Why do I need an active I-Card to make Health Hut purchases and participate in the Lending Program?
Your I-Card is the official means of identification at IUP. We require that you present your I-Card at time of purchase because the Health Hut is a service for IUP students only. Health Hut is supported by the student Health and Wellness Fee. We are able to provide low and no-cost items because of this support.
Why do you supply sexual health items?
According to the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),
"youth ages 15-24 make up just over one quarter of the sexually active
population, but account for half of the 20 million new sexually transmitted
infections (STIs) that occur in the United States each year." Abstinence is the
only form of birth control that is 100 percent effective in preventing pregnancy and
the transmission of STIs. Unfortunately, we cannot sell abstinence at the
Health Hut, but Health and Wellness Promotion provides free brochures on abstinence that are
available at the window.
In our opinion, the next best step is to discuss STIs
and sexual health with our college students so that they can make informed
decisions on how to protect themselves from STIs and unplanned pregnancy. We
provide sexual health items at the Health Hut so that students can practice
safer sex, if they choose to engage in any form of sexual activity. For more
information on sexual health, you can visit the Health and Wellness Promotion Sexual Responsibility page.
Can I get medicine at the Health Hut?
Unfortunately, at this time you cannot get
medicine at the Health Hut. You may get medicine for colds at the Self-Care
Cold Center, located in the Health Service lobby. You must sign in on the computer before
going to the Self-Care Cold Center. After signing in, you check for the
medicine that you need and go to the window. It is free, fast, and you get a form that
shows you were in Health Service that day.
How can I make recommendations about products, lending equipment, and Health Hut operations?
We value your feedback! You can make
recommendations by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling
What other services are available at the Center for Health and Well-Being?
The Center for Health
and Well-Being offers a range of
services that address the components of total well-being—physical, mental, and
emotional—in one convenient location. The mission is to enhance student
academic success and foster a healthy campus environment by providing programs
and services that promote individual physical, emotional, and psychosocial
well-being. For more information about services, visit the Center for Health and Well-Being website.
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