Student Health Center Services
Outpatient medical services are available to UNCW students in the following areas:
- Education and Outreach
NOTE: Students must present their student ID each time they come to the SHC to receive care.
The Student Health Center has moved to an appointment system. Simply call 910-962-3280 to make an appointment. Although we are encouraging all students to call ahead for an appointment, walk-ins are welcomed and will be scheduled later the same day or as soon as possible.
The SHC staff is eager to assist you in making your visit as comfortable as possible. You are encouraged to ask questions or request assistance whenever needed. Individual visits vary in length. Please allow a minimum of one hour. This allows for registration, check-in, medical history taking, physical examination, laboratory tests, treatments, filling prescription, and check out.
For a nominal fee, the SHC offers men the Health Risk Assessment Exam which assesses for heart disease, kidney disease, and cancer. Blood work and a urinalysis are used to screen for diabetes and elevated lipids (cholesterol). For information, or to schedule an appointment call 962-3280.
An important part for women of all ages is maintenance of their gynecological health. At the SHC we support this by performing Complete Physicals that can include a pap smear and STI testing on an annual basis (AHME). At the SHC we use the ACOG (American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology) guidelines when recommending when to start having a pap smear and how often they are repeated. Included in our GYN services are: Contraceptive counseling (Oral, Injectable (DepoProvera) and now implantable Implanon), routine screening for sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy testing /counseling and diagnosis /management of gynecological problems. There can be additional charges associated with some of these services and testing.
Health Promotion offers a Women’s Health Seminar that provides information about pap smears, breast exams, and types of hormonal and non-hormonal birth control available to women today, if interested you can schedule an appointment by calling 963-3280.
Prior to your exam (AHME) please complete the age appropriate history form (< 40 and > 40 years old) found at this site and bring it with you. If you are not having a pap smear with your exam please do not empty your bladder less than an hour before your scheduled appointment
To save time, complete the age appropriate history form and bring it to your appointment.
STI testing is available at the SHC. We encourage all sexually active individuals to undergo STI testing on a regular basis, whether or not symptoms are present.
If you do have symptoms that might be due to an STI, or if you believe you have been exposed to an STI, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible.
The U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and infectious disease experts recommend that Americans between the ages of 13 and 64 be routinely tested for HIV. Routine testing would catch infections earlier, making treatment more effective, plus help stop the spread of HIV. The CDC recommends that HIV testing be as common as a cholesterol check. HIV Testing is available at the SHC for $15.
To save time on your visit, Click here to download the SHC HIV/STI Testing Pre-test Survey/Counseling sheet and Click here to download the SHC HIV Testing Information sheet. The survey does not need your name on it, nor does it go in your chart/permanent medical record.
Our Health Promotion department also provides information and education on sexual health and STI’s. Call 962-7513 for more information.
The SHC offers physical examinations to students for preventive care, as well as for nursing students, students in teaching internships, and incoming athletes. Click to download an athletic physical form, or a nursing-teaching history form.
Allergy injection administration is available for students receiving treatment for chronic allergic conditions. Students receiving allergy injections must provide serum and have their prescribing physician complete the SHC Physician Order Form before scheduling an interview, in order to see if they qualify to receive allergy injections at the SHC. The SHC allergy program allows for administration of routine, uncomplicated allergy injections. Requests for complicated, specialized allergy regimens will be facilitated by referral to a local allergy specialist's office.
Students needing allergy injections should make an appointment with an allergy nurse for an initial consultation and instructions. Call 910-962-3280 to schedule an appointment.
Students must always wait 20 minutes after receiving any injection to be observed for an adverse reaction.
NOTE: Allergy injections are provided at an additional charge.
The Health Promotion Staff & Peer Educators provide a wide range of health presentations to a variety of offices, departments, and classrooms at UNCW. Visit the Health Promotion website for more information.
The SHC also provides a comprehensive list of self-care sheets, which are for educational purposes and should not be used to treat or diagnose an illness.
Students interested in the evaluation of ADHD should go to the UNCW Counseling Center. The Counseling Center can provide initial evaluation and referral to community providers to diagnose ADHD. For prescription refills for those already diagnosed with ADHD, students should make an appointment at the UNCW Student Health Center.