Student Health Services

The Student Health Services is the primary medical service provider for enrolled NC State University students with a licensed pharmacy for your convenience.  In 2014, among 376 universities and colleges, we are nationally ranked among the Best Student Health Services in the United States and are ranked #1 in North Carolina by the Princeton Review.  In addition, we are nationally accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care.  Our staff include board certified physicians and licensed professionals offering an array of high quality services to meet the unique needs of college students. In-house we offer some specialty medical services, such as laboratory and x-ray, travel clinic, physical therapy, women’s health, occupational medicine, and allergy shots. Also, students may visit our on-site pharmacy to fulfill their prescription drug needs and over-the-counter requests.

Our providers are committed to high quality service, and take care to provide every student with prompt, individualized medical care. If you happen to need medical care outside Student Health Services’ scope, we will refer you to trusted medical specialists whose training, facilities, and technology facilitate the best possible care.

Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care
Accreditation Association for
Ambulatory Health Care

Recent Health Services News

Nurse Advice Toll Free Line

Great News!

Our toll free number for after hours nurse advice is back in service! The toll free number is 877-514-5307,

Students may access this number after hours for advice concerning illness or injuries. The after hours nurses do not make appointments or call in medication refills.

Appointments can be made on line and refills can also be made online or by calling the SHS Pharmacy.

Prescription Refills
If you know your prescription number, request refills via the mobileRX app (for android or apple) or online.

 If you do not know your prescription number, request refills in person, online via Healthweb or by phone at 919-515-5040.

Thanks for your patience while our phone situation was being addressed.

Stay Healthy and Have a Safe Summer!

 

 

Health Awareness Topic of the Month – Tuberculosis Screening

Student Health works hard to CDC_TBeducate students on a variety of topics including prevention, treatment of common illness and injury, and public health initiatives.

March is TB Awareness Month, thus, this is your opportunity to learn more about Tuberculosis! Below is a message from Dr. Tom Howard, Associate Medical Director at Student Health.

Tuberculosis is an uncommon infection in the US, but more so internationally.  It is spread through respiratory droplets (coughing) and requires a good amount of exposure to an individual with coughing.  Passing contact in hallways, classrooms and dining facilities is not a risk of contracting this infection.  In most people who breathe in TB bacteria and become infected, the body is able to fight the bacteria to stop them from growing. The bacteria becomes inactive, but they remain alive in the body and can become active in the individual at a later time. This is called a latent TB infection.  When the bacterium grows in the lungs evidence of infection can be detected by chest xray.  These individuals with active disease may or may not be infectious, based on the presence of a cough or evidence of the bacteria on sputum evaluation.

Screening for Tuberculosis involves questioning for exposure-travel to high-risk countries, exposure to infected individuals and symptoms (cough, fever, weight loss).  Screening is performed with a skin test or a blood test.  Both screening tests are quite effective in identifying affected individuals and hence the low incidence of this disease in the United States.  Individuals with an abnormal screening test undergo further screening for symptoms and chest x-ray looking for active lung involvement.  Treatment of individuals with abnormal screening involves the use of a course of antibiotics for 6-9 months.  Those with symptomatic Tuberculosis require more complex antibiotic treatment for similar periods of time.

Further information can be obtained from the CDC at:

http://www.cdc.gov/tb/publications/factsheets/general/ltbiandactivetb.htm

http://www.cdc.gov/tb/publications/factsheets/general.htm

Yours in Health,

Tom Howard, MD

 

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Massage Therapy Now Available

Come relax with us! Massages for students, faculty and staff are offered by appointment Tuesdays & Wednesdays 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. and Thursdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. with licensed massage therapists.  Please call 919-513-3260 for details and to schedule your appointment today.  Sessions are 25 or 50 minutes and packages are available.  

More information available here: Therapeutic Massage at NC State

Construction Summer 2014

We are renovating space to better meet the needs of students and improve the patient experience.  During the summer there will be several projects that will generate dust and noise.  Please let us know if there are special concerns during your visit so we can assist in making the visit more comfortable.  Thank you for your understanding and patience.