Health Services

Health Services

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

Johnnie Bledsoe

Johnnie Bledsoe

Nurse Practitioner

Lisa Fisher

Lisa Fisher, RN, BSN

Registered Nurse

Health Services at UVa-Wise is staffed by a full-time registered nurse and a family nurse practitioner.  Their services are provided through student fees.

Pre-Entrance Health Packet

Prior to your enrollment, information about your health and immunization status is required by Virginia law and College policy to be submitted to UVA Student and Employee Health Wise. (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. The Pre-Entrance Health Packet can be printed or you may call 276.376.3475 to request that a copy be mailed to you.

Please ensure that you have fully completed the Pre-Entrance Health Packet as outlined. 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 Student & Employee Health Wise
1 College Avenue
Wise, VA  24293

All students, including student-athletes:
Complete the Pre‐Entrance Health Record (p. 1‐4), including:

  • general and current health information (p. 1‐2)
  • release of medical information and/or medical consent for minor students (p. 2)
  • up‐to‐date immunization/screening information with signature of health professional (p. 3‐4)
  • full insurance information, including signature of policyholder/carrier AND copy of card (front/back) (p. 4)
  • student signature
  • legal guardian signature for minor students

Records (or appropriate waiver forms, p. 5) for required additional immunizations and screenings for both Hepatitis B and Meningococcal Disease

Retain a copy of all forms for your records

Student-athletes only:
In addition to the Pre-Entrance Health Packet, student-athletes must also:

Complete the Athletics Medical History Form (p. 6)

Complete the Athletics Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation (p. 7)

NOTE:  Look for additional athletics forms via email through ARMS from the Athletic Training Department.

UVA Student and Employee Health Wise Clinic

The UVA Student and Employee Health Wise Clinic is the first for the University Health System. The clinic is located in Cantrell Hall and includes a nurse practitioner, registered nurse, and a handful of support staff. It houses three examination rooms, a telemedicine room, and several medical staff and support staff offices.

The clinic is open Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Walk-ins are welcome during normal business hours.  Please bring insurance cards to every visit as well as a list of all medications you are taking.

This schedule applies to the UVA Student and Employee Health Clinic Wise. Any changes to this schedule will be posted prior to that date.
2018 Clinic Holiday Schedule
Monday, Jan. 1 New Year’s Day Closed
Monday, Jan. 15 Martin Luther King Jr., Day Open*
Monday, May 28 Memorial Day Closed
Wednesday, July 4 Independence Day Closed
Monday, Sept. 3 Labor Day Closed
Wednesday, Nov. 21 Day before Thanksgiving Open*
Thursday, Nov. 22 Thanksgiving Closed
Friday, Nov. 23 Day after Thanksgiving Closed
Monday, Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Close at noon*
Tuesday, Dec. 25 Christmas Day Closed
Monday, Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve Open*
Tuesday, Jan. 1 New Year’s Day Closed

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 at the UVA Student and Employee Health clinic (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 UVA Student & Employee Health Wise at 276.376.3475 for more information.