Student Health Center
Monday through Friday | 9:00 am- 6:00 pm
All full-time Raleigh Regular and students who have cleared financially and medically are offered unlimited visits to the Student Health Center. All students must provide a validated Shaw University identification card on each visit.
The Student Health Center is located on the west wing first floor the of Fleming-Kee Men's Residence Hall. Health supervision and medical care is provided by a full time nurse and two physicians from The Debnam Clinic.
Ms. Evangeline January, LPN Staff Nurse
The Physicians are in the health center on Tuesday and Friday from 12 noon- until last student is seen to see students who are ill or need physicals.
Marie Debnam, M.D.
Illness During Office Hours Off Campus
Students residing on campus who become ill must report to the health center in person, unless they are too ill to get out of bed. If unable to come to the health center, the student may report their illness to the Resident Director, Resident Counselor, the RA on their hall, or by calling the health center. Under no circumstances should a student remain in their room ill without notifying someone. No class excuses will be issued for unreported illnesses.
Illness and Emergencies After Office Hours
An emergency is a life threatening condition that calls for immediate action. Examples: Inability to breathe, profuse bleeding, unconsciousness, chest pain accompanied with nausea and profuse sweating.
Contact: Residence Staff, Residence Staff, Residence Assistant, Security or 911.
If admitted to the hospital, report to the health center after discharge with all related paperwork. If not admitted, report to the health center on the following workday.
Off Campus Raleigh Regular Students
Students who become too ill to attend class must report the illness to the nurse by telephone immediately, before or during the missed class. When the nurse is not notified a doctor's excuse must be presented before a medical excuse can be issued through the health center.
Hospitalization Or Confinement At Home by a Doctor Any student who has been under a doctor's care must submit a written statement from the doctor before returning to class. The statement should include the date first seen by the doctor, date of release, the diagnosis, and any remaining physical limitations.
All other excuses, including medical excuses for family member illness are issued through the office of Student Services, located on the second floor of the Willie E. Gary Student Center.
In addition to treatment for colds, flu, headaches, cramps, lacerations, sprains and other conditions, the following services are also offered:
- Allergy Shots
- Blood Glucose Checks
- Blood Pressure Checks
- Dressing Changes
- Eye acuity tests
- First Aid/CPR training
- Removal of stitches
- Weight and height checks
- Health information materials
- Assistance with filing/follow-up student insurance claims
Student Health Insurance Eligibility
- Pearce & Pearce Health Insurance Company
- All full time Raleigh Regular and International students are automatically enrolled in this insurance plan at registration.
- STUDENTS MUST actively attends classes for at least the first 31 days after the date for which coverage was purchased.
- CAPE, special students, and student with less than 12 hours are not covered in the insurance plan.
Student Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan
- This insurance coverage is provided as a supplement to the student's family insurance plan, and is not intended to replace the family insurance policy. The student and/or family is still responsible for the health care and medical bills incurred as a result of an accident or illness beyond that which is provided through the health center and the student insurance coverage To apply for insurance benefits, you must be a full time Raleigh Regular Day Student with 12 hours or more. Part-time students are not covered under the insurance. The insurance company is Pearce & Pearce, Inc.
P. O. Box 2270 - Florence, South Carolina 29503 - 1-888-662-6001 or go online to www.studentinsurance.com
Claims information: 1-888-722-1608.
Immunizations North Carolina Law Student Physical Requirement
Download Immunization and Physical Examination Form
- Shaw University's policy mandates that all new and returning students have a record of medical history and a yearly physical examination report signed by a physician on file in the Student Health Center. This information is required at the time of enrollment at Shaw University and should be updated yearly while attending the university. The students who do not have current medical requirements on file will not be seen in the health center they will be referred to the doctor office or emergency room..
- A physical can be obtained in the health center by the University Physician";s for a minimum fee of $45.00, payable at the time of service. An appointment is required.
- Students may obtain physical examination forms in the Student Health Center.
- ALL PHYSICALS MUST BE SIGNED BY A PHYSICIAN, AND BEAR THE OFFICE STAMP WITH THE OFFICE ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBER.
Shaw University has adopted education, counseling, and making referrals its primary response to HIV/AIDS. The University is committed to providing students and employees with education on the nature, transmission, and protection against HIV/AIDS and the legal rights of persons infected with the disease. This policy applies to all Shaw University students and employees.
HIV Testing Sites
Shaw University Health Center is a testing site for HIVAIDS and Syphilis.
Other testing Sites Near Campus
- Wake County Human Services
10 Sunnybrook Road, Mon.-Fri. 8:30-11:30 AM.
Wednesday evening 5:00-7:00PM. Se Habla Espanol
- Urban Ministries
840 Semart Drive, Tuesdays 5:30-7:30 PM.
- Alliance for AIDS Services - Carolina
324 South Harrington St., Thursdays 6:00-9:00 PM
For more information call 919-250-4510.