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How to Prepare for your First Allergy Clinic Appointment

Welcome to the Allergy Clinic

How to get started:

Step 1: Have your Allergist request our service.

Allergy Clinic 
Campus Health Services
CB# 7470, James A. Taylor Bldg.
UNC-Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7470

Step 2: Prepare your serum and shot record for the Allergy Clinic at CHS.

  • Serum vials must have your name, contents, concentration and expiration dates on the labels. We cannot use the serum vials if they are expired or there is no expiration date on the label.
  • Each serum vial must have enough for the first few injections.
  • A shot record with instructions for each vial must be included and this information must match the labels on the vials. Recent shots with the dates, name of serum, location of each injection, concentration and any reactions should also be included.
  • Serum may be hand delivered or mailed to the Allergy Clinic prior to your first visit. (Avoid exposure to extreme heat and cold) After arrival, all serum will be stored in a temperature controlled refrigerator.
  • Allergy Clinic cannot store serum for people who are not receiving injections at CHS.  Any serum left in the Allergy Clinic at the end of each semester will be discarded if you are not actively receiving injections. 

Step 3: Make an initial appointment with the allergy nurse,

  • The allergy nurse will call you to schedule your first appointment when all documents have been received.  If you plan on bringing your forms to your first appointment, please call the allergy nurse at 919-966-6664.
  • Arrive 15 minutes early for your first appointment and remember to bring your insurance card with you.
  • An initial appointment takes extra time as the allergy nurse will ask you to complete a questionnaire regarding your allergy symptoms and treatment, review your allergist’s orders, provide you with an orientation and more information about the allergy clinic, and ask you to sign a consent to receive your allergy shots at CHS.
  • If everything is in order, you may receive an allergy shot at your first visit.
  • Remember to allow additional time in your schedule for the required 20-30 minute wait after injections.
  • Future appointments typically will be made during your visits to the allergy clinic, but you may make them with the CHS appointment line 919-966-2281 or through the web portal.