Health Clinic

Campus Life

The Louisburg College Health Clinic provides a variety of health care services for our students.  Our medical services are provided by Campus Nurse Ann O'Malley.

Clinic Hours:
 

Monday & Thursday
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Services Available Include:
 
  • Fasting Blood Sugar
  • Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Pregnancy Tests
  • Sore Throat / Strep Test
  • Urinary Tract Problems
  • Colds
  • Head Ache
  • Body Aches & Pains
  • Minor Cuts & Bruises
  • Burns

 

  • Campus Safety (919) 497-3400
  • Community Hall Directors 
  • Resident Assistants
  • Office of Student Life @ Davis Hall (919) 497-3247
  • Franklin County Health Department (919) 496-2533
  • Dr. William Sayles (919) 496-3680
  • Franklin Community Health Services (919) 340-2500
  • Wake Forest Urgent Care (919) 570-2000
  • Fast Med (919) 562-3155
  • Mayo Clinic - This famous clinic's website provides accessible health information & allows users to email questions to clinic physicians
  • Center for Disease Control & Prevention - This web site is fill of general health information, data, and statistics from CDC research studies, publications, traveler's health information and more
  • Health Finder - A consumer health information web site from the U.S. government
 

Sneezing, sore throat, a stuffy nose, coughing - everyone knows the symptoms of the common cold.  It is probably the most common illness.  In the course of a year, people in the United States suffer one billion colds.  You can get a cold by touching your eyes or nose after you touch surfaces with cold germs on them.  You can also inhale the germs.  Symptoms usually begin two or three days after infection and last two to fourteen days.  Washing your hands and staying away from people with colds will help you avoid colds.

There is no cure for the common cold.  For relief, try the following:

  • Get plenty of rest
  • Drink fluids
  • Gargle with warm salt water
  • Use cough drops or throat sprays
  • Take over-the-counter pain or cold medicines

Flu is a respiratory infection caused by a number of viruses.  The viruses pass through the air and enter your body through your nose or mouth.  Between 5% and 20% of people in the U.S. get the flu each year.  The flu can be serious or even deadly for elderly people, newborn babies and people with certain chronic illnesses.  

Symptoms of the flu come on suddenly and are worse than those of the common cold.  They may include:

  • Body or Muscle Aches
  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Headache

Is it a cold or the flu?  Colds rarely cause a fever or headaches.  Flu almost never causes an upset stomach.  And "Stomach Flu" isn't really flu at all, but gastroenteritis.

The main way to keep from getting the flu is to get a yearly flu vaccine.  If you get the flu, your health care provider may prescribe medicine to help your body fight the infection and lessen symptoms.