Health & Wellness

Student health and wellness services support the College mission, to prepare and inspire students for success and for thoughtful engagement in the world, by providing prevention-focused, accessible and high quality health care and counseling for a diverse student population.

We are dedicated to encouraging behaviors that change or eliminate health-related barriers to learning, and to promoting optimal physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual and community wellness.

The Davis & Elkins Student Health Services clinic is open Monday through Friday from 12-4 p.m. and conveniently located in Gribble Hall. Clinicians will be on campus every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. and every Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. No appointment is necessary to see the campus nurse or visiting physician. Counseling sessions must be scheduled in advance and are available four days a week. There is no fee for nurse visits, family planning visits or counseling services. The clinic also offers additional resources free of charge, such as over-the-counter medications, first aid and supplies, STD testing and smoking cessation assistance. Doctor visits, athletic and employment physicals, and some tests, such as a strep test, include a modest fee. Any service or test with a fee is charged to the student’s account – no need to carry cash.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 304-637-1234 (dial extension 1234 from a campus phone).

Emergencies

In the case of a medical emergency, call 911 or go to the Davis Medical Center Emergency Room. In the case of mental health emergencies or crises after hours, students may contact the Appalachian Community Health Center at 304-636-3232. Students can also call Women’s Aid in Crisis at 304-636-8433.

Referrals

Referrals may be made to the Office of Student Life (304-637-1211) by faculty, staff, parents and students if there are concerns about a student. Please note that unless the student consents, information cannot be shared about the student with the person making the referral.

Confidentiality

The content of Student Health Services visits will be kept confidential. Information shared will not be given to individuals who are not on the professional staff without knowledge and written permission. There are some exceptions arising from ethical and legal requirements, such as imminent harm to a student or someone else (including child abuse or elder abuse), and certain legal situations which require disclosure. These limitations will be discussed at the first appointment.