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Information for Students with Chronic Health Problems and Disabilities

Welcome to Wake Forest!

The Student Health Service is pleased to welcome you to Wake Forest. You have been directed to this web site because you identified a medical problem or other condition on your Health Information and Immunization Form that may require additional resources while you are at Wake Forest or may require academic, housing, dining, or other reasonable accommodations. Please follow the links listed below that best describes your situation. If you have more than one concern, follow the links to each of the areas information that describes your conditions.

Chronic Medical Problems

If you have a diagnosis of a chronic medical problem that requires ongoing treatment or monitoring by your primary care doctor or a specialist, please follow this link. Examples of such conditions would include diabetes, Crohn’s disease, frequent migraine headaches, cancer requiring ongoing care and treatment, congenital or newly acquired cardiovascular disease (such as congenital valvular heart disease, hypertension, cardiac arrhythmias), and asthma (moderately persistent or severely persistent).

Mental Health, Psychological, or Psychiatric Problems

If you have a diagnosis of a psychological, emotional, psychiatric or other mental health problem that requires ongoing treatment or monitoring, please follow this link. Examples of such conditions would include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and substance abuse/dependency.

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD)

Students who have a diagnosis of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (commonly known as ADHD or ADD) should refer to the information on the ADHD page concerning resources available to manage this condition while at Wake Forest.

Learning Differences/Disabilities

If you have a history of a learning difference (disability), please refer to this information concerning available resources while at Wake Forest.

Physical and Psychological Disabilities

Students with histories of physical or psychological conditions which affect their ability to participate in academic, social, and recreational activities and programs should refer to this information concerning the documentation needed in order to receive accommodations while at Wake Forest.

Food Allergies – Special Dietary Needs

Students with a history of food allergies or other special dietary needs should refer to this information concerning available resources while at Wake Forest.