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December/January Holiday Intersession Hours and Information

Doctor showing clock

Student Health’s hours of operation will vary around the upcoming winter holiday break.

**Please note:  student fees do not cover services during University intersession breaks. Each SHS clinic visit is subject to a $30.00 fee from December 21-January 8, 2016.**

Thursday, December 17
CLOSED 12:00-5:00pm for a staff and division event

Saturday, December 19 – Sunday, December 20
CLOSED

Monday, December 21 – Wednesday, December 23

Medical care and pharmacy open 1:30pm-4:00pm only.  Office is open for general business (dropping off records, medical releases, etc) from 8:00am-12noon and 1:00pm-5:00pm.  CLOSED 12:00-1:00pm.  ***All students must pay a $30.00 visit charge for medical care during this time since there are no classes or student fees paid during this period***

Thursday, December 24 – Sunday, January 3, 2016

CLOSED

Monday, January 4 – Tuesday, January 5
Medical care and pharmacy open 1:30pm-4:00pm only.  Office is open for general business (dropping off records, medical releases, etc) from 8:00am-12noon and 1:00pm-5:00pm.  CLOSED 12:00-1:00pm.  ***All students must pay a $30.00 visit charge for medical care during this time since there are no classes or student fees paid during this period***

Wednesday, January 6
CLOSED until 1:30pm.  Medical care and pharmacy services available 1:30-4:00pm. ***All students must pay a $30.00 visit charge for medical care during this time since there are no classes or student fees paid during this period***

Thursday, January 7 – Friday, January 8
Medical care and pharmacy open 1:30pm-4:00pm only.  Office is open for general business (dropping off records, medical releases, etc) from 8:00am-12noon and 1:00pm-5:00pm.  CLOSED 12:00-1:00pm.  ***All students must pay a $30.00 visit charge for medical care during this time since there are no classes or student fees paid during this period***

Don’t forget:  anytime SHS is closed, you still have access to medical advice.  Call 911 for emergencies, but if you just want to talk to a nurse about an issue, call 328-6841 and stay on the line to be transferred to our free, 24 hr nurse line. You can also find self care information for treating your problem on our webpage, or you can submit a question to gotquestions@ecu.edu

Have a wonderful holiday break, Pirates!!!

Summer Fees/Hours 2015

Now that summer has come, many students are not taking classes but they would still like to utilize Student Health Service (SHS) or the Counseling Center (CCSD).  Not in summer school?  You may be eligible to still receive care at SHS & CCSD.

Did you just graduate?  Congratulations!  Due to anti-trust laws, SHS cannot continue to provide your healthcare, but we can 1) help you transfer your records to the office of your choice, 2) provide you with a list of local offices if you need help establishing care outside, or 3) we do have a 2 week grace period following graduation if you need to come in for a follow up of an existing problem (i.e. to get a medication refilled, or to finish up treatment for a particular problem or concern).

If you did not graduate, but are just not taking classes in summer school, you may still be eligible for care at SHS and/or CCSD.  In order to qualify for services at SHS/CCSD in the summer when you are not taking classes,

          • you must have been enrolled this past spring AND
          • you must be registered for fall classes

If you meet those criteria, you can be seen at SHS/CCSD for a special summer fee.  The summer fee is necessary because you are not taking classes for the summer or paying any tuition, so you are not paying the usual health fee.  To pay the health fee for either SHS or CCSD service, stop by the Student Health Center.

There are 2 options for paying the summer fee for care at SHS:
Per visit fee $30.00
OR
Need multiple visits? Pay $60.00 for unlimited visits per summer session.

Need care at CCSD?  One option is available:
$60.00 per session (the per visit fee is not available for CCSD service)

First summer session fees are charged May 18-June 23.
Second summer session fees are charged June 24-Aug 31.

Once summer classes end, the only option for the fee is $30 per visit from August 3-August 21. (CCSD’s services may be limited during this period)

Questions?  Call SHS at (252) 328-6841 or CCSD at (252) 328-6661.

Have a healthy summer!

May Intersession Hours: May 12-16

Now that summer classes are over for most students, Student Health Service has a change in operating hours for the May Intersession, May 12-16.

Our office is closed Monday, May 12, for an all day staff development event.

Tuesday-Friday, May 13-16, Student Health is open for general business (dropping off forms, requesting medical records, general information) from 7:30am-12noon & 1pm-5pm.  Patient care hours (for appointments, dressing changes, pharmacy, etc) are 1:30pm-4pm daily.  We are closed Saturday/Sunday.  Please also note:  SHS is CLOSED from 12pm-1pm for the lunch hour daily.

A visit fee is required during this period to be seen as a patient at SHS.  The fee is $30 per visit, in addition to any other charges you may incur during your appointment (lab, pharmacy, xray, etc).  The reason there is a visit fee is because during intersession, no student fees are supporting campus services.  We are open as a courtesy and convenience to students even when there are no classes, but your tuition and fees do not cover this period of service.

If you need care when SHS is not open, do not forget about our free 24 hour nurse line.  Just call our main number below and wait on the line.  This service is available to all ECU students.

For more information about our intersession hours or the visit fee for service, call us at (252) 328-6841.

The Kim Sibbach Story

Family of ECU Alumna, who died from breast cancer, to talk about cancer and early detection
GREENVILLE (10/4/2012) – East Carolina University will host a special event as a part of Breast Cancer Awareness month on Monday, Oct. 15 from 8-9pm in Hendrix Theatre.  The parents of ECU alum Kim Sibbach, Vicki and Darryl Nester, will be speaking to ECU students, faculty and staff about cancer awareness, the importance of early detection and facing the fears of living with cancer.

On August 20, 2008, Kim Sibbach was diagnosed with Stage 4 Breast Cancer while she was attending East Carolina University.  Due to chemotherapy, a mastectomy and other treatments to combat the cancer, Kim had to take a hiatus from school.  She returned to ECU to complete her degree in 2010.

By December 2010, the cancer had spread to Kim’s sternum, shoulders, ribs, hips and spine.  In April 2011, Kim Sibbach died.

The Nesters will share their experiences throughout this difficult time from learning about Kim’s diagnosis to her constant fight for a cure.  From the week after she was diagnosed until December 2010, Kim shared what life with cancer was like in a blog called “I didn’t like the left one anyway.”

They hope that sharing Kim’s story with other college students at ECU will encourage them to get regular breast exams to help with early detection, to recognize the signs from their own bodies and realize they are not alone in their fight.

This event is a Wellness Passport Event and is co-sponsored by ECU Campus Dining Services, Student Health Services and the Student Activities Board.

Tick removal….a how to guide.

 

Tick

Summer is a great time for camping, gardening, hiking, enjoying the great outdoors….but sometimes, little blood sucking friends like to hitchhike from outside via your skin. There are lots of “home remedies” for removing ticks–using a blown out match, globbing on vaseline, even suffocating the tick in soap to get it to “detatch”.

However, health experts and the CDC recommend a simple grab with tweezers as the best method of removal. Need to learn how to remove a tick? Visit the CDC’s page on tick removal. 

Welcome to our new blog!

ECU Student Health is happy to be launching a new blog, “Student Health Pulse”, which will provide a forum for discussion of current medical topics, health related information, and the latest news that may be of interest.  Come aboard as we keep a check on the heartbeat of the Pirate community….AARRGGGHH!