Allergy injections (Allergen Immunotherapy) can only be provided in accordance with the patient's doctor's written and signed orders.
The following must be completed and received by Student Life Student Health Services (SLSHS) before an appointment can be scheduled.
- Physician Information Sheet - Give to your physician/allergist.
- Administration of Allergen Form - This form must be completed and signed by your physician/allergist.
- Allergy Injection Consent Form - This form must be completed and signed by the patient.
- SLSHS Medical History Form - This form must be completed and signed by the patient.
- Vials - Bring or have your vials mailed to SLSHS. If you will be bringing your vials, keep the vials in a refrigerator until your appointment.
- Vial content schedule - obtain from your physican/allergist.
- Tracking dose sheet - obtain from your physician/allergist.
- Send completed forms/vials to the Injection Nurse:
- Online via MyBuckMD - document upload
- By Fax: (614) 247-8288
- By Mail: Wilce Student Health Center
Attention: Injection Nurse
The Ohio State University
1875 Millikin Rd.
Columbus, OH 43210
Allergy Injection Appointment Information:
- A nurse will follow your physician's instructions for administering allergy injections. If the instructions are unclear or if you are late for your injection, your physician will be contacted.
- You must report to the nurse any current illness or any prescription or non-prescription medications you are currently taking prior to receipt of an injection.
- You are required to wait 20 minutes after an injection. Nearly all serious reactions begin within 5-20 minutes after the injection is given. Inform the nurse immediately if you are having any itching, hives, coughing, sneezing, tightness in the chest or throat, wheezing, or difficulty breathing. If you have any of these symptoms after your departure, you should return to SLSHS or report to the nearest hospital emergency room for prompt treatment.
- It is recommended that you do not do any strenuous exercise for one hour before or after an injection.
- All reactions must be reported to the nurse before you receive your next injection. Local reactions consist of swelling and itching at the injection site. Please measure the size of the swelling (not the area of redness) and record the length of time the swelling lasts.
Schedule an appointment:
- Online via My BuckMD
- By Phone with Advice/Appointments (614) 292-4321
- In Person with Advice Appointments
In order for us to ensure the safety of our students, we cannot overbook this service at Student Health Services. Because of the high demand for allergy services we may not be able to accomodate all students who are in need of such a service. The following are alternative sites located near the OSU campus.
Alternative options in Columbus
- Premier Allergy, 614-401-2397, www.premierallergyohio.com
- Midwest Allergy, 614-846-5944, www.midwestallergy.net
- OSU Lung Center, OSU Carepoint East, 614-293-4925
- OSU Rardin Family Medicine, 614-293-2700
- Allergy & Asthma Clinics of Ohio, 614-468-3225, www.ohioallergy.com
- Bagenstose Allergy, 614-459-4949, www.bagenstoseallergy.com
- Thomas Coleman, 614-267-9263