Health Center

We believe in promoting health and wellness by encouraging students, faculty and staff to make their well-being a priority.

Schedule an appointment with the Health Center if you don’t feel well or if you need:

Allergy Shots

Students who are on their maintenance dose are eligible to receive their allergy injections at the health center.  Interested students must obtain documentation from their allergist stating permission to receive allergy injections in the health center before receiving injections in the health center.  We charge $5-$8 per visit, depending on the number of injections given.  Appointments are required.  For more information, call 704-233-8102.

Contraceptive Counseling and Services

At the health center, a number of birth control methods at available for Wingate students.  Annual exams require a fee.  We offer both prescription and non-prescription contraceptives:  

  • Birth control pills
  • NuvaRing
  • Depo Provera injections
  • Condoms-FREE
  • Birth control education and counseling

Common illness and Minor injuries

The health center offers care for common illnesses such as the flu, colds, rashes, nausea, diarrhea, sore throat, and urinary tract infections, just to list a few.  We can also monitor your health if you have a chronic health condition such as asthma, high blood pressure, or diabetes.  Our providers and nurses are experienced in diagnosing and treating the common illnesses often seen among college students.  Be sure to bring a list of your current medications, including the name and dosage of the medications when you come to the health center for care.  This information is very important even when treating simple acute illnesses.

Sexually Transmitted Disease testing (STD’s)

We offer testing, diagnosing, and treatment for a variety of STDs.  Services are available for both men and women.  STDs education and counseling are also available. 

Immunizations/TB testing

Immunizations offered include:

  • Diptheria-Tetanus-Pertussis (Tdap)
  • Tetanus booster (Td)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Meningitis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Influenza
  • TB testing

Fees 

Lab Services

Minor office procedures

The health center staff is experienced in handling routine office surgeries such as simple suturing lacerations, removal of ingrown nails, draining abscess, and evaluation/biopsy of moles.  Fees apply.

Physical Exam (annual, employment, sports, travel, and new student)

The health center offers students comprehensive physical examinations for sports participation, travel, new student admission, and health professional student requirements.  We charge a fee for the examination plus additional charges may apply for lab work, immunizations, or TB skin test if required.  Appointments are required. 

Fees

Referral network of specialists

  1. For services beyond our scope, such as diagnoses and treatment of complex conditions or those requiring specialty care we have an extensive referral network of local providers, sports medicine clinics, radiologists, and other specialty services.  
  2. For serious emergencies or needing hospitalizations, Carolinas Medical Center-Union is within five minutes of campus.  Students are responsible for the costs associated with outside referral services.

Our professional staff includes:

  • Two Nurse Practitioners (full-time)
  • Physician (part-time)
  • Registered nurse
  • Certified medical assistant
  • Certified nursing assistant

Confidentiality

The Health Center complies with federal and state laws regarding the confidentiality and security of medical records, including HIPAA.  No information concerning a patient’s health or health records will be disclosed without authorization.

Privacy Policy

After Hours

In case of an emergency, Wingate University students should call 911 or go to CMC-Union Hospital.  You are responsible for payment when you are seen at the hospital or referred off campus for treatment or follow-up care.

For students enrolled in the Wingate-sponsored health plan through Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS), free access to a licensed provider is available after hours and on weekends.  This service offers access to a provider (ie:  Skype or face time) who can:

  • answer general health questions
  • assess new symptoms
  • call in prescriptions to a local pharmacy
  • diagnose health problems
  • recommend treatment options
  • refer you for emergency treatment or follow-up care

Other after-hours options:

  • Minute Clinic (inside CVS-Hilltop)
    • 625 E Roosevelt Blvd, Monroe, NC 28112 (704-289-8513)
  • Carolinas Healthcare System Urgent Care-Monroe
    • 613 E Roosevelt Blvd, Monroe, NC 28112 (704-283-8193)
  • FastMed Urgent Care
    • 242-A W Roosevelt Blvd, Monroe, NC 28110 (707-220-1904)

Location and Hours

The Clubhouse

The Health Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can be seen by appointment from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Walk-ins are accepted as time permits.

 

Mandatory Health Insurance Requirement

Wingate University requires all full-time (12 or more credit hours) undergraduate and graduate students on Wingate and Hendersonville campuses to have health insurance.  Health Science students are required to have proof of insurance regardless of the number of credit hours taken.

Students can choose to be covered by a personal plan or to enroll in the Wingate University Health Insurance Plan. Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBS) offers Wingate University students a comprehensive coverage option at a competitive rate.  Plans are offered on a per-semester basis so students can choose insurance that best fits their needs.

Students can either WAIVE or they must ENROLL in Wingate University’s health insurance plan EACH semester during the open enrollment period to avoid being charged.  Failure to waive out of the plan by the due date will result in a nonrefundable insurance charge on your student account.  The cost of the insurance is $888 each semester (or $1776/year).

Immunizations

Minimum immunization requirements

For a student in a North Carolina college or university:

Tetanus Series (Td, DPT, Tdap)
Three doses. One must have been within the past 10 years. Those individuals enrolling in college or university for the first time on or after July 1, 2008 must have had three doses of tetanus / diphtheria toxoid and a booster dose of tetanus / diphtheria / pertussis vaccine if a tetanus / diphtheria toxoid or tetanus / diphtheria / pertussis vaccine has not been administered within the past 10 years.


MMR (Measles/Mumps/Rubella)
Two doses (given on or after first birthday)
Or documented positive IgG titers to Measles (Rubeola), Mumps, Rubella


Hepatitis B
Three doses. Hepatitis B vaccine is not required if:
You were born before July 1, 1994 AND
You are not enrolled as a Health Science major.


Meningitis (required for students living on Wingate campus)
One dose within the last five (5) years (given on or after 16 years of age)


Polio
Three doses.
If you are 18 years old, you are not required to receive the polio vaccine.


TB Skin Test (PPD) 
One within the last 12 months.
Health Science students must have a 2-step process


Varicella
Two doses.
Required for all students in health-related programs.


Required or Recommended
North Carolina law requires students attending colleges or universities to receive certain vaccines. You should also have the immunizations recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That way, you’re fully protected from vaccine-preventable diseases. Recommended vaccines include flu, Hepatitis A, and HPV.

These immunizations and all other medical requirements are due by July 1 for Fall admission and January 1 for Spring admission. Immunization records that remain incomplete following 30 days of enrollment will result in dismissal from class until immunization requirements are met.

Download Immunization Form (PDF)

Who’s exempt from immunization requirements?

Students taking online courses, off-campus courses, evening courses (after 5pm) or no more than four daytime credit hours.