Medical services are proved by a team consisting of a Board Certified Family Physician, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, and certified medical assistant, Nutritional Services & Counseling, and Athletic Trainers specializing in the Performing Arts.
Student Health Services provides an eclectic, patient-centered blend of services within the context of a general practice. Patients are directly involved in decision-making where it is relevant, and are informed and educated when appropriate.
Student Health Services promotes a philosophy of lifelong physical and emotional well being for student artists through high-quality, accessible, comprehensive, and cost-effective health care and health education. It provides a full spectrum of services, from crisis intervention, evaluation and treatment of illness to therapies and education to help students grow in their daily lives and learn to stay healthy.
A student’s medical condition is held in the strictest confidence. If you are over 18 years of age and in college we will not discuss your health with your parents or with teachers or staff without your written permission. If you are under 18, we may call your parents about illnesses but will not discuss issues of sexuality, STDs or contraception. Medical information about high school students will be shared with arts schools, general studies and residence life staff only on a “need to know” basis.
No registered student will be denied service. There is no charge for the office visit; however there may be a charge for added laboratory services and medications. Payment may be made by cash, check, credit/debit card or One Card. Filing insurance is the responsibility of the student. We will provide you with an itemized statement. Bills are not mailed home.
Health and accident insurance coverage is required of all students. As insurance information often changes during the year, we request that you provide us with updated insurance information. The University offers Student Blue Cross from Blue Shield of North Carolina health insurance or you can keep your current health insurance if you are covered by an individual plan or through a parent's plan.
Services rendered at the Wellness Center for covered medical expenses on Pearce and Pearce insurance are covered 100% per illness or injury after paying the deductible. Students who have outstanding bills in health services may have a “hold” placed on their registration.
The Health Services is a licensed pharmacy. We stock many frequently used medications at discounted prices. If you wish to fill a prescription on your insurance drug card, we must have a copy of both sides of the insurance card. The prescription will be filled off-campus by Downtown Health Plaza Pharmacy and delivered to the Wellness Center the same or following day. If your prescription is through the Downtown Health Plaza Pharmacy, you are asked to call them at (336) 713-9635 for refills. Refills will be delivered to the Wellness Center the next day. Prescriptions written by a private physician may be transferred to Downtown Health Plaza Pharmacy by your existing pharmacy and will be delivered to the Wellness Center.
Downtown Health Plaza Pharmacy
1200 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
24 hour pharmacy phone line: 336-713-9677
- Transportation arrangements may be made for transportation to medical facilities for appointments. (There is a charge for this service and students are encouraged to make arrangements early by contacting our receptionist at least 24-hours prior to known appointments.)
- Allergy injections with prior written consent and protocol from referring allergist
- Primary health care evaluation and management, including but not limited to, asthma, allergy, infectious diseases, headache, gynecology, cholesterol and health screening, injuries, high blood pressure, acne, and other skin conditions, and tobacco cessation
- Medical, surgical, x-ray and dental referrals
- Routine laboratory testing
- Immunizations (Permission form)
- Foot care
- Nutritional counseling by a registered nutritionist
- Athletic Trainer
- Women’s health care
- HIV/STD screening
- Massage therapy
- Self-service station with over-the-counter medications and bandages
- Contraception (birth control pills, implanon or ring)
- Over-the-counter health care products (multi-vitamins, calcium supplements, cold and allergy medications, herbal products)
American College Health Association
National Institutes of Health
Go Ask Alice
HPV-National Women’s Health Resource Center
My first pelvic exam
Men’s Health Network
Disease-Specific InformationSexual Health
American Academy of Family Physicians
Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual issues
National sexuality resource center
National Domestic Violence Hotline
National Dating Abuse Helpline
American Dietetic Association
How to eat Healthy while away at school
Nourishing Connections-Overcoming Eating Problems, Weight Struggles
Vegeterian Resource Group
Gatorade Sports Science Institute
American Diabetes Association
Something Fishy - Information and resources pertaining to anorexia, bulimia, and compulsive overeating
The Renfrew Center Foundation – Eating disorder education, treatment and prevention resource
National Women’s Health Information Center – Eating disorder information for school personnel, parents and teens
National Institute of Mental Health
National Eating Disorders Organization
National Association of Anorexia and Associated Disorders, Inc.
About-Face - promotes positive self-esteem in girls and women of all ages, sizes, races and backgrounds through a spirited approach to media education, outreach and activism.
Health Risk Assessment Tools
Your disease risk
American College of Sports Medicine See resources for “General Public”
National Sleep Foundation
Arts-related Health/Injury Prevention
Medical problems with performing artists