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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 22-year-old triplets who graduated from Lynn Class of 2021

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:  561-237-7116




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


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
Via Fax to + 1 (561) 237-7116 

MD Now Urgent Care 


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)

Concentra Urgent Care


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)

5352 Linton Boulevard
Delray Beach, FL 33484
Approx. 4 miles
T: (561)-498-4440

Hours of Operation
24 hours/7 days a week
800 Meadows Rd, Boca Raton FL 33486 approx. 4 miles

T. 561-955-7100 24 hours / 7 days a week

First Friday of each month. 
November 4, 2022 
Contact Student Health for an Appointment 

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

COVID-19 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.

How to schedule a testing appointment:

Student Health: Student Health Appointment Scheduling

Testing locator:

How to locate COVID Vaccine Clinics:

What You Need to Know

CDC is tracking an outbreak of monkeypox that has spread across several countries that don’t normally report monkeypox, including the United States.

The monkeypox virus is spreading mostly through close, intimate contact with someone who has monkeypox.

You can take steps to prevent getting monkeypox and lower your risk during sex.

CDC recommends vaccination for people who have been exposed to monkeypox and people who are at higher risk of being exposed to monkeypox.

If you have any symptoms of monkeypox, talk to your healthcare provider, even if you don’t think you had contact with someone who has monkeypox.

CDC is urging healthcare providers in the United States to be alert for patients who have rash illnesses consistent with monkeypox.