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Influenza Virus Information

Flu season is here, and Tarleton health officials are urging students, faculty and staff to take preventive measures to protect their health.

Cases of influenza are expected to increase throughout the flu season. Because flu can spread by contact with people who are ill, Tarleton health officials recommend that community members take these precautions:

Get a flu shot

A limited number of flu shots are available for $20.00 at the Student Health Center. No appointment required.

Flu shots also are available at local pharmacies, clinics and physician’s offices.

Wash your hands

Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer frequently, especially after touching common surfaces such as door handles.

Cover your mouth

Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing with either a disposable tissue or a sleeve, and avoid touching your face. Avoid contact with people who are sick. Please get plenty of rest to keep the immune system working at its best.

Monitor your health

Flu symptoms include fever with cough or sore throat, and sometimes runny nose, body aches, headache, vomiting or diarrhea.

On-Campus Resources

The Student Health Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Students should call 254-968-9271 or visit the Health Center website to make an appointment. The Student Health Center is located on the first floor of Traditions North.

After Hours Options

Stephenville Medical Surgical Clinic (SMSC)

SMSC provide an after-hours clinic from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to noon, on Saturday. The number to call is 254-965-2500. A student can make appointments with surrounding providers in the area by calling their office number. The clinic is located at 150 River North Blvd. in Stephenville.

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital

The hospital is part of the Texas Health Resources network and is located at 411 North Belknap Street at the intersection of Belknap and Tarleton streets. The number to call is 254-965-1500.

Affordacare Urgent Care Clinic

Affordacare is an Urgent Care clinic that features fast, affordable and quality walk-in care from Monday - Saturday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can call 254-965-5273 to make an appointment or walk-in to their location at 2857 W Washington in Stephenville. 

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