Student Health Services
Health and the ability to learn go hand-in-hand in ensuring student success. Student Health Services supports the academic mission of the university by providing accessible, quality health care services and educational programs to promote the health and well being of the student population. We encourage and reinforce positive health behaviors and the optimum wellness of each student by promoting “Healthy Rams for Life”.
You must complete the following requirements related to Student Health Services:
Immunization Records and Student Health History (IR and SHH)
All new freshmen must provide a complete immunization record to WSSU as required by the North Carolina Immunization Law (General Statutes 130A-152). The deadline to submit your immunization record is June 1, 2012. You will not be allowed to move into your residence hall until you meet the Immunization Record Requirement.
Exceptions to North Carolina Immunization Regulations
Regulations do not apply to
- Students classified as non-degree seeking, distance education, or unclassified;
- Students registered in off-campus courses only;
- Students attending night or weekend classes only; or
- Students taking a course load of four (4) credit hours or fewer and residing off-campus.
New freshmen must also submit the Health History Form, including documentation of a physical exam.
Student Health Insurance
All students are required to have health insurance. Student health insurance is offered through a WSSU plan sponsored through the UNC System. Your student bill will include the cost of this insurance.
You may waive coverage in the university-sponsored plan if you have other credible health insurance (e.g. individual policy, coverage through a parent, Medicaid, Medicare, etc). If you elect to waive coverage and your waiver is approved, you will receive a refund for the cost of the university-sponsored plan. The approval and refund process may take up to 60 days to complete. NOTE: WSSU Intercollegiate athletes may not waive coverage of the University-sponsored insurance.
If you do not have other credible insurance (e.g. individual policy, coverage through a parent, Medicaid, Medicare, etc), you must to enroll in the university-sponsored plan.
If you are waiving coverage, you will need your medical insurance card.