The Health Center
The Health Center offers a comprehensive approach to health and well-being through education, consultation, and referrals. Health programs and events are designed to assist students in developing life- styles based on sound emotional, physical, spiritual, and social activities. The Health Center hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday during the academic school year. Walk-in visits are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. A Physician Assistant will be available in the Campus Health Center Monday through Friday, during the academic school year. Services provided by the Physician Assistant are free of cost to the students. Health Center hours will be posted on the NCWU web page under Health Center.
There are several urgent care centers in the area that can provide medical intervention after hours. Additional information on locations of urgent care centers is available at ncwu.edu. Emergency assistance is available at the local hospital, CALL – 911.
STATE IMMUNIZATION REGULATIONS
The state of North Carolina requires that all students entering University must provide a record of immunization. The record must document 3 childhood DPT (diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus) shots, Tetanus booster given within the last ten years, 3 Hepatitis B shots (not required if born before July 1, 1994), 2 MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), 3 polio vaccines, and one varicella vaccine. A TB skin test or proof of BCG vaccine is required for international students with appropriate follow up documentation on positive results. North Carolina law dictates that all students provide proof of completed immunization requirements prior to the start of classes. If the required documentation is not provided within THIRTY DAYS from the start of classes, the student will be suspended until immunization requirements are met. Any questions about immunization requirements should be directed to the Health Center at 985-5186. The Nash County Health Department offers MMR and Tetanus vaccine shots to new freshmen. The phone number for Nash County Health Department is 446-2700.
NCWU Health Center will have available information regarding the meningococcal vaccine. The information will cover the disease, benefits of the vaccine, risks of the vaccine, and where to obtain the vaccine.
Purpose: The information provided to each student will assist the student and/or their parents to make an informed decision regarding receiving the vaccine. Also, the student will know where and how to obtain the vaccine.
The University provides basic accident insurance to all full-time students enrolled at NCWU. All full-time students are required to have sickness and major medical insurance. The required sickness insurance endorsed by NCWU can be waived upon proof of other equal medical insurance coverage. Students who already have insurance coverage must complete the online waiver process or you will be automatically enrolled in the University insurance plan and charges will be added to your student account. No insurance refunds will be given after the waiver deadline.
SELF-SERVICE PHARMACY – OTC
A self-serve pharmacy is located in the hallway just inside the Health Center. Items available at the self-serve pharmacy are free of charge and include the following over-the-counter medications and supplies: Tylenol, Pepto-Bismol, Triple Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, cold medicine, Benadryl, and throat lozenges.