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Health Services

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You must call and schedule an appointment to access Health Services, 828.227.7640. You will be given directions on which entrance to access when you make your appointment. Please refer to the maps below.

COVID-19 Information and Resources

Learn more about available COVID-19 Vaccines, COVID-19 Testing, Isolation and Quarantine Guidance and other resources

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Current Students

Western Carolina University Health Services is here to meet the healthcare needs of our academic community and to enhance the physical, psychological, environmental and health education needs of our campus. Any student who pays the Student Health Fee is eligible for our services, regardless of insurance coverage. Keep in mind that students ARE NOT required to be enrolled in the UNC sponsored student health plan to be eligible for services. You can learn more about Insurance and Payment.

To obtain a proof of visit from Health Services, please log in to the Patient Portal. You may also review the WCU Absence Notification Protocol.

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New Students

Prior to enrollment, all new students must provide immunization records, proof of health insurance and a medical history.

North Carolina state law (General Statute 130A-155.1) requires anyone entering college to present a certificate of immunization that documents their compliance with all required immunizationsAll students attending Western Carolina University are required to show proof of valid medical insurance coverage or must enroll in the mandatory UNC System health plan. A Medical History will need to be secured from your doctor; a medical history provides important pieces of information that you should be aware of before visiting health services. 


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Coordination of Health Care

Learn more about coordiation of health care between your home providers and Health Services.

Allergy Clinic and Injections/Immunizations

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

Covid-19 Screening and Testing

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

Laboratory Services

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

Primary Care Services

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

Women’s Care

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

Saturday – Closed
Sunday – Closed

Health Services is closed on University approved holidays and may have different hours on adverse weather days per the adverse weather protocol. Each patient will be asked screening questions for symptoms of Covid-19 at the time the appointment is scheduled as well as upon arrival to Health Services.

Keep in mind that patients are requested to arrive 10 minutes prior to their appointment time; please allow time to validate your parking upon check-in. If you are 3 minutes late, your appointment will be re-scheduled. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please give us at least an hour's notice, so that the reserved time can be used for another appointment.

Dr. Jessica Ange, MD
Dr. Carmen Nations, MD
Kristy Hopkins, NP-C
Nancy Peneff, NP-C
Lauren Webb, PA-C
Robin Foley, FNP-C

Concerns, Compliments or Suggestions

Patients are welcome to provide feedback to Health Services via our feedback form. This feedback may be submitted anonymously and is considered 'spot' feedback, not a formal grievance. 
For questions related to campus operations and coronavirus, please visit WCU's Coronavirus website.


Grievance Process

A Grievance is an official statement of a complaint about something believed to be wrong or unfair. The Director of Health Services is responsible for investigating Grievances, providing feedback to the patient, determining any corrective actions as needed and following the issue to its' resolution. Please note that a formal Grievance cannot be anonymous.

Learn More about the Grievance Process


Services Offered

Well Visits

Scheduled Appointments - Patients can schedule an appointment for routine check-ups, follow up care, physicals, lab orders, medication refills, STI testing, illness or injury.

Routine Physicals - Comprehensive physical examinations for employment, internships, participation in athletics, etc. are provided. An appointment is required for all physicals.

Nurse Visits

Maintenance Checks

 Sick/Walk-In Visits -You must call and schedule an appointment to access Health Services, 828.227.7640. Our building entrances have changed. You will be given directions on which entrance to access when you make your appointment.

Triage Care

Non-Invasive Surgical Procedures

IV Therapy Services



Annual Physicals

Contraceptive Counseling

Contraceptive Medications - Consultation and management for all contraceptives are available. Appointments are required for birth control initiation.

Psychiatric Medications

ADD/ADHD Medications

Limited laboratory testing is performed at Health Services. For a complete listing of labs and fees please contact UHS.

In-House Hematology and Chemistry

On-site Rapid Diagnostics

Sickle Cell Screening

Collection Site for Reference Testing

STI Screening - Screening and treatment for sexually transmitted infections such as Chlamydia, genital herpes, genital warts, and Gonorrhea are available at a charge. For more information about other STI tests such as Syphilis and HIV please contact Health Services.

In-House Perscription Dispensing

Over the Counter Retail Sales

Transfer of Care for Medication Management

Transfer of Current Prescriptions

Immunotherapy/Allergy Serums - Allergy injections are administered at Health Services. To participate in this service, students should bring their allergy serum and physician's orders for the administration of the allergy injections to the allergy clinic.

Vaccines and Immunizations - Tdap, Td Boosters, MMR, PPD, Hepatitis B, and Flu vaccine are available at a nominal fee from health services.

Therapeutic Injectable Medications

Common Over-the-Counter Drugs

First Aid Supplies

WCU EMS is a student-staffed emergency ambulance service serving the WCU community. All medics are certified EMT's and WCU EMS is supervised by Health Services and WestCare EMS service. This service is in operation 24/7, during Fall and Spring semesters. To obtain EMS assistance dial 828.227.8911.

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