The SHS is staffed with a pharmacist during clinic hours. The Pharmacist or nurse will administer formulary medications to the students at no additional cost. The SHS Pharmacy will only dispense medications prescribed by the FHS assigned health provider. The Provider may write prescriptions for the students if the medication is not stocked in the SHS pharmacy. Prescriptions written by Providers not assigned to FSU must be taken to a local pharmacist. Pharmacy counselling is available and will automatically be provided with each prescription dispensed at the Student Health Pharmacy. Additional counseling is available on request.
Fayetteville State University requires each student to have accident and sickness insurance protection either by their personal policy or under the Student Insurance Plan (Student Blue).
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More information regarding the Student Insurance Plan (Student Blue) is available at Student Health Services or can be found online at bcbsnc.com/student.
The premium for the Student Insurance Plan (Student Blue) is included in each student's semester bill. Students who do NOT wish to be enrolled in the Student Insurance Plan MUST complete the insurance waiver form online.
Immunizations and Required Documentation
North Carolina State law (General Statue 130 A 152-157), requires that all students present documented proof of specific immunizations. The required immunizations are listed on the medical history/immunizations form required of all students prior to registration. Immunization Record & Medical History Forms are available at the Student Health Services located in the Spaulding building or here. All medical information is confidential and is not divulged without the written consent of the student or parent/legal guardian of a minor student.
Any student requesting services must complete the Immunization Record & Medical History Form and provide the required immunization documentation to Student Health Services prior to scheduling an appointment regardless of credit hours or status. All new students, transfer students, returning former FSU students, students taking more than four hours on campus before 5:00p.m., and students applying for admission to the Teacher Education Program must complete all medical and immunization requirements.*
Immunizations are required by the state of North Carolina and must be physician-certified or verified by a clinic stamp before registering at FSU. Failure to comply with mandatory state immunization laws requires administrative withdrawal from the University.
* Exemption from immunization requirements include: a) students enrolled for four credit hours or less and residing off campus, b) students attending evening (starting at 5:00 pm, c) student taking weekend classes only, and d) students taking off campus classes for the duration of their degree program.
PLEASE NOTE: Any student requesting services must submit a completed Immunization Record & Medical History Form prior to receiving services regardless of credit hours or status.The minimum immunization requirements are:
- Three (3) doses of tetanus/diphtheria toxoid - Diphtheria, Tetanus, and/or Pertussis -(DTP, DTaP, TD, Tdap) - One must have been within the past 10 years
- Polio (oral): Proof of 3 doses required if under age 18.
- One (1) Meningococcal or wavier
- Hepatitis B: Required if born on or after July 1, 1994.
- Two (2) MMR - Measles, Mumps, Rubella vaccine: Two doses required if born after December 31, 1956.
- Lab report to show proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) by blood test (titer) will satisfy the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) requirement.
- Rubella (German Measles): Required if under age 50.
- Vaccine (after 6-9-96) or proof of immunity by blood test (titer).
- Month, date, and year are required for each immunization.
- Handwritten records must be verified by either a physician's signature or by a clinic/ health department stamp.
- Any request for medical exemption from the immunization requirement must be verified by a physician. The physician must complete the Medical Exemption Statement Form (DHHS form 3987). The form must be submitted to Student Health Services.
The University is required by law to withdraw any student who does not provide the appropriate immunization records. This administrative withdrawal can result in loss of grades and/or credit for your courses.
Student Health Services Forms
Student Complaint Form
Medical excuses are given only when the Medical Provider deems it medically necessary. An appointment with Student Health Services does not mandate a medical excuse. Medical excuses are not issued for missed class time. Therefore, students are strongly encouraged not to schedule appointments during class time.
In emergency situations, the Emergency Medical System (911) will be activated for students who require it. The student will be responsible for charges or bills for EMS/ambulance services not covered by their medical insurance. Student Health Services is equipped to serve students in the Spaulding Building and cannot accommodate students in the residence halls or in classrooms. The Student Health Services' staff does not respond to medical calls outside of the facility. Students with OFF Campus appointments are responsible for arranging their own transportation and receiving a referral as needed from Student Health Services.Medical RecordsStudent medical records are available only to the professional staff of SHS and are considered confidential and privilege. Records may only be released with written permission by the student. Records are retained for eleven years after the student leaves the University and subsequently are destroyed.
Health education and promotion services are provided by Student Health Services (SHS) through its Bronco Wellness (B-Well) program. B-Well is designed to:
- Promote healthy lifestyles
- Provide wellness resources and referrals
- Encourage and teach risk reduction behaviors
- Offer a safe and non-discriminatory environment for students to access health education information
B-Well utilizes a holistic approach to support the FSU campus in adopting healthy lifestyle practices to improve personal health and wellness. Initiatives are designed to educate and empower our campus to make better choices that can positively impact current and future health outcomes. An eight dimensional wellness model serves as the foundation of the program.
8 Dimensions of Wellness
- Financial-Satisfaction with current and future financial situations
- Emotional-Coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships
- Occupational-Personal satisfaction and enrichment from one's work
- Spiritual-Expanding our sense of purpose and meaning in life
- Physical-Recognizing the need for physical activity, healthy foods and sleep
- Intellectual-Recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills
- Environmental-Good health by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that support well-being
- Social-Developing a sense of connection, belonging, and a well-developed support system
Adapted from Swarbrick, M. (2006). A Wellness Approach. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 29(4), 311-314.
Health Education Presentations
Health Education programs are provided on a variety of health issues. Programs are presented by SHS staff and/or Certified Peer Health Educators. Forms must be submitted within two weeks of the program date.To request a program please complete the Program Request Form and email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
B-Well hosts Wellness Wednesday activities throughout the year to provide critical health and wellness information. Events are interactive, educational, and entertaining. Please see our calendar for upcoming Wellness Wednesday events.
Student Health Services and B-Well conducts a variety of health screenings to assist the campus in moving toward better health. Please see our calendar for upcoming Health Screening events.
Are you interested in health and wellness issues? Do you want to support other students and help them learn more about wellness? Think about joining the Wellness Ambassadors.Wellness AmbassadorsThe Wellness Ambassadors (WA) is a student organization developed to provide opportunities for students to take an active role in creating a healthier community. Students that volunteer are trained on a variety of health topics, provide support to fellow students, and assist with health education and promotion efforts.
If you would like to join the Wellness Ambassadors please complete the Wellness Ambassadors Application and email it to: email@example.com.
Certified Peer Health Educators
Students may complete additional training to become Certified Peer Health Educators. Students are required to complete BACCHUS Peer Health Education training and successfully pass an exam to receive national certification.