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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Student Blue Insurance Waiver or Enrollment Open

Eligible students who wish to enroll in Student Blue coverage for Fall 2014 are encouraged to submit an enrollment request no later than September 10, 2014 to ensure timely receipt of insurance ID cards. Students who are enrolled by default will not receive ID cards until after the deadline has passed. Students are automatically charged for Student Blue coverage.
Need to waive Student Blue coverage?
+ If you have creditable health insurance coverage, you must waive the Student Blue coverage and provide proof of your coverage each university semester. The charge will then be removed.

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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.

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

Overview for Parents

Parental Consent for Treatment
Parents of students under the age of eighteen must complete the Parental Consent for Treatment form . Please sign and fax the form to the number on the form. Please include your student’s name and ID number.

Confidential Medical Information
United States federal laws FERPA and HIPAA prohibit medical providers, counselors, and health educators at the Student Health Center from discussing anything relating to a student’s health care with you. We are not allowed to discuss appointments, billing, provider visits, or lab test results unless the student is under the age of eighteen or has provided us with written authorization. In the event emergencies, health care providers will advise students to contact their families.

Immunizations and Health History
Before arriving at NC State University, students are required to submit their medical histories and proof of required immunizations. Students should submit these documents to the Student Health Center as soon as possible in advance of arriving at NC State University. Students under the age of eighteen must have a parent or guardian sign the form.

Health Insurance
Because health insurance can be complicated, we recommend that you review the documentation in the Insurance section of this website very carefully. The Student Health Center only files insurance claims with the University-sponsored Health Insurance plan. Post-doctoral scholars and research or teaching assistants receive health insurance through GSSP, provided by Hill, Chesson, & Woody. If students have coverage other than the University-sponsored Health Insurance Plan, they may request itemized receipts to file for reimbursement from their health insurance companies. However, they also should verify that the plan has out-of-network benefits.

Payment
For details about payment for services at the Student Health Center, please review the documentation in the Payment section of this website carefully. The Student Health Services Fee covers most routine visits to health care providers, counselors, and health educators. Certain services such as prescriptions, annual physical examinations, X-rays, laboratory tests, and physical therapy services cost extra. However, you may file a claim with your medical insurance provider for reimbursement for charges that appears on your student’s account.

Mental Health and Wellness Resources for Students
The Counseling Center offers workshops, evaluations, and individual and group counseling sessions to assist students with personal, academic and vocational issues.

Student Health Center Pharmacy
The Student Health Center Pharmacy fills prescriptions from health care providers both inside and outside the Student Health Center. The pharmacy accepts many insurance prescription plans and files insurance prescription claims electronically. Students must pay for their prescriptions with cash, check, or credit card at the time of service. Unpaid charges appear on students’ accounts.

Wellness Resources for Students
Students make many decisions that affect both their health and their academic success at NC State University. Our Health Promotion department helps students make healthy decisions about nutrition, fitness, alcohol and other drugs, sexual health, relationship violence, and stress management.

Making Appointments
Students may make appointments at the Student Health Center either online at HealthWeb or by calling 919-515-2563.