University Health Service

It's 2 AM and you're feeling feverish -- got a thermometer? 

We recommend that you have a health care kit so you can be ready. Here are suggestions. 


  • Elastic bandage e.g. Ace™ for sprains
  • Adhesive bandages e.g. Band-Aids™
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Heating pad
  • Ice pack
  • Insect repellant
  • Sunscreen, SPF 15 or higher
  • Thermometer
  • Tissues e.g. Kleenex™
  • Tweezers


Many medications are available generically, and you can ask a pharmacist for recommendations, such as:

  • Antacids e.g. Tums™, Zantac™
  • Antibiotic ointment e.g. Bacitracin™
  • Anti-diarrheal e.g. Imodium AD™, Pepto-Bismol™
  • Antihistamine for itching or allergies
  • Cough drops
  • Decongestant e.g. Sudafed™, phenylephrine
  • Hydrocortisone cream 1% for itching
  • Ibuprofen for pain, fever, inflammation e.g. Advil™ or Motrin™

Our Pharmacy is conveniently located at UHS and carries these item and more. Our pharmacy staff are here to assist.