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%. 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 information provides more detail into 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. It won’t hurt a bit.
Student Health Service offers onsite:
- A physician-directed medical staff
- Primary, urgent and illness care services
- Physical examinations
- Limited psychiatric care
- Allergy injections
- Gynecological services
- Women’s health
- Pharmacy and laboratory
- Sports medicine clinic
- Referral to specialists
- Medical information and vaccinations related to international travel
- Additional expansive care is available through Wake Forest Baptist Health
Additional expansive care is available through Wake Forest Baptist Health. 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, Deacon OneCard, 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 that can be used for insurance filing. Student Health Service neither participates in nor files insurance claims on behalf of the patient.
NOTE: Wake Forest University and North Carolina State law require documentation of certain immunizations for students attending college. The Health Information & Immunization Form must be completed and returned to Student Health Service by July 1.
Health insurance coverage is required as a condition of enrollment for all full-time degree-seeking students. It is required that all students must make an election to enroll or waive annually or be charged without credit available. Students may enroll or waive online at www.bcbsnc.com/wfu during the open enrollment period, which is held from June 1, 2016 – August 1, 2016. Please see the Student Insurance Program website for more details about eligibility, enrollment and waiver, and plan benefits.
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 or to connect with CHOICES please contact Peter Rives, Assistant Director of Wellbeing – Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention at firstname.lastname@example.org or (336) 758-4371.