The Student Health Services (SHS), located adjacent to Hickory Hall and across from the Mary Livermore Library, offers outpatient health care to students. The facility is supervised by a nurse director, contracted physician, extenders, contracted pharmacist, nurses and support staff. Students enrolled at UNCP pay a Student Health Services Fee as part of their tuition each semester. This fee pays for most of the services provided by SHS. Part-time students and University personnel may receive nursing and first-aid service; however, part-time students, if they elect to pay the full health services fee, can also receive care by the contract physician. Students referred for hospitalization, specialty care, and diagnostic services not offered through SHS are responsible for the cost of these services, unless covered by health insurance. All registered students taking six (6) or more credit hours are required to purchase the student injury and sickness insurance plan except students who submit evidence of equivalent coverage satisfactory to the policyholder may waive coverage.
Medical excuses for students may be obtained from Student Health Services only when the student sees the doctor or nurse BEFORE class is missed. This includes resident students and commuting students. Available medical services include primary medicine, routine gynecologic examinations and contraceptive health education, immunizations, confidential HIV testing, allergy injections, laboratory services, nursing services, minor injury treatment, and health education programs. The Contraceptive Health Education Clinic and routine gynecologic examinations are by appointment only (910.521.6219). The waiting times for these services vary depending upon the number of patients using the clinic. Individual physical examinations are done prior to participation in any university varsity sport and prior to student teaching. Physical examinations are also done for some summer session programs.During the academic year (fall/spring semesters), a nurse is on duty around the clock beginning at 5pm on Sunday through 4pm Friday to treat and evaluate students’ health needs and answer any questions about health problems and other concerns. Note: Physician hours for routine treatment are posted. The doors to the SHS are locked after 9pm for security reasons. For student safety, female students should report to a Residence Hall Supervisor, who will call the nurse on duty. Male students should contact their Resident Advisor (RA) and/or Campus Police for an escort to SHS. Ring the doorbell for admittance. In an emergency at a residence hall or on campus, notify the campus police and/or a RA who will contact SHS at 910.521.6219.
The student’s medical record is available only to the professional staff of SHS and is considered confidential and privileged and may only be released with written permission by the student. Records are retained in SHS eleven years after the student leaves the University and subsequently are destroyed.
Fore more information, stop by SHS or call 910.521.6219.
Updated: Tuesday, April 16, 2013
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