Thanksgiving Week Hours of Operation

Due to the holiday week, SHS will have a change in our normal operating hours.

Monday/Tuesday, Nov. 19 & 20:  normal hours

Wednesday, Nov. 21:  Open for patient care 1:30-4pm only.  We are open 8am-5pm for general business (dropping off immunization records, filling out medical releases, etc.)

Thursday, Nov. 22-Sunday, Nov. 25:  CLOSED.  Enjoy the holiday break!

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

Happy Thanksgiving Pirates!!!

Enrollment/Waiver Period is now OPEN for the Student Health Insurance Plan!

Attention Spring Semester ECU Students:

Returning student from fall 2012? Students who were enrolled in the Fall 2012 semester and would like to enroll/waive for Spring 2013 will need to access their secure online account through the student website ( and click “Student Login” on the right-hand side of the page. You will be prompted to log into your account using your ECU email address and password. When you get into your account, you will see a “New Waive” and a “New Enrollment” button. Select the button and confirm the information. If you do not get a confirmation number, your enrollment and/or waiver did not go through and you will need to resubmit it.

Are you a brand new student for Spring 2013?  New students who would like to enroll/waive for Spring 2013 will need to create an account through the student website ( by clicking “Waive” to waive out of the student insurance or “Enroll” to enroll in the plan. You will be prompted to create the account using your Banner ID number and ECU email address. If you do not get a confirmation number, your enrollment and/or waiver did not go through and you will need to resubmit it.

DEADLINE to enroll/waive is January 31st.  For more information, visit www.ecu/edu/studenthealth

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.

Fall Break Hours of Operation

Due to Fall Break coming up this weekend, SHS hours of operation will vary slightly from normal.

Saturday/Sunday, October 6th and 7th:  CLOSED
Monday/Tuesday, October 8th and 9th:  CLOSED 8am-10am and 12pm-1pm.  Patient care 1:30pm-4:00pm only (SHS is open for general business 10am-12pm & 1-5pm)

Regular hours will resume Wednesday, October 12.

Don’t forget–anytime SHS is closed, students can still get medical advice by calling our free nurse line at 328-6841.

Flu shots now available!

Flu shots are available now to ECU students, by appointment.  Please call (252) 328-6841 to schedule.  Shots are $10–if you have the Student Health Insurance Plan, you pay nothing.  SHIP is the only insurance we file, so if you carry any other type of third party insurance, you’ll pay $10; we can send you a walk out statement if you’d like to try to file it on your insurance yourself.

We’ll be planning flu clinics out on campus soon too, so if you don’t make an appointment for your flu shot, catch us at a clinic near you.  Watch for dates/times on this blog, and our webpage!

Think it is too early to get your flu shot?  Think again.  Watch this:


Labor Day Holiday Information

Student Health’s hours of operation will vary slightly this coming weekend due to the Labor Day Holiday.

Saturday/Sunday September 1st & 2nd:  Closed

Monday, September 3rd:  Open for patient care 1:30-4:00pm only.   NO routine appointments during this time–only triage care (urgent problems).  Our regular appointment schedule will resume Tuesday, September 4th.

Need medical advice when we are closed?  Don’t forget our FREE, 24 hour nurseline.
(252) 328-6841.

Intersession Hours and Fees

Now that summer classes are over for most students, Student Health Service has a change in operating hours from today, July 30-Friday, August 17.

During this period, Student Health is open for general business (dropping off forms, requesting medical records, general information) from 8am-12noon & 1pm-5pm, Monday-Friday.  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 Monday-Friday.

A visit fee is required during this period to be seen as a patient at SHS (unless you are a dental or medical student who still has class during this time).  The fee is $25 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.

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