Health Items To Bring

SHU Wellness Kit

First Aid KitBasic health supplies may not be at the top of your list of items to bring to college but having a personal supply of over-the-counter medicines and first aid materials can save you a trip to the pharmacy or book store when you don’t feel like going out. Many of these medicines are available on-campus but may be more expensive than what you would find at your local stores or if you purchased the generic equivalent. Some of the medicines listed may not be right for you; check with your health care provider if you have special health conditions before using any medicines. We recommend that you bring the following supplies with you at the beginning of the school year.

  • Current Insurance card
  • List of medications and allergies
  • Digital thermometer
  • Fever/pain medication
    • acetaminophen
    • ibuprophen
  • Throat lozenges
  • Bandaids
  • Antibiotic cream
    • bacitracin
    • neosporin
  • Ice pack, heating pad
  • Benadryl/allergy medicine
  • Over the counter cold/cough medication
  • Nasal saline
  • Tissues
  • Vaseline/lip balm
  • Cortisone cream
  • Antacids/antidiarrheal medication
  • Chicken soup, saltines
  • Water bottle
  • Sports drink
  • Other medications that your student relies on at home

We hope you have a healthy and happy school year. We are here to support you during this exciting time.