Excuse Note Policy
The UHS does not issue notes to students for missing class to come to the clinic unless they are running a fever, have a documented episode of vomiting or diarrhea while at the clinic, or have had an accident requiring immediate treatment.
The clinic nurse reserves the right to issue a note at her discretion.
Students are advised to contact the appropriate professor, instructor, coach, or supervisors if they need to miss class or practice due to an illness or injury.
Students are encouraged to make mature decisions when they are too ill to attend class or practice. All decisions concerning the impact of an absence, as well as any arrangements for making up work, rest with the professors, instructors, or coaches.
The UHS will only use your health information when doing our job. The only way any information is shared will be to coordinate your plan of care with other health care providers. No information will be sent via email for security reasons. We may disclose health information to public health or legal authorities charged with preventing or controlling disease, injury, or disability as required by the law.
*We may disclose health information for law enforcement purposes as required by the law, in response to a valid subpoena or to the Vice President of Students Affairs if it is felt there is a significant threat of danger or physical harm to one’s self or other members of SAU students, faculty, and staff.
The University Health Service works closely with the offices of Counseling.