Student Health Center

Student Health Center

PERSONNEL

Stephanie Shelton, RN, BSN – Director of Medical Services
Debra Alexander, Administrative Assistant

ABOUT THE STUDENT HEALTH CENTER

The Mars Hill University Student Health Center, located in Nash, is the health facility for the campus community. The Wellness Center staff provides primary care for full-time students. The Student Health Center is part of the student development office and works closely with this office in order to assist in each student’s physical and emotional development during his/her college experience.

A physician, physician’s assistant, or nurse practitioner associated with the Hot Springs Health Program assesses sick and injured students at the center on Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Students should call 828-689-1383 or 828-689-1243 to set up an appointment to see the physician. Physician services at the Student Health Center are at no additional cost to the student. This service is only offered to full-time, day students.

Students who need medical assistance outside these posted hours are strongly encouraged to seek the nurses’ care at the Student Health Center and may be treated according to physician standing orders. The nurse may opt to schedule an appointment at the Mars Hill Medical Center (closest office to campus that is part of the Hot Spring Health Program) for physician assessment. The student or his/her parent will be billed for any unpaid balance.

The Student Health Center is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for students. The 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.

The university’s health forms provide medical staff with the necessary information we need to assure that we are providing a safe and healthy campus community. New students are required to complete the medical history form and submit no later than August 1, for Fall enrollment and January 1, for spring enrollment.

Students cannot move into the residence halls until all forms are submitted and cleared by Medical Services.

The Student Health Center is deeply committed to caring for our students. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, we will continue to offer services to our campus community, although we will operate with some modifications.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, before arrival at the Student Health Center (SHC), we ask that you please call 828-689-1383 or 828-689-1243 and speak to a nurse for screening.

The nurse will gather additional information and give you an appointment time. Please do not come to the Health Center unless you have a scheduled appointment.

SHC Hours*

Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun.
8am-4pm
Closed from
Noon to 1pm.
8am-4pm
Closed from
Noon to 1pm.
8am-4pm
Closed from
Noon to 1pm.
8am-4pm
Closed from
Noon to 1pm.
8am-4pm
Closed from
Noon to 1pm.
Closed Closed

* Some services (Wellness services or routine lab appointments) will be scheduled from 11am –Noon and from 3pm – 4pm.

Students with COVID-19 symptoms or who have a close contact COVID-19 exposure, are encouraged to contact the Student Health Center (828-689-1383 or 828-689-1243) during regular office hours or their primary care provider to discuss their symptoms and schedule an appointment for testing.

Health Care for Students after hours

  • 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 hours are Monday-Saturday 9am -5pm, Sunday 1pm-5pm and can be reached after hours at (828) 689-3507.
  • A physician can be reached after hours at (828) 689-3507.  Let the answering service know that you are a MHU student.
  • Let the answering service know that you are a MHU student.
  • Mercy Urgent Care hours are Monday-Friday  9am-5pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm and can be reached at (828) 210-2121
  • If you have an emergency call 911

Contact Us

Phone: (828) 689-1383 or 828-689-1243
Fax: (828) 689-1445
Email: sshelton@mhu.edu

Open: Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4 pm (closed daily for lunch and meetings)
Physicians are on Campus: Monday – Friday 9–10AM
Students should call for an appointment to see the physician.
(No physicians during summer terms, holidays, or breaks.)

Important Health Information