Health Services

Our knowledgeable and caring staff is trained in many different services and levels of care. Although not comprehensive, here is a list of some services we can offer. If you are unsure if we can give you the care you need, please come by the Wellness Center and let us help you. If we cannot give you the appropriate care, we can sure help you find it locally.

  • Diagnosis and treatment of minor illnesses:
    • Conjunctivitis
    • Ear infections
    • Upper respiratory infections
    • Allergy symptoms
    • Sinusitis
    • Sore throat
    • Cough
    • Urinary tract infections
    • Rashes
    • Other minor medical issues
  • Diagnosis and treatment for minor injuries
    • Sprains
    • Back pain
    • Suturing for minor laceration repair
    • Removal of stitches
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Nebulizer treatments
  • Health education and counseling
  • Over-the-counter medications, first aid supplies and educational materials.
  • Referrals

Being that we are a Catholic institution, all services offered by health and counseling staff are in accord with the teachings of the Catholic Church.

    • At the Wellness Center, we realize that students often are rushing to and from class during our operating hours. Appointments can be made by calling 704.461.6877 or stopping by during our operating hours (Monday – Friday 9:00am – 4:30pm). If you come by and our nurses or nurse practitioner are currently working with another patient, please see the receptionist for the next available spot. Walk-ins are welcome and will be worked in as soon as possible.
    • Please do not let the fact that you do not have time to make an appointment deter you from coming by the Wellness Center. We have plenty of staff who will be able to get you the care you need.
    • Appointments (both scheduled and walk-ins) for health and counseling services can be made at the front desk.

The Wellness Center has the capability to administer MMR and Tdap immunizations.

The Wellness Center is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., with the last appointment at 4:00 p.m. Our nurse practitioner is available to the Abbey community on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Nursing staff is available every day to help with minor issues, and if necessary will schedule an appointment with the nurse practitioner at the first available time.

Unfortunately, at this time the Wellness Center does not administer allergy injections. If you need this service, please contact the Wellness Center and we will do everything we can to identify a local office that can help you with the injection.

While we do not provide full courses of free medications, samples of several different over the counter medications are available free of charge.  Instructions are given for proper use.

Yes. If our Nurse Practitioner feels further evaluation is needed, she will refer you out to a specialist for the care you need.

Depending on the student’s insurance, copays and costs vary.  All costs not covered by insurance are the responsibility of the student.  

If a student only has the Belmont Abbey College insurance, a claim must be filed through the Wellness Center. If you have questions about this process, please stop by the Wellness Center and we will be happy to help you with this.

The Wellness Center does have a nebulizer and treatments can be given as needed. 

Acute asthma exacerbations can be managed through the Wellness Center.  If an attack is severe, student will be sent to the Emergency Room.

If you have chronic asthma, please make appropriate arrangements with your primary care physician before you come to Belmont Abbey College.

 

While any student is welcome to come to the Wellness Center for a blood pressure check or simple diabetes advice, we do not handle chronic diabetes or high blood pressure issues. While our staff members are not nutritionists, they can help you make healthy choices that can have a positive impact on these issues.

The Wellness Center does not provide regular sport or physical assessments. Please make arrangements with your primary care physician or another entity for these types of physicals.

Yes we do! Flu shots are usually available around September and an email is sent outlining the process for obtaining one. They are $20 each and the pricing is subject to change due to the cost from the supplier. They are available on a first come, first serve basis and are available until there are none left. Students have the option of the billing the fee through their student account. More information can be obtained from the Wellness Center.

*Please note: if you do want a flu shot, take advantage of it as soon as possible. It can take up to 2 weeks to secure full immunity.

No routine dental care is provided. At the same time, if a student presents with a dental infection an antibiotic can be prescribed if necessary. If you are unsure about dental pain, please take a moment to stop by the Wellness Center. If we cannot help you with the dental problem, we can certainly help you find a local dentist.

While not specializing in dental services or referrals, the wellness center can assist you in finding a local dentist who can help you in emergency situations.

All new incoming students must complete the Report of Medical History form accompanied by a copy of their insurance card. This information must be submitted before by August 1st. All required medical forms can be found on the Wellness Center page on our main website.

Proof of immunizations is required by the state of North Carolina for all traditional, residential students. The state requires proof of the following:

  • DTP: 3 Doses.
  • Td or Tdap: 1 dose within the last 10 years  (If vaccine needed, must get Tdap)
  • Polio: 3 doses
    • Not required if incoming student is 18 at time of arrival on campus
  • Immunity to Measles, Mumps and Rubella by one of the following:
    • MMR  – 2 doses, 1st dose after the 1st birthday
    • *Measles -2 doses 1st dose after the 1st birthday
    • *Mumps  -2 doses 
    • *Rubella -1 dose
    • *Blood titers showing immunity to measles, mumps and rubella
    • Hepatitis B
  • 3 doses (required if born after July 1, 1994)

It is not necessary for our CCPS population to submit health information. If you have questions, please contact the Wellness Center at 704-461-6877.

If the attention you need is not life threatening and you can wait, please see the Wellness Center during normal business hours (Monday – Friday 9:00am-4:30pm).

If you need immediate medical attention, call 911 and/or go to the emergency room. Make sure to alert Campus Police and your Resident Assistant so we can help you.

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