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The Health and Wellness Center provides a clinic where students may report to the nurse for limited routine services. The nurse is available to provide instruction and education on a broad range of student needs. The college nurse provides first aid and treatment of minor illnesses and injuries. Services offered at the Health Center are free for all students who have completed the required student health information form. Students are encouraged to participate in their own health care. Health promotion activities, such as the Health and Wellness Fair, are held throughout the school year.
There are various physicians' offices and urgent care centers near Wilson College. The nurse can provide contact information for these offices for all non-emergent issues that need to be seen by a physician. All emergencies are referred to the Emergency Department.
All residential students must participate in a medical insurance program. Students received a memo about health insurance explaining that proof of insurance must be submitted before move-in. Commuter students participating in either intercollegiate or intramural athletics must have proof of medical insurance prior to start of practices.
Many students are insured under a health insurance policy held by a parent or guardian. Some students may not have that option and will need to purchase insurance. In an effort to help our students and their families find a suitable health insurance plan for college students, Wilson became members of the American College Student Association. Through the ACSA, you may purchase one of several insurance plans that are suitable for college-age students. You must join the ACSA to participate, but it is free to do so. If you would like to review the current insurance options, please visit their website at https://www.acsa.com/default.aspx. **Update as of 7/24/13: online enrollment and rates for 2013-14 is now available.
Beginning July 1, 2012, Wilson College became a smoke-free campus.
Information pamphlets on smoking cessation are available in the Wellness Center.
For more information on smoking cessation and tips for reducing or quitting visit
Healthy Communities Partnership.
Student Health 101 is a FREE online magazine for college students that addresses topics such as nutrition, exercise, safe sex, studying, and more!
Access the current issue of Wilson's Student Health 101 by clicking on the link below:
Student Health 101
A limited amount of flu shots are still available!
email email@example.com for more information or to schedule an appointment
FREE for Students, $10 for Faculty/Staff
Who gets the flu? Everyone! but children, seniors, and people with chronic health conditions are at highest risk.
How does the flu spread? It is spread through the air by coughing or sneezing.
How do you prevent it? Get the flu shot, wash hands frequently, avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth, avoid close contact with sick people.
What are the symptoms of the flu? chills, fever of 100 degrees or higher, sore throat, body aches, coughing, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, fatigue. Symptoms usually last 1-2 weeks.
What should you do if you have the flu? Rest, drink plenty of fluids, stay home, wash hands frequently, take over the counter medications to treat fever and/or cough
When should I go to the hospital? Dfficulty breathing, pain or pressure in chest, sudden dizziness, confusion, severe or persistent vomiting
Source: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - http://www.flu.gov/
Women's Health Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, October 29th
Patterson Board Room
Come learn about women's health and proper screening guidelines
Pizza will be provided!
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Wellness Center Rm 114