Director of Health Services
Health Care Professionals
Laina Smith RN, BSN Director of Health Services
Dr. Leigh Howell, Medical Director
Rachel Scott, Administrative Assistant, CNA, CPT
Student Health Services is located in the lower level of Clewell Residence Hall. (Enter on the side of the building that faces Babcock Residence Hall) and is open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m., 1 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Physician clinics are by appointment only. The Health Center nurse and physician provide care for acute illnesses, information and education on women's health issues, referrals for off-site specialists, and maintain confidential medical information. These services are free of charge. Students will be referred to off-site specialists as needed. Fees for off-site specialist vists are the responsibility of the student. Students are also responsible for transportation to off-site appointments. In the event of an emergency the student will be transported by EMS. Please inform the staff of any chronic conditions that may require support from the Health Center Staff.
ADD/ADHD Medication Policy
As part of our commitment to our Salem Academy and College students, their families, and the Salem community at large, the Student Health and Counseling staff have established a policy regarding ADD/ADHD medication that will be effective August 26, 2013. The policy states that Salem Academy and College Health and Counseling Services will not provide prescriptions for medication for students with a diagnosis of ADD/ADHD.
Students coming to campus with pre-existing diagnosis of ADD/ADHD will have two options:
- Continue to get their medications from their treatment provider at home. Be sure to notify your home physician a month or so in advance to work out the details of medication management and follow-up while at college.
- Arrange to see a psychiatrist in the local community for medical management. A list of referrals is available upon request.
Those students who do not have a previous diagnosis, but who suspect they have ADD/ADHD will need to get tested and treated, if appropriate, by a psychologist or psychiatrist in the community. A list of referrals is available upon request.
The Counseling Center staff will continue to offer support to our students who are diagnosed with ADD/ADHD by teaching them organizational skills, impulse control strategies, mindfulness and focusing skills, etc. Students will also be referred to Academic Support as needed.
After Hours Emergencies
Contact your RA or notify Public Safety at 5555.
Missed Class Excuses
The Health Center Staff WILL NOT write excuses for missing class due to illness. The nurse will validate in writing that you were seen in the clinic if your professor requests documentation of the visit.
Salem College does NOT have a pharmacy or a lab. The Health Center staff can dispense over-the-counter medication to students at no cost. Prescription medications must be obtained at a local pharmacy. Some diagnostic testing is performed on-site and is free of charge (Strep-A, blood glucose, mono, urinalysis and urine pregnancy). Other laboratory and diagnostic tests are ordered at the discretion of the provider and the cost of these tests is the responsibility of the student.
All students are REQUIRED to have health insurance. Plan details, cost, enrollment dates and waiver information will be mailed in June of each year. The waiver needs to be completed each year that you are a Salem student.
Required Forms for First Year and Transfer Students
All first year and transfer students must submit a completed physical form and provide a record of immunizations that are required by NC State Law to Health Services by August 1st. Forms are available on the Required Student Forms page.