Medical Treatment & Insurance
FSU requires that all students provide proof of medical insurance (or Military ID) in order to participate in the camp. If your family does not have health insurance, you will be required to sign a waiver stating the family will be responsible for all medical costs incurred during camp. Please contact us at 850.644.9934 if you have any questions.
The FSU Thagard Student Health Center is available to campers who experience health problems while at camp if they are over the age of 12. For younger campers, those who sign a medical insurance waiver, and for after hours treatment, the local urgent care facilities - Patients First - will be utilized for health problems. The Tallahassee Memorial Hospital or Capital Regional Medical Center will be utilized for all emergency situations.
The FSU Summer Music Camps does not have a nurse on staff and employees of the Summer Music Camps are not responsible for making health decisions on behalf of the campers. All medical care will be given by a health professional at one of the above listed facilities.
If your son or daughter has an ongoing medical condition (diabetes, seizures, Chrone's, etc) or has a history of other ailments (eating disorders, depression, suicidal tendencies) please alert our administration and their camp counselor when you check-in and make sure that your child knows to alert and adult immediately if they are experiencing any signs or symptoms.
For the safety of all campers, no medications (prescription nor over-the-counter) may be kept in the dorm rooms. All medications (excluding vitamins) must be given to the counselors on check-in day.
For minor ailments, such as headaches, upset stomachs, fatigue, bug bites, etc, parents have the option of allowing our camp counselors to administer common medications. These medication include Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, Antacids, Immodium, Hydrocortison Cream, and Antihistimines. A form will be provided for parents to state what medications may be administered by camp staff. If you do not wish for camp staff to be able to administer these common medications, your child will only receive them by going to the Health Center for treatment.
Camp staff will assist in administering daily prescription medications to the students as directed by the child’s physician, but they are not responsible for ensuring that your child takes their medication. It is the parent's responsibility to:
- Provide exact dosing information on the medical information form
- Provide us with updates and/or changes to prescription medications usage or dosage upon their arrival
- Provide ample medication at the start of Camp
Ensure that the medications have actually been given to the counselor on the first day of camp.
We suggest that parent pack up any medications in a large ziplock bag marked with the students name, and include a sheet of dosing information inside the bag as well. This package can be given to the counselor when you get to their room.
The Summer Music Camps reserves the right to have prescription medication administered by the Health Center if necessary or to contact parents if the student is not taking the medication as directed.