Student Health Insurance
In August 2009, the UNC Board of Governors approved the implementation of a 'hard waiver' student health insurance requirement on all sixteen 4-year campuses beginning in fall 2010. The term hard waiver means any student meeting three specific criteria is required to show evidence of an existing 'credible coverage' health insurance policy OR enroll in the UNC system-wide plan.
Waive - Any student meeting the university-sponsored health plan requirements who has other credible insurance (e.g. individual policy, coverage through a parent, Medicaid, Medicare, etc.) is able to waive out of the University-sponsored plan easily and quickly on-line. Click the "Waive" button to the left and enter the requested information.
Enroll - Any student meeting the university-sponsored health plan requirements who does NOT have other credible insurance (e.g. individual policy, coverage through a parent, Medicaid, Medicare, etc.) will be automatically enrolled in the University-sponsored plan. If you would like to confirm your participation in this plan, you may sign-up by clicking on the "Enroll" button to the left and enter the requested information. The premium will be automatically billed to your student account.
Online Student Health - An electronic application that allows currently enrolled students to:
- Schedule/cancel appointments
- Complete pre-visit appointment forms
- View your Immunization record
- Receive secure messages from UWC staff
Health Services is offering the Quantiferon TB Gold (Blood Test) to determine the presence of Tuberculosis. This test has been recommended by Center for Disease Control (CDC) as being a more accurate test for tuberculosis screening. The IPPD skin test will no longer be used for routine tuberculosis screening at the Student Health Services.
FLU.gov provides one-stop access to U.S. Government seasonal, H1N1 (swine), H5N1 (bird), H3N2, and pandemic flu information. Flu.gov aims to educate and guide the general public, health and emergency preparedness professionals, policy makers, government and business leaders, school systems and local communities.
School nurses have joined together as Voices of Meningitis to reach parents with an important message: although rare, meningococcal disease is a serious bacterial illness that includes meningitis (the inflammation of the protective layer surrounding the brain and spinal cord) and septicemia (blood poisoning) which can potentially cause death or disability of an otherwise healthy teen within just 1 day.