Health Services for Fall 2020 (COVID Update)
As Davidson College resumes while under the continuing health concerns of COVID-19, Health Services is operating using a hybrid service model (i.e., teleservices and in-person response) for the Fall 2020 semester. Refer to our Counseling & Health Services Related to COVID-19 for the most updated information about our center's current services.
During the Fall 2020 semester, the Health Center will be seeing students by appointment only. Students will be triaged and be directed to be seen at either the health center or through a telehealth visit from the new Health Annex located in the Sparrows Nest. To reach the staff, please call 704-894-2300 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our after-hours Nurse Advice line can be reached by dialing 704-894-2300 (press #1). The line is active weekdays between 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 a.m. and 24 hours a day on Saturdays and Sundays.
NOTE: If you have a life threatening emergency, please call 911.
All students who are currently enrolled full-time are eligible for health services. Routine health care for most health issues from sinus infections to pap smears can be obtained at the Center for Student Health and Well-Being.
Outpatient visits with the nurse or the physician at the center are free of charge. The cost of in-house laboratory tests, supplies, procedures and certain medications are billed directly to the student's account through the Controller's Office. The college does not participate with private insurance plans. However, upon request, a student may be given a claim form to submit to private insurance for reimbursement.
Hours of Operation
- Clinic hours by appointment only 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
- After Hours
- Weekdays, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 a.m. & Saturday/Sunday
- 704-894-2300, press 1 to speak to an on call nurse
In addition to regular wellness check-ups and sick visits, the Center for Student Health and Well-Being provides or refers to near by facilities for the following services:
- Allergy Clinic
The Center for Student Health and Well-Being gives allergy injections by appointment Monday through Friday from 1:30 until 3:30 to students who provide orders from their allergists. Students are responsible for their own medication schedules and re-orders, and must remain on-site for 30 minutes after each injection.
- Study Abroad Physicals and Travel Vaccines
Some study abroad programs require proof of physical exams and/or immunizations prior to travel, and both are available by appointment at Center for Student Health and Well-Being.
- Sharps Disposal
The Center for Student Health and Well-Being provides free sharps containers for all students who use insulin or other medications administered via injection. Students may call to arrange a time to pick up or drop off their sharps containers. Free, portable sharps shuttles also are available.
- Nutrition Counseling
- A registered dietician provides nutrition counseling by appointment. Please contact Elizabeth Allred at email@example.com
Most required vaccines as well as flu vaccines are available at the Center for Student Health and Well-Being. The charge for vaccines is applied to the student's account. If you have school insurance, there will be no charge.
- Meningitis Vaccines
Although the Meningitis Vaccine is not required, nor available at the health center, it is highly recommended for freshmen living in residence halls or for other students who want to lower their risk of the disease.
- Vision and Dental
Center for Student Health and Well-Being does not provide vision or dental care. There are several professional offices nearby, some within walking distance of the campus, that provide these services at the students' expense
Make an Appointment
Center for Student Health and Well-Being staff see students by appointment for routine health services and exams, and counseling-related concerns.
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Required Medical Forms
All incoming first-years and transfers, please complete the Medical History and Physical Examination Form by June 30.