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Services We Provide

Home Health & Wellness Student Health Services We Provide

How can we help?

Student Health is the primary source for a wide range of healthcare services for all Duke Students, many of which are covered by the student health fee. We are here to provide evidence-based, patient-centered health care to our campus community in a professional and compassionate manner that directly contributes to the student's well-being and overall success.

To make an appointment call (919) 681-9355 and choose option 1.

The health practitioners at Duke Student Health provide comprehensive health care. We should be your first stop for any health concern and can take care of most student's needs at Student Health. If your needs are complex or require specialty services, our providers can get you connected to the larger Duke Health system and help coordinate your care. 

  • Sick visits (colds, sore throat, stomach symptoms, urinary symptoms, etc.)
  • Skin concerns (acne, eczema, rashes, minor wounds)
  • Sports or orthopedic injuries (joint sprains, back pain;  we have x-ray onsite)
  • Sexual health concerns (including birth control, sexual infection testing, HIV PrEP)
  • Annual Preventive Health exams (well checks may include immunizations and screening lab tests based on age and risk factors)
  • Chronic illness management (high blood pressure, diabetes, allergies, asthma)
  • Maintenance of ADHD/ADD medication (we do not diagnose ADD but if you are stable on a medication regimen, your home provider can transfer care to our providers to refill your medication while you are in school)  ADHD Request Letter
  • Mental Health Concerns (we maintain many students on their mental health medications while they are at school. However, if you are struggling and think you need an acute mental health evaluation please start with CAPS) Duke Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Video visits available for certain concerns 
The Duke Student Health Allergy Clinic (DSHAC) administers allergy injections to Duke students who have received allergen immunotherapy from their primary allergist. We do not test, diagnose, prescribe, or initiate injections. 
 
Allergy injections are covered by the Student Health Fee. Before DSHAC can accept the transfer of your care and give you your injections, we must receive all required orders/information from your primary allergist along with fully completed forms, signed and dated by your MD. Please note that we do not accept orders from PAs, NPs, RNs, or MAs.
 

To get started: 

Students must initiate the transfer of allergy injection administration by emailing dshallergyclinic@duke.edu to notify us of intent. Please include your Duke Unique ID number and your mobile phone number in your email. *If a student is 17 years old or under parents may initiate the transfer. 

Shipping or Delivering Extracts to Student Health

  • In order to maintain the integrity of the extracts, all vials must be shipped via FedEx or UPS next-day service or hand-delivered to DSHAC by the student.  *No vials shipped via US Postal Service will be accepted for administration. 
  • Due to the NC climate, vials should be shipped with cold packs, including when shipping via overnight service. 
  • Address: Duke Student Health Allergy Clinic, 305 Towerview Dr., 2nd Floor, Durham, NC 27708

Additional Information

  • Please check with your allergy office regarding your allergy vial status. We request that your office send enough extract to last each semester, if not the entire school year, and that your vials will not expire before the end of each semester. 
  • Get your final injections at home just before you leave for Duke (even if you are early), to provide a buffer between your last injections and your first appointment at DSHAC. 
  • Inform your allergist's office of our shipping requirements. Incorrectly shipped vials will not be accepted for administration. 
  • DSHAC is not a walk-in clinic. Injections are given by appointment only. Your first injection appointment will be scheduled with you, by the DSHAC RN once all mandatory orders and fully completed paperwork are provided by your allergist's office and you have been approved by the DSHAC physician. 
  • Students hand delivering their vials and/or paperwork must contact the DSHAC RN at dshallergyclinic@duke.edu to schedule an appointment for drop-off of vials. 
  • If you have an epinephrine pen, please check the expiration date before coming to Duke. 
  • DSHAC does not initiate allergen immunotherapy.  You must receive injections from your home allergist before transferring to us.

Forms

Email the Allergy Clinic

Step 1: Plan now! 

If you are planning to travel abroad it is essential that you schedule a pre-travel appointment 8-12 weeks prior to departure. 

Step 2: Complete the Travel Questionnaire 

Step 3: Schedule an appointment

  • Call 919-681-9355 and choose option 2 during normal business hours.
  • You will not be given an appointment until your travel questionnaire has been completed and reviewed by our travel nurse.
  • If you are participating in a reserved group appointment, please let the nurse know so you will be scheduled with the rest of your group.
  • Some study abroad and/or scholarship programs require physical exams or other lab work to be submitted with your application or visa process.  Let the nurse know if you need these additional services so that they can schedule you appropriately.

Step 4: COME TO YOUR APPOINTMENT PREPARED 

  • Please allow at least 90 minutes for the consultation and administration of vaccines.
  • Late arrivals will need to be rescheduled per appointment availability.
  • Bring the following items with you: Insurance card, vaccine records, international yellow card, and any recommendations, requirements, or itinerary provided to you by your program. 

Step 5: MARK YOUR CALENDAR 

  • Mark your calendar with dates for return appointments to complete vaccine series and when to start anti-malaria and/or oral typhoid medications.
  • Put your yellow international vaccination card in a safe place with your passport.
  • Have your prescriptions filled early to avoid problems near your departure date. 

Step 6: AFTER YOUR TRIP 

  • If you are taking anti-malaria medication, continue it for the specified time. Depending on the medication(s) you are taking, this may include up to 4 weeks of therapy after leaving the malaria endemic area. 
  • If you experience any health problems, see your personal physician or contact Student Health noting destinations you have visited and activities. Some symptoms could be indicative of something you have contracted while abroad or in transit.
  • Travel related illness can occur weeks to months after you return. You should make a post travel appointment to see your travel health care provider if you:
    • were told to have a tuberculosis skin test three months after you return.
    • were told to have schistosomiasis screening or you think you had an exposure to fresh water in a high risk area.
    • have spent 3 months or more in rural areas of the developing world.
    • were told you had or were suspected of having malaria.
    • were treated or hospitalized for any medical illness.
    • have any health concerns

We offer a wide range of laboratory services provided by certified medical technologists.

Lab tests covered by the Student Health Fee include:

  • Chemical urinalysis
  • Finger-stick Glucose
  • Wet Prep for Vaginal Infections
  • KOH Skin
  • Rapid Strep
  • Rapid Mononucleosis
  • Rapid HCG
  • Hemoccult

All other lab tests will be sent to DukeHealth or LabCorp and will be billed to your insurance.

Outside Lab Orders

For outside labs ordered by a Non-Student Health provider please email a copy of the lab order to shlab@duke.edu or fax to 919-681-8479.

  • Please include:
    • Patient's name and date of birth
    • Medical provider's Name, Contact information, fax number, NPI number
    • Name of lab tests
    • Diagnosis code

Allow 24 hours after submitting your lab order before scheduling an appointment with the Student Health Lab.

  • Birth control (including Nexplanon and IUDs) 
  • Pregnancy testing & all options pregnancy counseling
  • Routine pap smears (cervical cancer screening, starting at age 21)
  • Routine Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Testing
  • HIV PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis to prevent HIV infection)
  • Evaluation of vaginal, urinary, penile, rectal symptoms
Fostering an environment that educates, supports, and facilitates your ability to develop lifelong, healthy eating patterns.

What we offer

  • Evidence-based, in-person and virtual nutrition consultations and care in a respectful and caring manner, covered by the Student Health Fee
    • Please note, licensure regulations do not allow us to provide services to any out-of-state students who are not living in North Carolina.
  • Collaborate with Duke Dining to offer a nutritious and appealing food environment that allows you to nourish your body and mind in turn contributing to the academic success
  • Provide information through campus-wide nutrition initiatives, and work collaboratively with campus partners to deliver the highest level of nutrition care possible.
  • We recognize that there is a broad spectrum of eating and body image concerns that may impact our students' health and emotional wellbeing. We strive to provide timely assessment and referral to support students with eating and body image concerns as they engage in the level of care and recovery work that is appropriate.

To make an appointment

Please click the appointment link below. If you have a preference as to who you would like to see, please indicate that in your request. We will respond within 24 hours M-F of your request.

Email: nutrition-appointments@duke.edu

Nutrition Resources & Information

Duke Student Health coordinates LGBTQIA+ affirming care with the Duke University Health System. Medical providers with experience providing health care to LGBTQIA+ communities and minorities maintain a regular schedule at Duke Student Health. You can receive general medical care, transition-related medical care such as hormone therapy, referrals to specialists at Duke for gender-affirming surgery, support for students exploring gender identity, and assistance with making decisions regarding medical-related transition at Duke Student Health. 

To meet with a provider at Student Health, follow Student Health instructions to make an appointment and request to meet with a provider for LGBTQIA+ affirming care.

Student Health offers video visits as a convenient way for students to consult directly with our providers using their personal devices.

Students must have a My Duke Health account, be in the state of North Carolina, and have access to a device with either Google Chrome or Firefox as the browser.

To schedule a video visit appointment for any of the concerns listed below, contact the Triage Nurses at (919) 681 9355, Option 2

  • Acne
  • Anxiety/Depression     
  • Birth control    
  • HIV PrEP           
  • Medical Wellness Visits
  • Medication refills
  • Referral requests
  • Respiratory illnesses
  • Smoking cessation
  • STI screening
  • UTI (female)

Other Services available in the Student Wellness Center

Here are other services that are available in the Student Wellness Center but are not part of Student Health. 

A full-service dental office, right on campus!

Campus Smiles is an independent affiliate of the university that provides dental services to the greater Duke community including students, faculty, and staff. 

SERVICES Provided

The dental office offers a comprehensive list of services, including preventative exams, cleanings, root canals, wisdom teeth extractions, Invisalign, and teeth whitening 

Cost and Insurance

Dental services are not covered by the Student Health Fee.

As a Duke student you and your family have access to custom dental insurance.

Students under a parent or guardian’s PPO dental insurance plan can use their plan at the dental office. 

We accept all major PPO insurance plans, including but not limited to Aetna Dental, Blue Cross Blue Shield (Dental Blue), Cigna, Delta Dental, Guardian, Humana, Met Life, United Concordia, United Healthcare, and more!  

If you have questions or are unsure about whether the dental office will accept your insurance, please call the office directly and they will be happy to check on your behalf.  

Make a Dental Appointment

Your campus pharmacy, just steps away.

The Campus Center Pharmacy provides prescriptions, over-the-counter medication, and more. The pharmacy is open to all students, faculty, and staff.

New prescriptions may be sent to the Duke Campus Center Pharmacy.  We offer prescription medication transfer services for those needing to refill their medications.

Student Health INSURANCE

The Duke Student Medical Insurance Plan (SMIP) provides prescription coverage described in the plan outline on page 3.

Accepted Insurance Carriers

For students not enrolled in the SMIP, the pharmacy accepts all major prescription insurance carriers including:

Aetna, AlphaScrip, Argus, CareMark, Catamaran, CMS Medicare, Emdeon, Express Scripts, HealthSmart, McKesson, Medicaid, Megallan, OptumRx Opus Health, PDMI, Prime Therapeutics, RX Options, & Tricare.

HOURS & CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:30pm*
  • Saturday & Sunday: Closed
  • *Closed 12:30 - 1:00pm for lunch

Phone: 919-385-3784

Moving you to better health.

Our goal is to make the health and rehabilitation needs of our patients our number one priority.  We can help with pain anywhere in the body, with acute and chronic injuries, and with return to normal activities post-surgery.  As movement experts, we will assess your movement to identify and diagnose problems.  We work collaboratively with our patients to design treatment plans to return patients to their previous level of function and individual goals.  Physical therapy can also help patients avoid opioids and surgery.

Physical Therapy is not covered under the Student Health Fee, but is open to all Duke Students, Faculty, and Staff.

SERVICES

  • Therapeutic exercise: including stretching and strengthening
  • Manual therapy for joint or muscle injuries, including specialized techniques (Graston and trigger point dry needling)
  • Pain management
  • Balance training
  • Functional training
  • Injury prevention
  • Postural education
  • Instruction on proper biomechanics with functional activities (squatting, running, etc.)
 

HOURS,  LOCATION, & APPOINTMENTS

  • Monday - Friday: 8:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Location: 305 Towerview Dr., Student Wellness Center, 3rd Floor

To make an appointment call: 919-681-3288