• Student Health Services Office
    • Morgan University Center 211G
    • Alpine, TX
    • (432) 837-8102
    • (432) 837-8474
    • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.  (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
    • Monday – Friday   (Tuesdays)

AED locations, see campus map legend:

1. Wildenthal Memorial Library, Immediately to the right of inner main entrance.
2. Morgan University Center, 1st floor foyer opposite bookstore.
17. Graves-Pierce Complex, behind reception desk.
18. Pete P. Gallego Center, 2nd level foyer behind sound booth.
20. Range Animal Science Center, Horse barn interior near feed room.

The University Police Department (UDPS) and physical education’s athletic trainers, 432-837-8226, have mobile AEDs.


Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a situation where the heart’s main pumping chambers quiver erratically causing a loss of oxygenated blood flow to the body’s brain and vital organs. The Automated external defibrillator (AED) is designed to stop this life-threatening arrhythmia, which then allows the heart’s own natural pacemaker to restore a normal rhythm and rate. If the AED detects ventricular fibrillation (V-fib), the unit will announce “shock advised” with a flashing shock button. Continue to follow the AED’s audible and visual guidance. Prompt return of blood circulation is paramount to the survival and recovery of SCA victims.

Student health services is responsible for implementation and management of Sul Ross State University’s AED program. The university’s contract physician oversees medical device prescription, program effectiveness, and downloaded post event data from AED.

Health services’ coordinator will:
• Be the point-of-contact for all campus AEDs
• Develop and revise as necessary the university’s AED policy
• Provide or collaborate with other certified CPR instructors to give AED training to university emergency responders
• Perform scheduled and post-event maintenance for campus AEDs
• Check visual readiness status of campus AEDs monthly
• Delegate weekly status checks to departments with campus AEDs
• Notify UDPS and local EMT personnel of changes in the location and availability of campus AEDs
• Notify university’s contract physician of AED emergency response and post event review

Defibrillator Locations:
AEDs are located within departments and facilities where SCA risk is considered the greatest. The unit’s normal operating temperature range is 32 to 122 degrees Fahrenheit. Cabinet-housed AEDs must be publicly accessible to ensure the victim’s best chance of survival, which decreases about 10% for every minute without defibrillation. Wall mounted cabinets will have a breakable pull-tight seal and posted user notice. Pull-tight seals are replaced with scheduled or post event maintenance. The AED’s monthly checklist is located in UC-211G.

Contact student health services immediately at (432) 837-8102 if cabinet’s pull-tight seal is missing or broken, AED status indicator does not flash green every 5 to 10 seconds, indicator flashes red, or you hear beeping. Refer to AED’s user manual for troubleshooting if audible warning message occurs when turned on.

Employee and volunteer responders:
The extent to which an employee or volunteer responds shall be according to their training, experience, and comfort level with an SCA event. Texas’ Good Samaritan law protects emergency rescuers from liability unless their actions are “… willfully or wantonly negligent”. The university is not responsible for the acts of employee or volunteer responders.

Post event AED maintenance:
Student health services will ensure that AEDs and accessories are decontaminated and wiped clean. Only use a soft cloth with soapy water or isopropyl alcohol (70% solution).

NEVER immerse any part of the AEDs in water or other fluids.

DO NOT use abrasive materials, cleaners or solvents.    

Following the emergency use of an AED, the battery and electrode pad cartridge (Pad-Pak) must be replaced with a new Pad-Pak. Gray color Pad-Pak is for adult, and pink color Pad-Pak for pediatric. Return used Pad-Pak to Student health services for proper disposal. Bring to Morgan university center, room 211G, or call (432) 837-8102.

User manual for HeartSine samariatn pad, copyright 2017, HeartSine technologies LLC.
Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 74.151
SRSU AED Policy, 2006

Blood Drive Information:

The next campus blood drive is Monday, September 12, and Tuesday, September 13, downstairs in the Gallego Center’s “fishbowl” room 129, from 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
To schedule an online appointment, go to Vitalant’s locate a blood drive and enter zip code 79830 or 79832. Call (432) 837-8102 with scheduling problems.
To learn about donor eligibility, go to FAQs.

Student health services is staffed by a registered nurse. The office is in University Center Suite 211.
Normal hours of operation are 8 am – 5 pm Monday – Friday (Tuesday 8am – 4pm).

Minor treatments, over-the-counter medication, and basic first-aid supplies are available at no cost to students. Wellness talks for student groups can be requested by contacting health services at 837-8102 or health@www-dev.sulross.edu.

Sul Ross’ nurse is an ex-officio member of SRSU’s Alcohol and Other Drug Coalition, Accident Prevention and ADA Committees.

*Enrolled students pay a mandatory medical fee. The university’s office-campus care is based on semester or summer session. Continuing students are covered between fall and spring semesters.

Students are responsible for the cost of all emergency room, hospital, ambulance and non-university health care services received during normal business hours, after-hours, weekends and holidays. The Big Bend Regional Medical Center is located on Highway 118 North. The emergency department is open 24 hours. For life-threatening emergencies dail 911.

The Big Bend Regional Medical Center is located on Highway 118 North. The emergency department is open 24 hours.

Preventative Care Health Services*

The university has a student medical agreement with Preventive Care Health Services (PCHS) to provide limited outpatient care, see covered services. The clinic is located opposite Alpine High School across State highway 118 North with parking off Anson Avenue.

PCHS hours are 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call (432) 837-4555. A current student ID card will be requested at check-in.

*Enrolled students pay a mandatory medical fee. The university’s office-campus care is based on semester or summer session. Continuing students are covered between fall and spring semesters.

There are three retail pharmacies near the main campus:

  • Prescription Shop: (432) 837-3498, Open M-F 8:30 am to 6:00 pm, and Saturday 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Highland Drug Inc.: (432) 837-3931, Open M-F 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Closed Saturday
  • City Drug Store: (432) 837-2252, Open M-F 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, and Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

The Medicaid Women’s Health Program provides low-income women with free family planning exams, related health screenings, and birth control through Texas Medicaid.

Sports physicals are by appointment with Preventive Care Health Services (PCHS). Examination is provided at no cost to all varsity athletes, cheerleaders, intramural referees and rodeo team members. The cost of tests and/or procedures resulting from abnormal physical exams is the responsibility of students. Appointments should be scheduled in advance by calling (432) 837-4555.

Therapy for sports injuries, physical evaluation and rehabilitation services is provided to student athletes at the Gallego sports facility on campus. The Head Athletic Trainer may be contacted at (432) 837-8241.