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On-Campus Health Resources

Whether it's a cold or recovering from an injury through physical therapy, Appalachian has the resources that can help return your student to their healthy selves. We know that as a parent of a college student, it can be painful to hear that your student isn't feeling well. However, Appalachian has plenty of resources to help your student through the small and large issues.

M.S. Shook Student Health Service

If your student is sick and needs to visit M.S. Shook Student Health Service (opens in a new tab), please allow them to call and make the appointment. This allows your student to work the appointment around their class schedule, as well as become an advocate for their health. Please note that our Health Services Center does not provide students with absent-notes for their classes. Because of this, please encourage your student to reach out to their professor if they must miss class due to illness. Professors may contact M.S. Shook Student Health Service to confirm a student's appointment time if it overlaps with class.

Please remind your student that an AppCard is required for ALL services. Appointments can be made by calling (828)262-6577 or by going online. While student fees cover most of your student's health service needs on campus, there may be some additional costs depending on the treatment or service required; a comprehensive listing can be found on their website (opens in a new tab).

Pharmacy

The pharmacy (opens in a new tab) is located in the After-Hours/Observation area of M.S. Shook Student Health Service. The primary focus of this pharmacy is to treat the acute needs of students. Please remind your student that a valid AppCard is required for all services. A listing of available medications and their associated costs can be found on the M.S. Shook Student Health Service website (opens in a new tab)

Hours of operation:

  • Monday/Tuesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Thursday/Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm

* The pharmacy is closed on all weekends, holidays, and breaks

Laboratory

A variety of laboratory (opens in a new tab) test are available in order to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Student fees cover the majority of laboratory costs; however, in some situations, there will be a fee requested at the time of service. If you have any questions regarding services we offer or the related charges, please call our laboratory at (828)262-6956

Hours of operation:

  • Monday/Tuesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Thursday/Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Allergy Clinic

M.S. Shook Student Health Service does provide allergy serums (opens in a new tab) to our students, but there are several requirements that must be met both prior to and during your student's first visit to the clinic:

  • If your student has received allergy injections prior to attending Appalachian, our clinic needs a MD record of your student's previous allergy injection treatments prior to starting at Appalachian. Your physician must also complete an MD Allergy Orders form (opens in a new tab).
  • Antigen and injection instructions must be provided to the clinic during the first visit.
  • There is also a per-semester fee that must be paid during the first visit to the Allergy Clinic (see link below)

A comprehensive listing of fees can be found on the M.S. Shook Student Health Service website (opens in a new tab). Detailed information regarding the allergy clinic can be found on their specificwebsite (opens in a new tab).

Hours of operation:

  • Monday/Tuesday: 8:00am - 11:30am | 1:00pm - 3:30pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 11:30am | 1:00pm - 3:30pm
  • Thursday/Friday: 8:00am - 11:30am | 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Immunization Clinic

M.S. Shook Student Health Service provides lots of different immunizations (opens in a new tab) to students, including Flu Vaccines and vaccines for international travel. A comprehensive listing of fees can be found on their website (opens in a new tab).

Hours of operation:

  • Monday/Tuesday: 8:00am - 11:30am | 12:30pm - 3:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 11:30am | 12:30pm - 3:00pm
  • Thursday/Friday: 8:00am - 11:30am | 12:30pm - 3:00pm

Injury Clinic

The injury clinic (opens in a new tab) is staffed by Certified and Licensed Athletic Trainers by the National Athletic Trainers of Association. To be treated at the Injury Clinic your student must have orders from an approved provider (MD, Nurse Practioner) with documentation of any specific protocol they wish to be followed.

Hours of operation:

  • Monday/Tuesday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 4:30pm
  • Thursday/Friday: 8:00am - 4:30pm

* Students must be checked in no later than 3:30pm to receive services

Women's Health Clinic

The Women's Health Clinic (opens in a new tab) provides services such as routine women's exams, counseling and much more. If your student needs any of our Women's Health Services, they should indicate their needs while scheduling their appointment, this way we can ensure they receive the correct service.

Hours of operation:

  • Monday/Tuesday: 8:00am - 12:30pm | 1:00pm - 3:30pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 12:30pm | 1:00pm - 3:30pm
  • Thursday/Friday: 8:00am - 12:30pm | 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Travel Clinic

When your student is planning on traveling internationally, you can count on our Travel Clinic (opens in a new tab) to provide the necessary immunizations and health protocol information to your student. For an Individual Travel Health Appointment, your student must make the appointment in person at the Appointment Desk of M.S. Shook Health Service. At the time of making the appointment, a $20 non-refundable Travel Consultation Fee will need to be paid. Your student will also be asked to complete several forms in regards to their travel plans so at the time of their appointment our Travel Nurse is well prepared. During your student's appointment, they will be given a Travax report customized to their specific travel needs, as well as a list of recommended immunizations. Vaccine administration may begin during this appointment as well. To contact our Lead Travel Health Consultation Nurse, Kevin Long, RN, you may call (828)262-3100

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