Lisa Fisher, RN, BSN

Registered Nurse


  Janice Payne, FNP
Family Nurse Practioner



Health Services at UVa-Wise provides students, faculty, and staff with a comprehensive health care program utilizing campus and community resources. 

  • Health Services at UVa-Wise is staffed by a full-time registered nurse each weekday and a family nurse practitioner each Monday from our contracted health provider, MSHA Norton Community Hospital.  Their services are provided through student fees.  Office hours for the RN are 8 am-5 pm, Monday - Friday during the academic year, excluding break periods.  During the summer months, the RN maintains an 8 am-noon, Monday-Friday schedule.

    Free student services include health assessments, athletic physicals, allergy shots (student provides own prescribed medication), minor first-aid treatments, blood pressure checks, seasonal & H1N1 flu vaccinations (at designated times), and over-the-counter medications (including acetaminophen, ibuprofen, throat lozenges, cold & allergy medicines, stomach aids, lip balm, etc.).  Health counseling also is provided on a variety of topics, including STD's, HIV, colds & flu, poison ivy, and nutrition.

  • The Wise County Health Department provides additional services on-campus each Wednesday from 9 am-noon and 1-4 pm.  These on-campus services for males and females are scheduled in the Center for Student Development and include TB risk screening, physical exams, breast exams, sexually transmitted disease screening, birth control and counseling, pregnancy testing, treatment of minor vaginal disorders, and emergency contraceptives. Insurance may be billed, otherwise fees are income-based.

PRE-ENTRANCE HEALTH PACKET OVERVIEW    [Pre-Entrance Health Packet (pdf)]

All currently enrolled UVa-Wise students are required by College and/or Virginia policy to provide health information to Health Services prior to their first semester of enrollment (Medical, nursing, and medical technology students are required to provide additional immunization information to the Department of Nursing).  Failure to provide complete information may result in delay of course registration.

A completed Pre-Entrance Health Packet must contain the following items:

      The Health Record on pages 1-4 of the Pre-Entrance Health Packet provides a student's health and immunization history; medical consent; insurance information (front/back copy of the card AND signature of the policyholder); health professional signature; and student and/or legal guardian signatures. 

      All immunizations must be up-to-date (see chart below), and immunization documentation (see also page 5 - Hepatitis B and Meningococcal Disease screenings) must include the signature of a licensed health professional and appropriate dates. 

      DPT (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis) Series Dates 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & booster received
      IPV/OPV (Polio) Series Dates 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & booster received
      MMR (Measles/Mumps/Rubella) Series Dates 1st & 2nd received; must have two doses if born after 1957
      Tetanus Date received; must be within ten (10) years of enrollment
      PPD/TB Test or Screening Screening/Test date and results; must be completed within six months prior to enrollment
      Meningococcal (Meningitis) Vaccine Date received or waiver if not received
      Hepatitis B Vaccine Date received or waiver if not received
      Varicella (Chicken pox) Vaccine Diagnosis date or vaccine date


      The Athletics Medical History Form (p. 6) and the Athletics Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation (p. 7) must accompany the completed Pre-Entrance Health Packet.  Health Services will provide them to the Athletic Department.

Please ensure that you have fully completed the Pre-Entrance Health Packet as outlined.  Retain a copy of all forms for your records.  Return the completed packet by August 1 for students entering UVa-Wise in the fall semester and by January 2 for spring semester entry to:  UVa-Wise Center for Student Development, 1 College Avenue, Wise VA  24293.  Failure to do so will prevent students from registering for classes and accessing grades. Failure for student-athletes to also return the athletic forms will prevent participation in all athletic activities.


Seasonal flu information  In preparation for each flu season, it is important to be informed and aware of preventative measures, symptoms and treatment options.  Always cover your coughs and sneezes, and keep your hands washed to help prevent the spread of germs. Be reminded that typical flu-like symptoms include headache, chills, body aches, fatigue, dry cough, sore throat, stuffy nose, and a fever.  Additionally, if you do become sick with the flu, stay home to rest and prevent spreading the illness.  If you remain fever-free, including being off any fever-reducing medications, for a 24-hour period, you may resume normal activity without fear of spreading the flu.  

For more information, visit websites for the Centers for Disease Control ( and the Virginia Department of Health (

Flu vaccines  Flu vaccines are available annually in Health Services in the Center for Student Development (Cantrell Hall, lower-level).  RN Lisa Fisher administers the vaccine at cost, payable by cash or check only.  Call or email for more information.



Please contact Lisa Fisher, RN, in Health Services at 276-328-0193 or for more information.