The Student Health Center
Health is more than the absence of disease, and the Guilford Health Center works with students to promote physical, mental and social wellbeing. The Health Center provides traditional students with medical care for acute illness, health and wellness education to prevent future illness, and epidemic control for the entire community. Health information for CCE students is available on GuilfordNet.
There is no charge for students desiring to see or be assessed by a Health Center nurse or nurse practitioner. However, if lab work is required a fee will be billed to your Guilford account.
General hours: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Nurse Practitioner (tentative) hours
(hours subject to change)
- Mondays 11 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
- Tuesdays 12:00 noon – 3 p.m.
- Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 pm
- Thursdays 12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m.
- Fridays 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon
Please call the Health Center at (336) 316-2194 or (336) 316-2163 for questions or to make an appointment.
After hours, contact your Residential Assistant (RA) or Security for emergency procedures. Friendly Urgent Care and the local hospitals are available after hours: Friendly Urgent Care (336) 218-0994, Wesley Long Hospital (336) 832-1000 and Moses Cone Hospital (336) 832-7000.
The center is closed during June and July.
The Student Health Center is staffed by a full-time registered nurse (RN) and a part-time nurse practitioner (NP) who can help you attain and maintain a healthy college life. Staff members view each student as a whole person, with objectivity, confidentiality, and concern in meeting your health care needs.
Students are urged to take time during the first week on campus to inform the Student Health staff of your ongoing medical concerns (e.g. allergy medications, asthma, convulsive disorder, diabetes, hypertension, etc.).
The Student Health Center can assess all health needs, and while most concerns and illnesses can be treated on site, sometimes an off-campus referral is needed. In this case the staff will assist you in planning and implementing a consultation, and help locate the best facility based on your needs and insurance coverage.
Staff is available for acute and chronic illness evaluation, consultation for positive health strategies, identification of health risks, contraceptive counseling, referrals to counseling centers and referrals off campus for specialty care (e.g. dentist, ophthalmologist, surgeon, etc.). Inpatient care is not available in the Student Health Center. If hospitalization is needed, it will be arranged through local medical facilities.
Allergy injections can be given in the Student Health Center. Students must provide serum, needles, epi-pen and complete written instructions from the prescribing physician, and a telephone number to call if there are any questions regarding your allergy therapy. All students are required to remain in the Student Health Center for 20 to 30 minutes after each injection. The nurse practitioner must be present for allergy shots to be administered.
All medical records and services received in the health center are confidential. Information is not released without the student’s written permission (unless under the age of 18). Students are encouraged to notify their parents of illness or injury. Parents are notified by the College only in the event of serious illness or injury or with the student’s permission.
Class attendance is a matter between the student and the instructor. With permission of the student, the staff will verify knowledge of the student’s illness and/or visit to the Health Center. The instructor retains the authority to excuse or not excuse the absence from class.
Completion of the immunization form is mandatory. Your physician, PA, NP, or the Health Department must complete the form and be sent to the Health center before May 31. In compliance with North Carolina Immunization Law (G.S. 130-A-155), a student who does not provide proof of immunizations will be suspended 30 days after classes begin.
Routine assessment in the Student Health Center is free of charge. If lab tests (e.g. throat culture, blood work, pap smear) are necessary, the charges will be directly billed to the student’s College account. If X-ray is necessary, the staff will assist the student in locating an outside provider. When prescription medication is indicated for treatment, the staff will help the student in choosing a local pharmacy to fill the prescription. Fees for X-ray and off-campus medication are the student’s responsibility.
Encouraging a lifetime of great health and wellbeing for members of the Guilford community, the Health & Wellness Coordinator at Guilford provides awareness-building programs, services, support and opportunities to encourage wellness of mind, body and spirit.
Traditional students must have health insurance each semester and will be automatically enrolled in the UnitedHealthcare insurance plan (www.uhcsr.com) for Guilford students, which is billed to your Guilford account. If you have insurance you may opt out of this plan by filling out a form. Please call the Business Office at (336) 316-2463 for questions regarding insurance.
The following health insurance providers tend to be the most readily accepted by local health care providers:
- Blue Cross / Blue Shield
- Medcost – BAS
- Well Path
- Great West
Please review your policy to ensure you are adequately covered (this includes the determination of PPO/HMO status).