Whether you’re living on-campus or off-campus, it’s a good idea to have a personal health kit filled with things you might need in case you’re not feeling well. Pack a kit before your first semester — then check it at the beginning of each semester — and you’ll save time and money if you get sick later.
You may want to pack a bag ahead of time in case you get sick. In addition to over-the-counter pain reliever, fever reducer, and a thermometer, you may want to include an inexpensive pulse oximeter, juice, water, sports drink and healthy, non-perishable snacks.
Make sure you have an adequate supply of all prescriptions, including asthma rescue inhalers, EpiPen®, insulin, nebulizer medicine and nebulizers. Also make sure that they have not expired and you bring an ample supply to campus.
If you live outside of Western New York — and you use medications on a recurring basis — please talk to your current prescriber about how you can get those medications refilled while you are at UB.
All prescription medications and personal medical devices should be secured in a safe place. Consider a lock box or safe for your room, and keep the location a secret.