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.

 

 

Lisa Fisher

Lisa Fisher, RN, BSN

Registered Nurse
276.328.0193

Janice Payne

Janice Payne, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner
276.328.0193

Health Services at UVa-Wise is staffed by a full-time registered nurse and a family nurse practitioner through our contracted health provider, MSHA Norton Community Hospital.  Their services are provided through student fees.  Office hours for the RN are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday throughout the year, excluding break periods. Office hours for the family nurse practitioner are Monday mornings, fall and spring semesters only.

Health Services provides health assessments and health counseling/programs to promote health and wellness. Treatment is provided for minor injury and illness. Medical referrals can be made. Over-the-counter medications are available.

Flu vaccinations are available at designated times each year. Students who provide their own prescribed medication can receive allergy and B12 injections.

Diagnostic testing includes urinalysis, hCG, rapid strep/mono screens, and blood glucose checks.

The Wise County Health Department provides additional services on-campus.  These on-campus services for males and females must be 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]

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.

The Pre-Entrance Health Packet can be printed (fillable/printable pdf format) via the link above or you may call 276.376.1005 to request that a copy be mailed to you.

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

    1. HEALTH RECORD
      The Health Record on pages 1-2 of the Pre-Entrance Health Packet provides a student’s health and immunization history.  All immunizations must be up-to-date (see chart below), and immunization documentation (see also page 3 – TB screening/test; page 5 – Hepatitis B and Meningococcal Disease screenings) must include the signature of a licensed health professional and appropriate dates.  Additionally, the Health Record includes full insurance information (including signature of policyholder), student signature, and the signature of legal guardian for minor students.

      REQUIRED CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATIONS
      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
      OTHER REQUIRED IMMUNIZATIONS & SCREENINGS
      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
      RECOMMENDED IMMUNIZATION
      Varicella (Chicken pox) Vaccine Diagnosis date or vaccine date

       

    2. RELEASE OF MEDICAL INFORMATION & (if applicable) MEDICAL CONSENT for MINOR STUDENTS
      These forms, on page 4 of the Pre-Entrance Health Packet, outline necessary medical information to be released in the event of a medical emergency.
  1. INSURANCE
    All students are required to have health insurance and provide necessary information on the Health Record (see above) and a copy of the card (both front and back). Although the College offers no plans, a list of health insurance options is available in Health Services.

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-Wise Center for Student Development
1 College Avenue
Wise, VA  24293

NEWS & UPDATES

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 lfisher@uvawise.edu for more information.