The Wellness Center Fee
Payment of the comprehensive fee entitles resident students to medical care by the college nurses, nurse practitioner or physicians in ordinary cases of illness. The fee does not provide and Wofford College does not assume the cost of x-rays, medications, special nursing care, consulting physicians, surgical operations, laboratory tests, treatment of chronic conditions, convalescence from operations, or hospital care.
Wofford's Wellness Center, located in the Hugh R. Black Building, is staffed Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. by licensed health care providers. Medical Services is open 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Counseling and Accessibility Services is open 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment only.
Nurse Practitioner / Registered Nurses
When a student visits The Wellness Center, he/she will be seen by a nurse practitioner and/or a registered nurse. The nurse practitioner is available most days of the week from 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m.. The nurse practitioner is able to diagnose, treat and prescribe medications as needed. Other services that are available to students at no charge are: over-the-counter medications, equipment checkout, assistance with referrals and preventative health care information.
Should a student need a doctor’s appointment after being assessed in The Wellness Center, a nurse will assist the student by making the appointment with the college physicians, located 15 minutes away from campus. The office visit fee is covered by the comprehensive fee for resident students in ordinary cases of illnesses.
To make an appointment, go to the Patient Portal. Appointments are not necessary but will reduce your wait time significantly.
We perform a limited number of lab tests in our facility at a small cost to the student including urinalysis, blood sugar, mono test, strep test and flu test. With physician orders, we are capable of obtaining blood and urine specimens for more extensive testing at a nominal fee. These specimens are sent by courier to a private lab for testing. Results are then sent to the student and if needed insurance can be filed by the student.
The Wellness Center can provide the following immunizations for a fee:
- Hepatitis B Series
- Influenza Vaccine
- TDap (tetanus)
- PPD Screen (TB)
Students who are taking allergy injections need to contact a local allergist to set up an appointment with that office.
If you need assistance finding a local allergist please call The Wellness Center at 864-597-4370.
Confidentiality of Medical Records
Health care records are maintained separately from the student's academic files and cannot be accessed by faculty, non-Wellness staff, administration, parents or other students. Protected Health Information is completely confidential. Students must sign a written authorization to release any verbal or written Protected Health Information to anyone, including faculty and family members. Protected Health Information may need to be released for emergency medical treatment or medical services, or as required by law.
The Wellness Center welcomes your interest and contact. We also value your privacy. Please consider the following information prior to sending e-mail:
- Email us for general information regarding services, resources or other campus information.
- Email is not appropriate for questions regarding individual, private or personal health (we cannot guarantee that the contents of an e-mail message will remain confidential).
- Wellness Staff access to e-mail is limited to business hours.
- E-mail should not be used for urgent communication (your message may not be read immediately).
- When time is of particular concern, please call us at 864-597-4370 or 864-597-4371.
Please use our Patient Portal to send a secure message regarding your health care needs. Educational materials are also located on your patient portal.
Policies and Forms
STATEMENT OF ILLNESS /INJURY
If your illness or injury warrants a statement for class, a Starfish flag will be sent to your professors. You will see the flag in Starfish as well. Notices of medical absence are reserved for fever, surgery, injury or chronic and contagious illnesses. Please note this is not an excuse from class. Excused absences are at the discretion of each professor.