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Incoming Students

Need to Know Information for Students

  • Immunization records must be returned to the Student Health and Wellness Center by July 10. You will not be able to register for the next semester's classes until this is turned in.
  • The Student Health and Wellness Center is open from 8:15am-5pm, Monday through Friday. If you are sick, hurt, or have any health issue, call or stop by to make an appointment to see us.
    • Only you can make an appointment to see us. We work by appointments. Walk-in patients may be seen on a space available basis.
    • Student Health and Wellness Center is not an Emergency Department, if you have a medical emergency call 911
    • If you feel you need to be seen for a non-emergency when we are closed and you cannot wait until we are open again you can go to the local Emergency Department at Centra Southside Community Hospital, your Primary Care Provider or Urgent Care Center at home.
  • All visits are confidential. There is no blanket release form for any medical information. If you want us to share information with your family you must sign a release form for that visit only.
  • There is no charge for copays, related to your office visits.  Your Insurance will be billed.  You should have a copy of your health insurance info if prescriptions, lab tests, or referrals are needed. 
  • You will be seen by a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant who can perscribe most medications you require.  Some minor conditions may be evaluated and treated by the centers' licensed Registered Nurses.
  • Prescriptions must be filled at a local pharmacy (Clarks, Rite-Aid, CVS, Wal-Mart, or Farmville Pharmacy)
  • If you take medications regularly, you alone are responsible for them. You should consider having a lock box for them in your room. The only personal medication kept at the Student Health and Wellness Center is Allergy serum administed by Student Health and Wellness Center.
  • We recommend that you bring a first-aid/self-care kit to school, for suggetions check out the Student Survival Kit link

Clinical and Health Education Visit copays are included in the students' comprehensive fee. Insurance will be billed for visits.  Students are responsable for items not covered by their insurance and/or the student health fee.  There is no pharmacy or specialty care on campus.  If a student needs a prescription filled or is referred to an outside clinician,they will be responsible for the associated costs.  Below is a list of common services available at Student Health and Wellness Center, some of which may have an extra charge. 



Monthly Allergy Injections $50.00 per Semester paid before first injection
Twice a month Allergy Injection $100.00 as above
3 or 4 times a month $150.00 as above
More than 4 times per month $200.00 as above
Other Per Visit or Possible Fees  
PPD - when serum is available $35
Convenience fee for administration of some injections prescribed by others $5.00 (Check with SHWC on types allowed)
Crutches loaned  $30.00 replacement fee if lost or damaged

Labaratory Tests Sent to Offsite Lab (Labcorp, or Centra Lab)

billed to insurance or directly to student
Labaratory Tests Completed Onsite Per students' health insurance, a minor fee may be charged for uninsured students.
Flu Shot

Per students' health insurance, a minor fee may be charged for uninsured students.


Student Survival Kit
Suggested Items

3/4" Band-aids
Hydrogen Peroxide
1" medical tape
Gauze sponges
Cotton balls
Bacitracin ointment
Hydrocortisone cream
3" Ace
® bandage
Hot/cold pack
Digital thermometer 
® (or generic)
® (or generic)
® (or generic)
Pepto Bismol
® (or generic)
® (or generic)
® (or generic)
Fingernail clippers
Instant soup
Sugar/salt packets
Tea bags
Antibacterial soap
Sting relief ointment
Lip balm