The Student Health Service promotes a healthy lifestyle through health education and health maintenance. A physician-directed medical staff offers urgent care, illness care, physical examinations, counseling, limited psychiatric care, allergy injections, immunizations, gynecological services, pharmacy, laboratory, sports medicine clinic, referral to specialists, and medical information and vaccinations related to travel to international destinations.
A full staff is available by appointment during clinic hours (fall and spring semesters) 8:30am–Noon; 1:30pm– 4pm, Monday through Friday. A limited staff is available for urgent care and observation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, when school is in session during the academic year. The services of the staff are covered by the Student Health Fee. In addition, there are discounted “fee-for-service” charges for medications, laboratory tests, observation care, and some supplies and services (such as minor surgery). Payment can be made by paying cash, check, Deacon OneCard or the charge can be placed on the student’s account in the Office of Financial and Accounting Services. A copy of the statement is given to the student to file with their insurance company.
All new students are required to complete the Student Health Information Summary Form. It must be received by the Student Health Service before July 1 for new students entering fall semester or before January 1 for new students entering spring semester. This form requests information regarding documentation of immunizations required by the University and the State of North Carolina.
Student Health Insurance
Beginning in the fall of 2010, health insurance will be required as a condition of enrollment for all full-time, degree-seeking students in the University, including divinity students. Part-time students are not eligible for this program. You will see a fee for health insurance on your student account on WIN in June. You will be automatically enrolled unless you waive coverage (see below).
After an extensive examination of student health insurance options, the university has chosen a comprehensive insurance program provided by BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina. The plans highlights include: no pre-existing condition clause for students who enroll during the approved periods, a $2,000,000 life-time plan maximum, unlimited prescription drug coverage, extensive mental health care benefits, and reasonable copayments and coinsurance provisions. The annual cost of coverage is based on the age of the student. Students may enroll spouses, partners, and/or children directly through Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Students who demonstrate comparable insurance coverage may waive the insurance provided by WFU. Unless you waive coverage by August 23, you will automatically be enrolled in the health insurance program. Learn more about the waiver process.