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Student Health Center


Monday through Friday | 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. 
Doctor’s Clinic Hours: Tuesday and Friday I 3:pm – 5:pm

Welcome to the Shaw University Health Center. The Health Center is located on the west wing, first floor in the Fleming-Kee Men's Living and Learning Residence Hall. 

Health supervision and medical care is provided by two licensed physicians, 2 registered nurse (RN) and a licensed practical nurse (LPN). 

  • Marie Debnam, MD. 
  • Marjorie Debnam, MD 
  • Carolyn Parks, RN 
  • Quinlan Morgan, RN
  • Tanesia Outlaw, LPN 



  • Student Health information can be found at  
  • CAPE, Graduate, special students, and students with less than 12 hours are not covered in the insurance plan.   

COVID-19 Policy

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Updated June 2021

  • No student will be allowed on campus or permitted to move into campus housing without presenting proof of being fully vaccinated and a recent negative test result.
  • All students must present a negative PCR test result from a COVID-19 test performed 3-5 days prior to coming on campus. (No exceptions)
  • The university will not provide any housing options for students that do not present a negative test result at check in.
  • Off campus housing will be at the students' expense until such time as a negative test report is submitted.
  • On campus students will present results to staff prior to entering their residence hall for move in or to retrieve property. Your move in date/time will be mailed to your Bear's account.
  • Off campus students must upload their negative test results and proof of vaccination or present their both documents in the Health Center on Sunday, August 15 from 9:00am – 4:00pm. Off campus students will not be permitted on campus or attend face-face classes until proof of being fully vaccinated and a negative test result taken within 3-5 days of return.
  • If students have not been vaccinated or tested, please visit one of the organizations linked before coming to campus.


  • ALL Shaw University students, staff and faculty need to continue to wear masks indoors. 
  • The fully vaccinated do not need masks outdoors or to social distance.
  • The unvaccinated; or the partially vaccinated (people who have taken one shot of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines) need to wear masks indoors and outdoors and to always observe social distancing.
  • All students, faculty and staff still need to wear masks in healthcare settings and other closed in places (i.e., the Student Health Center, Library, Writing Center, and offices).

Shaw University Isolation and Quarantine Policy 

  • We have designated 22 isolation and 48 quarantine rooms for students living in on-campus housing. The isolation rooms are single entry, private bathroom, separate HVAC and amenities for reheating or storing food. 
  • Students living on campus can choose to isolate or quarantine in one of our designated rooms or at their permanent off-campus residence. Students living off campus can either quarantine or isolate in place or at their permanent residence.  Faculty and staff should isolate or quarantine at home. 
  • University staff will work with students on an individual plan for isolation and quarantine and provide regular check-ins throughout the process at a minimum of twice a day. If severe symptoms are noted, (chest pains, difficulty breathing, or elevated temperature). Residence staff will call 911 immediately.
  • While in isolation or quarantine on campus, a nurse visits student daily to personally check temperatures and inquire about any symptoms the students may have. Off campus students in isolation and quarantine will receive a call from our physician or a nurse to check on student's temperature and to inquire about any symptoms that may indicate COVID infection. If a student is experiencing serious complications 911 is called.
  • On-campus isolation spaces are outfitted with microwaves, refrigerators, water, soups, cleaning supplies, and other items students may need during their stay.
  • The cafeteria delivers meals to each residence hall 3 times a day. The meals are then delivered to each isolation or quarantine room by a residence staff, donned in appropriate PPE.
  • When students have completed their stay in isolation or quarantine, they are referred to Student Health Services. Our physician or staff nurse will examine the student and give them a letter of release from isolation or quarantine and give follow up care or medical referrals as needed.
  • If students have concerns about COVID – 19 or any other medical concerns, BearsCare is available to them 24/7 at no cost. BearsCare is a Telehealth service provided by Timely MD. Students, faculty and staff can use this service by visiting or call customer support at 833.484.6359. 

This information is subject to change. Last updated: December 7, 2020.