At Greensboro College, we’re committed to protecting the physical and mental health of our students. In addition to on-site medical treatment, the Health Services department offers access to prevention, education, self-care and wellness resources and services.
Student Health Center
The Student Health Center provides medical care for acute illnesses and injuries. The Student Health Center is conveniently located on the first floor of the Greensboro Building, directly above the cafeteria. Some of the services offered are:
Management of acute problems by a registered nurse.
Easy access to a physician by telephone Monday through Friday.
Physician Assistants available by appointment 6 hours per week.
Over-the-counter medication available at no cost to the student.
Laboratory testing, when ordered by the physician
Counseling Services will provide students with a safe, confidential, and supportive environment to discuss any life concerns, challenges, and opportunities that may come up throughout your college career. Learn more about Counseling Services.
Greensboro College is committed to providing a full educational experience for our students. Our faculty and staff meet throughout the year to develop plans to minimize the risk of COVID-19 spread while still nurturing our close-knit campus community. For the latest policies, visit the COVID-19 information page.
Insurance is Required
Health insurance is mandatory for all full time students at Greensboro College.
Students are required provide health insurance information at the time of check in.
If you are not currently covered by a health insurance policy please visit healthcare.gov or if you are outside of the enrollment period you can check into gap coverage through different insurance companies for example rates can be seen by going to www.uhc.com then selecting shopping for individual coverage and rates will be generated for your specific situation.
Vaccines and Exemptions
All 50 states have legislation requiring specific vaccines for students. Although exemptions vary from state to state, all school immunization laws grant exemptions to children for medical reasons – those who cannot receive vaccines because of contraindications. North Carolina State Law (General Statutes §130A 152–157) requires that all students entering college present a certificate of immunization to document that the student has received all immunizations required by law. While your state or country of origin may have different immunization requirements, you must comply with North Carolina laws and Meredith requirements. Under North Carolina law, if the state immunization requirements are not met within the 30 calendar days after the first day of class grace period, students will be removed from campus and unable to attend in-person classes. North Carolina is one of 45 states and Washington D.C. that grant religious exemptions for people who have religious objections to immunizations. North Carolina does not allow for philosophical exemptions – those who object to immunizations because of personal, moral, or other beliefs (10A NCAC 41A .0403). During an outbreak or cluster of a vaccine-preventable disease, students with medical or religious exemptions may be asked not to return to campus until the outbreak ends.
Medical Exemption: Under G.S.130A-156, a physician licensed to practice medicine in this State must certify that a required immunization is or may be detrimental to a person’s health due to the presence of one of the contraindications adopted by the Commission of Public Health. The North Carolina Medical Exemptions Statement (DHHS Form #3987) must be used to obtain a medical exemption for any state required immunization. All exemption documentation should be uploaded in Magnus Health under their Immunization Requirement.
Religious Exemption: Under G.S.130A-157, if the bona fide religious beliefs of the student are contrary to the immunization requirements, then the student can be exempt from the state’s immunization requirements. In order to claim a religious exemption, the student requesting the exemption must write a statement of their religious objection to immunization, including the name and date of birth. This statement should be provided to the school in place of an immunization record. Students requesting this type of exemption should use the Religious Exemption Form.
Philosophical Exemption: North Carolina does not allow for philosophical exemptions – those who object to immunizations because of personal, moral or other non-religious beliefs (10A NCAC 41A .0403).
No more than four day credit hours in on-campus courses
If at any time the above student status changes to on-campus courses, course load of more than four (4) credit hours, on-campus residence, and/or enrollment in day-time courses, a Certificate of Immunization or record of immunization must be presented.
Coronavirus: It is highly recommended that students stay up-to-date with their COVID vaccine series.
Influenza: The influenza (“flu”) vaccine is recommended for all residential students–those living in the residence halls and for all commuter students.
Meningitis B (Bexsero or Trumenba): Adolescents and young adults ages 16 to 23 may receive this vaccine. Individuals who are at an increased risk of contracting serogroup B meningococcal disease should receive this vaccine. This includes people who have:
Been near an outbreak location of serogroup B meningococcal disease
Persistent complement component deficiencies
Undergone treatment with eculizuma
Anatomic or functional asplenia including sickle cell disease
Been routinely exposed to isolates of N. meningitis during laboratory work
MenB vaccine can be administered at the same time as MenACWY vaccine.
HPV (Gardasil 4 or Gardasil 9): HPV infection is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S. and is the leading cause of cervical cancer. Currently the vaccine is recommended for all individuals 9-26 years of age. Adults between the ages of 27-45 years of age not adequately vaccinated may want to discuss vaccination with their provider. The vaccine helps prevent cervical, vulvar, vaginal cancers and pre-cancers in females, as well as anal cancers and pre-cancers and genital warts in both females and males.
Students need to complete the information under the “Pending Forms” link in their Magnus Health Account. Once completed the forms should be submitted via the portal.
In Case Of An Emergency
***If you have a life-threatening illness or injury, call 911 immediately!***
Campus staff consisting of Residence Hall Directors and Residence Hall Assistants are on call 24 hours a day. Someone is always available for help.
When the Student Health Center is closed (evenings, weekends or holidays), or if you are not on campus, you can get local medical attention at the following facilities:
Greensboro College’s health care provider at Novant New Garden Medical Associates 1941 New Garden Road Greensboro, NC 27410 Phone: (336) 288-8857 Fax: (336) 288-8769 Please remember to identify yourself as a Greensboro College student when calling.
Moses Cone Urgent Care 1123 North Church Street Greensboro, NC 27401 Phone: (336) 832-4400
Wesley Long Community Hospital 501 N. Elam Ave. Greensboro, NC Main number: (336) 832-1000 Emergency Room: (336) 832-1402
Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital 1200 N. Elm St. Greensboro, NC Main number: (336) 832-7000 Emergency Room: (336) 832-8040
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- Joshua Fitzgerald, Class of ’19, Mathematics Major
Joshua currently studies astrodynamics at Virginia Tech University and is an Engineering Mechanics Ph.D. Candidate.