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Student Health

At NC State we believe a HealthySTATE of mind and body contribute to the overall success of our students. We strive to safeguard the health and wellness of students through a multi-pronged approach including health education, promotion of wellness and provision of medical care. Student Health Services, conveniently located on campus at the corner of Dan Allen Drive and Cates Avenue, offers non-urgent medical care to students as an outpatient center.  We are staffed by board certified physicians, advanced practitioners (i.e. nurse practitioners, physician assistants), registered nurses and other medical support professionals.  To learn more about the many services and benefits we offer students, visit our website at https://healthypack.dasa.ncsu.edu or call our main number with questions at 919-515-2563.

Hours of Operation:

Student Health Services is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. To allow for staff development and departmental meetings, we open at 9:00 a.m on Tuesdays. We accept patients for care up to 4:20 p.m.  In addition, we are open Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon during the fall and spring semesters (excluding breaks) for illness and injury - no appointment needed.  Patient appointments are typically 20 minutes.  

A nurse advice line is available at all other times to assure students receive qualified nurse and medical advice. During adverse weather, students should check the Student Health Services website, https://healthypack.dasa.ncsu.edu for any variance in operating hours. 

Summer session hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with no weekend hours. We accept patients for care up to 4:20 p.m to provide sufficient time for you to see your healthcare provider. Patient appointments are typically 20 minutes.  

How to schedule an appointment:

Appointments can be scheduled online or by calling the health center at (919) 515-2563.

Charges:

All registered students pay a health fee which provides access to care and covers most, but not all, office visits for provider services. There are charges associated with x-rays, lab tests, allergy injections, travel vaccines, physical therapy, massage, annual physicals, some office visits and specialty clinics. Students are responsible for the cost of prescriptions and over the counter medications /supplies available at the Student Health Pharmacy, as well as expenses incurred when referred to an off-campus laboratory, physician, hospital or pharmacy. Student Health Services will file insurance on behalf of the student for services received at Student Health. Charges not covered by insurance may be transferred to the student's account with University Cashiers Office. Check with us prior to your visit to determine if your insurance plan is considered in-network.

Student Health partners with several specialty groups to offer on campus care. Specialists include Dermatology, Orthopedics and Gastroenterology. Charges and insurance is billed by the specialty group and not Student Health. The student is responsible for making arrangements for payment with the specialty office. 

Student Health, in partnership with Campus Smiles Dental Services, provides comprehensive dental care to students. Campus Smiles accepts most dental plans and will file your insurance for you. Cash discount pricing is also available. To make an appointment, contact Student Health and ask for the dental clinic. Two locations are available for your convenience - Main Campus and Centennial Campus. 

Staying Healthy and Well:

A HealthySTATE of mind and body begins with the prevention of disease and reduction of risky behaviors. Our outreach health educators and Pack Peer Educators offer a variety of information, programs and services to students on issues facing today's young adults. Health topics include nutritional counseling, alcohol and drug education, stress management, healthy sexuality, women’s health, men's health and more. 

Pack Peers is our student volunteer program that includes two tracks: Track I- Peer Education and Track II- Clinical Experience.  Students interested in becoming engaged in our Pack Peer program should visit our website at https://healthypack.dasa.ncsu.edu for more information.   

Required Medical Insurance

As mandated by the UNC System, NC State University requires all undergraduate students taking 6 or more credit hours to have and show evidence of a creditable health insurance policy. Students failing to provide proof of coverage by the published deadline each semester,  will automatically be enrolled in and billed for the university-sponsored health insurance plan through Student Blue. Note: This is a University requirement.

The University-sponsored health insurance plan (Student Blue) has a robust set of benefits at an affordable premium. Each year, complete information is available to students at the start of the fall and spring semesters. For more information regarding the health insurance requirement and/or the University-sponsored health insurance plan, please see the information at: https://healthypack.dasa.ncsu.edu.

Confidentiality:

All health and medical information is kept secure and confidential and is not divulged to anyone without the express written consent of the patient as required by Federal law.

PLEASE NOTE: Parents must have the written consent of their student for the release of any protected health information (PHI).  Guarantor of payment is not considered written consent for access to PHI.

 

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Disability Services Office

The Disability Services Office (DSO) facilitates accommodations and services for individuals with documented disabilities and serious medical conditions. Accommodations and services are rendered based on the individual’s documented needs and are determined through an interactive process. DSO will maintain appropriate confidentiality of records and communication regarding disability. To receive accommodations and services, please contact the DSO as far in advance as possible. The DSO office is located on the second floor of the Student Health Services Building, 2815 Cates Avenue, Suite 2221

Phone: voice - (919) 515-7653, TTY - (919) 515-8830, fax: (919) 513-2840

Email: disability@ncsu.edu

Visit Disability Services online

Medical Insurance

NC State University requires all undergraduate students who are taking 6 or more credit hours, and are degree seeking students, to have and show evidence of a creditable health insurance policy or students will automatically be enrolled in and billed for the university-sponsored health insurance plan. This university-sponsored health insurance plan has a robust set of benefits at an affordable premium. Each year, complete information is available to students at the start of the fall and spring semesters. For more information regarding the health insurance requirement and/or the university-sponsored health insurance plan, please see the information on our website: https://healthypack.dasa.ncsu.edu/