If you need allergy injections to maintain a desensitization schedule prescribed by your allergist, the Sindecuse Health Center staff can assist you by administering your antigen. We will need your help. We need clearly written instructions and an up-to-date injection schedule (last injection recorded with strength and amount) from your allergist, as well as the bottle of antigen you are presently using.
First-time allergy patients
If you are a first-time allergy patient who has never received an allergy injection, we ask that you please return to your allergist to begin your desensitization schedule. We will NOT administer your first injection. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Allergy patients who are receiving their injections at Sindecuse Health Center for the first time are requested to call ahead for a 30-minute consultation with a registered nurse. At this appointment, a review of your physician's orders, your medication history, and the allergist's schedule will be completed. In addition, your nurse will give you an overview of Sindecuse's allergy injection policy.
- Park in the designated student gated health center area.
- Check in at registration.
- If available, bring health insurance information.
- The nurse will administer the injection.
- You must plan to wait at the Health Center for 20 minutes after your injection to ensure that you do not have a reaction to your antigen. Reactions are rare but if you do have a reaction, nurses and doctors are available to provide you with effective emergency care.
- If a delayed reaction occurs, please return to the health center. If it is closed, go to the hospital emergency room or an immediate care center.
Subsequent allergy shots
Register at nursing station. Shots are provided on a walk-in basis; no appointment is necessary during walk-in hours.