We care for you, body and soul
Located at the rear lower level of the Haid Theatre building, the Wellness Center provides free and confidential health and counseling services to students. We strive to promote physical and mental health, support academic success, and foster a healthy campus community at the Abbey.
Currently enrolled Belmont Abbey College students are encouraged to come to the Wellness Center for any issues. If you have questions about whether we can help you, stop by or give us a call. Most likely we will be able to help you, but if we can’t, we can direct you to a local family practice, Urgent Care or Emergency Room if necessary.
- Allergy symptoms
- Cold and sinus symptoms
- Eye symptoms
- Ear symptoms
- Sore throat
- Asthma, cough, bronchitis
- Rashes and dermatitis
- Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
- IV replacement if needed
- Headaches and dizziness
- Urinary tract infections
- Neck pain, back pain, sprains and strains
- Insect bites and bee stings, cuts, abrasions, etc.
- Minor laceration repair (if occurred within previous 6 hours)
- Flu shots
Please allow enough time to see us. Expect to be in the Wellness Center about an hour.
Visits to the Wellness Center are free of charge.* Laboratory tests that need to be sent out will be billed to the student either through self-pay, which will be charged to the student account, or through insurance.
If a student is referred to a local doctor, Urgent Care or Emergency Room, the student is responsible for payment of associated charges and possible co-pay. Please note that students are responsible for transportation to off-campus health facilities.
Each student must have medical insurance, either through a private insurance company plan or the insurance package offered through Belmont Abbey College. Information regarding the school’s medical insurance with information on how to waive the insurance will be sent during the summer months from Student Financial Services.
All students are billed every year on their fall tuition bill for the school health insurance. Students starting in the spring semester will be billed at a reduced rate.
All international students are required to keep the school-offered medical insurance.
For non-international students, in order to waive the school insurance, you will need to complete an online waiver each year and show evidence of coverage by a private policy that provides benefits in this area. You will be required to submit proof of insurance according to the directions from Student Financial Services.** To waive the school insurance click here.
*Although visits to the Wellness Center are free, we do encourage the students to carry their insurance card with them in the event they need medical care outside the Wellness Center.
**Submitting your private insurance information on the Medical History Form DOES NOT constitute a waiver.
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We understand that this is a difficult issue for parents, but once a student reaches the age of 18, he or she has legal confidentiality rights to his or her medical information.
There is no form for a student to fill out for a release of his or her medical information. Instead, on a case-by-case basis, the student can give verbal permission to the nurse practitioner or nurse who can then talk to a parent or guardian regarding the situation. We are happy to talk to any parent, but only with your son or daughter’s permission in each case.
Belmont Abbey College operates on the honor system; therefore, the Wellness Center does not write medical excuses for students. In case of absence due to illness, professors must be contacted directly by the student. Students must notify their professors themselves if they need to miss a class due to illness.
Showing results of a sickle cell screen is a requirement by the NCAA for all athletes and are needed for the Athletic Department. All new freshmen and transfer athletes should upload their sickle cell results to the Athletic Training Department website. Please do not send your results to the Wellness Center. View the Athletic Training Department website for more information.
During the course of study at the Abbey, a student may need help or guidance dealing with the everyday stresses of college life, self-confidence, emotions, or finding personal values. We offer short-term counseling on multiple issues and concerns, including:
- Homesickness and college adjustment
- Stress and anxiety
- Stress management
- Substance use
Some issues may require an outside referral. Appropriate referrals will be determined and made in these cases.
Catherine Savisky, M.Ed, LCMHC
Melanie Eckstein, FNP-BC