University Health Services
Allergy Injection Clinic
University Health Services does not provide allergy testing. However, University Health Services will administer allergy injections for students under the care of an allergist, with the following provisions on file:
- Written orders from your allergist who has provided the appropriate serum(s). Your physician must document their contact information, dosage schedule, route of administration, wait time after receipt of an allergy injection, and treatment protocol for site and systemic reaction. Serum(s) must be clearly labeled by your physician and ready for administration.
- Your signature on the UNA Health Services Allergy Injection Patient Consent Form.
There is always a possibility of an adverse reaction to an allergy shot. For your safety:
- A medical provider must be present in the clinic when the shot is administered.
- You must wait at least 20 minutes in the clinic after receiving your injection.
- Before leaving, you must be checked for any signs of reaction to the injection.
- The injection site must not be rubbed or scratched. If itching occurs, apply ice.
- Immediately report any problems/reactions from an allergy injection to the clinic nurse.
- If your reactions become frequent or more severe, University Health Services will require you to be re-evaluated by your allergist.
Patient responsibilities include:
- Having current instructions, injection schedules, and serum(s) at the clinic.
- Adhering to the injection schedule as prescribed by your allergist.
- Arranging to receive allergy injections at your allergist's office during University holidays and at other times when the clinic is closed.
- Obtaining refill serum(s) as needed.
- Avoiding vigorous exercise one hour before and after injections.
- Picking up remaining serum(s) when leaving campus for semester breaks, graduation, or withdrawal from university. Any serum remaining after graduation or withdrawal will be discarded. We do not mail/ship medications. NO EXCEPTIONS.
- Understanding and supporting your allergist's instructions.
Allergy Injection administration requirements:
- Allergy injections will be given by appointment on Tuesdays and Fridays from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
- You are responsible for scheduling an appointment for your allergy injection. You are also responsible for calling and rescheduling if unable to make your appointment.
- You must be present in the clinic before 3 p.m. to receive your allergy injection. NO EXCEPTIONS.
- Allergy injection clinic hours of operation are subject to change during interim periods and the summer semester.
- You must adhere to the injection schedule as prescribed by your allergist. If you miss three (3) prescribed injections, you will be ineligible to receive your allergy injections at University Health Services and referred back to your allergist.