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The student conversion into college can sometimes be challenging. However, there are several things you can do to foster a smooth transition for your new Cowboy or Cowgirl.

See if your student has received the immunizations recommended for incoming students. If they haven't, decide if you want them to get additional immunizations - see the Immunization Compliance Policy page for details.

  1. Review your insurance plan with your son or daughter. Most students are not familiar with their insurance policy or how it works. Be certain to give them copies of their medical, prescription drug, dental, and/or vision insurance cards. Parents should also take the time to explain the difference between in-network and out-of-network care.

  2. Be certain your student knows about any seasonal, food, or drug allergies, as well as their personal and family medical histories. They will need to be able to provide this information to healthcare providers.

  3. Let them know how to utilize the pharmacy at UHS. Make life simple for your student by transferring their current and ongoing prescriptions to the pharmacy at UHS. Generally, it is less expensive to purchase prescriptions at UHS rather than at a neighborhood drug store AND the medications can be billed to the student's Bursar. Make sure they know the importance of planning ahead for refills or renewals so they don't run out of medication and give them a list of contact information for healthcare providers who prescribe any of their medications. If you would like more information regarding the pharmacy, or like to check the availability of a medication, please contact (405)744-7025.

  4. Provide them with a small first-aid and over-the-counter medications kit. Items can include but are not limited to band-aids, rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide solution, cotton swabs, gauze, Tylenol or Ibuprofen, antibiotic cream such as Neosporin, thermometer, and cough drops or throat lozenges. Students should also have plenty of contact solution, extra pairs of contacts, and a back-up pair of glasses.