Student Blue Open Enrollment is Now CLOSED!

Student Blue open enrollment for Fall 2014 has closed! You may appeal before September 24, 2014 or the health insurance premium will be non-refundable! Parents and students please be sure that either you have waived the Student Blue plan or plan to appeal the premium before this date, once again this charge is nonrefundable.

NC State Response to Ebola Outbreak

Updated 8/8/14

NC State Student Health Services (SHS) has begun preparations in the unlikely event students, staff or faculty returning from the affected regions of West Africa display symptoms consistent with the Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever. SHS is coordinating with the Office of International Affairs and the Office of International Services to identify anyone who may have traveled to or are traveling from Ebola- affected regions, which includes Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.  SHS is closely monitoring Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) communications, as well as local health departments, and will inform the campus community when new information becomes available.

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Tips to Avoid the Flu

  • Get the flu vaccine. (Clinic January 17th at Student Health from 1-4 pm)
  • Wash hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • Practice good health habits – plenty of sleep and exercise, reduce stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat healthy foods. Continue reading

Student Health Services Video

To help students and families gain a better understanding about the Health Center and requirements for a successful start at NC State click here.  This video highlights who we are, what services we provide and gives accurate up-to-date information to assist you in joining the Wolfpack family.

Stomach Bug Infecting Campus

Gastroenteritis also known as stomach bug or stomach flu, is infecting campus.  Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain/cramping, fever and / or headache.  If you are experiencing these symptoms make an appointment online or call 919-515-7107.  The virus is spread by touching contaminated surfaces or objects and then touching your mouth, eating contaminated foods or drinks, and direct contact with stool or vomit while caring for a sick person.

If you become sick, take care of yourself with:

  • Medications. This may include fever reducing, anti-nausea, and/or anti-diarrhea medicines.
  • Oral Rehydration. Sip only clear non caffeinated liquids, such as ginger ale, water, ice chips, sport drinks, broth soups.
  • Diet. Once liquids are tolerated eat a bland diet.  This would include crackers, noodles, rice, and toast, and limit dairy.  Advance your diet as tolerated.
  • IV Fluids, as needed. Make an appointment with Student Health for this treatment.

Prevention is key to staying well.   Washing hands is the most important thing to do to prevent getting or spreading the infection.  Also, decontaminate surfaces and objects, such a computer keyboards, door handles, and steering wheels.

For more information visit the CDC Norovirus Information Page and Student Health Services

Before You Arrive

There are several health-related actions you need to take before you come to NC State University. After you have been accepted, please review the information below carefully in advance of your arrival so that you can complete these tasks within 30 days of your acceptance.

Complete Your Medical History Online

  • Log in to HealthWeb with your Unity id and password.
  • Click Forms on the left.
  • Read the instructions.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page.
  • Click Health History Form.
  • Complete the form to the best of your knowledge.

Provide Proof of Immunizations
In accordance with North Carolina state public health law, you must provide the Student Health Center with proof of your immunizations. If you do not meet this requirement within 30 days of your acceptance, you will be dropped from all your courses. It will cost $150 to re-enroll.  If you have questions about this requirement, please review our Immunization Compliance Policy for further details.

Tracking down evidence of your immunizations can be challenging. If you or your parents do not have your immunization records, we suggest that you check with your personal physician, county health department, previous college or university, or military branch.  The NC Department of Health and Human Services has additional tips for tracking down your immunization record.

If you have official records of your immunizations, such as transcripts, health department records, or WHO cards, please complete the following steps:

  • Log in to HealthWeb with your Unity id and password.
  • Click Forms on the left.
  • Read the instructions.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page.
  • Click Immunizations Page.
  • Referring to your official records, enter the dates of your shots in the online form.
  • Click Proceed to submit your information to the Student Health Center for processing.
  • Mail, fax, or hand-deliver a hard copy of the official records bearing these dates to the Student Health Center Immunization Compliance office.
    Fax to
    : 1.888.972.4149 
    Mail to
    :
    Attention: Immunizations Department
    N.C. State University
    Campus Box 7304
    Raleigh, NC 27695-7304

If you have unofficial records of your immunizations, (for example, you may have baby books without a doctor’s signature, or your mother’s personal records), please complete the following steps:

  • Log in to HealthWeb with your Unity id and password.
  • Click Forms on the left.
  • Read the instructions.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page.
  • Click Immunizations Page.
  • Referring to your unofficial records, enter the dates of your shots in the online form.
  • Before you click Proceed, use File/Print or Ctrl+P to print your browser window so that you have a paper copy of the form showing the dates you just entered.
  • Click Proceed to submit your information to the Student Health Center for processing.
  • Take the paper copy of the form that you just printed from HealthWeb to your healthcare provider, and have him or her sign it. Your provider’s signature makes your dates official.
  • Mail, fax, or hand-deliver a hard copy of the official records bearing these dates to the Student Health Center Immunization Compliance office.
    Fax to: 1.888.972-4149
    Mail to
    :
    Attention: Immunizations Department
    N.C. State University
    Campus Box 7304
    Raleigh, NC 27695-7304

Many students find it easier to gather their own records, because it saves them doctor’s office visits and associated fees. Some students are short a shot or two, and will have to visit their doctors for shots anyway. If you are missing shots, please enter the dates that you do have on the HealthWeb form as described above, print the form, and bring it with you to the doctor. Your doctor can then update the dates for your missing shots, date, sign, and stamp your form, and forward the hard copy to the Student Health Center Immunization Compliance office.

If you have no records at all, you’ll need to visit your healthcare provider to receive the required immunizations. Have your doctor provide you with a complete record that shows the date of your immunizations, enter the dates into the HealthWeb form as described above, and mail, fax, or hand-deliver a paper copy of the complete record to the Student Health Center Immunization Compliance Office.

Tuberculosis (Tb) Screening (International Students and non-U.S. citizens only)
If you are either an international student or a non-U.S. citizen, you must have a tuberculin (PPD) test administered by a NC State University acceptable medical facility within the 12 months preceding the first day of classes. PPD readings must be stated in MM in duration.

We do not accept the results of PPD tests or chest x-rays completed in medical facilities outside the United States. You may wait and have these test(s) done after you arrive at NC State University. Student Health Services can perform a blood test to detect Tb bacteria infection. If you receive this test at the Student Health Center, and have health insurance coverage under the University-sponsored Health Insurance Plan, your health insurance policy will cover the cost of the test if given after the effective insurance date. If you need this this test done please call 919-515-2563 to make an appointment once you are on campus.

Complete the Parental Consent for Treatment Form (Students under the age of 18 only)
If you are under the age of 18, your parent or guardian should download and complete the Parental Consent for Treatment Form. You may then mail, fax or hand-deliver the form to the Student Health Center.
Fax to: 1.888.972.4151
Mail to
:
Attention: Immunizations Department
N.C. State University
Campus Box 7304
Raleigh, NC 27695-7304