Health & Wellness
The Lyon College Health Office strives to help students achieve and maintain physical, mental and spiritual wellness. The office is staffed by a registered nurse, LuAnn Baker, and operates under the direction of a consulting physician, Dr. Robert Baker, one of six physicians of the Batesville Family Practice Clinic.
In addition to the treatment of minor illness such as colds, headaches, upset stomachs, aches and sprains, over-the-counter medications are available to the student for these and other conditions. Other services offered include first aid for minor injuries, blood pressure screenings, blood sugar screenings, and allergy injections with permission and instructions from prescribing physician. Some equipment is available to students for use-- such as crutches, humidifiers, heating pads.
The staff encourages students to practice healthy lifestyles and offers counseling and educational materials on a variety of issues that include, but not limited to, diet and nutrition, tobacco and alcohol, birth control, sexually transmitted diseases, and depression.
Referrals and assistance in making appointments with a doctor, dentist, or optometrist is offered. Assistance with transportation is offered when needed.
Student immunization records are kept on file for a period of ten years after date of admission. Students may obtain copies of these records by contacting this office.
In compliance with Arkansas State law, Lyon requires immunization records showing two MMR immunizations of all incoming students. Students born in a country where Tuberculosis (TB) is endemic are required to be screened in the US or Canada within 6 months prior to enrollment. A negative TB skin test or blood test (such as T-Spot) is acceptable. T-Spot testing is available during orientation at Lyon. A student who has findings consistent with TB exposure MUST undergo additional evaluation and/or treatment. The student is responsible for any costs associated with this testing, additional evaluation and/or treatment.
TB is not endemic in the countries listed below and students from these countries are exempt from screening.
American Region: Canada, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, USA, Virgin Islands (USA)
European Region: Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway,
San Marino, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
Western Pacific Region: American Samoa, Australia, New Zealand
The Lyon College Health Services Office is located in the lower level of Edwards Commons and is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
For More Information
- LuAnn Baker, Director of Health and Wellness, Telephone: 870.307.7425