Health Services

All students at the University of Mount Olive are eligible to use the services of the Health Center.

Students taking four or more hours of credit are asked to submit a physical form dated within one year of attendance and signed by either a physician or advanced practice professional. The physical is a recommendation not a requirement for non-athletes. Student athletes are required to submit a physical and should contact their athletic trainer for specific physical requirements. Security and confidentiality is assured if the physical form is mailed in the green Health Services envelope provided in your admission package or faxed to 919-635-3778. Health Services is also responsible for collecting your immunization history. North Carolina requires that students attending a four-year college must be compliant in their immunizations.  Please see below under immunization information for the vaccinations required by the state of NC.

Health Services is staffed by a licensed registered nurse (Holly Daly, RN, BSN, NCSN), and hours at the Milton M. Lownes Jr., MD Student Health Center are Mondays-Fridays 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. All visits to Health Services are confidential.

Immunization Information

Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis

Three doses are required for individuals entering college or university. Individuals entering college or university for the first time on or after July 1, 2008 must have had three doses of tetanus/diphtheria toxoid; one of which must be tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis.

Polio

Three doses are required for individuals entering college or university. An individual attending school who has attained his or her 18th birthday is not required to receive polio vaccine.

Measles

Two doses at least 28 days apart are required for individuals entering college or university. The requirement for a second dose does not apply to individuals who entered school, college or university for the first time before July 1, 1994. A person who has been diagnosed prior to January 1, 1994 by a physician (or designee such as a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant) as having measles (rubeola) or an individual who has been documented by serological testing to have a protective antibody titer against measles is not required to receive measles vaccine. Individuals born before 1957 are not required to receive measles vaccine except in measles outbreak situations.

Mumps

Two doses are required for individuals entering college or university. A physician’s diagnosis is not acceptable for mumps disease(s). Individuals must be immunized or have laboratory confirmation of disease or have been documented by serological testing to have a protective antibody against mumps. Individuals born before 1957 are not required to receive the mumps vaccine.  Individuals that entered college or university before July 1, 1994 are not required to receive the vaccine. Individuals that entered school, college, or university before July 1, 2008 are not required to receive the second dose of mumps vaccine.

Rubella

One dose is required for individuals entering college or university. A physician’s diagnosis is not acceptable for rubella disease(s). Individuals must be immunized or have laboratory confirmation of rubella disease or have been documented by serological testing to have a protective antibody titer against rubella. Any individual who has attained his or her fiftieth birthday is not required to receive rubella vaccine except in outbreak situations. Any individual who entered college or university after his or her thirtieth birthday and before February 1, 1989 is not required to receive rubella vaccine except in outbreak situations.

Hepatitis B

Three doses are required for individuals entering college or university. Hepatitis B vaccine is not required if an individual was born before July 1, 1994.

Varicella

One dose is required for individuals entering college or university that were born on or after April 1, 2001. An individual who has laboratory confirmation of varicella disease immunity or has been documented by serological testing to have a protective antibody titer against varicella, or who has documentation from a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician’s assistant verifying history of varicella disease is not required to receive varicella vaccine. The documentation shall include the name of the individual with a history of varicella disease, the approximate date or age of infection, and a healthcare provider signature. Individuals born before April 1, 2001 are not required to receive varicella vaccine.

International Students Only:  TB Skin Test, IGRA or Chest X-Ray Results Required

 

 

What We Do

  • Arrange for physical(s) or hospital referrals, as warranted
  • Give over-the-counter medications at no cost to students
  • Follow-up wound care
  • Monitoring of chronic conditions, such as diabetes or high blood pressure
  • Health education
  • Lab testing including, but not limited to, testing for pregnancy and strep infection
  • Injections of patient supplied vaccines
  • First aid

What We Don't Do

  • Allergy shots
  • Write prescriptions or give prescription medications