Student Health Center

Student Health Center


Renee Sprinkle, RN – Director of Medical Services


The Mars Hill University Student Health Center (SHC), located in the lower level of Nash, is the health facility for the campus community. The Student Health Center is part of the Student Life Division and the MHU Student Care Team, and works collaboratively to assist in each student’s physical, emotional, and spiritual development during their college experience.

The Student Health Center is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for students. Mars Hill University accepts responsibility to uphold and enforce North Carolina Public Health Law, and considers recommendations from the American College Health Association and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Medical Instructions for New Students Onboarding to MHU

New students entering MHU are required to complete a medical self-history form and submit childhood vaccine records. These records should be submitted once an incoming student has committed to attend the university, but no later than June 10th for Fall enrollment, and by January 1st for Spring enrollment. Please note that students cannot move into the residence halls until all forms are submitted and cleared by the Director of Medical Services.


SHC Open: Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4 pm (closed daily for lunch and meetings)

To schedule an appointment to see a provider, call 828-689-1243. Appointments will be accepted only for the same-day, and beginning at 8:00 A.M.
The Director of Medical Services will gather information and provide an appointment time to see a physician, physician’s assistant, or nurse practitioner associated with the Hot Springs Health Program who assesses sick and injured students at the center, Monday through Friday. 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Physician services at the Student Health Center are at no additional cost to the student.

The Director of Medical Services will triage all other medical concerns, phone calls, and drop-in visits to the SHC when the SHC is open/during operating hours.
If the SHC is closed, or if the Director of Medical Services is in a meeting, you may call 828-206-2932 to discuss urgent matters.

**Please note that there are NO physician services during the third Wednesday of every month, summer terms, holidays, or breaks.**

After-Hours Health Care for Students

• If you do not feel well after hours or have an urgent problem that cannot wait until the SHC re-opens, please contact Campus Safety and Security at 828-689-1230.
• Mars Hill Medical Center can be reached at (828) 689-3507.
• Let the answering service know that you are a MHU student.
• Mercy Urgent Care can be reached at (828) 210-2121
• Emerge Ortho Urgent Care is available M-F during daytime hours for urgent orthopedic needs
• If you have an EMERGENCY- CALL 911

Additional Resources for COVID-19 and other Communicable Disease Information:

Contact Us

Phone: (828) 689-1383 or 828-689-1243
Fax: (828) 689-1445

Monday – Friday 8:00-4:00
(Closed daily for lunch and meetings)

Physicians on Campus: Monday – Friday 9:00-10:00
(Appointments required)