Since it's very important that we have explicit written instructions from your physician, please ask your allergist to provide us with the following information:
- Name of patient
- Name of physician
- Dilution of antigen
- Frequency of injections to be given
- Diagnostic ICD-9 code.
It is equally important that each of your antigens be labeled by your physician with:
- Your name
- Name of the antigen
- Expiration date
Your antigens, along with the written instructions, may be mailed to the address at the bottom of this page or you may bring them with you. We will refrigerate your antigens for you. Since outdated antigens can no longer be used, we will be happy to discard these for you as they become outdated, unless your physician requests their return.
Please pick up your antigens at the end of the semester if you are leaving campus. Due to limited refrigerator space, we have to prioritize that space for our patients currently receiving treatment. Therefore, if you have not received an injection within 30 days and have not contacted us, we will no longer be able to store your antigens for you and they will be discarded.
Due to the volume of patients seen, we are not able to send out reminder notices, so please mark your calendar to come to the Allergy Clinic when you are scheduled. To achieve optimal benefit from your treatment plan, it's important that you receive your injections when they are due. Service is provided in order of arrival, so it is helpful for you to plan an appropriately.
We request a 15-30 minute monitoring period after each injection, unless other wise instructed by your allergist. The nurse will ask you to sign a waiting period log.
A charge will be assessed for each injection. This covers supplies, paperwork, antigen storage, and patient monitoring. In some cases, it may be necessary to contact your physician to report reactions, and this is also included in the fee. You may visit or call the Business Office (765) 494-1677 if you have questions.
If you develop problems after your injection, please return immediately to the Purdue University Student Health Center Urgent Care. Urgent Care hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday - Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends during the academic year. Between semesters and during summer sessions, Urgent Care hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday. When Urgent Care is closed, emergency care can be obtained at a local hospital. If you need emergency transportation, dial 911.