Need to Know Information for Students

Need to Know Information for Students

  • Immunization records must be returned to the Student Health Center (SHC) by July 10 for the fall semester and January 10 for the spring semester. You will not be able to register for the next semester's classes until this is turned in.
  • The Student Health Center is open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 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. Appointments are encouraged. We accept walk-ins and will make every effort to provide timely access to care. 
    • Student Health Center (SHC) 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, Centra Medical Group, 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 prescribe 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 Center is Allergy serum administered by Student Health Center.
  • We recommend that you bring a first-aid/self-care kit to school, for suggestions check out the Student Survival Kit link
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