All students who are currently enrolled full-time are eligible for services. Routine health care for most health issues from sinus infections to pap smears can be obtained at the Student Health Center. Outpatient visits with the nurse or the physician at Student Health are free of charge. The cost of in-house laboratory tests, supplies and certain medications are billed directly to the student's account through the Controller's Office. We do not participate with private insurance plans. However, upon request, a student may be given a claim form to submit to private insurance for reimbursement.
An RN is on duty at the health center weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. They are available via pager at night and through the weekend. Physicians from a local medical group, Davidson Family Medicine, provide on-site medical care on an appointment basis during weekday afternoons and Tuesday mornings. They also provide after-hours emergency consultation to our staff nurses who are experienced in college health care.
Students may be referred to the office of Davidson Family Medicine (DFM) for x-rays, EKG's and other procedures during the workday. Students are responsible for charges thus incurred. DFM will file the charges with insurance as a courtesy.
Students receiving allergy injections must have clear and precise written instructions from their allergist.
- Students are responsible for monitoring their own medication schedules and for reordering allergy extract.
- The Student Health Center requires students to sign a contract before injections may be done with agreement to remain at the health center for thirty minutes after each injection.
- Injections are given Monday through Friday, from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm while a physician is in the facility.
Nutritional counseling with a registered dietician is available by appointment on site by calling the health center at 704-894-2300 and also through dining services.
Prescriptions are written by the physician and may be filled at CVS Pharmacy located on Main Street one block from campus or at the pharmacy of choice.
There are ophthalmologists in Mooresville (seven miles north) and Cornelius (one mile south). There are optometrists located in Davidson, approximately one-half mile south of the college. Other options are available in Charlotte (19 miles south).
Dental care is available to students at their own expense through several private offices in Davidson.