Vision & Mission

The purpose of Student Health is to promote a lifestyle of optimal wellness by providing quality accessible, cost-effective healthcare in the university setting. Student Health implements awareness programs aimed at prevention by identifying current trends related to collegiate health and wellness.


Meet your team 

Rita Albert, Student Health Director

Degree: RN, BBA

School: Broward College, Lynn University

Hometown: Coral Springs FL

Fun Fact: I am a mom to 23-year-old triplets who graduated from Lynn Class of 2021,2023

Hobbies:  Game night with the family, traveling, going to concerts and live sporting events

Years at Lynn University: 19 years


Heatherly Branch, Staff Nurse

Degree: A.S / RN, Nursing, Diploma

School: William Paterson University, NJ /Holy Name Medical School of Nursing, Teaneck, NJ

Hometown: Paterson, New Jersey

Fun fact and Hobby: Scuba diving, snorkeling, binge-watching hopelessly romantic movies

Years at Lynn University: 1 year


Ricardo Velez, Administrative Assistant

Degree: BBA

School: University of Puerto Rico (UPR)

Hometown: Arroyo, Puerto Rico

Hobbies:  Bike Riding

Years at Lynn University: 1 year


Janice Imhoff, Nurse Practitioner

Degree: Doctor of Nursing Practice

School: Florida Atlantic University

Hometown: Boca Raton, FL

Fun fact and Hobby: Pickle Ball and spending time my family

Years at Lynn University: 13 years


Debra Futterman, Executive Director for Student Health & Wellness 

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Location and Hours

E M Lynn Residence Center, northeast corner, first floor

T:  561-237-7231

F:  561-237-7705




Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Summer hours are typically 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

*Changes to hours will be posted outside Student Health                                                                                         


General Inquiries


Upcoming Events


      Call today for an appointment. 
 FLU SHOTS, 2020 | Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest, Inc. 

Free HIV testing

Dates for Fall 2023
Courtesy of Compass and Student Health
Call the office for an appointment. 


Students who test positive for COVID-19

Reporting positive test results: Students who test positive with at-home tests or through off-campus providers should contact for further guidance. Students who test positive in the Student Health Clinic will receive guidance from the nursing staff during the visit. 

Required isolation: Students who test positive will be required by CDC guidance to isolate for at least five days and, once out of isolation, wear a well-fitting mask around others inside their home or in public (including in class or at work) through at least day 10.

Isolation location: Students are required to isolate off campus. It is the student’s responsibility to have a plan in place and make the arrangements.  Please note that both Campus Safety and Housing will be notified.

Meals: Students are responsible for their meals. 

Notification to faculty: Students are responsible for notifying their professors of their absence. Students will arrange for missed classwork and makeup work. 


Protecting our Knights

The best way to avoid illness is to practice prevention measures.

Get vaccinated!

Vaccination against COVID-19 and other preventable diseases can protect you from the risk of severe illness, hospitalization, and death.

Cover coughs and sneezes

Respiratory viruses such as COVID-19 and Influenza spreads when an infected person breathes or coughs, expelling respiratory droplets that contain particles of the virus. Other people can breathe or come into contact with these droplets and become infected.

This is why it is important to cover coughs and sneezes that can transmit the virus over long distances. Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, throw used tissues in the trash and use your sleeve or the inside of your elbow when a tissue is not available. This can also protect you from other illnesses such as influenza (flu) and the common cold.

Good Hand Washing

Wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds to help stop the spread of germs. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol. Make sure to wash your hands after coughing or sneezing, and before and after visiting sick people.

Clean environment

Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces, including tables, doorknobs, countertops, handles and phones using a household cleaner that contains soap or detergent.



Testing locator:


How to locate COVID Vaccine Clinics:

Make an Appointment with Student Health

Email request to or call  561-237-7231

Check out the new Lynn Student Health Portal

Health Requirements for New Students

All new, incoming students who will be residing on campus are required to submit the following health documents prior to arriving on campus:

1. Health History and Authorization Form: To be completed and signed by the student and/or parent if the student is under 18 (Does NOT require a physician's signature.)

2. Proof of a Physical Examination: Proof of a general physical exam is required for all students living on campus, and must be dated within 12 months of your first semester living on campus at Lynn University. This form MUST be signed and stamped by your physician’s office.

3. Immunization Records:

   - Proof of TWO MMR (Mumps, Measles, Rubella) vaccines - OR- proof of immunity via a blood test (“titers”)
   - Proof of a Meningococcal ACWY Vaccines dated within FIVE years of your first semester living on campus

Proof of vaccines or a signed waiver in the case of Hepatitis B are required. Please see “Tips for Locating Old Immunization Records” on this page, should this be of use to you.

Send completed health forms:
Via email to or
Via Fax to + 1 (561) 237-7705

After Hours and Urgent Care

Contact Campus Safety (561-237-7226) or access services at one of the following clinics:

1200 Yamato Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33431 approx. 2 miles
Tel: (561) 288-0722
Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri: 8 AM – 8 PM Sat - Sun: 8 AM – 4 PM

7035 Beracasa Way, Ste. 105, Boca Raton, FL
Tel: 561-361-1515
Hours of Operation: Monday-Sunday 8:00am -8:00pm (7 days a week/365 Days a Year)

141 NW 20th St, Suite C9, Boca Raton FL 33431 approx. 4 miles
Tel: (561) 368-6920 Fax: (561) 368-6194
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm (Saturday and Sunday CLOSED)

Boca Regional Urgent Care
BAPTIST HEALTH URGENT CARE (NW Corner of Glades Rd & Lyons Rd)
20665 Lyons Rad #A3, Boca Raton FL 33434 approx. 5 miles
Tel: (561) 883-6677 Fax: (561) 883-6657
Hours of Operation: Monday-Sunday 9:00am - 9:00pm (7 days a week/365 Days a Year)

Delray Medical Center
5352 Linton Boulevard, Delray Beach, FL 33484 Approx. 4 miles
T: (561)-498-4440
Hours of Operation: 24 hours/7 days a week

Boca Raton Regional Hospital
800 Meadows Rd, Boca Raton FL 33486 approx. 4 miles
T. 561-955-7100
Hours of Operation: 24 hours / 7 days a week