Health & Wellness

Student health and wellness services support the College mission, to prepare and inspire students for success and for thoughtful engagement in the world, by providing prevention-focused, accessible and high quality health care and counseling for a diverse student population.

We are dedicated to encouraging behaviors that change or eliminate health-related barriers to learning, and to promoting optimal physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual and community wellness.

 COVID-19 has presented some unique challenges to the campus environment. To decrease the chance of viral spread, strict guidelines are in place. Masks are required when entering a building and outdoors if a 6-foot distance can't be kept. We ask that off-campus travel be curtailed. If you travel outside of the 90-mile commuter zone overnight, quarantine and testing will be required upon return to campus. Please refer to the D&E Guide for Return to Campus on our main page for details.

The Davis & Elkins Student Health Services clinic is open for nursing visits Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and conveniently located in Gribble Hall. To decrease the chance of COVID-19 spread, please adhere to the following clinic visit times:

  • 9 a.m. - Noon: Family planning, injury care, health counseling, non-respiratory illnesses
  • 12:30 - 2 p.m.: Upper respiratory illness without fever (colds, allergies, etc.)
  • 2 - 3 p.m.: Respiratory illness with signs of COVID-19 or influenza (fever, cough, loss of taste or smell, headache, etc.)

Clinicians will be on campus every Wednesday at 2 p.m. and every Thursday at 1:30 p.m. with no appointment necessary. An OBGYN physician will be on campus once per month and an appointment is necessary. Counseling sessions must be scheduled in advance and are available four days a week.

There is no fee for nurse visits, family planning visits or counseling services. The clinic also offers additional resources free of charge, such as over-the-counter medications, first aid and supplies, STD testing and smoking cessation assistance. Doctor visits, athletic and employment physicals, and some tests, such as a strep test, include a modest fee. Clinician visits are $50. Any service or test with a fee is charged to the student’s account – no need to carry cash. 

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 304-637-1234 (dial extension 1234 from a campus phone).

Emergencies

In the case of a medical emergency, call 911 or go to the Davis Medical Center Emergency Room. In the case of mental health emergencies or crises after hours, students may contact the Appalachian Community Health Center at 304-636-3232. Students can also call Women’s Aid in Crisis at 304-636-8433.

Referrals

Referrals may be made to the Office of Student Life (304-637-1211) by faculty, staff, parents and students if there are concerns about a student. Please note that unless the student consents, information cannot be shared about the student with the person making the referral.

Confidentiality

The content of Student Health Services visits will be kept confidential. Information shared will not be given to individuals who are not on the professional staff without knowledge and written permission. There are some exceptions arising from ethical and legal requirements, such as imminent harm to a student or someone else (including child abuse or elder abuse), and certain legal situations which require disclosure. These limitations will be discussed at the first appointment.