Office of Student Life

Student Health Services

Allergy Therapy

Injections

Allergy injections can only be provided with a medical provider's written and signed orders, either through the allergist at Student Life Student Health Services (SLSHS), or an outside clinic.

Before an appointment can be scheduled, patient should complete:

  • Allergy Injection Consent Form
  • SLSHS Medical History Form

Physician or Allergist should complete:

  • Administration of Allergen Form
  • Physician Information Sheet
  • Tracking Dose Sheet 
  • Vial Content Schedule

Patient should:

  • Bring vials  
  • Fax completed forms to 614-247-8288 or by mail

Allergy Injection Appointment Information

  • If you are late for your injection, your physician will be contacted 
  • Report to the nurse any illnesses, prescription or non-prescription medications currently taking prior to receipt of an injection
  • A 20 minute wait is required after an injection to identify any serious reactions to the injection
  • Inform the nurse immediately if experiencing itching, hives, coughing, sneezing, tightness in the chest or throat, wheezing, or difficulty breathing
  • If experiencing any of these symptoms after departure, return to SLSHS or report to the nearest hospital emergency department for prompt treatment 
  • All reactions must be reported to the nurse before the next injection
  • Local reactions consisting of swelling and itching at the injection site should be measured for swelling size and duration

 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 accommodate all students who are in need of such a service. The following are alternative sites located near the OSU campus. 

Alternative Options in Columbus

  • Stonybrook Medical Center 614-366-3687
  • OSUWMC Eye & Ear Institute 614-293-9431
  • Thomas Coleman 614-267-9263

 Allergy Appointment Testing/Re-Testing Instructions

  • Allergy testing is available by provider referral only
  • Allow 1 - 2 hours for your appointment
  • Wear short sleeves as skin tests may be performed on the lower or upper arms
  • Be prepared to provide the allergist with information regarding your medical background, frequency, severity and duration of symptoms, and any other factors that may be contributing
  • Do NOT take any medications containing antihistamines for 7 days prior to the appointment, including oral antihistamines, as well as Astelin nasal spray
  • Bring the names and doses of all medications to the appointment