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.
Typical services we provide treatment for:
- Allergy symptoms
- Asthma symptoms (including nebulizer treatments)
- Cold and sinus symptoms
- Eye symptoms
- Ear symptoms
- Sore throat
- Minor abdominal pain
- Urinary tract infections
- Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
- IV replacement if needed
- Headaches and dizziness
- Neck pain, back pain, sprains and strains
- Insect bites and bee stings, cuts, abrasions, etc.
- Minor laceration repair
- Removal of stitches or staples
- Blood pressure checks
- Over-the-counter medications, first aid supplies and educational materials
We have rapid tests for:
- Blood sugar
- Urine dip
Please allow enough time to see us. Expect to be in the Wellness Center for about an hour.
All services offered by our health staff are in accord with the teachings of the Catholic Church.
Visits to the Wellness Center are FREE.
Laboratory tests that need to be sent out to a laboratory are billed to the student’s health insurance.
If a student is referred outside the Wellness Center to a local doctor, Urgent Care or Emergency Room, the student is responsible for payment of associated charges and possible co-pay.
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 for the spring semester.
All international students are required to keep the school-offered medical insurance.
For students who are US citizens, if you already have your own insurance and you wish to waive the school insurance, through the directives of Student Financial Services, 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. To waive the school insurance click here.
We encourage the students to carry their insurance card with them or have a picture of the front and back of their insurance card on their phone in the event they need medical care outside the Wellness Center.
Local Emergency Departments:
Local Urgent Care:
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 medical information. Instead, we are happy to talk to any parent on a case-by-case basis with the student’s permission.
We are pro-parent and if there is a health issue that is more concerning, most times it is the Nurse Practitioner who is reaching out and asking the student during the visit if the student would like the NP to talk with his parent. A 3-way conversation is then had with the parent, student and NP using the student’s cell phone on speaker.
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 is 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.
- Emergency/Ambulance/Fire: 911
- BAC Campus Safety: 704-400-6200
- BAC Health Services: 704-461-6877
- BAC Counseling Services: 704-461-5065
- Poison Control of North Carolina: 704-355-4000
- National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673
- Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
The COVID vaccine is NOT required to attend Belmont Abbey College.
For all immunizations, students have the option to claim a medical exemption if warranted or religious exemption from all vaccinations if this is their religious belief. This is a right and privilege spelled out in the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights of our US Constitution and Belmont Abbey College is proud to stand up for this right.
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
- Relationship issues
- Stress and anxiety
- Stress management
- Substance use issues
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