Health Services

All appointments should be made first over the phone -please call 704-461-6877 and our Office Manager, Tina will take your information and our Nurse Practitioner or one of our nurses will call you back to discuss your symptoms over the phone. If necessary, you will be invited to a Zoom visit with the Nurse Practitioner. If you do not have any symptoms suggestive of COVID-19, you may be asked to be seen in person in the Wellness Center. If there is a possibility that you have COVID-19, then all care is given remotely and a COVID-19 test will be ordered for you and all directions will be given on how to proceed from there.

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 is located in the back, lower level of the Haid theater. Both Health and Counseling services are housed in the same space. The link below is a map of the college.

The Wellness Center is open Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00p.m. Last appointment is at 4:30 pm. 

We have a full time Nurse Practitioner, Melanie and 2 part-time nurses, Mary and Tonia.

Yes! There is no cost to be seen in the Wellness Center. Wellness Center services are included in the tuition charges for our traditional students.

There may be times when your symptoms require additional lab work. In house laboratory tests are free of charge, however some tests require laboratory testing that needs to be sent to a laboratory facility. The fee for these types of tests are the responsibility of the student and can be billed to the student’s medical insurance.

If you need IV fluids for rehydration, you will be charged for the cost of the supplies only.

When necessary, you may need to be seen outside the Wellness Center at a local doctor, an Urgent Care, or an Emergency Room. Students are responsible for medical bills received off campus and for transportation to other medical facilities. 

The use of the Wellness Center is part of the general tuition for our traditional students only.  At this time, the services of the Wellness Center are not available to our ADP population.

Yes!  Each student must have medical insurance, either through a private insurance company plan or the insurance package offered through the College. Information regarding the school’s medical insurance with information on how to waive the insurance will be sent during the summer months from Student Financial Services.

All students are billed every year on their fall tuition bill for the school health insurance. If the student is starting in spring semester, he will be billed at a reduced rate for the spring semester.

All international students are required to keep the school-offered medical insurance.

For non-international students, in order to waive the school insurance, you will need to complete an on-line waiver each year and show evidence of coverage by a private policy that provides benefits in this area. You will be required to submit proof of insurance according to the directions from Student Financial Services.

To waive the school insurance click here.

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

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.

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.

 

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.

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)

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.

All services provided through the Wellness Center are completely confidential and fall in line with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) guidelines.  Any student, age 18 and over, must give their consent in order for the Wellness Center to talk with a parent or guardian regarding any medical visits, including confirming they were seen by our office. We encourage students to discuss any visits with their parents or guardians.

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