Student Health Service

This Won’t Hurt A Bit.

Student Health Service (SHS) is here to help keep you as healthy as possible. College is more fun that way. When you’re sick, we’ll do everything we can to get you back to 100 percent. But more importantly, we provide you with the essential knowledge and skills necessary to form lifelong habits that lead to sustained wellbeing.

Through a variety of services—including a 24-hour nurse available during the academic year—we are committed to promoting and maintaining the health of our students with a comprehensive approach involving health education, health maintenance, acute care, appropriate care of chronic illnesses and referral assistance.

The following pages provide more details on what we do and how we can help you during your time in the Forest. If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call or stop by.

STUDENT HEALTH SERVICE

Website: shs.wfu.edu
Phone: 336.758.5218
Fax: 336.758.6054
Email: shs@nullwfu.edu

MAILING ADDRESS
P.O. Box 7386, Winston-Salem, NC 27109

TEMPORARY MOBILE LOCATION FOR 2017
North Campus, in Parking Lot Q, near Dogwood Residence Hall

LOCATION
George C. Mackie Health Center Lower Level of Reynolds Gymnasium


Student Insurance Program

Health insurance coverage is required as a condition of enrollment for all degree-seeking students. Students may waive the coverage if they can demonstrate comparable coverage.

Please see the Student Insurance Program website for more details about benefits, policy, enrollment/waiver instructions and eligibility. The deadline to enroll or waive this coverage is August 1. All students who do not complete this form will be automatically enrolled. Please visit: sip.studentlife.wfu.edu.

Health Information & Immunization

Wake Forest University, per North Carolina state law, requires documentation of certain immunizations for students attending college.

The Health Information and Immunization Form must be completed and returned to Student Health Service by July 1. Please visit: shs.wfu.edu/forms.

Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Safety

The Office of Wellbeing coordinates Wake Forest’s substance abuse prevention program. In addition to ongoing prevention programming, the office offers a number of AOD services: alcohol and other drug-related workshops, training and programming; private alcohol and other drug individual assessments and brief counseling consultation to students, parents, faculty and staff with regard to alcohol and other drug concerns; and referrals to community support services. For more information, contact our assistant director of wellbeing – alcohol and substance abuse prevention. Contact us at rivespe@nullwfu.edu.

Student Health Fee

Most services at SHS are covered by the Student Health Fee. In addition, there are discounted “fee-for-service” charges for medications, laboratory tests, observation care, procedures and some supplies. Payment can be made by cash, check, credit/debit cards, Student Blue Insurance or charged to the student’s account. Each student is given a copy of the medical charges incurred on the date of service, which can be used for insurance filing. Student Health Service neither participates in nor files insurance claims on behalf of patients. Forms can be found at shs.wfu.edu/forms. Please return via email at hiif@nullwfu.edu.

Prevention Programs

Wake Forest University is committed to providing a safe, secure and healthy environment for all members of the University community. As part of our comprehensive program for first-year students, Wake Forest University requires you to complete two online programs. Courses open on August 1, and all incoming students must complete both courses by August 24.

AlcoholEdu is designed to increase students’ knowledge, decrease harmful behaviors and provide information for safe decision-making in your college years and beyond. Please visit: thrive.wfu.edu.

As part of Wake Forest University’s efforts to prevent sexual misconduct and interpersonal violence, students are required to complete HAVEN, an online course that defines behaviors that constitute sexual misconduct, ways to prevent sexual misconduct through bystander intervention, the avenues that are available to report sexual misconduct and the support resources available for students. Please visit: sopr.wfu.edu.

WFU CHOICES

Cultivating Healthier Opinions In Challenging Everyday Situations (CHOICES) is Wake Forest’s substance abuse prevention program.

WFU CHOICES offers a number of services: alcohol and other drug-related workshops, training and programming; private alcohol and other drug individual assessments and brief counseling consultation to students, parents, faculty and staff with regard to alcohol and other drug concerns; and referrals to community support services. For more information, contact our substance abuse prevention coordinator. Please visit: choices.thrive.wfu.edu.

Services Offered by a Physician-Directed Medical Staff

  • Primary, Urgent & Illness Care Services
  • Physical Examinations
  • Limited Psychiatric Care
  • Allergy Injections
  • Immunizations
  • Gynecological Services
  • Women’s Health
  • Pharmacy & Laboratory
  • Sports Medicine Clinic
  • Referral To Specialists
  • Medical Information & Vaccinations Related to International Travel

Additional expansive care is available through Wake Forest Baptist Health.