If you experience a medical emergency on campus, call 911 or (336) 758-5911 immediately
STUDENT HEALTH WILL CLOSE ON FRIDAY, MARCH 7 at 4:00 pm and will reopen Monday, March 17 at 8:30.
Student Health is located on the first floor of Reynolds Gym and has clinic appointments from 8:30 – 5:00 Monday through Thursday and Friday 8:30 – 4:00. All students are encouraged to make an appointment online or call (336) 758.5218.
Please see the important broadcast email sent to the Wake Forest community on February 19, 2014 concerning the Acute Gastrointestinal Illness
This semester, Student Health is seeing a lot of students with Strep Throat. Sore throats can have a variety of causes. Viruses, bacteria, allergens, environmental irritants (such as cigarette smoke), chronic postnasal drip and fungi can all cause that unpleasant, scratchy and sometimes painful condition known as a sore throat. While many sore throats will heal without treatment, some throat infections—including strep throat—may need antibiotic treatment.
Influenza is now widespread in North Carolina. Influenza is easily spread from person to person. The best way to prevent influenza is to obtain a flu vaccine which is currently available at the Student Health Service. During flu season, individuals are encouraged to use an alcohol based hand sanitizer or to wash their hands frequently in order to reduce the risk of spreading or contracting influenza. Individuals who have a cough should use a tissue to cover their mouths when coughing.
Symptoms of influenza include: Fever (>100), Cough, Sore Throat, Body Aches, Fatigue, Headache
Individuals with these symptoms should remain in their rooms or at home until they are without fever for 24 hours. This means no class attendance, no eating in dining facilities, and no participation in extracurricular activities.
STUDENT HEALTH is your Medical Home at Wake Forest University. Our dedicated and experienced team is ready to serve all your primary care needs.
All students that have paid a student health fee are eligible for services. SHS does not participate with any insurance plans. Your Student Health fee covers your routine office visit. There may be fees associated with most tests, procedures, labs, prescriptions and some exams. If you have any questions, please contact us at (336) 758-5218, option 0 or email us at .
The portal provides a secure and easy gateway to:
1. Receive and respond to messages from Student Health
2. Save and Print your Immunization History (on record with SHS)
3. View and print published labs
4. Make, View and Cancel appointments with Student Health
If you can not find an appointment on line that meets your needs, please call our clinic at (336) 758-5218 and let us try to help you find a time that fits your schedule. Please contact Darren Aaron, Associate Director SHS – with questions, comments or suggestions
Student Health now uses secure messaging through the Student Health Portal. If you receive an email from Student Health, please click on the link inside the message allowing you to log in with your WFU ID to read your secure message.
If a student’s family member, professor, friend, or peer is concerned about the behavior of the concussed student, the wisest course of action is to encourage the student to be evaluated immediately at Student Health.
ALL INCOMING STUDENTS MUST HAVE COMPLETE HEALTH INFORMATION AND IMMUNIZATION FORMS ON FILE OR RISK BEING BLOCKED FROM REGISTRATION AND REMOVED FROM CLASS.
Please email it to , Fax it to (336) 758-6054 or mail it to the address on the form. Please select this link to obtain the Health Information and Immunization Form. Click on this link for more information about the required immunizations.
Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis immunization requirements (Tdap vaccine): All incoming students must document a dose of Tdap vaccine. Please refer to the Required Immunization Page for more details and additional immunization requirements.
The Wake Forest Emergency Response Team (WFERT) is a volunteer, student-run EMS organization that serves Wake Forest University. WFERT responds to emergency calls on campus and provides basic life support. If you are an EMT on campus or just interested in learning more about them, please contact them to learn how to you can help.
If you have any questions, comments, compliments or concerns please share them with us by emailing Darren Aaron, Associate Director, or by calling (336) 758-4381.