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%. But more importantly, we provide you with the essential knowledge and skills 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 page provides 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 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 shi.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 can be found at shs.wfu.edu/forms. Forms must be completed and uploaded to your student portal at shs.wfu.edu/student-health-portal or returned via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 1.
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.
Services Offered by a Physician-Directed Medical Staff
- Primary, Urgent & Illness Care Services
- Physical Examinations
- Limited Psychiatric Care
- Allergy Injections
- Gynecological Services
- Onsite Digital X-Rays
- 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.