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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, 1 registered nurse (RN) and a licensed practical nurse (LPN). 

  • Marie Debnam, MD. 
  • Marjorie Debnam, MD 
  • Quinlan Morgan, RN



  • 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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  • All new and transfer students must submit proof of vaccination.
  • Unless approved for medical or religious exemption, students must upload a negative PCR test result from a COVID-19 test.
  • The university will not provide housing options for students unless they present a negative test result before check-in. 
  • The COVID-19 dashboard will remain active for monitoring of positive cases. 


Please note that this policy may change based upon the infection rates in Wake County

  • Mandatory COVID-19 testing dates:
    • August 15th -18th (Fall semester starts)
  • You may choose  to wear a mask at any time; however, wearing a mask indoors will no longer be required, except during visits to the Student Health Center. 
  • Aside from chronic conditions, if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: coughing, shortness of breath, fever, fatigue, body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, you should mask and take a COVID-19 test as soon as possible.   
  • If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or were recently exposed to someone with COVID-19, wear a mask and report your result to the Student Health Center, immediately. 
  • In addition to the policy set forth in this document, athletes will follow all NCAA compliance rules as they become available. 
  • Mask Policy updated 07/29/2022 



  • The results of all off-campus COVID-19 testing must be uploaded to the Testing Portal
  • Students who test positive must upload a copy of their positive test result to the testing portal immediately, as well as report their positive result to the Student Health Center at
  • If you have tested positive, do not come to campus for any reason until you have been cleared by the Student Health Center. 
  • Students who test positive for COVID-19 will be sent a letter outlining the isolation requirements and the process for returning to campus and to class. Decision regarding COVID-19 policy is based upon CDC recommendations and the advice of local medical experts
  • After the isolation period, the campus doctors will issue a clearance letter. The Student Health Center can also provide clearance letters to third parties at the request of the student. 
  • The Office of Disability Services will contact the student’s instructors regarding class absences.  
  • If you have been in close contact with someone who is COVID-19 positive, the CDC recommends fully vaccinated persons test within 5-7 days after contact. 
  • All members of the campus community are expected to abide by the COVID-19 Policy.  For the health and safety of our campus community, students who are out of compliance with this policy will not be allowed to participate in any on-campus activities or attend in-person classes.  
  • The Office of Judicial Affairs reserves the right to suspend or dismiss students for violating the campus’ COVID-19 policy.  
  • Refusal to isolate or quarantine is also considered a judicial violation and may result in suspension or dismissal. 

*For more information regarding free COVID-19 testing sites, please visit Wake County’s No-Cost COVID-19 Testing website.


Note: Regarding Walgreens/CVS Testing 

Due to recent changes in federal eligibility criteria, beginning July 1, patients will be required to verify a medical necessity to receive Covid -19 testing at no cost, either through their insurance plan or through a federal program, if uninsured. Medical necessity includes people who are symptomatic, have a high-risk condition, are pregnant, or have had a recent exposure to a confirmed positive COVID-19 case. 

If you don’t meet medical necessity guidelines, payment may be due at the time of your drive-thru COVID-19 testing appointment with Walgreens/CVS. If you are using a WakeMed urgent care location, there may also be a primary care co-pay. 

Please check with your insurance plan prior to scheduling your appointment.


This information is subject to change. Last updated: July 2022.