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Allergy Injections

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Location

Health Services located at the south end of the Health and Recreation Complex.

Hours and Appointments

Our office is open weekdays from 8:00 AM–4:00 PM during the school year. Call to set up an appointment at 317-940-9385, or you may go to MyHealth Web Portal to schedule online. If you need to cancel your appointment, you will need to call at least 24 hours before your scheduled appointment. If you miss two scheduled appointments, we will not be able to provide this service for you for the rest of this semester.

No Show Fee

$25 applied for not showing up for your appointment or appointments cancelled less than 24 hours

Waiting Time

You are required to wait 20 minutes or in accordance to your doctor's instructions after your injection. If you choose not to wait the required amount of time, we will be unable to continue our service with you.

Cost

There is a charge per visit for administering allergy injections.  This charge will be billed to your insurance carrier and you will be responsible for any deductible, co-insurance and co-payments.  BUHS does have the ability to accept HSA and FSA credit cards.  

Storage of Extract

The extracts will be kept in the refrigerator at Health Services. After the extract has expired, it will be discarded.

Re-order

Health Services will reorder your serum(s) when needed. The allergist will bill your insurance for the mixing of the extract. The allergist/physician will mail them along with new instructions to:  Butler University Health Services 530 W. 49th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208.

Forms

A physician information sheet must be given to and signed by your allergist/physician before injections can be given. A signed consent form is also required. If under the age of 18, the parent/legal guardian must sign. All required forms are available on the Forms page.

Injections

Allergy injections can only be provided in accordance with the patient's doctor's written and signed orders. Your student ID will be copied to place with your serum. Report any current illness or any prescription or non-prescription medications you are currently taking prior to receipt of an injection.

Medical management requirements

All students requesting allergen immunizations must have an initial evaluation by BUHS medical staff.

Allergy Shot Reactions

Students are expected to check their arms regularly after leaving the clinic and report any problems.  Intense exercise should be avoided 1-2 hours before and after your injection.

  • Local: consist of swelling and itching at the injection site.  Please measure the size of the swelling (not area of redness) and record the length of time the swelling lasts.
  • Systemic: tightness in chest or throat, wheezing or difficulty breathing. If you need help, dial extension 9999 on any campus phone to reach BUPD directly, or use your cell phone to dial 911.
  • All reactions must be reported to the nurse before your next injection.

Student Responsibilities

The student is responsible for arranging his/her own injections while away from school.  We will not give a student syringes to do their own injections. There is a very real danger of a reaction. The student is responsible for checking out his/her own serum(s) and a copy of his/her record during holiday periods and at the end of the academic year. Health Services will not mail serum left in the clinic.