other family member. This process will allow for more complete and accurate information to be obtained and utilized by our staff. This is accessed the same way; http://longwood.studenthealthportal.com/, or by going directly to the Student Health webpage. Initially, all students will have forms available and there will be an alert when you log on to the portal. These forms are required by Student Health and Wellness annually.
We’ve worked extremely hard to get these features available for students during this semester. Potomac Healthcare Solutions knows how valuable each student’s time is and having these features will allow our students easier access to the Student Health Center and our staff. Please fill out a comment card at our front desk and let us know how we’re doing and what you like about the web portal. The link to the Student Health portal is http://longwood.studenthealthportal.com/, or by going directly to the Student Health webpage. The link to the web portal is listed on the right hand side of the page under the tab Online Student Health Portal.
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Flu & You
Vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and your neighbors from the flu.
Flu Vaccine Clinics have ended but flu vaccine is still available. Please come by the Student Health and Wellness Center during normal business hours to "get your flu shot"!
ALWAYS REMEMBER: Cover your cough - smother that sneeze, wash your hands and stay home when you are sick.
Students: Feeling Sick?
Take the Flu Check Test to help determine what actions you should take, if any.
- contraceptive health/sexually transmitted infection (STI) screening & testing services for men & women
(i.e.: birth control pills, condoms, pap tests, pregnancy testing)
- call 434-392-8187 and request an appointment at the Prince Edward County Health Department
Most services are at no cost.
The Prince Edward County Health Department continues to partner with Longwood Student Health & Wellness Center each 4th Wednesday of each semester. Students are seen at the Health Department for the above concerns at other times, for immunizations, and additional health resources. Please call 434.392.8187 for more information.
The revised policy extends the "Smoke-Free" zone to include the majority of the campus. Smoking will now be permitted only in designated outdoor areas where smoking huts have been installed. -- see Designated smoking areas (pdf).
The new policy is designed to promote healthy lifestyles as well as to protect faculty, staff, and students from second-hand smoke, while addressing the growing litter problem on campus that is directly related to smoking.